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. Read More

Welcome to the Barrington Coast, where the leaves touch the waters from the mountains to the sea.

Encompassing the Great Lakes, Manning Valley, Gloucester and the Barrington plateau, the region spans 10,053 kms² from World Heritage Barrington Tops to the Pacific Ocean on the mid north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

More than a holiday destination, the Barrington Coast is a place of discovery, from the mountains to the sea and everywhere in between. Located at the highest point of the region is Barrington Tops at 1586m above sea level, the highest point in the country outside the Australian Alps.

Indulge your curiosity, seek the road less travelled and take delight in the wonders of our region.

Explore high-altitude ancient rainforests and fertile valleys rich in agriculture; embrace charming towns and welcoming smiles; discover mighty rivers, untouched waterways and breathtaking beaches.

(Photo: Beth Miller)


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. Read More

Commercial or domestic, whether you’re a resident or a visitor, sometimes the best place for a really good clean is the local laundromat: extra big loads, blankets, doonas, guest bedsheets, accommodation linen and more! Read More

Situated 14km north east of Gloucester via tar-sealed road, Barrington River Lodge is a contemporary mudbrick lodge perfect for schools, church groups & large family groups.
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A very comfy B&B at the most convenient location in Gloucester: across the road from the lovely Gloucester District Park, minutes walk from the town centre.
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For quick and professional rego checks, honest mechanical repairs, log book servicing plus the biggest range of tyre brands & wheels for your vehicle, trailer, tractor or van.
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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.

  • WHERE: 76 Church St, Gloucester NSW
  • OPEN: Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.30pm ; Saturday – 10.00am to 2.00pm
  • CONTACT: 02 6558 1208

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.
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For those who really like to stretch their legs, Basin Loop Track is the longest walking trail in Copeland Tops. This continuation of Hidden Treasure Track follows, for the northern part of its loop, historic Old Copeland Road. Read More

Hidden Treasure track is a walking route through dry rainforest at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area that takes in remnants of the area’s gold mining heritage, including a historic boiler & disused mine entrance. Read More

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. Read More

The Gloucester River is formed at a series of cascades at Gloucester Falls high in Barrington Tops. The headwaters are cloaked in groves of tree ferns, snow gums & Antarctic Beech trees in a landscape direct from ancient Gondwanaland. Read More

The Barrington River is one of the largest rivers in the Manning catchment, being fed by high-altitude wetlands in Barrington Tops plus other smaller tributaries coming down from the plateau. Read More

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 Sunday from 10.00am to 3.00pm leading up to Christmas including Christmas Eve, for all your last minute Christmas shopping!
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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.
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Leisuretime In Gloucester is a fresh, tastefully decorated 1 bedroom apartment in the centre of Gloucester’s main street – Church Street. You can’t get more convenient! Read More

In the scenic mid north coast hinterland of New South Wales, Gloucester offers authentic Australian country experiences. Gloucester is the closest town to the renowned wilderness destinations of World Heritage Barrington Tops, Gloucester Tops, Copeland Tops and Woko. Read More

Universities of the Third Age (U3As) are voluntary, self-help organisations. No qualifications are required to join, neither are qualifications awarded, but you’ll have lots of fun & meet lots of new friends!
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Kings Lodge is a fully furnished 4 bedroom home offering comfortable self-contained accommodation for your Gloucester visit, within easy walking distance to the shopping centre on the main street.
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The Ridge offers luxury self-contained accommodation in Gloucester where you can enjoy stunning views from its commanding position at the foot of the Bucketts Mountains.
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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. Read More

Groundswell Gloucester is a not-for-profit incorporated community group seeking to grow Gloucester sustainably & protect it from destructive industries. Read More

The Barrington Community Hall in the village of Barrington holds regular community events & is available for hire. It’s perfect for your next meeting, private event or community gathering.
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