Dungog Region is made up of a collection of the historic villages of Dungog, Paterson, Vacy, Gresford and Clarence Town lie in the cattle-growing valleys of the high water tributaries of the Hunter River, just below the Barrington Tops National Park. Ideal for fresh air holidays, the pure rivers which rise in the Barringtons are peppered with natural swimming holes. This part of the high Hunter is perfect for cycling, hiking, horseriding, swimming or simply chilling out in our pristine natural environment for a while.
Dungog is just two and a half hours drive from Sydney or a direct train link on the XPT 55 minutes from Newcastle, 45 minutes from Gresford and 1 hour 40 from Forster and is the natural stepping-off point for the southern gateway to the Barrington Tops.
For those seeking nature and adventure join in Saturday October 5th for the Blue Gum loop walk – Barrington Tops National Park.
In this necklace of five villages joined by winding country roads with spectacular cinematic views, you’ll find a plethora of local galleries, markets, antique stores, museums and eateries to wile away the hours.
There is accommodation in the villages, plenty of camping facilities, a number of farmstays or you can reach further into the wilderness to find resorts hidden in the forests.
Plan your trip
During the months of September and October, the Dungog Region experiences an average high of around 22° and lows of around 12°.