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Burraga Swamp walking track is a 2km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Barrington Tops National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Burraga Swamp walking track is a beautiful stroll to an intriguing natural wonder in Barrington Tops National Park, near Chichester State Forest. It’s well worth the effort for dedicated nature enthusiasts to take a tour of this remote wilderness area. Thousands of years ago, a massive landslip occurred off the steep western side of Mount Lumeah. Over the years, the ledge that was formed has filled with sediment, creating a hanging swamp – Burraga.
Today, the delicate grasses and sedges of Burraga Swamp are in sharp contrast to the ancient rainforest of Antarctic beech around it. The organic matter left here over centuries is valuable historical evidence to help us understand and learn about past climate and vegetation.
The walking track itself climbs gently through the beech forest, across a small saddle, and down to the southern edge of the swamp. It’s a great spot for a secluded picnic and some serious photography. Retrace your steps and explore the nearby Williams River region and Williams River picnic area.
About the region
Barrington Tops National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Barrington Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Burraga Swamp picnic area. Burraga Swamp walking track starts at Burraga Swamp picnic area in the southern precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:Take Allyn River Road from Gresford or DungogTurn left onto Mount Allyn Road and follow the signs to Burraga Swamp picnic area Park entry points Burraga Swamp picnic area See on map Parking Parking is available at Burraga Swamp picnic area.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Burraga Swamp walking track can become boggy when it rains
This walk may also be closed at different times of the year due to weather or fires, so it’s advised to check with the local Gloucester NPWS office on (02) 6538 5300.
The weather in this area can be unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Nearest toilets and picnic facilities are located at Williams River picnic area and Allyn River State Forest campgrounds.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.