Last Updated Jul 2014
Remote (4WD access only) camping near sub-alpine wetlands.
High on the Plateau of the Barrington Tops National Park, you are likely to be met (if you are quiet and vigilant) by wombats, swamp wallabies (and their more common macropod relatives) as the sun comes up.
When the sun goes down, it is likely to get a bit cool (sometimes very cold) at this altitude, but you will be rewarded with a vast sky of stars. There are not may places where the milky way is so "milky".
There are a couple of great little walking trails, swimming in the creek and also fishing for trout in the creek (NSW fishing licence required).
Aeroplane Hill walking track is about 6km one way and medium grade, although in the cooler months, it will be a bracing hike. It traverses a range of different terrain, including sub alpine open woodland with snow gums, swamp/wetlands as well as great views from Careys Peak lookout.
Bring your own firewood as you are not permitted to collect it in the national park, and given the altitude of 1500m it can get a little cool (freezing at times).
If you are tent based camping and don't mind walking your gear to your campsite (short distance) you can camp right by the river. If you wish to remain near your vehicle the higher campsites are fine too.
$5 per aduld / night (children $3
Self serve booth at campsite.
No bookings can be made for this site
Longdrop or composting
Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.
Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.
This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.
There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.
Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite
There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
The rainforests of Barrington Tops National Park are of international significance; forming part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. 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.
4wd only access.
On the Barrington Tops Trail, approximately 12k off Barrington Tops Forest Road. Barrington Trail is open between October 1 and May 31. It can be closed at other times of the year if there has been heavy rain or snow.
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