The 50,000 hectares of national parks and state forests around the Barrington Tops include steep smothered in ancient temperate rainforest, sub-alpine mountain tops dominated by snow gums and a mosaic of gorges, waterfalls and fast flowing streams.
A five minute walk through lush, subtropical rainforest leads to the Williams River, who’s deep, clear pools are ideal for swimming. Swimming in the river in summer is much more refreshing than the beach. You can choose to sunbake in the sun or relax under the shade of the beautiful trees. The Barrington National Park in situated on a high, volcanic flow plateau. The high rainfall has eroded deep ravines which lead south to the Hunter River and north-east to the Manning River.
Panemelons are frequently sighted as one journeys through the park and there are also wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, bandicoots, possums, marsupial mice, lyrebirds, brush turkeys, parrots, bowerbirds, many types of fauna.