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, large 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. Gloucester Shire 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. The township of Gloucester is the main commercial, industrial and urban centre of the Shire.
What to do in Gloucester
There are varieties of different activities you can choose to take part in while visiting Gloucester:
- Visit the Folk Museum and St Clements Park to see the original schoolhouse and folk museum for tales from the gold-mining era.
- Take the Bucketts Scenic Walk for panoramic valley views
- Hire a canoe and explore the rivers.
- Gloucester Gallery
- Gloucester Swimming Pool Complex
- Boomerang Walk in the beautiful local park
- Impressive range of events and things to do.
- 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.
- Community markets on the Saturday of each long weekend.
- Gloucester Farmers Market second Saturday of each month http://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