Accommodation Dungog - Tall Timbers Motel
Escape from the pressures of your long days at work or travelling and relax in the well-appointed and tastefully decorated suites at the Tall Timbers Motel at Dungog. Your hosts, Rod and Anne Barnes, welcome you.
Conveniently located in the heart of Dungogs’ main street, the Tall Timbers Motel is an easy walk to all shops, clubs, hotels, restaurants, parks and facilities, including the Dungog Train Station.
With a 3 1/2 star accommodation rating, the motel has all the facilities and cleanliness you would expect from such a rating, including ensuites, tea and coffee making facilities, 4* rated bedding, air conditioning for summer, and under carpet heating for the cold days. Flat screen televisions are in each room and free wireless internet is available for all guests. Free wireless internet is available.
Bedding arrangements are varied in each room, but most rooms have two beds or a bed and a sofa bed. There are two family rooms with kitchenettes.
The unspoilt rural township of Dungog serves a fertile grazing district on the rich soils of the Lower Hunter Valley and a growing tourist industry centred on the area's waterways and the wilderness escape of Barrington Tops World Heritage National Park. A World Heritage area with a diversity of wildlife and environments, Barrington Tops offers both cool sub-alpine woodlands and extensive sub-tropical rainforests. Walkers will discover forest tracks leading to beauty spots, waterfalls and lookouts. The Shire of Dungog has four surrounding towns - Clarencetown, Dungog, Gresford and Paterson that retain the country charm of yesteryear with wide streets and historic buildings. Within Dungog, Dowling Street, the main street, has been declared an urban conservation area.
Dungog Shire covers an area of 2248 sq kilometres. It is bordered in the north by the Barrington Tops plateau, which is part of the Great Dividing Range. The Shire consists predominantly of very rugged to hilly country which becomes less rugged from north to south.
The Shire has two principal rivers, the Williams in the east and the Paterson (and its major tributary the Allyn) in the west. Both are tributaries of the Hunter River and contribute over 40 percent of the flow of the Hunter.
The Shire's economy has traditionally been based on agriculture and timber, with the alluvial river flats suitable for intensive agricultural production. The balance of the rural land has been traditionally used for grazing. Tourism is also a focus of Dungog Shire's economy with the National Parks, State Forests, Chichester Dam and the river systems as well as the historic and scenic character of the area providing the major focus for attracting visitors.