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Careys Peak walking track is a 14km, grade 4 Return hike located in the Barrington Tops National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1 day to complete.
For an invigorating walk in the spectacular high country of Barrington Tops National Park, between Scone and Gloucester, you can’t miss Careys Peak walking track. The walk leads from Mount Barrington picnic area, along the eastern rim of the escarpment, to Careys Peak lookout.
This track winds through the wooded plateau country of majestic snow and mountain gums. Antarctic beech trees and remnants of the ancient Gondwana rainforests emerge over the edge of the cliff tops in several spots. Be sure to check out historic Careys Peak hut on your way to the summit.
Unpack a picnic lunch at the lookout and enjoy priceless views across the Barrington wilderness and Hunter Valley. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a wedge-tailed eagle surfing the thermals above the valley.
Take a virtual tour of Careys Peak walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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.
Careys Peak walking track starts at Mount Barrington picnic area is in the Barrington Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.Turn left into Barrington trail at Barrington trail picnic area located on the left after passing Devils HoleFollow Barrington trail for approximately 15km to Mount Barrington picnic areaBarrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31 Parking Parking is available at Mount Barrington picnic area.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Barrington trail is open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31
If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
The nearest toilets are located at Wombat Creek campground
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.