Barrington Tops

Visit Stroud

The pleasant town of Stroud is full of beautiful historic buildings and is home to one of Australia's largest displays of convict constructions. Stroud was established in 1826 when it was included in a land grant of almost a million acres to the Australian Agricultural Company. Stroud was first established in 1826, and its main feature is the 'Silo-Hill', a hill with eight underground wheat silos.

What to do in Stroud

  • Stroud Heritage Walk
  • St John's Anglican Church
  • The Gables
  • Gundayn House
  • Quambi House
  • Silo Hill
  • Alderly House (convict house built by Cobb and Co.) 
  • Stroud House
  • Stroud Gate

Visit Dungog

The township of Dungog is home to many lovely buildings, some with their magnificent wrought-iron lacework still intact - a monument to the artisans of yesteryear. 

Dungog provides a home base for the surrounding areas with a movie theatre, cafes, restaurants, banks, a supermarket and a large variety of browsing opportunities. A gateway location for the surrounding area, Dungog is a town that must be visited while staying in the Barrington Tops.

What to do in and around Dungog

  • Self-guided tour of the fine historical buildings throughout town.
  • Johnson's Farm Gate - Glen William
  • Chichester Dam
  • Gresford Wine and Olive Trail
  • St Mary's on Allyn Historic Church - Gresford
  • Tocal Historic Homestead
  • Museums at Dungog, Clarence Town and Paterson
  • Markets are held regularly in Dungog, Gresford and Clarence Town

Visit Gloucester

Gloucester is a vibrant, large country town in a picturesque river valley at the junction of the Avon, Gloucester and Barrington Rivers under a range of impressive monolithic hills called The Bucketts.

Gloucester Shire is a predominantly rural area. The Shire encompasses a total land area of about 2,900 square kilometres, of which a large proportion is National Park and State Forest. Most of the rural area is used for timber-getting, grazing, dairy farming, and several boutique farms producing herbs, award-winning goats, cheeses and olive oils. The township of Gloucester is the main commercial, industrial and urban centre of the Shire.

What to do in and around Gloucester

  • Dine at one of the many cafes
  • Visit the Folk Museum and St Clements Park 
  • Take the Bucketts Scenic Walk for panoramic valley views
  • Hire a canoe and explore the rivers.
  • Gloucester Gallery
  • Boomerang Walk in the beautiful local park

The region surrounding Riverwood Downs seamlessly blends the charm of rural towns and sprawling farmlands with the valleys, lush rainforests, ancient landscapes, and serene mountain rivers.

This World Heritage-listed area presents a rich tapestry of experiences, merging the diverse ecosystems with the warmth of local communities and outdoor adventures.

    Visit Barrington Tops
    Barrington Tops is a magnificent region in New South Wales, Australia, known for its lush rainforests, ancient landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. If you're planning a visit, here are some of the top activities and attractions in the Barrington Tops area:

    Barrington Tops National Park
    This World Heritage-listed park boasts a blend of subtropical rainforests, cool temperate rainforests, and eucalypt forests. It's a haven for hikers, with numerous walking trails that range from leisurely walks to challenging treks.

    Gloucester Tops Circuit
    This circuit is popular for those keen to explore the area's waterfalls, forests, and stunning viewpoints.

    Polblue Swamp Track
    This track is a relatively easy and short walking track, ideal for birdwatching and appreciating the unique wetland environment.

    Fishing
    The clear mountain streams are ideal for trout fishing, with the Karuah, Manning, Gloucester, and Barrington rivers being popular spots.

    Horse Riding 
    Several operators in the area offer horseback tours, letting you experience the landscape from a unique perspective.

    Birdwatching
    The region is home to diverse bird species, making it a paradise for bird enthusiasts.

    Local Tours
    Consider booking a tour with local experts to explore hidden gems, learn about the area's history, and gain insight into its unique flora and fauna.

    Historical Sites
    Discover the area's rich history by visiting sites like the Gloucester Museum or the gold-mining town of Copeland.

    Wildflower Viewing
    Depending on the season, Barrington Tops can showcase a brilliant display of wildflowers, making for picturesque views and photo opportunities.

    Stargazing
    Due to its location, Barrington Tops offers minimal light pollution, making it an ideal spot for gazing up at the Milky Way and other celestial wonders.

    Visiting Barrington Tops offers a rejuvenating experience, combining the allure of ancient landscapes with the thrill of outdoor adventures. Whether you're an avid nature enthusiast or just looking for a peaceful getaway, the area has something to offer for everyone.