Polblue Camping Area : Barrington Tops

When we drove up to Barrington Tops, and had a look at the Picnic area we drove to the Polblue Camping Area Barrington Tops to walk around and see what facilities were there.

There wasn’t anyone camping there while we walked around, but I so would love to go back and stay there – mind you I am not sure if I could “Camp” in the snow unless we had heating set up for night time as it gets very cold up there.

We did go for a very “short” walk – we wanted to explore but none of us were dressed for the weather – Yeah check out Kyle’s foot wear!!

Polblue Camping Grounds

POLBLUE CAMPING AREA AT BARRINGTON TOPS

Polblue Camping area is at 1450m above Sea Level on the Barrington Tops plateau.
The declared endangered community of Polblue Swamp is home to many rare and threatened plants and animals like the broad-toothed rat.
To help us protect these plants and animals please stay out of the fragile swamp environment.

Please note –

This park is patrolled regularly. Infringement notices may be issued for non-payment of fees.
Pass holders still required to pay camping fees
Please make cheques payable to National Parks and Wildlife Service
Keep your tent tag if you require a receipt.

Be a Considerate Park Visitor

Choose your campsite carefully. Digging channels or damaging trees is not permitted
Observe local and park fire bans.
During other times use only the fireplaces provided and burn firewood sparingly. Extinguish your fire completely when leaving.
Do not feed wildlife as they can demand it and become aggressive.
Leave the park clean and safe by taking your rubbish with you, don’t throw it down the toilet.
Respect other campers right to a
peaceful stay, especially after 8.00pm.
Remember the barbecues are for all to use, keep them clean and tidy.

Map of Polblue Camping Area

MAP OF POLBLUE CAMPING AREA

Polblue Camping Area – Barrington Tops

Map guildeline –
Authorised Vehicle based camping area
Austhorised walk in camping area
Picnic Area {no Camping}
Information Shelter
Picnic Shelter
Toilet
Access road

walking track

Open Fire Place at Polblue Camping Area

OPEN FIRE PLACE IN THE PICNIC SHELTER AREA

POLBLUE CAMPING AREA Barrington Tops

ALL ABOUT POLBLUE CAMPING AREA

The extremes of Polblue Swamp –

Polblue Swamp is situated on the Barrington Tops Plateau, 1450m above sea level. The climate up here is sub-alpine, with temperatures generally 5-7 c cooler than at lower allitudes. There can be sudden and extreme changes in weather.

Above 1300m the temperatures range from -2 – 9degress in July and 9 – 23 degrees in January. Cold Changes can occur at any time of the year on the plateau bringing very cold wind and possibly snow.

Have a safe visit –

When visiting here on Barrington Tops, it is important to be prepared for sudden extreme changes in weather conditions.

Always travel in a group, never alone, and tell relatives or friends of your travel plans.

Make sure you have a waterproof jacket and trousers, extra warm clothing, food and drink with you.

If you are staying here overnight make sure you have a good quality sleeping bag and mountain tent.

Barrington Tops camping area

THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BARRINGTON TOPS AREA

Phone Coverage

WELL THERE IS PHONE COVERAGE BUT I DIDN’T TEST IT OUT CAUSE WE LOVED OUR TIME OFFLINE

Local Roads –
A network of 2WD and 4WD trails provide opportunities for experiencing the diverstiy of habitats including sub-alphine woodland, cool temerate rainforest, wet eucalypt forest and sub-alpine wetland.

The NPWS, Forests NSW, Upper Hunter and Glourcester Councils jointly manage many of the roads within the Barrington Tops. These roads may be temporarily closed following snowfalls or extreme weather conditions for your safety.
The Barrington Trail south of the Barrington Tops Forest Road is also closed annully from 1 June to 30 September and at other times as necessary.
Please take care when driving on foggy, wet, icy or slippery roads – drive to the conditions.
Mountain Biking –
Mountain Biking is permitted on management trails in the park with the exception of :

  1. Single Track walking tracks
  2. Watergauge walking trail
  3. “The Corker”
  4. Phytophthora exclusion area.
View of Barrington Tops

PLATEAU AREA OF BARRINGTON TOPS VIEW FROM THE WEST

 

Snowing up at Barrington Tops

LOOK AT ALL THAT SNOW

Skiing on the Barrington Plateau back in 1920’s. How much snow is that!! I would love to “ski” the Polblue Camping Area Barrington Tops.

Cold like Mount Kosciuszko

ALL ABOUT HOW THE AREA IS SO LIKE MOUNT KOSCIUSZKO – TO THINK THIS WAS GOING TO BE THE TOURIST AREA TO RIVAL KATOOMBA.

Kosciuszko of the north –

In the early-to-mid 1920’s there was a concerted push to develop the “Tops” as a northern tourist resort to rival Katoomba or Mount Kosciuszko.

SO glad it wasn’t turned into a tourist attraction to rival Katoomba or Mount Kosciuszko because I think its so beautiful in its natural state, and its so attractive because there was no-one around to “spoil” its magical natural state. If it was a big tourist attraction too many trees would be gone, the place would be changed to accommodate the people coming and going and I don’t know how to explain it but its so beautiful because it hasn’t been touched too much!!!

Walking around the camping area

WHERE YOU LEAD, I WILL FOLLOW

Where you lead, I will follow

Anywhere that you tell me to

If you need, you need me to be with you

I will follow where you lead.

Walking in the camping area

YEAH WE DIDN’T LAST TOO LONG ON THE WALK AS THE WIND WAS LIKE ICE

Cute Fireplace Shelter

POLBLUE COMMUNITY SHELTER

Could you imagine staying at Polblue Camping Area Barrington Tops in the winter time?

Or in the Summer time?

I so want to go back and stay there. Did you know its also close to the “National Trail” that goes all the way from past Cairns to Melbourne area! Yep the National Trail is not far from the Barrington Tops camping area.

We Still Have Inside Pictures of the gorgeous Moonan Cottage to share. Yes we have shared the kitchen, but wait to you see the cute little bedrooms and the lounge room with the fireplace.

Have You Been To Polblue Camping Area Barrington Tops?

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road.

** other blog post on Barrington Tops ***

The Creek Behind Moonan Cottage

Barrington Tops

Moonan Cottage New South Wales

Barrington Tops Picnic Area

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