Aeroplane Hill Walking Track
Biripi & Worimi Country

3 h 15 min to 5 h 30 min

11 km

↑ 344 m
↓ -344 m

Hard track
Starting from Junction Pools campground this return walk in Barrington Tops National Park takes you past Aeroplane Hill summit and Black Swamp campground to Careys Peak Lookout. You'll see some rare and threatened species of plants and wildlife that are endemic only to this region. Let us begin by acknowledging the Biripi & Worimi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-32.0302317,151.4434375)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Kelly Street, A15
  • Turn on to Gundy Street, 29 then drive for 51.7 km
  • Turn right onto Moonan Brook Road, 29 and drive for another 3.4 km
  • Turn left onto Barrington Tops Forest Road, 29 and drive for another 18.3 km
  • Turn right onto Polblue Trail and drive for another 4.6 km
  • Turn slight right onto Barrington Trail and drive for another 880 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Barrington Trail and drive for another 5.8 km
  • Turn left onto Junction Hole Trail and drive for another 1.7 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 75 m pass the sign (10 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the toilet (55 m on your right).
After another 105 m come to the "Junction Pools Campground" (10 m on your right).
Then cross the ford.
After another 820 m pass the "Aeroplane Hill" (10 m on your right).
After another 2.1 km turn right.
After another 330 m come to the "Black Swamp camp site" (30 m on your right).
Campsite managed byNSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
After another 1.2 km turn sharp right.
After another 235 m pass the summit (65 m on your left).
After another 315 m turn left.
Continue another 380 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 5.5 km to get back to the start.
"Careys Peak".
A viewpoint.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Aeroplane Hill Walking Track

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 11 km
Time 3 h 15 min to 5 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.7 km apart with the largest gap of 7.6 km.

Toilet: There is one 115 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
115 m[toilet]
Camp site
220 mJunction Pools Campground
Camp site
3.4 kmBlack Swamp camp site
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