Register now for a tour of Barrington Tops National Park and Chichester State Forest

You'll see the beauty of the Allyn River up close and personal.
You'll see the beauty of the Allyn River up close and personal.

If you've ever wanted to discover more about the Barrington Tops National Park or the Chichester State Forest, this weekend is your chance.

To coincide with the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival, a free guided walk of the two areas will be held on Sunday, April 23.

“A highlight of the day will be a talk given by Dr Cameron Archer, Chair Dungog Regional Tourism Inc and former Principal of Tocal College, about the cultural and natural history of the local area”, said Ivan Skaines, Dungog Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Co-ordinator.

The morning walk at Blue Gum Loop in the Upper Williams starts at 10 am and be led by local National Parks and Wildlife volunteer guides. 

Anthony Signor, Area Manager, Barrington Tops for the National Parks and Wildlife Service said the walk will start at Williams River picnic area, and then on to the Blue Gum loop trail, crossing the Williams River, winding past cascades, eucalypts, and rainforest.

Bring your own food and drinks with lunch to be held at the Williams River picnic area,

Mike Hill, Partnerships Leader from the Forestry Corporation of NSW, will lead the afternoon walk at Peach Tree picnic area in the Upper Allyn and is also offering an optional drive up to Mount Allyn Look Out.  Participants will need to provide their own 4WD for the drive.

The day is a partnership between Dungog Shire Council, the Forestry Corporation of NSW, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dungog Regional Tourism and the National Parks Association – Hunter.

Register by contacting the Dungog Shire Visitors Centre on 4992 2212 or email

Cameron Archer.

Cameron Archer.