Are there mermaids or water fairies in Barrington Tops? Ladies Well on the Allyn River looks like the perfect spot for them…
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Chichester State Forest (Allyn River section) holds many beautiful spots to visit for the day or for overnight camping.
The Allyn River Forest Rest Area is a great day use area for swimming, bushwalking, relaxing or four-wheel-driving. The nearby swimming hole at Ladies Well is a cool refreshing swimming hole that is perfect for a dip in the warmer summer months.
Peach Tree is a small picnic spot on the opposite bank of the river from the larger Allyn River Forest Rest Area. Here you’ll find the start of the beautiful Allyn River Rainforest Walking Track.
White Rock camping area is located upstream of other visitor areas. Large and flat with toilets, this camping area is essentially for ‘walk-ins’ with the carpark adjacent to the camping area. This is a delightful spot to appreciate or paddle in the cool, crystal clear waters of the Allyn River.
Old Camp is positioned closest to the Allyn River with drive-in shady and spacious camp sites. A popular spot with families.
Mount Allyn Lookout is a spectacular lookout with 360 degree views of the forests, park and wilderness of the Barrington Tops. Follow Mount Allyn Road through dry eucalypt forest at lower altitudes to cool temperate Antarctic beech forest and then into open grassy forest. The return distance from the main road is 28 kilometres. Note: The road up to Mount Allyn can become slippery in wet weather and may be seasonally closed due to snowfalls.
Ladies Well is a picturesque waterhole with cascades where you can relax on warm rocks or take a dip in the cool Allyn waters.
Allyn River Rainforest Walking Track is a short looped walking track (20 minutes) & is a fantastic way to appreciate the rainforest environment and Allyn riverbank. Take in majestic trees, huge buttress roots, hanging vines and mossy rocks whilst catching glimpses of the river. Take off your shoes and cool your feet in the waters of the Allyn before following this walk back to it’s start at Peach tree car park. This walk is easy to medium grade with a short steep stepped section.
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