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Dungog - Cities, Towns and Localities
Dungog was originally settled as a military outpost during 1834 to protect the local settlers from bushrangers who terrorised the local population at this time. The bushrangers were soon removed however the township remained with news of the magnificent red cedar timbers to be found in the area bringing in new settlers to harvest this natural resource. Local timber is still logged from the region and sent to Sydney and Newcastle. Many of the beautiful timbers to be found inside the Sydney Opera House were in fact sourced from the Dungog area.

Situated on the Williams River, Dungog local industries including dairy and logging, as well as having an increasing focus on tourism. As a country town in the upper Hunter Region, Dungog is promoted as the ‘Gateway to the Barrington Tops’ and is the perfect staging point for bushwalkers and day trippers going into the Barrington Tops National Park.
 

Check out our listing of Dungog accommodation and Hunter Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Dungog Visitor Information Centre
Cnr Dowling and Brown St (PO Box 95)
DUNGOG NSW 2420
Ph: 02 4992 2212
Email
Web: http://visit.dungog.com
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Dungog Attractions

James Theatre
• Dungog is home to the iconic James Theatre, the oldest continuously running cinema in Australia. It is also the venue for the Dungog Film Festival, held in the autumn month of May.

Dungog Events

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Dungog Film Festival
• Contact: see website for details.
• May
• At the foothills of the spectacular World Heritage Barrington Tops, where one-and-a-half kilometres high mountains rise to swirling mists, the tiny historic Hunter Valley town of Dungog hosts the largest festival of Australian (Aussie) film content in the world.
Dungog Jubilee Markets
• Jubilee Park, DUNGOG NSW • Ph: 02 4992 1806
• 1st Saturday of each month - 09:00 am to 14:00 pm
• Dungog Jubilee Markets is a celebration of local produce and talent. Stalls include hand made arts and crafts, selections of jams, pottery, candles, soap, hand woven garments, quality arts and crafts, gourmet food and lots more. Also local produce from farms in the area.
PedalFest
• Contact: see website for details.
• September
• Dungog Pedalfest is a celebration of cycling and sociability in the beautiful Williams Valley. Pedalfest is an annual event held over the second weekend in September and is a major fund-raising charity event. Activities include music, dancing and food, local markets, art shows, and of course for those who ride a bicycle there's a grand assortment of cycling activities for all ages and abilities.

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Dungog Distance

Distance to Dungog
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Dungog:
  Km
• Bulahdelah 65
• Barrington 71
• Barrington Tops National Park 101
• Chichester State Forest 32
• Forster 133
• Gloucester 64
• Lovedale 73
  Km
• Main Creek 10
• Maitland 51
• Nelson Bay 90
• Newcastle 76
• Singleton 71
• Stroud 27
• Sydney 213
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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