Cool forest walks – Honeysuckle Forest Track

Honeysuckle Forest Track is a short & very beautiful amble through ancient Antarctic Beech rainforest, your perfect introduction to Barrington Tops National Park.

This short & easy walk is very rewarding as the perfect introduction to the Barrington Tops plateau region departing from the picnic area.  is ideal, whether you’re into high mountain adventuring or taking a leisurely car tour on the plateau.

Passing through magnificent Antarctic beech forest with thickets of soft tree ferns, have a look for the beech orchid that grows in its upper branches. The moss covered trunks are a spectacular sight in the misty rain. Rainforest gives way to open forests of brown barrel with an understory of tall mountain banksia, also known as honeysuckle.

The crisp mountain air might stimulate your appetite, so unpack a picnic hamper and enjoy a relaxing lunch. If you’re hungry for scenic views, try Thunderbolts lookout and Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area.

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• HOW: For scenic walks around Gloucester & Barrington Tops pick up the free brochures at the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre or download the brochure here.
• COST: Free
• CONTACT: Pick up a free map at Gloucester Visitor Information Centre at 27 Denison Street. Call 6538 5252

Bushwalking safety tips:

Always tell someone of your bushwalking plans & your expected time to return home.

Wear sturdy enclosed shoes suitable for all weather.

Take care of slippery tracks, trails, rocks & water crossings.

The weather in this area can be unpredictable & can be a lot cooler so ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit, with jackets & drinking water.

Wear sunscreen, insect repellent & a hat.

There is no mobile phone reception at Copeland Tops & GPS systems are often ineffective.

And please take all your rubbish with you.