The Moppy Walk leads one through a profusion of epiphytes, ferns and mosses, all clinging to the ancient beech forest in this enchanted section of Barrington Tops State Forest.
World Heritage Area, majestic mountains, mountain walks, rustic villages, historic towns.
The World Heritage Area of Barrington Tops National Park can be reached from the historic towns of Dungog, Gloucester and Scone. A strenuous climb of around four hours from Lagoon Pinch, to alpine meadows, snowgum woodlands and magnificent views of forested mountain wilderness from Carey's Peak, can be reached via Dungog. Access to the start of the walk is a two-hour drive along the picturesque Williams River from Dungog or the lovely Allyn River, from East Gresford, to Lagoon Pinch in the Chichester State Forest
The classic interior of St Peters Church features three stained glass windows.
One-and-a-half hour's drive from Gloucester, over a winding gravel road to Gloucester Tops in Barrington Tops National Park, a three-hour loop walk passes through sub-alpine woodland and a waterfall surrounded by Antarctic beech forest. Two hours west of Gloucester on the road to Scone, another three-hour return walk leaves the spectacular view of forest and grazing land on the western side of Barrington Tops at Mount Barrington to Carey's Peak.
Dry rainforest can be found at Pilchers Mountain, fourteen kilometres south of Dungog, in a curious gorge formed when the mountain split apart. Due to the sensitive and inaccessible nature of this site, it is recommended that this site should only be visited with an experienced guide. Woko National Park on the banks of the Manning River, forty minutes' drive north of Gloucester, also conserves dry rainforest and rocky escarpments.
Just north of the pretty village of East Gresford, along the Allyn River, red cedars are common. Further on, the Allyn rainforest trail leads through sub-tropical rainforest.
Idyllic rural scenery and historic homesteads can be seen along Fosterton Loop Road north of Dungog. At Stroud, many buildings date back to the nineteenth century and the town's association with the Australian Agricultural Company.