Careys Peak Walking Track
Wonnarua Country

7 h, 12 h to 2 days

14.6 km

↑ 379 m
↓ -379 m

Hard track
Starting from Mount Barrington picnic area this day's walk leads along the eastern rim of the escarpment, past several summits and Careys Hut to Careys Peak lookout for splendid views over the Barrington Tops National Park. You can stay in the historic hut and make this a multi-day trip as well. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wonnarua people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-32.0355484,151.4057182)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Thunderbolts Way
  • Turn on to Scone Road, 29 then drive for 58.6 km
  • Turn left onto Barrington Trail and drive for another 920 m
  • Keep right onto Barrington Trail and drive for another 3.6 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Barrington Trail and drive for another 9.8 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 380 m head through/around the gate.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 255 m pass the "Mount Barrington" (75 m on your right).
After another 5.6 km continue straight.
After another 620 m turn right.
Continue another 380 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 7.3 km to get back to the start.
"Careys Peak".
A viewpoint.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Careys Peak Walking Track

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 14.6 km
Time 7 h, 12 h to 2 days
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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