How big is Barrington Tops?
The Barrington Tops parklands is a collection of national parks, state conservation areas & state forests. Together they total 125,000 hectares of wilderness. That’s 1,250 square kilometers to lose yourself in, so take care when venturing into this beautiful region…. it has swallowed many planes & people without a trace. And it’s also hidden bushrangers & fugitives for years.
Access is via the mid north coast town of Gloucester and the Hunter valley towns of Dungog, Scone and Singleton.
Barrington Tops National Park (northern precinct accessed via Gloucester & Scone; eastern precinct of Gloucester Tops accessed via Gloucester only): 76,500 hectares
Barrington Tops State Conservation Area (northern precinct, accessed via Gloucester & Scone): 8,400 hectares
Barrington Tops State Forest (northern precinct, accessed via Gloucester & Scone): 14,000 hectares
Chichester State Forest West (Allyn River) and East (Telegherry River) (southern precinct, accessed via Stroud and Dungog): 15,000 hectares
Stewarts Brook State Forest (western precinct, accessed via Gloucester & Scone): 3,800 hectares
Mount Royal National Park (south west precinct, accessed via Singleton only): 6,900 hectares
Total = 124,600 hectares
(photo by Craig Fardell: Gloucester Falls in Barrington Tops National Park )