Barrington Tops is the highest point of the Barrington Coast and its parklands offer a wildlife sanctuary of ancient rainforests, waterfalls and lookouts.

125,000 hectares to lose yourself in, so take care… it has swallowed many planes and people without a trace and hidden bushrangers and fugitives for years.

Carved out of ancient volcanic flows, the park rises from near sea level to over 1500m and protects one of the largest temperate rainforests in mainland Australia, along with a host of diverse habitats and wide range of birds and animals.

The park is a bushwalker’s paradise, with an excellent walking track network that includes short and easy walks to more difficult overnight hikes, with plenty of sites to set up a bush camp for the evening.

For those visiting for the day, there are lots of picnic and barbecue areas to enjoy, cycling trails to be explored and views from the park’s lookouts that need to be seen to be believed. Fishing is a popular activity in the park between October and May; you might catch a rainbow or brown trout. In winter there is a regular dusting of snow on the high peaks.

Some areas of the parklands may have limited public access, check the NPWS alerts page for the latest info before you travel.