I’m reluctantly including the Careys Peak Trig Station in my list of trigs I’ve visited, even though I didn’t take a photo of the concrete trig station base… as repeating the slog up the Corker Trail is not something I’m in a hurry to do again! Although you can see the shadow of the top of the trig station plinth in the photo below, which was taken from the trig point at the lookout. The trig point consists of a fairly standard concrete base; the mast and vanes are missing.
Careys Peak is the second highest peak in the Barrington Tops, so there are great views from the trig point over the Barrington Tops National Parks.
Getting to Careys Peak Trig Station
There’s an easy way and a hard way to get to the Careys Peak Trig, which is in Barrington Tops a few hours from Sydney:
- From Junction Pools (accessible via 4WD) take the Aeroplane Hills Trail, which goes through Black Swamp Campground. This is about 11.5km return, with 300m elevation gain. It’s the easy way…
- Or take the Corker Trail from Lagoon Pinch, which ascends very steeply for the first few kilometres. This route is about 20km return.