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.
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.
Gum Leaf Cabin at Carawirry is newly renovated and fully self-contained with every comfort you could desire, and yet it is very quiet and private. It's sister cabin, The Treehouse at Carawirry is situated 150+ metres away in an identical setting. Situated on 250 private acres of spectacular native rainforest, you'd be forgiven for thinking you have left the real world behind.
Walk the seasonal Carawirry Creek as it meanders through the property. A quick look around and you'll notice the surrounds are bursting with unique and beautiful flora and fauna.
Situated in Main Creek, a farming valley, and only a short 20 minute drive from Dungog, you'll pass one the largest dairy farms in the Hunter at the beginning of the valley. It then changes to beef and horse properties as you travel along the road. Slowly you'll notice the scenery transform into cool, shady, quiet roads and natural rainforest as you move closer to the Carawirry property.
Carawirry border's Chichester State Forest on two sides so the possibilities for bike riding and bush walking are endless. Once you arrive they are confident you'll be sorry to leave.
Set on the Williams River at the gateway to World Heritage Wilderness area of Barrington Tops.
To experience a truly memorable and unique holiday experience, why not book your ticket on one of Carriageway Resort's fully-restored red rattler train cabins! That's right, they've taken the historic Australian icons and converted them in to uncommon accommodation.
Each features a queen bed and bunks catering for up to six people in comfort and one-of-a-kind style - just perfect for a family holiday. You get the run of a whole carriage!
Each cabin is fully-self contained with a screened veranda to take in the view and includes a kitchenette, bathroom and lounge/dining area.
Sleeping in a red rattler is a memorable experience for adults and children alike.
Fosterton Retreat 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, and are reached via all weather roads. They are well sign posted and form part of the network of tourist drives in the area, which makes it a perfect place to take in the beauty of the area.
They offer 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 itself for up to 10 people.
Yeranda at Barrington Tops comprises three hand crafted cottages which are each located in very secluded and separate parts of a 140 acre wild life refuge.
The first two cottages operate on solar lighting and gas appliances. 'Kalimna' sleeps one or two people whilst 'Pindari' can accommodate four people. A small family is welcome in 'Pindari'. 'Elouera' operates on 240 volts and is a three bedroom cottage for adults or young adults only.
All cottages have cosy log fires and internal bathrooms with the added attraction of outdoor shower houses. Each cottage has undercover barbecues and designated outdoors fire places where you can try your skill at camp oven cooking, jaffles, toasting marshmallows, billy tea.
'Noonmeena' is a fully self-contained large country home and sits on 22 acres of total privacy. There are three queen sized bedrooms, plus two bedrooms with single beds, and two log fires.
Down Memory Lane is a rare chance to enjoy classic Hollywood fare on the big screen.
In 2016, the theatre will present:
March - Roman Holiday (1953) with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn;
May - Vertigo (1958) with James Stewart and Kim Novak;
June - High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper Grace Kelly;
September - How Green was my Valley (1941) with Roddy McDowell and Maureen O'Hara; and
November - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) with George Peppard.
Subscriptions are available, or buy your ticket at the door. Tickets include a classic movie preceded by live music for half an hour. Morning tea available for purchase.
Group packages available.
Presented by Friends of James Theatre Inc....
The Hunter Polo Challenge is a great family day out at Wirragulla Polo Club ground at Dungog in the Hunter. It is fast, exciting polo, with top players competing and over 200 horses will be played. The event is an informal relaxed way to watch and enjoy Picnic Polo in a picturesque setting. Canteen and bar will be available.
Make it a weekend or a day at the polo, then visit the coast or vineyards, it is your choice. Wirragulla Polo Club is one hour from Newcastle, one hour from the vineyards, and two and a half hours from Sydney. Parking is free....
The James Theatre was once the social hub of Dungog, not only for its film screenings, but its balls and dances, catered for by the Wattle Club ladies.
The Theatre fell on hard times and fell into disrepair until it was purchased by the Dungog Shire Council in 1979 to provide a large function centre for the community. Cinema screenings were continued during the 1980s and 90s and until 2007 by a dedicated Ken Reeve, in spite of the increasing challenges posed by television and videos. Since then the community has worked to keep the Theatre building operational for films, live performances and functions.
The James Theatre is available for hire for film, music or dramatic events as well as weddings, parties, dances, educational uses and meetings. Events happening throughout the year.
The Dungog Dash and Dawdle has a half marathon, the 12 kilometre dash, the six kilometre dawdle, and the Pups and Prams event, which is four laps of the showground.
This event is supported by Step Into Life, Dungog Gallery 94, and the Rotary Club of Dungog with profits going to the Dungog Shire Community Centre.
If you can't Run or Dash maybe you would like to walk or dawdle? Come help raise much needed funds for The Community Centre.
