Gloucester

Visit Barrington Tops from Gloucester

Gloucester is in the mid north coast hinterland in the upper catchment of the Manning River, west of Forster and Taree. This is the best way to approach Barrington Tops from the eastern side and northern side.

Gloucester is a vibrant country town in a picturesque river valley at the junction of the Avon, Gloucester and Barrington Rivers, under the Buccan Buccans (the Bucketts Mountains) – a range of impressive monolithic hills. The Gloucester region is a predominantly rural area of approximately 2,900 square kilometres, of which a large proportion is National Park and State Forest. Most of the rural area is used for timber-getting, grazing, dairy farming and with several boutique farms producing herbs, olive oils.

What to do in Gloucester

Gloucester is a town full of activities, check out the things to do at the Gloucester Tourism website:

  • Visit the Folk Museum for tales from the gold-mining era.
  • Take the Bucketts Scenic Walk for panoramic valley views
  • Hire a canoe or kayak and explore the rivers.
  • View the monthly exhibitions at the Gloucester Gallery
  • Take a dip in the Gloucester Swimming Pool Complex (Olympic Pool plus indoor hydrotherapy pool)
  • Enjoy a riverside picnic & walk in the Gloucester District Park
  • Plus an impressive range of events and things to do.

Don’t miss…

  • Scenic wilderness of the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park.
  • Discovery Tour of Copeland SCA and see the artifacts left from the gold mining era.
  • Gloucester Farmers Market second Saturday of each month www.gloucesterfarmersmarket.com.au
  • Horse riding in the foothills
  • White water kayaking on the pristine Barrington River.

For more information about visiting Barrington Tops from Gloucester

Gloucester Visitor Information Centre

Ph: (02) 6538 5252
27 Denison Street
information@midcoast.nsw.gov.au
www.gloucestertourism.com.au