Just three hours north of Sydney, you'll find World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. Tailor a self-guided walking tour to your desires and fitness level â?? walks range from short and easy jaunts to steep overnight treks. Or book with a tour operator, whose offerings vary from full-day guided walking tours to adventures involving kayaks, canoes or mountain bikes. Whichever mode you choose, you're sure to see stunning rock formations, lookouts, waterfalls, and unique flora and fauna.
Barrington Tops National Park is an unspoilt wilderness covering more than 83,000 hectares. Bushwalking trails in this wonderful natural expanse take you from subtropical rainforest to ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands. If you're lucky, you might spot a lyrebird or a satin bowerbird. There are plenty of other things to see and do in this area of the Hunter, including whitewater rafting, horseriding and mountain biking.
In the midst of the wilderness, you'll be lucky enough to find comfortable accommodation options, including camping sites in spectacular locations, rustic cottages, B&Bs and mountain retreats. When hunger strikes, the area also offers good restaurants and cafes.
Many of the towns in the area, including Dungog and Gloucester, were settled in the early 19th century. Today, they still evoke the colourful history of the region, which included a vigorous timber industry, gold prospecting and shipbuilding. Follow a farm-gate trail for local produce that includes cheese and wine, or stop at a country cafe in Barrington Tops, Stroud or Gloucester.
We often recommend Billabong One and Two for the following holiday scenarios. A couple holidaying with their parents and first child. Grandma and Granddad can have Billabong Two and Mum & Dad with the little one can have Billabong Two. As a family you can spend time together but still have your own personal space.
We also recommend Billabong One for couples on a post baby moon as there is enough room for a port a cot in the main bedroom but you can close the door to limit noise and disturbing the baby.
They are also just perfect for a couples escape
Is an ideal setting for a couple who want a little privacy, perfect for a family travelling with a small child or baby as the bedroom is separate from living space.
On arriving at Billabong One you are greeted by a lovely long verandah, complete with BBQ and outdoor setting. This will be a favourite spot to sit and read a book or to sit and watch the sun set. Entering you will find a delightful open living space complete with dining setting, fully equipped kitchen and a futon lounge that folds down into a bed for extra guests. The kitchen is complete with refrigerator, oven, oven, stovetop and dishwasher. All cutlery, crockery and basic cooking tools are included.
The entire frontage of Billabong One is glass which gives you the feeling of the outside being inside and means that there is lots of beautiful light and you don’t miss out on the prolific bird life flying past, wallabies grazing near by or cheeky possums calling in.
Off the living area through a closed door is the bedroom and ensuite bathroom. On entering you will find a romantic canopy bed and intimate space for two. And, as with the Wildernests bathrobes for two and all linen and towels are included.
Across the way is Billabong Two
Billabong Two is a stunner It entices you across the small bridge to the front door and on entering you are wowed by the wall of glass and the view that greets you. It really is quite special and unique to the property and the resort.
As you walk in the front door you have arrived on the upstairs loft level, to you left is a private bathroom complete with corner spa bath, shower, vanity and toilet. Behind this space beckons a cosy and romantic bedroom space complete with a Queen Canopy Bed.