Link Trail - Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 38km

  • Duration: 1-2 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Link Trail, Chichester

  • End: Link Trail, Chichester

  • Location: Barrington Tops National Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 280 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.07012418

  • Longitude: 151.5581598

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Link Trail - Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak is a 38km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Barrington Tops National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1-2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

When it's time to get out of town and embrace the great outdoors, this spectacular walk in Barrington Tops National Park will have you singing its praises. Link trail - Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak connects famous Gloucester Tops with Barrington plateau, and is popular with experienced bushwalkers and mountain bikers alike.
Following a narrow tree-lined ridge that divides Kerrepit and Chichester Rivers, the moderate track passes several unique hanging swamps and forests of towering messmate and Antarctic beech. As you climb up towards the plateau, forests give way to sub-alpine snow gums. The steep climb to Careys Peak lookout rewards you with some of the most superb panoramic views in the park.
Perhaps you'll want to rest those legs afterwards and stay overnight at Wombat Creek campground before heading back to rest at Gloucester Falls picnic area. Alternatively, a network of scenic walks offers the chance to explore the pristine high country.

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.

Getting there

Link trail - Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak is in the central precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:From Bucketts Way, between Gloucester and Stroud.Turn into Gloucester Tops Road and continue to Gloucester RiverContinue past the river for approximately 35 minutesTake the right fork into Kerrepit Road and follow to the end Parking Parking is available at the end of Kerrepit Road.


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.
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.
Toilets are located at Gloucester Falls picnic area and Wombat Creek campground
Only experienced bushwalkers should attempt to do this return walk in one day

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.

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