Taste nature’s purest in Gloucester Tops

At Gloucester Tops within Barrington Tops National Park step behind the green curtain into a dimly lit world of ancient Antarctic beech, towering tree ferns & pure mountain streams. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Push a gold mining cart hidden in a rainforest

Touch relics from gold rush days at the heritage Mountain Maid mine, hidden deep in the cool rainforest at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Ride the riverside trails of Captain Thunderbolt

Horse riding in the scenic foothills of Barrington Tops will inspire you with panoramic views, wildlife sightings & the prettiest river crossings of the Cobark River. #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Motorcycle-friendly Gloucester

Designated motorcycle parking has finally made it to Gloucester’s main street. Part of the Rotary Club’s Motorcycle Friendly Project, the motorcycle-only parking zone is located outside the Avon Valley Inn on Church Street.

Listen to the lyrebirds in Barrington Tops

At The Firs you’ll think you’re in Vancouver until you realise the dozen different bird calls are all coming from that lyre bird perched on a log in the deep shadows. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Toss a snow ball in Barrington Tops

Barrington Tops gets a regular dusting of winter snow so it’s not too far to drive for your family’s first snow ball fight. Just don’t forget to duck. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Choose a country road to rediscovery

Pick a scenic country drive, they are all so beautiful around Gloucester & Barrington Tops. Take one of our winding country roads & it may just straighten out your thinking! Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Cool off where the platypus play

Swim in platypus habitat in the Gloucester River close to town or a short drive takes you to the platypus-friendly Barrington River, Barnard River or Manning River. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Bike, paddle, run in the Gloucester Tri Challenge

A race for skilled athletes: 20km mountain bike ride, 10km kayak paddle, plus 8km run. Yes, all on the same day, back to back. Do you have what it takes? Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Enjoy a natural spa in the Barrington River

Wash aware your cares at The Steps rapids on the Barrington River, it may be the only wellbeing treatment you need. #Gloucesterswimming #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Dusty’s Astro Tours of the Night Sky

Take a tour of the night sky with an experienced guide and powerful telescopes! You’ll marvel at the star clusters, planets, nebulae, our own awesome Milky Way galaxy and learn about our place in the solar system.

Elk and Willow Boutique

Elk and Willow offers a beautifully curated collection of men’s & women’s clothing, shoes & accessories, homewares, gifts and lifestyle pieces.

Counting waterfalls & cascades in Barrington Tops

The pure waters of Barrington Tops tumble off the high volcanic plateau via discreet falls & cascades, in many hidden ravines & secret gullies. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester #TheBuckettsWay

Gloucester Bookshop

Nothing beats a real book and the Gloucester Bookshop has the best books in town! An independent bookshop that’s full of treasures, plus a comprehensive range of maps, road atlases and topographical maps.

Cool forest walks – Gloucester Falls Track

Gloucester Falls Track at the Gloucester Tops precinct within Barrington Tops offers a short & easy walk that rewards you with a lookout & waterfall at the end of a very scenic drive. #coolforestwalks

Cool forest walks – Gloucester River Track

Gloucester River Track has it all: scenic views, walking, swimming, picnicking, wildlife & birdwatching… all at the Gloucester Tops precinct of Barrington Tops. #coolforestwalks

Cool forest walks – Basin Loop Track

Basin Loop Track is part of a longer walk with scenic views of Copeland Tops State Conservation Area via historic Old Copeland Road. #coolforestwalks

Swimming – Stroud Pool

Summertime swimming with free entry, now that’s hard to beat! The Stroud Swimming Pool opens early & closes late so it’s perfect for those long hot summer days. #Stroudswimming

Gloucester swimming – Manning River

Enjoy wilderness swimming in the Manning River, the longest river in the Manning catchment with its source high in the Barrington Tops plateau. #Gloucesterswimming

Gloucester swimming – Barnard River

The Barnard River is one of the many “secret” rivers around Gloucester, passing through remote locations for swimming in the wilderness. #Gloucesterswimming

Essentially Barrington Tours

With the World Heritage of Barrington Tops as our backdrop, nature favours our region, as evidenced by the quality and diversity of our produce.

Nanna’s Homewares & Antiques

Nanna’s Homewares & Antiques stocks a range of classic furniture, clothing, decorations & jewellery to give you & your home a touch of charm. There’s also a great range of accessories for home & for camping too plus fun stuff for kids & gifts for all occasions. Nanna’s Homewares & Antiques will be open every…

Gloucester Max Value Pharmacy

Gloucester’s premier chemist is the Max Value Pharmacy, a local business focused on the importance of helping you & your family stay healthy. They do far more than just fill your prescriptions.

Craven Creek Music Association

The Craven Creek Music Association is a community group that presents an extraordinary event of classical music performed in an old wool shed by talented musicians.

Picnics at The Steps

The Steps is an exceptional spot for a riverside picnic at the most picturesque rapids on the Barrington River & it’s available for day users to enjoy swimming, exploring & mountain biking.

