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"DUNGOG" Dungog Things to Do Tip by balhannah

Dungog Things to Do: 17 reviews and 59 photos

by balhannah

Settled in the early 1800's, the old, historical town of Dungog ("PLACE OF THINNING WOODS") was established on the prosperity of the local timber industry.
It was thought this area was found by stockmen looking for their lost stock.

This country town is surrounded by magnificent rolling hills which are mainly used for dairying and beef cattle.
The area is pretty, has mountains, streams, fresh air, a nice getaway from the cities.

In 1834, the town was established as a military command post for hunting bushrangers who were active in the area. The town has many historic buildings, so pop into the Tourist Information centre, and find out about the heritage walk. There are lots of nice building's here, especially the type I like, with the lace-work verandah's.

In recent times, Dungog brushbox was used for much of the interior of the Sydney Opera House.

Something else to do, is spend some time in Barrington Tops National Park, you won't be disappointed!

LOCATION..... 245ks north of Sydney, 79ks north of Newcastle.....
52 kms from Maitland

Dungog Visitor Information Centre
Corner Dowling Streeet and Brown Street
Telephone: 02 - 4992 2212
OPEN 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
9am - 3pm Saturday
10am - 3pm Sunday

The Australian Cricketer, 'DOUG WALTERS' was born in Dungog

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  • Updated Mar 2, 2011
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