Info

walking distance: 16.8 km
duration: 0:00 h
walking: 0:00 h
elevation diff: 521 m
location: Barrington Tops
driving distance: 247 km
driving time: 3:10 h
water available: yes
parking: -32.1546,151.5280


gps tracks

Total distance: 16868 m
Max elevation: 516 m
Min elevation: 345 m
Total climbing: 524 m
Download file: Rocky-Crossing.gpx

Video


Track notes

0.0km Start at Williams River Picnic Area
0.3km Bridge over Williams River
1.9km Fern Tree Creek Picnic Area
2.3km Blue Gum Loop Track joins Rocky Crossing Track
3.4km Lion Rock (100m side-trip from main track)
4.8km Pool of Reflections (300m side-trip from main track)
7.7km Strangler Fig (50m from main track)
8.8km Junction with track up to William Top car park & picnic area
9.2km Rocky Crossing
15.2km Junction with Blue Gum Loop Track
16.1 Crystal Pool (100m side-trip from main track)
16.8km Return to Williams River Picnic Area

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Alerts

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed
Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.
An engineer has assessed the bridges unsafe to all traffic. We realise the importance of this road for not only visitors but also for fire and pest management. We're working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.
In addition to the above closure, Tubrabucca Road will also be closed between the Barrington Tops Forest Road and Paddys Ridge Trail for the week commencing 27th Sept 2021 while NPWS and State Forests undertake essential roadworks. Horse Swamp Campground and Polblue Falls picnic area and walk will be closed during the effected week.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails
The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail
  • Tugalow trail
The following areas are also closed to vehicles during this time:
  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks and facilities
You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks and facilities on foot or by bicycle. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester
The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.
You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.
Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

Barrington Tops National Park

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails
The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail
  • Tugalow trail
The following areas are also closed to vehicles during this time:
  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks and facilities
You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks and facilities on foot or by bicycle. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: 4WD/SUV recommended on Gloucester Tops Road
4WD/SUV vehicles are recommended for visitors wanting to access Gloucester Tops due to deterioration of Gloucester Tops Road.
Weight limits on Gloucester River bridge means trucks are unable to access the road to carry out repairs. The bridge will be replaced within the next year and Gloucester Tops Road will then be restored to 2WD standard. Please check back for updates.
For further information, please contact the Barrington Tops Area office on 02 6538 5300.

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester
The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.
You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.
Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park
Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.
Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.



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