Caravan World — 29 April 2009

Hikers can return to the Barrington Tops’ Gloucester Tops precinct, now that repairs to Gloucester Tops Road in the south-west of the national park are complete.

The road, one of three major routes within the national park a 2.5 hours’ drive north of Sydney, provides access to picnic facilities and three popular bushwalks: the Antarctic Beech Forest Walk; the Gloucester Falls Walk and the River Walk.

Peter Beard, ranger for Barrington Tops NP, said that the works were deemed necessary by engineers after heavy downfalls compromised the quality of the road.

“It was closed for over twelve months. We had quite a sizeable slip (close to the road) and we were advised by engineers to close it for safety reasons,” he said.

Recent weather had delayed the repairs but failed to dampen spirits. “We were about to start the work, we had to put it off for about a month," Peter said.

For more information, visit NSW Tourism

Image credit: Gloucester Falls, Barrington Tops. Courtesy of Tourism NSW.


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