Towering 1,544 m above sea level in the Mount Royal Range of the Upper Barrington's region, Careys Peak can be found.

If you don't mind a little bit of exercise, this is the perfect location for a day trip with the family. The track begins at the Mount Barrington picnic area, the perfect place to have a bite before starting your trek up the side of this colossal giant, which was once a live vent, joined to the Barrington volcano.

The track itself is rich with unique flora and fauna rarely found outside of the area. Snow Gums, Antarctic Beech and Southern Sassafras trees can be seen throughout the landscape while the remnants of the Gondwana Rainforest, which is slowly making its presence known again upon the track.

At the pinnacle of the mountain, you'll discover the Careys Peak lookout. Being the third highest point within Barrington Tops, with breathtaking views of the Barrington region and the Hunter Valley with the Allyn River and Williams River running through the scenery.

On clear days, looking south-east, the golden sands of Stockton Beach can be seen on the horizon, and to the south-west, an ominous shadow of the blue mountain peaks have been observed by a lucky few who have visited the lookout.

If bird watching is more your thing, this is a must visit spot and is rare to disappoint. The Barrington Tops is home to one of the world's biggest yellow tailed black cockatoos. Wedge tailed eagles are usually seen gliding through the clouds overhead while the musical tones of the lyrebirds are heard echoing from the undershrub around the lookout.