Mount Barney seems to loom and shadow over the park as you enter it. You are humbled by its size, scale and prominence as you get closer and closer to it. We were itching to start our climb, but that was tomorrow’s job!
Part of the ‘Scenic Rim’ Mount Barney is surrounded by World Heritage Gondwana rainforest and stands a cool 1354m high (1000m from surrounding plains). We had booked accommodation with the Mount Barney Lodge near the base of the mountain and were given a spectacular view for sunset while being treated with amazing photographic compositions. We had a beautiful site on the edge of the fence line with our own fire pit, table, and a view we won’t forget of Mt Maroon to the north.
- A good tent: It can get extremely windy (80kph when we summited).
- Warm gear in winter: Thermals, alpine jacket, beanie etc.
- An excellent pair of hiking shoes that fit well because of its steep nature.
- Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, cooking gear and enough food and water for climb up and down. I’d recommend 5-6 litres.
- Camera with a wide and long lens for different perspectives, along with a tripod as it can get windy.
- First aid kit.
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Mount Barney National Park
- Amazing views from the summit and surrounding peaks