Rocky Crossing walk along Williams River offers scenic rainforest views, wildlife and birdwatching on a long easy track in Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog.
Where: Barrington Tops National Park
Distance : 8km
Time suggested : 5hrs
Price : Free
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out, remember to take a hat and bring plenty of water
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Strong currents may be present along Williams River – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
All sites on the river are very slippery with deep pools and rapids, so take great care, especially with children.
If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Williams River picnic area and Lagoon Pinch picnic area
This easy yet lengthy walking track offers subtropical delights as it winds through scenic Williams River valley from Williams River picnic area, with magnificent rainforest views. Take your time and experience a natural wonderland brimming with chances for wildlife spotting and birdwatching in the lush southern reaches of Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog.
Setting out along Blue Gum loop trail, you will pass through a dense forest of sassafras, red cedar, and giant stinging trees, while listening for lyrebirds and eastern whipbirds. Notice the regeneration of young Sydney blue gums growing up among the older trees, evidence of past logging and fires.
Further along the scenic path, old gums soar above, reaching far beyond the canopy. The track descends to Rocky Crossing with its beautiful mudstone terraces, where Eastern water dragons are often seen. Picnic by the river or head up to Lagoon Pinch picnic area for a hearty lunch before retracing your steps.