Dingo Tops Rest Area
Previously a forest workers’ camp, Dingo Tops features old forestry machinery, including a dobbie (used to haul logs), a tractor and a horse-drawn grader. There are a couple of short rainforest tracks from the campground, and nearby Harry Browns Lookout offers imposing views of Rowleys Rock and Head and Shoulders Cliff. The campsite is at the junction of Knodingbul Rd and Dingo Tops Rd. Bring drinking water and firewood with you.
Who to contact: NPWS Port Macquarie (02) 6588 5555
This campsite is located in Tapin Tops National Park
This little-known national park, 30 km north-west of Wingham, protects swathes of old-growth forest as well as a number of threatened animal species including the parma wallaby, squirrel glider and sphagnum frog. 'Tapin' means dingo in the local Kattang language, and the park has been identified as a dingo management area. Picnicking, walking, swimming, bushwalking and scenic drives are all popular pastimes here. Note: as is the case in all national parks, do not feed wildlife as it encourages reliance on humans and can attract unwanted attention.
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