Set in rolling valleys at the foothills of the Barrington Tops is a picturesque necklace of historic towns and villages – Clarence Town, Dungog, Gresford, Paterson and Vacy. The Shire of Dungog, a rich farming area of the Hunter Valley.

Just two and a half hours drive from Sydney (three and a half with the Countrylink rail service), the area is a favourite of hikers, car enthusiasts, cyclists and roving bikers. Features include the picturesque winding roads, breath-taking views and fresh country air, you’ll find plentiful waterholes for picnics and a swim, or walking through the world heritage listed Barrington Tops is forever enticing.

The area is a perfect weekend getaway for nature-lovers, while the local restaurants, hotels, motels and bed ‘n breakfasts offer a fresh country welcome.

Come, visit and recharge – there’s not a traffic jam or parking meter anywhere in sight.

So drive, ride or catch a train, but don’t miss out!