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Chichester Dam

Chichester Dam, Chichester Road, Dungog NSW 2420
Chichester Dam was constructed between 1917 and 1926 and is a minor concrete gravity dam, upstream of Dungog, in the Hunter Region. One of the Hunter's most important freshwater storage facilities contributing about 35 per cent of the Lower Hunter's potable water supply. The dam wall is 254 metres long and 43 metres high and is anchored to the bedrock below the wall by 93 stressed tendons. 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, and as a result it is one of the most pristine catchments in Australia. No dogs are allowed so leave the pooch at home. All the roads within the site are sealed and can be accessed by coaches.
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Chichester State Forest

via Dungog Visitor Information Centre, Dungog NSW 2420
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. Dogs are permitted on leads, as is bushwalking, swimming, trail-bike and four-wheel driving. 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.
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Country Elegance Gardens and Gifts

103 Hooke Street, Dungog NSW 2420
Country Elegance Gardens and Gifts has an extensive range of garden centre lines, seedlings and plant care products. The country charm will captivate you. They sell outdoor and indoor pots, garden statues, gift vouchers, gold fish, soil improvement products, trailer hire, large selection of potting mix, mulches and fertilisers, and off street parking. A variety of flowers are on display and you can create your own style. With the Country Elegance strong sense of imagination they will ensure that your wedding is a wonderful lifetime memory and an exciting reflection of your own personality and needs. Call Sue and make an appointment to discuss your wedding flower needs. Great new garden beds, ready to go and they are a great height, you don't ever need to bend over in your vegie patch again. Buy your loved one or anyone a special gift or flowers or just something for the garden.
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Dungog Memorial Bowling Club

56 Brown Street, Dungog NSW 2420
Wednesday night Twilight Bowls is fun for everyone. Beginners are always welcome. Come along on Wednesday nights and give bowls a go from 6pm after their winter recess. Bowls is expected to start back early in September. Wednesday is called the Roll and Giggle night. While at the club enjoy fresh modern cuisine from the Chinese Restaurant catering for the whole family at friendly prices. Open five days a week for lunch and six nights a week for dinner. Raffles are held each Friday and Sunday night commencing around 6pm with fresh meat, produce and vouchers to supporting business houses to be won, as well as three chances at the Spinning Wheel and the Members' Badge Draw around 8pm. The Dungog Bowlo has a recreational vehicle (RV) friendly car park with five powered/watered sites for overnight visitors, and bus groups are always welcome at the club.
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Dungog Fine Arts and Antiques

224 - 230 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW 2420
Dungog Fine Arts and Antiques is located in the heart of town. They cater for all your needs of gift ware from the very delicate to more interesting items, fine arts and antiques from early years to the modern day, stylish furniture and exclusive homewares. They offer handmade fine quilts, linen and clothes for young children, metal and cast iron items and Dungog memorabilia.
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Dungog Historical Museum

105 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW 2420
The Dungog Historical Society was formed in 1963 and since 1968 has operated a museum in the heritage-listed former School of Arts building. 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. They can assistance with research enquiries in person or by correspondence. The collection reflects the area's rural history, including dairying, 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, medical items, known Dungog citizen's stories, and history. Horse drawn carts and buggies and shop items are also on display. There are guided tours of the museum. Bookings essential.
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Dungog James Theatre

6 Brown Street, Dungog NSW 2420
The James Theatre was once the social hub of Dungog, not only for its film screenings, but its balls and dances, catered for by the Wattle Club ladies. The Theatre fell on hard times and fell into disrepair until it was purchased by the Dungog Shire Council in 1979 to provide a large function centre for the community. Cinema screenings were continued during the 1980s and 90s and until 2007 by a dedicated Ken Reeve, in spite of the increasing challenges posed by television and videos. Since then the community has worked to keep the Theatre building operational for films, live performances and functions. The James Theatre is available for hire for film, music or dramatic events as well as weddings, parties, dances, educational uses and meetings. Events happening throughout the year.

Karuah River Motorcycle Rally

Chichester State Forest, Dungog NSW 2420
The BMW Touring Club of NSW (BMW TC NSW) invites you to its 39th Karuah River Rally, a beautiful country cruise featuring New South Wales' best riding roads - sealed and unsealed. The rally site is about 30 kilometres north of Dungog via Monkerai and Main Creek Roads, between Dungog and Stroud, or the Wangat Trig Road past the Chichester Dam turn off. Directions will be signposted from both these roads (each involves 14 kilometres of dirt). Collect your map at the Bank Hotel Dungog. This rally is for motorcyclists only, cars not permitted unless by prior arrangement. The BMW TC NSW acknowledges the valuable support of Forests NSW in providing them with the Chichester State Forest campsite. ...

Barrington Country Retreat

1941 Chichester Dam Road, Dungog NSW 2420
At Barrington's Country Retreat, you can totally relax amongst the birds, wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Nestled into the foothills of the Barrington Tops wilderness and surrounded by all the little luxuries that make a perfect holiday, are 25 lodges and six log cabins. The accommodation offers complete privacy and seclusion for a romantic getaway, family, group or conference. Features include spa baths, log fires, billiard table in some lodges, jacuzzis, air-conditioning, kitchens, conference facilities, magnificent views and much more. The Retreat has a licensed a la carte restaurant and cafe, tennis court, and swimming pool, mountain bike hire, bushwalking, wildlife photography, massage, and star gazing. The natural beauty and tranquillity, combined with superb cuisine and accommodation will leave you with the desire to come back and experience the Barringtons Country Retreat again and again!...

