Outdoor adventure

Gloucester is the place for outdoor adventure perfect for mountain biking, horse riding and kayaking on the Barrington river. More information

Canoe, Kayak and Mountain Bike Hire

You can hire Canoes, Kayaks and Mountain Bikes (restrictions may apply) from Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre, only 5 minutes from Gloucester on the Thunderbolts Way. More Information


Barrington Tops has some of the most spectacular lookouts in the region. A couple of lookouts are close to town within 7km, where as Devils Hole, Thunderbolts and Carson’s are a scenic drive away approximately 50kms from Gloucester. More Information

Picnic spots & Parks

Gloucester has an enviable selection of scenic parks for picnics, walks, events, family fun time, group celebrations in the open air, or just a doze under a shady tree. Many new residents have fallen in love with Gloucester at one or more of these beautiful spots, so be careful… you may just end up as neighbour! More information


The rivers in the Gloucester district are listed as general trout streams, with rainbow trout the most common trout in the area. Fishing season is open for 9 months and starts Saturday the October long weekend through to Monday night of the June long weekend. There is a three month break in the season to allow for breeding. Fishing licences can be picked up from the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre where you can also pick up a copy of the Recreational Freshwater fishing guide. More Information

Tours and walks 

There’s so much to see and do in Gloucester. Take a tour of the historic Copeland gold mine, if food and wine is your thing visit one of our local wineries. We have several working farms that welcome tourists and are happy to give you a tour for a small fee. For the adventurous canoe or kayak along the pristine rivers that cascade down from the high altitude wetlands, finish the day with a horse ride in the foothills of the Barrington Tops. More information

National parks and conservation areas

The Barrington Tops wilderness area forms part of the Gondwana Rainforest network. The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, extending past Newcastle to the south-east of Queensland. The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia are World Heritage-listed, thriving with plants and wildlife, and an outstanding example of the major stages of Earth’s evolution. More information


We have a whole site dedicated to the amazing diversity of events, things to do and happenings around Gloucester, you’ll find some of these listed on the right side of this page. For all the info go to Events Gloucester you’ll find up-to-date information on what is happening in and around Gloucester. More information


Enjoy intimate wine tastings in the beautiful Gloucester country side from a range of local vineyards. More information


Gloucester offers a range of sporting activities to cater to all age groups and capabilities. More information

Galleries and museums

The Gloucester Gallery is a community gallery space located in the historic School of Arts building in the town centre of Gloucester. The Gallery hosts a program of monthly exhibitions by artists and community groups. Gloucester also has a historical museum and a tour to the historic gold mine at Copeland.  More information

Farmers Market

Discover Gloucester’s fresh food treasure and stock up on foods that will give you energy, vitality and a twinkle in your eye. This is just like how country markets used to be, with locally grown fresh fruit and veg, baked goods, cheeses, eggs, honey, olive oils, wines, cut flowers, soaps and all manner of artisan-made local produce. You can’t buy fresher,  get in early for the best of the best. More information