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!

Quick Facts

Dungog is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Dungog  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 170kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 5.5 square kilometres. Dungog has a recorded population of 2025 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Dungog we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Dungog and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.