Get up close to Tassie Devil joeys 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 truly wild conditions. Plus meet some devil joeys: wickedly cute! Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester#TheBuckettsWay http://www.visitgloucester.com.au HOW: Devil Ark conservation facility at Tomalla in Barrington Tops via Gloucester, New South…

Choose a country road to rediscovery

Pick a road, any road, the scenic country drives are all so beautiful around Gloucester and Barrington Tops. Some take you to a stunning destination to view and to photograph; others lead you on a scenic journey through beautiful countryside that could start you thinking about a tree-change. Take one of our winding country roads…

Ride the riverside trails of Captain Thunderbolt

Horse riding in the scenic foothills of Barrington Tops will inspire you with panoramic views and wildlife sightings. Let your horse take you to the prettiest river crossings of the Cobark River as you ride the mountain trails and pristine rivers traversed by the legendary bushranger Captain Thunderbolt! Options include fully guided horse riding tours, pony…

Camp in the 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, especially with our friends over at #visitnswforests #youcanbringyourdog (Photo courtesy of Visit NSW State Forests) Add this experience to #YourBuckettsList #TopThingsToDoGloucester #TheBuckettsWay http://www.visitgloucester.com.au Dogs under control…

Listen to the river as it works magic on your stress

Summertime camping is just magic when there’s flowing water nearby for swimming, paddling, fishing or just floating around on a lilo. Even the sound of the river will help wash away the stress of your busy year. There are plenty of riverside camping options around Gloucester and Barrington Tops, in fact there’s space for over…

Taste nature’s purest in Gloucester Tops

At Gloucester Tops within Barrington Tops National Park you can step behind the green curtain into a dimly lit world of ancient Antarctic beech, brightly coloured fungi, towering tree ferns and pure mountain streams tumbling down mossy cascades. The magical nature of Gondwanaland…. rare and pure but still visible after millions of years at Barrington…

Listen to the lyrebirds at The Firs in Barrington Tops

The Firs is an unusual picnic area high in Barrington Tops surrounded by old Douglas firs… a type of pine tree. You’ll think you’re in Vancouver until you realise the dozen different bird calls (and even the motorcycle sound) are all coming from that lovely lyre bird perched on a log in the cool deep shadows….

Bass & Trout Fishing

Trout Season OPEN | Midnight, Friday – October long weekend CLOSE | Midnight, Monday – June long weekend Bass Season OPEN | 1st September CLOSE | 30th April The rivers in the Gloucester region come under the Peel District and are classed as general trout streams. Mullet, catfish, eels and herring start arriving in our local rivers towards the end…

Carson’s Pioneer Lookout

Carson’s lookout is located on the Thunderbolt’s Way approximately 45km north of Gloucester. Named after Gloucester resident Eric Carson (1913-1999). Eric was a member of the team who built the first road up the mountain back in 1961, the original road was only 32kms long. Gloucester Rotary Club constructed the lookout to commemorate the achievements…

Best Sydney Walk #4 is actually in Barrington Tops

The Urban List has ranked Gloucester Tops Circuit as Sydney’s Best Walk #4… but it’s actually in Barrington Tops. A bushwalker’s utopia, Barrington Tops is a not-so remote section of NSW offering hikers prepared to get off the beaten track the sweetest of rewards. Gloucester Tops Circuit is the standout 7km loop as it combines three…

Barrington Tops Snow Conditions Update: 14 Sep 2017

Issued at 10.30am on 14 Sep 2017: Snow cover There has been a light dusting of snow across the Barrington Tops overnight with some settled snow between Barrington Trail and 4km east of the Dingo Gate. Given predicted weather conditions reasonable snow cover is likely to remain on the ground today but will likely melt…

Stay Snow Safe

During snow season ensure you are prepared &  informed! Before heading up to Barrington Tops or other high altitude areas to see the snow, make sure you have all the information you need. #staysnowsafe Before you leave home check the weather forecast with the Bureau of Meteorology. Before you leave home check whether the road…

Throw the winning brick or rolling pin at Stroud

Can you throw a mean discus or even a thong? Then you’ll love the annual Stroud Brick and Pin Throwing Competition. This international event is hotly contested in the four towns named Stroud around the world and you’ll need to beat 43.4m for a brick and 47.6m for a pin. So start working those quads,…

Find a spiritual haven for the world weary

Isn’t it time you disconnected to reconnect? This extraordinary stone circle labyrinth is just one of many transformative experiences for those seeking respite from an intrusive world. Try solstice walks, full moon walks, sacred rituals, meditation, mandala making, one day wellbeing retreats or just a weekend getaway. You may just find your glorious higher self….

Listen to original bush poetry in a cattleyard arena

Bush poetry is verse with regular rhyme and rhythm, best heard recited rather than read.  It can be long or short but it always tells a story with a distinct and satisfying conclusion. Bring a comfy cushion, your esky and supper for an event like no other in Gloucester: original bush poetry by award winning…