Dungog Shire, the southern gateway to the Barrington Tops National Park and the perfect spot for a short break, situated along the Williams and Allyn Rivers in the north-west area of the Hunter Valley.
The Dungog Shire is only a short drive off the Pacific or New England Highway approximately 2.5 hours from Sydney (via the M1 freeway), or just an hour from Newcastle and Port Stephens.
The World Heritage listed, Barrington Tops National Park is a superb location for visitors from throughout the world and provides a spectacular backdrop to a flourishing range of tourism activity.
Dungog Shire displays ecotourism at its best, with a wide range of facilities offering rainforest or rural experiences. Discover the natural wonders, enjoy spectacular picnic locations and then relax with the locals over a quiet one at the end of the day. If you know the area well, or are visiting for the first time, you will find that Dungog Shire's rural hinterland and agricultural diversity is supported by farm-gate trails, regular town markets and local retailers who offer you the opportunity to taste and purchase a wide range of local produce.
Dungog Shire offers you the opportunity to walk, ride or drive while exploring the towns and their surrounding countryside where you will be able to appreciate why the locals have been trying to keep their secret quiet for all these years.
From multi star luxury to a riverside camping spot, visit Dungog Shire ... Life as it Should Be ... Relax, Escape and Explore.