Attractions

  • Dungog Museum

    Address:
    105 Dowling St, Dungog NSW 2420, Australia .

    The Society was formed in 1963 and since 1968 has operated a museum in the former School of Arts building, which is heritage-listed. The purpose of the Museum is the collecting, preserving and interpreting of local heritage for everyone.  The Society aims to promote local history, including family history and the Museum collection, to the local community and the general public.

    There is assistance with research inquires or by correspondence, the collection reflects the area's rural history, including dairying and the timber industry, and local manufacturing including items from Wade's Cornflour Mill Dungog.

    Domestic items include household items and a photographic collection. Items that grandmother used for the daily running of the house, Dentist equipment for pulling teeth and medical items. Known Dungog Citizens stories and history. Carts and buggies that were pulled by horses plus shop items. There are guided tours of the museum, please ring.

  • Dungog Showground

    Address:
    Dungog NSW 2420, Australia .
  • Jubilee Park

    Address:
    38 Brown St, Dungog NSW 2420, Australia .
  • Dungog By Design

    Address:
    224 Dowling St, Dungog NSW 2420, Australia .
  • PARK and PICNIC AREA.

    Address:
    LOT 213 Stroud Hill Rd, Dungog NSW 2420, Australia, LOT 213 Stroud Hill Rd, Dungog NSW 2420, Australia .
  • The Edge of Nature Gallery

    Address:
    40 Fosterton Rd, Dungog NSW 2420, Newcastle NSW 2420, Australia .
  • Lioness Park, Dungog

    Address:
    26 Clarence Town Rd, Dungog NSW 2420, Australia .
  • Monkerai

    Address:
    Monkerai, Main Creek NSW 2420, Australia .
  • Chichester Dam

    Address:
    CHICHESTER DAM PICNIC AREA, Chichester Dam Road, Bandon Grove NSW, Australia .

    Chichester Dam was constructed between 1917 and 1926 located at the top of the Williams River catchment. You will find picnic areas with wooden barbecues and an area for children to play. 

    Chichester Dam was constructed as the Hunter’s first dedicated drinking water storage system. Chichester Dam is one of the Hunter’s most important freshwater storage facilities contributing about 35 per cent of the Lower Hunter’s portable water supply. 

    Located at the top of the Williams River catchment the dam replaced the Walka Water Works at Maitland, which was unable to meet the water demands of a growing industrial region. The catchment for Chichester Dam is largely within the Barrington Tops National Park, which is a declared wilderness area. As a result it is one of the most pristine catchments in Australia with large areas unaffected by human activity.

  • James Theatre

    Address:
    6 Brown St, Dungog NSW, Australia .

    The James Theatre is the oldest purpose-built cinema still operating in Australia! But it is much more than that. The James Theatre is a multi-purpose facility hosting films, live performances, dance and film classes and is available for private functions, weddings, educational purposes and events. It is owned by the Dungog Shire Council and its day to day operation is managed by the James Theatre Committee

    Operations: Enquires to operate the cinema or to discuss any other business proposal please phone the booking officer on 0447 773 277 or use the Contact Us form.

  • Chichester State Forest

    Address:
    Wangat Trig Road, Bandon Grove NSW, Australia .

    Picturesque Chichester State Forest is located in the Lower Barrington Tops and offers free picnic and camping grounds, the majority located near creeks/rivers.

    Telegherry, Frying Pan, Currawong and Coachwood camping areas are located in the lush south-eastern side of the forest, best accessed from Dungog. White Rock, Old Camp and Pademelon Park are camping areas on the south-western side of the forest, best accessed from Gresford. Allyn River Forest Park, also in this area, is a great place for a picnic whilst the famous Ladies Well swimming hole is within a short distance of camping areas.

    Temperatures vary considerably between the foothills (170 metres) and the Barrington Plateau (1,577 metres). Night temperatures regularly drop below zero from June to November. Campers are advised to pack cold/wet weather gear, and take their own fresh drinking water. Dogs are permitted on leads, as is bushwalking, swimming, trail-bike and four-wheel driving.

  • Tocal homestead

    Address:
    Tocal Road, Tocal NSW, Australia .

    Tocal Homestead is an important rural heritage site because much of the site, including barns, stables and the original residence built in 1822, remains intact.  The Homestead (built in 1841) is set on a 2200ha property encompassing natural wetlands, dry sclerophyll forests and rainforest remnants.

    The Homestead is presented in the context of original outbuildings and sheds that contribute to the fascinating story of Tocal. 

    Farm tours provide an opportunity to experience the beautiful 2200 hectare property. The tour includes the beef, horse, dairy and sheep enterprises as well as the natural features of the historic landscape.

    Tocal is a working farm so visitors are able to view the seasonal activities of the farm operations. A two hour guided tour of the Homestead can be tailored to the interests of your group and will take in the highlights of the heritage site.

  • Dungog Common Recreation Reserve

    Address:
    Common Road, Dungog NSW, Australia .

    The Common - a beautiful place to walk, run, ride or be!|info@dungogcommon.org.au

    The Dungog Common consists of approximately 600 acres (260 ha) of land on the edge of the rural town of Dungog. It is managed by the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve Trust and is zoned for passive recreational use and environmental protection. Throughout the ‘Common’ as it is affectionately known there is a network of walking, running and mountain bike trails.