Nestled at the foothills of the Barrington Tops. Central location. 1 Hour drive from Newcastle & 2.5 Hours drive from Sydney. Main train service from Sydney to Brisbane. Relax, Explore Forests and Waterways with friendly near by villages.
Just three hours north of Sydney, you'll find World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. Tailor a self-guided walking tour to your desires and fitness level â?? walks range from short and easy jaunts to steep overnight treks. Or book with a tour operator, whose offerings vary from full-day guided walking tours to adventures involving kayaks, canoes or mountain bikes. Whichever mode you choose, you're sure to see stunning rock formations, lookouts, waterfalls, and unique flora and fauna.
Barrington Tops National Park is an unspoilt wilderness covering more than 83,000 hectares. Bushwalking trails in this wonderful natural expanse take you from subtropical rainforest to ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands. If you're lucky, you might spot a lyrebird or a satin bowerbird. There are plenty of other things to see and do in this area of the Hunter, including whitewater rafting, horseriding and mountain biking.
In the midst of the wilderness, you'll be lucky enough to find comfortable accommodation options, including camping sites in spectacular locations, rustic cottages, B&Bs and mountain retreats. When hunger strikes, the area also offers good restaurants and cafes.
Many of the towns in the area, including Dungog and Gloucester, were settled in the early 19th century. Today, they still evoke the colourful history of the region, which included a vigorous timber industry, gold prospecting and shipbuilding. Follow a farm-gate trail for local produce that includes cheese and wine, or stop at a country cafe in Barrington Tops, Stroud or Gloucester.
At Barrington's Country Retreat, you can totally relax amongst the birds, wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Nestled into the foothills of the Barrington Tops wilderness and surrounded by all the little luxuries that make a perfect holiday, are 25 lodges and six log cabins.
The accommodation offers complete privacy and seclusion for a romantic getaway, family, group or conference. Features include spa baths, log fires, billiard table in some lodges, jacuzzis, air-conditioning, kitchens, conference facilities, magnificent views and much more.
The Retreat has a licensed a la carte restaurant and cafe, tennis court, and swimming pool, mountain bike hire, bushwalking, wildlife photography, massage, and star gazing.
The natural beauty and tranquillity, combined with superb cuisine and accommodation will leave you with the desire to come back and experience the Barringtons Country Retreat again and again!
Ferndale Caravan Park offers superb camping and caravan/campervan sites in a relaxed riverside setting. 150 hectares of peaceful grazing country equipped with amenities, hot showers and flush toilets, which are maintained on daily basis.
The campground is large enough to allow you to find your own secluded paradise. Subject to total fire bans, you can have an open camp fire (BYO marshmallows). The perfect setting for everyone who wants to 'get away from it all'.
The park is pet friendly. Please note, all dogs and other pets must be controlled all times and owners accept full responsibility for pet's behaviour.
Caravan accommodation and comfortable two bedroom cottage also available.
Ferndale Caravan Park is situated in the Hunter Valley, 24 kilometres north of Dungog, in the foothills of Barrington Tops. Three hours from Sydney, and less than 1.5 hours from Newcastle. The two kilometre entrance to the park is gravel.
Tracy and Bernadette look forward to welcoming you to the Settlers Arms.
Their philosophy is simple: to provide excellent service and tasty, freshly prepared food, in a comfortable setting. Their focus is on locally produced goods.
Relax, meet friends for a drink and a meal, or simply a cup of coffee. Celebrate important events, or just the fact that it's Friday, or listen to some good tunes.
Visitors to the area will be able to make the Settlers a base to explore the historic town and beautiful countryside. The Settlers is part of the history of Dungog and was first licensed in 1848.
Accommodation is available in beautiful sunny rooms with comfortable beds, some rooms have en suites and others share bathrooms.
Escape from the pressures of your long days at or travelling and relax in the well-appointed and tastefully decorated suites at the Tall Timbers Motel at Dungog. Your hosts, Rod and Anne Barnes, welcome you.
