National Parks and Wildlife Service opens the Barrington Trail

Junction Pools, accessed via the trail and a popular remote camping area accessed by 4WD and walking. Photo. Courtsey of NPWS
Junction Pools, accessed via the trail and a popular remote camping area accessed by 4WD and walking. Photo. Courtsey of NPWS

The southern section of Barrington Trail providing dry-weather four-wheel-drive access to some of the Barrington plateau’s most popular campgrounds and walking tracks will reopen a week early this year.

National Parks and Wildlife Service Barrington Tops area manager, Anthony Signor said visitors will have 4WD access to the popular trail from midday on Friday (September 22) – just in time for the start of the school holidays. 

“The trail provides visitors with 4WD access to Little Murray and Junction Pools camping areas, and closer access to the southern plateau’s walking tracks including Careys Peak Track and Edwards Swamp Track,” Mr Signor said.

“Paddys Ridge Trail, Butchers Swamp Trail, Barrington Trail (central), Bullock Brush Trail, Tugalow Trail and Thunderbolts Trail are also opening early from Friday 22 September.  Bullock Brush provides 4WD access to Gummi Falls camping area.”   

“Some of our trails need to be closed over winter and during extended wet weather for public safety, to reduce the incidence of people becoming stranded, and to minimise damage to the trails,” Mr Signor said.

For further information contact the NPWS Barrington Tops Area office in Gloucester on (02) 6538 5300, or the NPWS Upper Hunter Area office in Scone on (02) 6545 1128.

Further information about closures can be found on the NPWS website at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au.