Located close to the Devil 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!
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Essentially Barrington’s Farmgate Tour is a gourmet farmgate experience where you can savour the freshest produce that the Gloucester and Barrington districts have to offer.
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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 streams in the foothills of the beautiful Barrington Tops and Cobark Valley.
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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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Devil Ark Tours | 2016 dates

There’s no other experience like this on the Australian mainland! You’ve all heard about the Devil Ark conservation project in Barrington Tops, now you can join a tour to see these iconic Tasmanian animals in a wild environment and meet some joeys up close!

Tour groups are met by the Devil Ark supervisor at the Victoria Pub at Moonan Flat (on the western side of Barrington Tops) at 9.00am on the day of the tour to accompany you to Devil Ark in your own car for a 10.00am tour start. Participants travelling from Gloucester should contact the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre to arrange a closer meeting point at Honeysuckle Picnic Area instead.

This fully escorted tour runs for 2.5 hours at Devil Ark and features a tour of the Devil Ark Centre, complete with state of the art displays. The tour will then take in some devil enrichment, a special form of feeding which encourages wild behaviour, interaction with joeys born at Devil Ark earlier this year and a rare chance to become immersed in the devil’s natural habitat by entering huge free range enclosures to witness wild devils in truly wild conditions.

Space is limited to 12 persons per departure, adults $150; child 8-15yrs $100.

Book online at www.devilark.org.au/devil-ark-tours

  • Saturday 2 January 2016
  • Saturday 16 January 2016
  • Saturday 13 February 2016
  • Saturday 5 March 2016
  • Saturday 2 April 2016
  • Saturday 7 May 2016
  • Saturday 11 June 2016
  • Saturday 2 July 2016
  • Saturday 6 August 2016
  • Saturday 3 September 2016
  • Saturday 17 September 2016
  • Saturday 1 October 2016
  • Saturday 15 October 2016
  • Saturday 5 November 2016
  • Saturday 19 November 2016
  • Saturday 3 December 2016
  • Saturday 17 December 2016

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).

Devils in the Wild Tour – Sat 5 Dec 2015

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. Limited departures throughout the year with limited spots makes this a highly sought tour… Read More