Barrington Tops Organic Retreat
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBarrington Tops Organic Retreat Cobark
Good array of animals for kids to feed. Cabins nice. Meals good - vegetarian mains a little bland for my taste. Starters & desserts delicious.
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Barrington tops organic retreat for a big birthday with the nuclear family. Good array of animals including leeches! Rained ALL weekend. Plenty of good food & wine & rain gear :)
We took the long, slow route to Barrington National Park, going from Muswellbrook to Singleton and then towards Gloucester. The narrow, gravel farm roads we travelled on provided the most spectacular views. One minute we were on a narrow ridge with farms either side, the next, driving through private farms (public road) on a tiny farm access road. It took longer than anticipated and we decided to camp in the east of the park than risk arriving in the dark ...
We are never ones for major highways. They are boring, rushed and are only for getting from A to B quickly. We have six days to get from Brisbane to Sydney, from where we take our second cruise to the Pacific Islands, so we set off to meander on some scenic roads and to find some of the UNESCO World Heritage Parks noted under the listing of Goodwana Rainforests of Australia.
We actually had one day less ...
... we were too stingy to pay the $2 donation entrance so we drove into town and stopped at the information centre. Here the lady was very kind and gave us lots of ideas of what to do in the area. If I had lots of money I think I would like to volunteer in an information centre. She told us the main reason people come to Dorrigo was the rainforest centre so we sucked it up and went back and paid the entrance. It was a really well done centre with a movie theatre at the ...
... Then they dropped the bombshell - 'your bathroom is across the yard'. The pain and suffering of Thai.Vietnamese bus journeys came flooding back. I was going to have to go on water bans and learn how to avoid going to the toilet for hours on end so I wouldn't have to venture through the garden in the dead of night for a wee!! Knowing my luck I would be eaten alive by a dingo!! I headed to my room and sat down in a state of panic scared to touch anything incase a ...