Thunderbolts Way remains closed, there is no access to the New England Highway via Gloucester. There are barrier boards and road closed signs at Giro turn allowing enough room for vehicles to turn around.
Also, due to heavy snowfalls, the gates are closed at Honeysuckle, Dilgry Circle and the Dingo Gate. 4WD access only from Cobark Park picnic area to Honeysuckle picnic area and there is a Ranger at Cobark Park advising visitors and turning away 2WD vehicles.
National Parks have also advised that there is snow impacting Gloucester Tops Road and they are getting a ranger to assess it and provide us with additional details. Please advise anyone you talk to to drive carefully and to the conditions.
Scone Visitor Information Centre has advised that western access to Barrington Tops is now closed to all vehicles from Moonan Flat due to vehicle accidents.
Updates are regularly issued at
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The link below is to an article reporting on the use of Google Street View Trekker in Barrington Tops National Park.
Do a search for “VH-MDX” in Google and you’ll find all sorts of things. Unfortunately, what you won’t find (yet) is the location of this missing Cessna aircraft, that disappeared over Barrington Tops National Park, north-west of Sydney in August 1981.
It truly is Australia’s greatest aviation mystery and one that has confounded everyone from search & rescue and aviation experts, locals, bushwalkers and conspiracy theorists for over 30 years.
The main reason I started this blog was to encourage people to get out into the great outdoors and to demystify some of the dark arts of moving and living in our wild places.
But I also want to use my blog to encourage people with the necessary skills and experience to get involved through volunteering in their local outdoors community.
I produced this video above to give a glimpse into some of the work that has gone on…
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The link below is to a media release concerning annual trail closures at Barrington Tops National Park.
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The Hunt for Malcolm Naden Continues
The hunt continues for Australia’s most wanted man in the Barrington Tops region of New South Wales. For those travelling to the region, the latest information can be found below.
The historic Mountain Maid Goldmine in the Copeland Tops State Conservation Area has reopened to the public. The historic site near Gloucester has been extensively redeveloped and reopened on Friday the 15/10/2010. Free tours are available on Sunday as part of an open day. For more information on the mine that is located near Gloucester and the Barrington Tops National Park, contact NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.