Barrington Tops, New South Wales

Barrington Tops, New South Wales

A tortured snow gum presides over Polblue - an alpine peat bog in the upland wilderness of the Barrington Tops in northern New South Wales.

A 25-kilometre long plateau, Barrington Tops is an an easterly offshoot of The Great Escarpment.

Enormous volumes of water are held in elevated sphagnum bogs to be released slowly into the pristine rivers radiating from the plateau's hub.

The peat bog is surrounded by button-grass plains from which a morning mist is lifting.