Deck Decor

There’s always room for more beautiful things in your life, and now you can find them here at Deck Decor in Gloucester.

Gloucester Garden Centre

The biggest & best garden centre in Gloucester offers a huge selection of plants for your home & garden, vegie patch, balcony or farm!

Helloworld Gloucester

Helloworld Gloucester provides travellers with expert advice to ensure your next holiday is a memorable adventure.

McRaes Fashion Centre

McRae’s Fashion Centre is a family-owned store with a large variety of women’s fashion, accessories, special gifts & much more!

Devil’s Retreat

Located close to the Aussie Ark conservation facility near Barrington Tops, Devil’s Retreat is a farmstay-style retreat that’s the perfect place to relax with tickets to see the Tassie Devils included!

Gloucester Mosaics Walk

Take a self-guided walk through the history of Gloucester depicted in art on the Gloucester Mosaics Walk.

Stroud Pharmacy

Stroud Pharmacy takes the headache out of shopping for your pharmacy needs offering everything from health, skin care, weight loss & everyone’s favourite big-name shopping brands.

Gloucester Veterinary Hospital

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, all pet owners should know where the Gloucester Veterinary Hospital is located, for check-ups, sickness or emergencies.

Gloucester Health Foods

Open 6 days, Gloucester Health Foods is a much-loved Gloucester establishment & can provide all your health food needs. Bring your own containers for bulk buy savings!

The Steps Mountain Bike Park

Looking for some outdoor activity off the river? Then take your mountain bike to The Steps Mountain Bike Park – the only purpose-built mountain bike park in the region!

Gloucester Tennis Club

Be part of the great sport of tennis at the friendliest club in Gloucester! Join the Social Club to play on our lovely all weather courts for $7 for the morning’s fun at Gloucester Tennis Club.

Random Adventure Gear

Random Adventure Gear is Gloucester’s premier adventure gear and camping gear outlet for regular paddlers, hikers & mountain bikers.

Stroud Butchery

Stop by at Stroud Butchery & pick up some of the best meat available in the region, they’ll even cryovac your camping meat order to make your fireside cooking oh so easy!

DD’s Little Lolly Shop

Fancy some sweet childhood memories? Check out the latest specialty store to open in Gloucester: DD’s Little Lolly Shop for a sweet trip down memory lane.

Gloucester Tucker Patch

The Tucker Patch is a unique demonstration & working food-growing garden with the future of the world at its heart!

Gloucester Farmers Market

Discover Gloucester’s fresh food treasure and stock up on foods that will give you energy, vitality and a twinkle in your eye.

Hillview Herb Farm

Hillview Herb Farm offers scenic farmgate tours, open for group bookings by arrangement or as part of Essentially Barrington’s Farm Gate Tour.

The Crepe Myrtle Tea & Coffee Rooms Stroud

In the pretty village of Stroud, south of Gloucester, the Crepe Myrtle Tea & Coffee Rooms offers all day breakfasts, a delicious range of teas and has regular high tea events.

Perenti Cafe

Perenti Cafe’s aim is to serve exceptional meals & beverages with Toby’s Estate coffee, teas, freshly squeezed juices and frappes in a modern & relaxed atmosphere.

Gloucester Bowling Club

Gloucester Bowling Club is centrally located within the beautiful district park, you’ll have close-up views of the Bucketts Mountains as you play lawn bowls or share a drink with friends.

Gloucester Soldiers Club

Gloucester Soldiers Club offers a relaxed atmosphere, features a wheelchair accessible lift & provides all the usual facilities of a modern services club: drinks, food, events & community.

Gloucester Arts Cultural Council Inc (GACCI)

Fondly known locally as simply GACCI, the Gloucester Arts & Cultural Council is responsible for bring a wealth of cultural entertainment to Gloucester: arts, live music plus live the

Gloucester Museum

Gloucester Museum is full of fascinating history & valuable artifacts from early European settlement times back to 1826.

Gloucester Gallery

The Gloucester Gallery is a community gallery space offering an impressive program of monthly exhibitions by local artists & community groups.

Villa d’Esta Winery

Villa d’Esta Winery is famous for producing easy-drinking styles, suitable for the table & ready to be enjoyed in the short term. Enjoy some today!

Gap Hill Winery

Gap Hill Winery specialises in quality verdelho wine that’s dry, fresh, fruity and flavoursome – and popular!

Tugwood Winery

The setting of Tugwood Winery is like being on a movie set & the wines are also winners, so make sure you leave room in your car boot!

Gloucester River Winery

Gloucester River Winery enjoys the most scenic setting of any winery in the Gloucester valley, you’ll love the intimate views of the stunning Buccan Buccans (the Bucketts Mountains).

Faulls Ridge Winery

Faulls Ridge boutique vineyard offers intimate wine tastings in the rolling hills overlooking beautiful Gloucester.

Woko National Park

Woko is wild. This national park is a steep & rugged landscape with large swathes of wet & dry rainforest, rocky outcroppings & the Manning River passing through it.