Presentations are at 11am on the Showground....
Shelton's Bus Service offers an extensive range of buses and coaches available for charter.
Their professional staff can assist you in planning your trip. You will be pleasantly surprised at the cost of hiring a bus.
24, 39, 53 or 57 seatbelt Coaches are available for hire.
Shelton's are your local Dungog experts on tours, excursions and day trips.
Dungog RSL Club - where you are always welcome. Dungog is home to cricketer Doug Walters and you can enjoy a drink at the Doug Walters Bar.
Fully air-conditioned with club facilities including TAB, Keno, Fox sport, weekly Housie and snooker tables. Enjoy a meal in the relaxing restaurant where you will receive country hospitably and great country prices. Ideal for the whole family or a special occasion.
For a fine dining experience in Dungog, why not come along and try the exquisite food at the Top Tea House Restaurant. A mix of Asian and Australian styles, they aim to tantalise your tastebuds with flavours. Call to book your table or function. Open six days a week for lunch and dinner (closed on Tuesdays)....
Picturesque Chichester State Forest is located in the Lower Barrington Tops and offers free picnic and camping grounds, the majority located near creeks/rivers.
Telegherry, Frying Pan, Currawong and Coachwood camping areas are located in the lush south-eastern side of the forest, best accessed from Dungog. White Rock, Old Camp and Pademelon Park are camping areas on the south-western side of the forest, best accessed from Gresford. Allyn River Forest Park, also in this area, is a great place for a picnic whilst the famous Ladies Well swimming hole is within a short distance of camping areas. Dogs are permitted on leads, as is bushwalking, swimming, trail-bike and four-wheel driving.
Temperatures vary considerably between the foothills (170 metres) and the Barrington Plateau (1,577 metres). Night temperatures regularly drop below zero from June to November. Campers are advised to pack cold/wet weather gear, and take their own fresh drinking water. ...
Country Elegance Gardens and Gifts has an extensive range of garden centre lines, seedlings and plant care products. The country charm will captivate you.
They sell outdoor and indoor pots, garden statues, gift vouchers, gold fish, soil improvement products, trailer hire, large selection of potting mix, mulches and fertilisers, and off street parking.
A variety of flowers are on display and you can create your own style. With the Country Elegance strong sense of imagination they will ensure that your wedding is a wonderful lifetime memory and an exciting reflection of your own personality and needs. Call Sue and make an appointment to discuss your wedding flower needs.
Great new garden beds, ready to go and they are a great height, you don't ever need to bend over in your vegie patch again. Buy your loved one or anyone a special gift or flowers or just something for the garden.
Bower Retreat is a fully self-contained four bedroom country cottage. It is situated at Main Creek, near Dungog, in the Barrington Tops area of New South Wales, just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney. It is great for couples, family or group getaways, weekends, and holidays.
Children enjoy feeding the cows and poultry, collecting eggs, table tennis, and there is open space for games and a pool on the property.
Three bedrooms open onto the veranda and garden which is alive with native Australian birds. A popular feature is the outdoor shower and 'loo with a view', which looks out to the rainforest creek. The Bower Retreat is pet friendly with an enclosed area in front of the cottage.
Catered for craft and quilting retreats are conducted in a studio on the property.
A perfect place for a get away with your family or friends, or experience a craft retreat....
Dusodie Holiday Farm is a great family getaway for people on a budget. You can choose to do many things or nothing at all in the private, peaceful and relaxing farmland surroundings. Dusodie is set on the banks of the Chichester River, in the foothills of the Chichester State Forest.
Activities include hand feeding farm animals, yabby and perch fishing, river swimming and a row boat to use, native bird watching, bush walking, scenic forest drives, or just relax on the lawn while the children play in the cubby house and sand pit. It's only a 20 minute drive to Dungog where you can go shopping or to the James Theatre to watch some up to date films....
The Dungog Mountain Bike Festival is back in 2016.
The event is gearing up to be another great weekend of riding and fun on some of the best single track available in NSW, all while camping under the stars only a stones throw from the town of Dungog.
Same fun vibe, crew and awesome track combined with music, good company, food and some fun stuff for the kiddies, all together the best country weekend experience available anywhere in the world (they believe).
The Common is located right on the edge of Dungog, NSW. There are amazing views out on track and a diverse environment. There will be portaloos and catering at the event, or Dungog, just a few minutes ride away, has hotels, cafes, a supermarket, an RSL, a bowling club and much more. Dungog is also on the train line.
Camping is available for a small fee. ...
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Come along to the Australia Day barbecue breakfast at the historic James Theatre, which will be followed by a welcoming from the Ambassador for Dungog. There will be speeches and a presentation of awards. Afterwards, yourself, family and friends will be invited to stay and enjoy the Australia Day cake. Come and join in the day.