Approximately two to three hours north of Sydney, the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park is an extremely popular destination for those wishing to escape, relax and explore.
Covering some 120,000 hectares of unspoiled wilderness it is a mecca for campers, bushwalkers, horse-riders, mountain-bikers, and four-wheel drivers.
For those looking for a more leisurely holiday, you can visit an array of farm gate producers selling local delicacies. From wine to lavender, perch to alpaca meat and cheeses.
Nearby are such historic country towns as Paterson, Barrington, Clarence Town, Gresford, Vacy and Stroud where you can dine alfresco at charming cafes and restaurants.
The townships of Gloucester and Dungog are the centre of a diverse range of outdoor activities. Gloucester and Dungog also provide easy access to canoeing, bushwalking, horse riding, fishing and skydiving as well as a number of local golf courses.