What can we do while visiting gloucester?

World Heritage Barrington Tops

 

The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, extending from south-east of Queensland to almost Newcastle.

These Australian rainforests are World Heritage-listed, thriving with plants and wildlife, and are an outstanding example of the major stages of Earth’s evolution.

Enjoy walks, waterfalls and scenic drives through landscapes millions of years in the making. 

Located an hour from Gloucester, the Barrington Tops is a must to visit.

Copeland State Conservation Area

Located 18 kilometres West of Gloucester, Copeland has short walks and feature the Mountain Maid Mine which is considered to be of potential state heritage significance for its history as an operating goldmine between 1876 and 1979, making it one of the longest continually operating goldmines in New South Wales. 

Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre

The specialist in Barrington Tops Adventures.

 Barrington Outdoor Adventures is dedicated to providing exceptional wilderness adventures with canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling tours. 

Horse Riding

Enjoy a guided trail ride through beautiful country side, breathtaking crystal clear rivers and enjoy the experience with  down to earth country hospitality.
It is necessary to book - Phone 02 6558 5524 

Wineries

We have a variety of wineries in the area which do have cellar doors, a must to visit when in the area.  Please phone each winery to ensure they are open.

Gloucester Gallery

The Gallery hosts a program of monthly exhibitions by artists and community groups and presents occasional art workshops for both children and adults. Details of exhibitions can be found on the Gloucester Gallery Exhibitions page.

Gallery opening hours

Wednesday to Friday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: 10am - 1pm.

Bucketts Scenic Walk

Located on the outskirts of Gloucester, just a couple of minutes from The Great Escape Lofts.

 Access the start of the trail via Bucketts Rd which is off Thunderbolts Way just after the Gloucester River bridge. The path is easy to follow and it leads you to many “lookout” spots. A complete loop will take you less than 2 hrs, it is best when there is low light in the morning or afternoon. 

Lookouts

We have two magnificent lookouts minutes from Gloucester.

Mograni Lookout -  5 minutes east of Gloucester on the Bucketts Way 

Kia Ora Lookout -  Drive on the Thunderbolts Way towards Barrington. Turn right at Bowman farm Rd and and following lookout signs, cross the Barrington River, turn right onto Kia-ora Rd and then sharp left onto lookout road.

Both lookouts provide panoramic views of the Gloucester valley.

Gloucester Farmers Market

Since being opened up for farming by  the Australian Agricultural Company (AA Co) in the 1830s, the Gloucester region has been dairy and beef country. There is also a strong boutique farming scene in the region with everything from Silver Perch to Garlic thriving in the region. The best place to sample the local produce and to buy local craft. 

Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Billabong Park from 8:30am to 12:00pm.