Dungog is set in rolling valleys at the foothills of the Barrington Tops is a picturesque necklace of historic towns and villages – Clarence Town, Dungog, Gresford, Paterson and Vacy. Together they span the Shire of Dungog, a rich farming area of the Hunter Valley.
Just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney (or just 3.5 with the direct Countrylink rail service), the area is a favourite of hikers, car enthusiasts, cyclists and roving bikers. Special features include the picturesque winding roads, breath-taking views and fresh pure country air.
Along the rivers, the Williams, the Chichester, the Paterson and the Allyn, you’ll find plentiful waterholes for picnics and a swim, and walking through the splendid world heritage listed rain forests of the Barrington Tops is forever enticing.
The farms you’ll find between the villages specialise in everything from lavender to chickens, from olives and wine to cattle grazing and horse breeding. The area is a perfect weekend getaway for nature-lovers with heaps of things to do, while the local restaurants, hotels, motels and bed ‘n breakfasts offer a fresh country welcome for lovers and families alike. Come, visit and recharge – there’s not a traffic jam or parking meter anywhere in sight, and the residents are determined to keep it that way!
A gateway location for the surrounding area, a visit to Dungog is a must for anybody enjoying a stay in Barrington Tops.
Dungog Visitor Information Centre
02 4992 2212
Cnr Dowling and Brown Streets