Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
All the practical information you need to know about Copeland Tops State Conservation Area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Follow Thunderbolts Way northwest out through the village of Barrington and over the single-lane bridge
- Continue west on Barrington Tops Forest Road until you come to Copeland village
- Turn left into Copeland Road and follow this road to the carpark at the end
Park entry points
- Copeland Road access See on map
- Copeland Tops access See on map
- Sleepy Hollow Trail access See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area.
This season offers mild walking conditions as well as the chance to witness bird migration. For instance, the wompoo fruit-dove – Australia's largest fruit dove – migrates from lower elevations in winter to upland forests in the warmer months.
There's nothing like rainforest to keep you cool; it's always several degrees less beneath the protective canopy, so enjoy following the park's walking tracks and finding shady places to picnic during the hotter months. The park's raised elevation also contributes to these milder conditions.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 26°C
6.7°C and 14.5°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6538 5300
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW 2422
- Gloucester office
Gloucester (18 km)
Famous for gold deposits and the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt, Gloucester is located in the north Hunter region, east of Barrington Tops. The nearby state forests and national parks are ideal for walking, camping and outdoor adventure sports.
Dungog (80 km)
Dungog is a country town with character, backed by magnificent rolling hills, national parks and state forests. It's in the heart of dairy and beef cattle country.
Taree (93 km)
Taree is a major mid North Coast city, ringed by superb beaches. It's situated on the Manning River and set against rolling hills.