Gloucester sits in a picturesque river valley surrounded by hills at the junction of the Avon, Gloucester and Barrington rivers. The closest town to Barrington Tops National Park, it makes a perfect base for adventurous activities and tours in the region, including trout fishing, canoeing, horseriding, bushwalking and camping in the park. From holiday parks to farm stays and homesteads, there’s a wide range of accommodation available.
If you’re looking for something a little more sedate and civilised, sample a local drop at Tugwood Wines and Faulls Ridge wineries. Or, drop in to the Gloucester Folk Museum for some local history and culture, then relax in a local cafe or restaurant. The Gloucester Farmers Market offers premium quality, locally grown or produced products. It runs every Saturday from July to December and stocks products ranging from soaps to olive oil, wine and cheese. For detailed information about things to do in Gloucester, go to the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre.
Thunderbolts Way Drive
Lookout and rest stop on the Thunderbolts Way drive, Gloucester. Image Hamilton Lund
Gloucester Falls at Gloucester Tops. Image Hamilton Lund
Gloucester Tops, Barrington Tops NP
Camping grounds at Gloucester Tops, Barrington Tops National Park. Image Hamilton Lund
Barrington Outdoor Adventure CentreBarrington Outdoor Adventure Centre at Barrington Tops National Park. Footage courtesy of Sydney Weekender