How big is Barrington Tops?
The Barrington Tops parklands consist of a number 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’s swallowed many planes & people without a trace. Access is via the Hunter Valley towns of Dungog, Scone & Singleton, or the Mid North Coast town of Gloucester.
Barrington Tops National Park (northern precinct accessed via Gloucester & Scone; eastern precinct accessed via Gloucester only): 76,500 hectares
Barrington Tops State Conservation Area (northern precinct, accessed via Gloucester & Scone): 8,400 hectares
Barrington Tops Tops State Forest (northern precinct, accessed via Gloucester & Scone): 14,000 hectares
Chichester State Forest (southern precinct, accessed via Dungog only): 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 )