Gloucester has an enviable selection of scenic parks for picnics, walks, events, family fun time, group celebrations in the open air, or just a doze under a shady tree. Read More

Looking for some outdoor activity off the river? Then don’t forget to bring your mountain bike to The Steps Mountain Bike Park at Gloucester because we have the only purpose-built mountain bike park in the region!
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Easter Wine Tasting: 25-28 March 2016

A short drive around Gloucester takes you to several boutique wineries open all Easter weekend with beautiful views to match their wines. So there’s no need to travel all the way to the Hunter Valley for Easter wine tasting when there are so many options so close and so good! Read More

Scenic Drive: Gloucester Tops

If you only have half a day then this offers you a taste of world heritage wilderness at Gloucester Tops National Park. This is the easternmost section of Barrington Tops and is the closest part of this stunning wilderness to Gloucester so it’s a quick and easy half-day trip.

Download the brochure here.

Use this URL to see the map online: https://goo.gl/maps/c7niuMo3oTr

This drive is 115km return and will take about 4 hours at a leisurely pace with stopping along the way. One third of the road is gravel so please drive cautiously, especially at the many river crossings that make this drive so scenic. Ensure you take your own water, a picnic lunch and warm clothes as the national park here is 1300m above sea level so it can easily get chilly under the magnificent trees.

(NB. This route may be unsuitable in times of high river levels, check with the Visitor Information Centre.)

  • Length: 115km (approx 1/3rd unsealed gravel roads)
  • Start: Visitor Information Centre at 27 Denison Street.
  • End: Gloucester township.
  • Featuring: Gloucester River valley, Gloucester Tops, Barrington Tops National Park, Andrew Laurie Lookout, Gloucester Falls, Gloucester River, Faulkland and multiple river crossings on concrete causeways  (caution advised).

Scenic Drive: Buccan Buccans Circuit

This is the best short scenic drive in Gloucester, you’ll see the remarkable Buccan Buccans (the Bucketts Mountains) from all sides, the best of our beautiful rural landscapes, cross numerous river fords with excellent picnic and swimming spots, and end up in the beautiful riverside park in the centre of Gloucester.

Download the brochure here.

Click this URL to see the map online: https://goo.gl/maps/jeJ1Q3fxLR32

This scenic drive is 34km of fully sealed road and you can do the drive easily under 60 minutes. But why not take a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic rural charm that Gloucester is famous for, there are plenty of great locations to choose from along the way.
(NB. This route may be unsuitable in times of high river levels, check with the Visitor Information Centre.)

  • Length: 34km (all sealed)
  • Start: Visitor Information Centre at 27 Denison Street.
  • End: Gloucester District Park, enter via Thunderbolts Way.
  • Featuring: Barrington village, Barrington Bridge, Barrington River valley, Rocky Crossing, Gloucester River, the Buccan Buccans, Lions Scenic Walk, Gloucester District Park and five river crossings on concrete causeways (caution advised).