Gloucester Tops National Park

If you only have half a day to spare in the region then Gloucester Tops is your best option to experience a taste of our stunning world heritage wilderness.

Copeland Historic Gold Mine Tour

Be guided through this heritage gold mining precinct within Copeland SCA now protected by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Hebbys Bakery

Hebbys Bakery has a range of delicious meat pies, pastries, cakes & goodies to tempt your taste buds as well as hot & cold refreshments, tea & coffee. Good old-fashioned perfection!

The Roundabout Inn

The Roundabout Inn is a reasonably priced & comfy motel at the northern end of Gloucester’s main street, at the roundabout of course.

Barrington Store

Stock up on petrol & provisions at the Barrington Store, the last stop on Thunderbolts Way for travellers heading west to Barrington Tops & Scone or north to the New England region.

Walk with dinosaur ghosts in Barrington Tops

Is that a meat-eating Australovenator (“Southern Hunter”) waiting for you beyond those fern trees or just a harmless herbivore Minmi? Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Paddle like an explorer on the Barrington River

Fed by waters tumbling down from Barrington Tops, the Barrington River offers paddling adventures for modern day explorers. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Picnic spots

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.

River Swimming

The swimming opportunities in Gloucester and Barrington Tops make it feel like the local swimming season runs almost year round.

Swimming – Gloucester Olympic Pool

The perfect place to cool off is right in town, at the Olympic swimming pool complex: lap pool, wading pool with water feature & picnic area. #Gloucesterswimming

Gloucester Hydrotherapy Pool

The swimming pool complex in Gloucester District Park includes a 13 metre hydrotherapy pool with toilets and change rooms. The pool is open year round and is heated to 34°C.

Horse riding along the Cobark River

For spectacular horse riding near Gloucester, come and join other horse lovers and ride over the mountain trails and stream in the foothills of the beautiful Barrington Tops and Cobark Valley.

Abseiling

The thrill of going over a rocky cliff and defying gravity is one of the great lures of abseiling & you can try it at two scenic locations in Gloucester.

Mountain Biking at The Steps

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!

Barrington Tops Interpretive Tour

You’ll need a full day to see the best of World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops & this National Parks Eco Pass accredited tour has it all.

Find the missing aeroplanes in Barrington Tops

Missing aeroplanes and lost souls are some of the many secrets kept safe by mysterious Barrington Tops. Do you know where to find them? Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Discover your own waterfall in Gloucester Tops

The Gloucester River is born at a series of cascades high in Gloucester Tops, have you discovered them all? Take a walk, take a swim. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Hear world class performances in an old wool shed

The Craven Creek Concert Series is a unique classical music event where the sounds of Mozart, Ravel & Vivaldi meet the sounds of cows and cockatoos. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Shelter in an explorer’s hut in Barrington Tops

In Barrington Tops over 60 years ago, Newcastle Bushwalking Club built two huts for hikers needing shelter. Find the huts and sleep in history. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Ride the Barrington River white water express

White water rafting on the Barrington River past rushing rushing river bends, solid rock banks and riverside trees that are now immersed midstream! Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Get fresh at Gloucester Farmers Market

Discover Gloucester’s fresh food treasure and stock up on farmers market specialities for energy, vitality and a twinkle in your eye. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Get up close to Tassie Devil joeys in Barrington Tops

Hidden in Barrington Tops, there’s no other experience like this on the Australian mainland! Become immersed in the devil’s huge free range enclosures to witness Tassie Devils in wild conditions & meet some Tassie Devil joeys… wickedly cute! #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Camp in the state forest with your best pal

Wake up to your camping holiday with a morning lick from your best furry pal. There are plenty of options around the Gloucester region for camping with well-behaved dogs. #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Listen to the river as it works magic on your stress

You’ll find exceptional riverside campgrounds in Gloucester & locations nearby, also in our many national parks, state forest & reserves. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Camp at high-altitude Polblue in Barrington Tops

Polblue in Barrington Tops is the highest campground in NSW that you can drive to. So forget the hiking backpacks, bring your camper trailer for some comfy camping. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Meander on the Manning in Woko National Park

At Woko National Park the Manning River flows gently past Woko Campground with easy bushwalking tracks, plentiful wildlife & a genuine wilderness feel. #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Devil Ark Tours: 2017 dates

Visit the Devil Ark conservation project in Barrington Tops and see Tasmanian Devils up close and personal on this sensational guided tour of the facility. Devil Ark tours are limited departures throughout the year with limited spots makes this a highly sought-after experience.

Feel the forests of Gondwanaland in Barrington Tops

Embrace the energy of 1000-year-old trees in Gondwana rainforests in Barrington Tops, you’ll feel like you’re on the filmset for Lord of The Rings. Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester

Long weekend wine tasting 11-13 June 2016

A short drive around Gloucester takes you to several boutique wineries open all long weekend with beautiful views to match their wines. Make a good start at Gloucester River Winery nestled under the Bucketts Mountains on Stantons Lane, off Faulkland Road…