A person is swimming at the base af a waterfall on the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure


Our Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure takes place in a World Heritage-listed site known for unique biodiversity and geological features.

The Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure takes three days, two nights 

 Total price only $640 includes all food, transportation from Newcastle professional guides, and camp equipment 

In addition, you must be at least 14 years old.

Only a three hour drive north from Newcastle is the magnificent Barrington Tops National Park.

For our clients to be fully engaged we undertake to provide training in bush survival skills as well as navigation on all our bush adventures. The training is in addition to just having fun discovering places that are off the beaten tourist track.

Secondly, we provide transport from Newcastle , food, training, and equipment for you to have a memorable experience discovering the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure and some of the areas pristine natural secrets.

Key points why are we different

  • Both on track and off, navigation training
  • Make new friends
  • develop bushcraft skills
  • Discover bush therapy
  • Engaging professional guides
  • Safety equipment included


The Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure is just that, a real adventure.

Unlike our Yengo Bushwalk, which is offtrack in heavy bush, Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure is in relatively open forest along fire trails.

Additionally, hiking on the Barrington Plateau is a slightly challenging but rewarding experience. The terrain is rugged and often steep, but the views from the top are breathtaking.

Because of the remoteness of the area, there is no other way to experience this part of the National Park other than by walking.

We know you will love walking through the variety of plant life, then along a cliff top taking in stunning views right across the Hunter Valley.

Our Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure allows plenty of time for you to become fully immersed in all the natural beauty the National Park has to offer.

Key points, why we love the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure

  • A real Australian bush experience
  • Offers the opportunity to reconnect with nature
  • Walking only accessible areas
  • Ancient landscape displaying the natural beauty
  • Plenty of bush therapy opportunities
  • Get reconnected with nature


The Walking Rivers Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure is very much a social event.

Spending your time walking with group of like-minded people is a highlight that stays in peoples memories for a very long time.

Bushwalking for some people allows them to fall into a transient state and in so doing wash away all their stress and worries. While for others it is the feeling of accomplishment and achievement that is the attraction.

Scenery that is unparalleled and can only be observed through bushwalking is undoubtedly one of the top highlights for the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure .

If you are into photography, the opportunities for that perfect shot are everywhere.

The Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure provides people with passive exercise, the best kind because you are exercising while doing something that is fun rewarding and easy to love.

You will feel your body responding to even the lightest of demands made on it, and through this response know that you are alive.

For some people, a highlight is just exploring new area’s
where does that track lead, what’s over that hill, does that stream have a waterfall, etc

Whatever may be your reason for joining us on our Barrington River Kayak tour or the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure I am confident you will have ample opportunity for that reason to be satisfied.

As with all of Walking Rivers experiences for people with a penchant for photography, the opportunities are everywhere.

Key points, activity highlights

  • Escape from stress
  • Wonderful nature experiences
  • The thrill of exploration
  • Challenging yourself
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Meet new friends


A highlight of a hike across the Barrington Plateau is the possibility of spotting some of the unique and endangered species that make their home there. The spotted-tailed quoll, the brush-tailed rock-wallaby, and the regent honeyeater are just a few of the animals that call the plateau home.

The Barrington tops protected bird area provides critical habitat for over 150 native species of animals including wallabies, gliders, brush and ring-tailed possums, amphibians and reptiles. Additionally, there are also over 130 species of birds (Atlas of NSW wildlife 2006)

Key points, about the wildlife

  • Protects critical habitat
  • 150 Native animal species
  • Close to a major city
  • Crystal clear Waterfalls and creeks
  • Ancient Landscapes
  • Majestic Trees


Our Three day Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure starts from our home base in Newcastle;

The Walking Rivers 4 X 4 Troopy travels from Newcastle out through the small country town of Dungog and onto our start point, one of the many the picnic grounds hidden away in the beautiful Barrington Tops National Park . (approximately 3 hours driving).

Our vehicle can pick people up at one of our designated meeting places along the way and return you to the same spot.

We are as flexible as possible with our pickups to try and make it easy for you. Talk to us on an individual basis to arrange your pickup point. Of course, we will bring you back to your pick up location when your adventure ends.

Key points, about getting there

  • Convenient departure points
  • Only an hour away
  • Air conditioned comfort
  • Bluetooth your favourite music
  • Enjoy the scenery
  • Let someone else have all the worry


If you are at all apprehensive about your abilities to undertake the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure , please remember our experienced guides will train you in the skills needed to complete the journey.

All you need is to be moderately fit and have a yearning for some safe and controlled adventure.

Going on a fully guided adventure is very different to going it alone. Being conducted by professional, trained, qualified people allows us to go to many places that would be unthinkable on our own.

Additionally, we consider you to be part of a team overcoming all the challenges the bushwalk throws at us.

Walking Rivers has comprehensive risk management and contingency plans in place as well safety procedures that ensure you will be free to not worry about anything too much other than having fun.


  • Professional guiding service
  • Morning tea and Lunch
  • National Park Fees
  • Bus travel both ways
  • Maps, compass and instruction


  • Accommodation
  • Flights, airport transfers
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Alcoholic or carbonated beverages
  • Personal items


WHEN: one day before leaving

WHERE: We will skype, message or telephone you to confirm our time and meeting place and bring you up to date if any changes are happening.

Our telephone call provides you with the opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have about the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure.

Day One, 8.00am start

We always aim to gather early to make sure we get the most from our day in the mountains as possible.
Once everyone is on board, we will make our way up to the start point Lagoon Pinch where our adventure begins.

On arrival in the park, we will have morning tea, get issued with a map of the area and then start our Hike. While walking, you will be involved in many engaging activities centered around bush skills and navigation. Additionally, you will experience the breathtaking views of the area.


We endeavour to return to Newcastle between 4 and 5 pm, however, due to the number of variables in wilderness travel we recommend that you don’t plan any critical appointments that rely on us being back at this time. Fixed times and dates can cause unnecessarily stressful complications should our return be delayed by something out of our control. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss your travel plans in more detail.