Driving from Scone to Armidale through the Barrington Tops

I’ve you’ve got a couple of days free and you want to explore New South Wales, you may want to visit the Barrington Tops National Park.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate — 12 Sept 1953
View from the Barrington Tops

Important Lesson Learnt

There are two ways to access the national park — from the east, and from the west. The road to the top from the west is totally unsealed. The road from the east — from Gloucester — is mostly sealed. We drove up to the national park from Scone — and experienced the ‘charm’ of the unsealed road — it’s a slow drove, but has some amazing views.

Viewing Barrington Tops from Scone
Moonan Flat — the last food stop before hitting the Barrington Tops from the west
The drive into the Barrington Tops from Scone
Unsealed road that accesses the Barrington Tops from the west
Entering Stewart Brooks State Forest from the west
The Firs in the Barrington Tops National Park
Polblue Swamp Walk
Signage and maps at Polblue
View from Thunderbolts Lookout
Road signage at Barrington
Thunderbolts Way
The Manning River at Bretti — Thunderbolts Way
A view of the Woko National Park from a lookout on the Thunderbolts Way

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