This rugged park is full of contrasts.
Carved out of an ancient volcano, it rises from near sea level to over 1500m. In the lower valleys, you'll find World Heritage-listed subtropical rainforests. Up on the plateau, there is sub-alpine woodland which regularly sees snow in winter.Most of the area is declared wilderness, and it's a well-known destination for bushwalkers. But the park is accessible even to those with limited mobility.
Its excellent track network extends from short, easy walks to steep overnight treks.The park's varied environments are home to a wide range of plants and animals, and it protects more than 50 rare or threatened species. In this area, many northern and southern plants meet the limit of their range.
Gloucester is the closest town to Barrington Tops, so it's the best place to start your journey to World Heritage wilderness.
Park opening hours:
The Barrington Trail (the 4WD trail from Barrington Tops Forest Road to Mount Barrington) is closed each year between 1 June and 30 September. This and other trails may be closed at other times of year, as a result of weather conditions (such as high rainfall or snow).