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Honeysuckle Forest walking track is a delightful amble taking in the ancient rainforest in the northern section of Barrington Tops National Park, west of Gloucester. A perfect introduction to the plateau region, this easy walk from Honeysuckle picnic area is ideal, whether you're into high mountain adventuring or taking a leisurely car tour on the plateau.
Passing through magnificent Antarctic beech forest with thickets of soft tree ferns, have a look for the beech orchid that grows in its upper branches. The moss covered trunks are a spectacular sight in the misty rain. Rainforest gives way to open forests of brown barrel with an understory of tall mountain banksia, also known as honeysuckle.
The crisp mountain air might stimulate your appetite, so unpack a picnic hamper and enjoy a relaxing lunch. If you're hungry for scenic views, try Thunderbolts lookout and Devils Hole lookout walk and 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.
Honeysuckle Forest track starts at Honeysuckle picnic area in the Polblue and Devils Hole precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.Honeysuckle picnic area is on the left near the northern entrance to the park Parking Parking is available at Honeysuckle picnic area.
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out, remember to take a hat and take plenty of water
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
If you're bushwalking in this park, it's a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Honeysuckle Forest walking track can be affected by snow and ice
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.
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.