Dungog Country Antiques

254 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW 2420
You will find Dungog Country Antiques housed in a heritage listed building in Dungog. Dungog Country Antiques showcases an eclectic collection of antiques and vintage items from fine art to bric a brac. Looking for an impressive collection including furniture, metal ware, silver, glass, bottles, tools and memorabilia? You will find it all at Dungog Country Antiques. ...

Relay for Life Dungog

Dungog Showground, Dungog NSW 2420
The volunteer organising committee are hard at work and Dungog Relay For Life is set to be bigger and better than ever in 2016. Organisers continue to be astounded by the incredible support that this event receives in the Dungog community and they are so grateful for that continued support. The countdown is on, so be sure to rally your friends and register your team. They can't wait see you on the track, making a difference. In New South Wales, around 40,000 people each year take part and walk in the Relay for Life. In memory of a loved one who has passed away from cancer, some people do it to show how proud they are at having survived cancer, and some just want to be involved and make a difference. Whatever your reasons, come and join with all the other walkers on the day and through the night. ...

Dungog Festival

Dowling Street, Dungog, Dungog NSW 2420
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join in this year for a feast of local and National music and performance, fresh local food from the Hunter Region, a cutting edge film program, workshops, markets, dinner dance, comedy show and much more at this year's Dungog Festival. Kick back in country style for a night of revelry with fine local food, wine, music and dance under brilliant night skies when the table is set down the main street of town for the hugely popular Long Table Dinner. The Enormous Horns will perform on Saturday evening's party night dinner event, ensuring a wonderful time will be had by all. Be quick as seats are sure to fill. Buskers, bands, solo artists and everything in between will create a vibrant atmosphere on the streets of Dungog, where just a few steps away, the historic James Theatre will host a film program of over a dozen feature films. Dungog's fresh approach to the moving image will deliver some truly retro and innovative cinematic experiences that venture outside the cinema walls, giving visitors new ways to engage with film around the town....

Chichester Dam

Chichester Dam , Dungog NSW 2420
Chichester Dam was constructed between 1917 and 1926 and is a minor concrete gravity dam, upstream of Dungog, in the Hunter Region. One of the Hunter's most important freshwater storage facilities contributing about 35 per cent of the Lower Hunter's potable water supply. The dam wall is 254 metres long and 43 metres high and is anchored to the bedrock below the wall by 93 stressed tendons. The catchment for Chichester Dam is largely within the Barrington Tops National Park, and as a result it is one of the most pristine catchments in Australia. Wood is located in near barbecue or bring own gas barbecue. No dogs are allowed so leave the pooch at home. All the roads within the site are sealed and can be accessed by coaches....

Coffee Bean Cafe

Dowling Street, Dungog NSW 2420
At the Coffee Bean Café they offer great coffee, nice cakes and tasty savory snacks. Cakes are home made and all meals are a generous size. Their menu has a great variety to sooth every taste bud. The Coffee Bean is a locally owned café with great customer service so your satisfaction is guaranteed. They are open for breakfast daily....

Dungog Markets

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Grounds, Dungog NSW 2420
On the first Saturday of the month (except January), local farmers and artisans bring their fresh, seasonal produce and handcrafts to the Dungog Market. Stalls include handmade arts and crafts, jams, relishes, vinegar's and preserves, organic soaps, cakes, slices and biscuits, garments, plants, St Andrew's kitchen and seasonal farmer produce. The markets are held at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The grounds are open for set up from 7.30am. Come for breakfast, come for a browse, come for artisan crafts and farmer produce. ...

Bendolba Estate

129 Chichester Dam Road, Dungog NSW 2420
Bendolba Estate is located amongst an olive orchard, just two kilometres from Dungog on the Chichester Dam Road. It is open plan for two people, with a fully equipped kitchen, cosy log fire in winter, and two person spa. Bendolba Estate also offers bed and breakfast room. There is a creek nearby where you can wander down and listen and see the bird life. They are just a 20 minute drive to wineries, and lovely sights of the surrounding valleys....
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Bluegums Cabins

1953 Chichester Dam Road, Dungog NSW 2420
Bluegums Cabins is is the perfect getaway. Set in the foothills of the World Heritage Listed Barrington Tops National Park, adjacent to Chichester Dam, it is a perfect setting to unwind and revive amongst 180 acres of bush with three dams, a salt-water swimming pool and tennis court within the Barrington Wilderness Estate which you are welcome to explore and enjoy. There are four beautiful cabins to choose from, all with wooden floors, double spa bath, log fire, air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen and a barbecue with all the necessities including candles, champagne glasses and coffee plunger. The wildlife is amazing with regular visiting wallabies, pademelons and beautiful birds. At Bluegums Cabins they have a simple philosophy which is to ensure their visitors leave more relaxed than when they arrived. Your hosts strive to provide accommodation and a service level which will entice you back and will hopefully recommend to friends....