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Rocky Crossing walk is a 16km, grade 4 Return hike located in the Barrington Tops National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete.
This challenging walking track offers subtropical delights as it winds through scenic Williams River valley from Williams River picnic area, with magnificent rainforest views. Take your time and experience a natural wonderland brimming with chances for wildlife spotting and birdwatching in the lush southern reaches of Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog.
Setting out along Blue Gum loop trail, you will pass through a dense forest of sassafras, red cedar, and giant stinging trees, while listening for lyrebirds and eastern whipbirds. Notice the regeneration of young Sydney blue gums growing up among the older trees, evidence of past logging and fires.
Further along the scenic path, old gums soar above, reaching far beyond the canopy. The track descends to Rocky Crossing with its beautiful mudstone terraces, where Eastern water dragons are often seen. Picnic by the river or head up to Lagoon Pinch picnic area for a hearty lunch before retracing your steps.
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.
Rocky Crossing walk starts from Williams River picnic area in the Lagoon Pinch to Williams River precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:Take Chichester Dam Road from Dungog for approximately 10kmTurn left into Salisbury RoadContinue on for approximately 30km and look for the signs to the picnic areaAlternatively, if starting from Lagoon Pinch picnic area:Take Chichester Dam Road from Dungog for approximately 10kmTurn left into Salisbury RoadContinue on for approximately 40km, taking Williams Top Road, and follow the signs to the picnic area. Parking Parking is available at Williams River picnic area, including a designated disabled spot.
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.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Williams River picnic area and Lagoon Pinch picnic area
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.