Things To Do

The estate includes an all-weather tennis court (tennis racquets provided in Nests), swimming pool and dams.

The dams are stocked with fish and there are many walking trails both on the estate and in the surrounding forests.

The resort adjoins Chichester Dam where picnic and BBQ facilities are available; the dam and weir is well worth a look.

You will be surrounded by the rain forests of Barrington Tops National Park and the historic towns of Dungog, Clarence Town, Stroud, Gloucester, Gresford and Paterson.  If you wish to drive in another direction, you will be just an hour from the wineries in the Hunter Valley.

Visit Dungog 

Barrington Towns Visitor Guide

Bushwalking

River rapids at Gloucestor falls in nearby Barrington Tops

Bushwalking is abundant in the Barrington Tops and surrounding areas. From easy walks to the more difficult, all bushwalkers of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.

You can take in the breathtaking mountain and valley views then suddenly find yourself in the most beautiful and serene rain forest. Cool off in a crystal clear mountain stream or under a massaging waterfall.

Limited maps and brochures are available in the Welcome booklet in your cabin. The Dungog Visitors Information Centre (02 4992 2212) has a full range of  information on walks and a self-guided tour of both Blue Gums Loop and Jerusalem Creek Falls is worth the time (not too challenging and gorgeous rainforest and waterfall).

Mountain Bike Riding

Barrington Tops Nest Gallery

Looking for some outdoor activity off the river? Then don’t forget to bring your mountain bike. Enjoy the views while riding through the forest or take an easy ride to Chichester Dam, well worth the visit.

For the more adventurous, ride up to the Telegherry Forest where you can enjoy views across the landscape. Or ride to the Williams River and then dangle your feet in the crystal clear water.

The Dungog Visitor Centre provides maps of the Dungog Mountain Bike Common for the serious bike rider.

Things to do:

Australian wallaby outdoors on the grass during the day

Australian Wildlife 

The common wisdom from National Parks is that feeding the wildlife interferes with their balanced diets but, if you cannot resist, then no bread, just seeds and fruit for wallabies, possums and birds.

Swimming

Relax and cool off in our swimming pool or take a dip in our pristine rivers near by. Take advantage of our local waterfall at Jerusalem Falls.

Tennis

With a championship tennis court, you are sure to get a few games in.
Tennis racquets and balls are provided for your enjoyment in each Nest.

Golf

For the avid golfers – Dungog has a fine 9 hole golf course 25 minutes drive from the Estate.

Activities Include:

Kookaburra on Heron cabin balustrade
  • Photography – breathtaking scenery and wildlife
  • Visit the pristine Chichester Dam
  • Fishing
  • Historic towns of Stroud and Gloucester
  • The Natural Furniture Works – East Gresford (approx. 50 min drive)
  • Chichester Dam
  • Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove  – Vacy (approx. 40 min drive)
  • Flying Duck Café  – Vacy  (approx. 40 min drive)