Gloucester is the closest town to the renowned wilderness destinations of World Heritage Barrington Tops, Woko and Copeland Tops.
Your short detour off the Pacific Highway to Gloucester via the Bucketts Way is one of the state's oldest tourist drives, and for good reason. Short scenic drives around the district take you to dramatic mountain ranges, breathtaking views, beautiful valleys and platypus-filled rivers. Gloucester is a pretty country town with a remarkable backdrop of the Bucketts Mountains surrounded by three rivers, productive farming valleys and high forested mountains. Plus the golf course is the prettiest in the state!
Outdoor activities are their specialty. Try white water paddling by canoe or kayak, the rivers are good for all experience levels, or try horse riding along scenic riverside trails. Plus there are plenty of walking trails in the parks that take you to rarely visited waterfalls, wetlands and breathtaking lookouts.