Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby Woodsy » Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:32 pm

Situated around 30 minutes out of Dungog, NSW on Chichester Dam Road you will come to the turn off for Ferndale Park. Following the signs down the driveway you will eventually reach the Property which is at the base of a gully ( Watch out for the cows and drive slowly). The main camping area is on the River which flows through the property at the base of a small bank. They have Flushing toilets and hot shower which are clean, they also have washing up facilities and also a laundry. Temperatures were in the high 20s during the day and it did get quite chilly during the night and early morning as you will be able to see in our photos. So Stop in for a night or afew.. Have a Chat to Ian & Elanore the owners of the property and just sit back and Relax!

http://www.barringtons.com.au/ferndale/ - For More info. Keep in mind though that the camping Fee's have gone up a $1 to $9.00 per person per night.

Ferndale Park
Address: 1940 Chichester Dam Rd
Town/Region: via Dungog
Post Code: 2420
State: NSW
Country: Australia
Phone: 02 4995 9239
Fax: 02 4995 9219



Here are some pics.

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Our tent and Gear

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This pic was taken standing at the mesh door to our awning of the tent.

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The Toilet, Shower & Laundry Facilities

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The Sun gradually lighting up the campgrounds

The Next few are of the River below our camp site.

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Panorama shot of just some of the campground the First Pic joins up with the Last.

For all my pics from the Trip click here >> http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/lxhatch/Ferndale%20Park/

The River just keeps on going and i do have heaps more pics of it but there are to many to upload here. Keep in mind this Review is only for Ferndale Park and not the whole area as it is Really a Beautiful spot and you will find lots of little roads that will take you off exploring other areas.

We love this spot and will definitely return there in the future. We would give it a 8/10.

Make sure its put on your list of places to go!
Cheers Josh
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Re: Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:50 pm

That water looks inviting. I might have to make a treck up there to have a closer look. Is there much to be caught in them rivers?

I found some additional info of the area on wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrington_Tops
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Re: Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby Woodsy » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:04 pm

I did wet some line in the river but didn't really have the right setup for anything.. however we were talking to an older couple on the friday and he told me he caught eel, catfish and some perch..
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Re: Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby Blue Bravo » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:56 pm

Have been here a couple of times. Agree totally with the review. :?#
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Re: Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby dea » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:02 am

love the barrington tops ... even nicer in the snow .. used to live in forster so went there a bit ... great place
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Re: Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby Michael D1 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:31 pm

Campsite looks great. Thanks for the review.

Looking forward to making this our next weekend away.
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Re: Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby Jody G » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:57 pm

That looks like a great place to camp.....thanks for sharing
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Re: Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby Beagle » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:22 pm

I have been going to the area for many years until about 4 years ago. Called in at the park earlier this year and inspected the amenities and I thought they were very poor. The location, river and everything else is great, Just disappointed with the amenities. Rather be camping in a national park with a deep drop pit toilet and nothing else.
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Re: Ferndale Park ( Barrington Tops Area ) - NSW

Postby Woodsy » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:00 pm

We had no problems with the toilets and showers etc then.
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