There’s nothing better than relaxing around a roaring fire when camping. And if the opportunity arises, cooking over the coals is the only way to experience an authentic Aussie bacon and egg breakfast.
Looking on the map, we’ve seen a number of creeks, waterfalls and lookouts and we’re off to check out what we can find. The roads that we are travelling on today are all very well maintained and typical of what you find in most State run Forestry areas. These roads make it easy for all types of sightsee-ers, including those in soft roaders and all-wheel drive sedans. Even most 2WDs would find the going easy in some parts of the State Forest.
Our first stop is Dilgry River and we are looking for Dilgry Falls that is shown on our map. But the bush in this area is extremely thick and there are no obvious walking trails leading in the direction of the falls. But we are still making the most of our visit and exploring the creek and surrounding rock pools.
Finding these waterfalls was proving to be a bit difficult and our next stop would be at a crossing of the Manning River and we could hear what sounded like a waterfall. With a bit of a walk upstream we finally found something that looked more like a what we were after.
But we were convinced there were a few more waterfalls to be found, so heading over to the western side of the Barrington Tops Range, we soon found another waterfall just below Horse Swamp camp-ground. Unlike the previous rivers that flow east, the river here was flowing west into nearby Glenbawn Dam.
Now that we’ve found a few of the water features, it’s time to check out the lookouts within the park and that means back in the car and back to the main road. There are actually a number of places that give you a great view of the vast unexplored valleys, and most of them are only a short walk off the main Barrington Tops road. So it was out of the car and on foot in search of the best lookouts in the park. It wasn’t long before we had found the view we had hoped for.
Our time in Barrington Tops quickly came to an end and after packing up and hitting the road for the journey home, we had one last opportunity to take in the views over the grazing land on the western side of the park.