Conveniently located in the heart of Dungog's main street, the Tall Timbers Motel is an easy walk to all shops, clubs, hotels, restaurants, parks and facilities, including the Dungog Train Station.
All rooms are air-conditioned and have under carpet heating and flat screen televisions. Off street parking and room service breakfast available.
Located in the Hunter Valley a short picturesque drive to Chichester Dam, Barrington Tops National Park, Chichester State Forest.
Take some time out to smell the roses and listen to the birds in the picturesque Curlew Cottage Bed and Breakfast.
There is a dedicated guest dining and living room, veranda and dining area overlooking the garden. Enjoy the spa, and maybe a glass of wine (towels and bath robes provided). Seats are available within the garden to enjoy.
Mountain bike hire available and also golf clubs for hire, you may like to take a putt at the local golf club, just out of town.
Off street parking available.
Bendolba Estate is located amongst an olive orchard, just two kilometres from Dungog on the Chichester Dam Road. It is open plan for two people, with a fully equipped kitchen, cosy log fire in winter, and two person spa. Bendolba Estate also offers bed and breakfast room.
There is a creek nearby where you can wander down and listen and see the bird life.
They are just a 20 minute drive to wineries, and lovely sights of the surrounding valleys.
Bluegums Cabins is is the perfect getaway. Set in the foothills of the World Heritage Listed Barrington Tops National Park, adjacent to Chichester Dam, it is a perfect setting to unwind and revive amongst 180 acres of bush with three dams, a salt-water swimming pool and tennis court within the Barrington Wilderness Estate which you are welcome to explore and enjoy.
There are four beautiful cabins to choose from, all with wooden floors, double spa bath, log fire, air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen and a barbecue with all the necessities including candles, champagne glasses and coffee plunger. The wildlife is amazing with regular visiting wallabies, pademelons and beautiful birds.
At Bluegums Cabins they have a simple philosophy which is to ensure their visitors leave more relaxed than when they arrived. Your hosts strive to provide accommodation and a service level which will entice you back and will hopefully recommend to friends.
Fosterton Lodge is located 10 minutes from Dungog, nestled in the foothills of the Barrington Tops.
The property of 100 acres overlooks a pristine rainforest valley and the Barrington Tops. The lodge and cabins are located conveniently to access roads, with breathtaking views across the valley to the Barrington Tops and a short stroll to the pristine "Die Happy" creek.
The picnic and swimming holes along the Williams River are two kilometres drive away, is reached via all weather roads. Is well sign posted and forms part of the net of tourist drives in the area, makes a perfect place to take in the beauty of the area.
Offers two self-contained one-bedroom spa cabins for their guests. For larger groups such as birdwatchers, painters, photographers, or family and friends, homestead accommodation is available in the Lodge it self for up to 10 people.
Gumnut Glen is great accommodation for sightseeing the Barrington Tops, located between Clarence Town and Dungog. A perfect setting for a relaxing weekend, a romantic getaway or a short break away. Gumnut Glen provides clean, comfortable, private cabins at an affordable price.
Swim, bushwalk, or just relax.
Gumnut Glen has its own swimming pool, a great area to lie back and enjoy the sunshine and read a book. You may wish to take a stroll of the property which is set on 40 acres of natural Australian bushland. They have two dams and some secluded picnic spots.
If you're planning a getaway with a group or family, you'll want to find the perfect setting. At Wangat Lodge, you'll have the rare opportunity to enjoy the company of friends and family in a secluded, natural setting.
Set in the wilderness area of Wangat Wildlife Refuge, Wangat Lodge gives visitors the opportunity to see possums, wallabies, bandicoots, and more. Get a group together with accommodation for up to 10 families or 58 people, or entertain up to 80 in the Main Hall. Use the large communal kitchen or call in the caterers. Enjoy the outdoor deck, barbecue area with seating, volleyball court, and forest amphitheatre for nature-surrounded ceremonies.
When in search of a group accommodation in Hunter Valley, the Wangat Lodge team is standing by to deliver a once in a lifetime experience. With room for many, you can plan a family reunion, corporate retreat, or getaway with friends.