BARRINGTON TOPS BUSHWALKING
A BIG ADVENTURE TOUR
THAT WON'T DAMAGE YOUR WALLET
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS
April to October
BARRINGTON TOPS NATIONAL PARK
15 years minimum
FOCUS ON TRACK WILDERNESS
HOW IS OUR BARRINGTON TOPS BUSHWALKING ADVENTURE DIFFERENT
If you are thinking about doing a Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure then you have come to the right place here's why:
Walking Rivers believes its more fun and exciting doing a Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure if you are engaged fully in the experience.
To facilitate your engagement we undertake to train you in all the necessary skills needed to do an adventure like the Barrington Tops Bushwalking adventure on your own one day.
We provide all transport, food, training, and equipment for you to have an excellent, memorable Barrington Tops Bushwalking adventure.
Key points, why are we different
- Receive navigation training
- Be part of a team
- Learn bushcraft
- full training included
WHY WE LOVE OUR BARRINGTON TOPS BUSHWALKING ADVENTURE
The Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure is just that, a real adventure.
It's an adventure bushwalk that rewards with high altitude, high-octane adventure in the rugged mountain country of Barrington Tops National Park. This challenging walk follows the ridgeline from Lagoon Pinch picnic area to Henrys Bridge on the Barrington Plateau.
Known to offer you intrigue and excitement regularly it has become one of our favorite experiences.
Because of the remoteness of the area, there is no other way to experience this part of the National Park other than by hiking.
We love walking through walking through the variety of plant life, from high ancient forests to dense rainforests, which offer a refreshing respite after our initial strenuous effort of climbing up the corker trail from lagoon pinch.
All our efforts mean we get rewarded with brilliant views from the top of Carey's peak.
It won’t just be the stunning scenery that will take your breath away.
On a bright day, you can see the Stockton dunes approximately 95km away to the south-east.
Additionally, we know you will love seeing some of the abundant wildlife that calls the National Park home.
Our private campsites often allow you to get up close and personal with many of Australia's native animals.
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 wilderness adventure
- full of intrigue and excitement
- Walking only accessible
- Ancient landscape with untouched beauty
Our Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure is very much a social event. Camping and walking with a functional 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 tour 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 the demands made on it, and through this response know that you are alive.
Finally, because the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure is so demanding over an extended period, it will bring you back to appreciating life's comforts, a long hot shower, sleeping in your bed to name just a few.
Remove these things from your life for a while, and you will quickly come to realize how comfortable modern life can be unlike the past.
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 the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure I am confident you will have ample opportunity for that reason to be satisfied.
Key points, activity highlights
- Escape from stress
- Wonderful nature experiences
- The thrill of exploration
- Challenging yourself
- Fitness and exercise
- Companionship and social aspects, or for some, the solitude
MORE ABOUT THE WILDLIFE
The wildlife in our walking corridor is varied and abundant.
It is not uncommon to witness Superb lyrebird, Swamp wallaby, Common Wombat, Australian brush turkey and Eastern common ringtail possum.
More details about the animals can be found here on the Barrington Tops National Park website
While many people consider wild horses to be pests in need of eradication, there are just as many people that don't. There are plenty of wild horses up on the Barrington Plateau for the horse lovers amongst us.
Key points, the wildlife
- regularly see and hear
- Swamp Wallaby
GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN
Our Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure starts from our home base in Newcastle;
the Walking Rivers bus travels through the small township of Gloucester and onto our start point the picnic grounds at Lagoon Pinch. (approximately 3 hours driving).
Our coach 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, getting there
- convenient departure points
- regular breaks
- onboard movies
- making friends
For those who haven’t tried it, the Barrington Tops Bushwalking Adventure is a typical expedition style bushwalk.
Carrying everything in a backpack means we are limited to what we can travel with, as both all our camping equipment and food needs to fit into the Backpacks.
However, we feel the packs are roomy enough for us to take everything we need to ensure a high level of comfort.
We are camping in a different location each night. Therefore we need to set up and dismantle our camp every day.
Key points, the camping
- reconnect with nature
- relaxing environments
- time to reflect the day's activities
- feeling free
ABOUT THE FOOD
We have to say. When possible, we use locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from our nearby farmer's markets. Additionally, we like to top our delicious meals of with some camp style baking. Furthermore, we also provide 24-hour snacks just in case you get hungry for something late at night. It is a Walking Rivers policy you will never go hungry, even after a day’s bushwalking in the fresh air.
Key points, the food
- all included
- plenty to eat
- cooked daily
- 24-hour snacks and fruit
- diverse menu
- Professional guiding service
- Meals on arrival at camp (lunch day one to lunch day five )
- Camping equipment including tents, Therm-a-rest mattresses, cooking equipment
- National Park Fees
- Bus travel both ways from Newcastle
WE DON'T INCLUDE
- Not included in the tour cost are accommodation before or after the tour completion
- Flights, airport transfers, ferries, taxis
- Travel/medical insurance
- Alcoholic or carbonated beverages
- Personal items (toiletries, clothing, etc.)
- Sleeping bag Liner
Let us know if you are you are bringing any of your own camping equipment. After checking the list of what to bring lets us know
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.