Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

In the foothills of Barrington Tops, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area offers rainforest walking tracks, picnic areas, birdwatching and guided tours at a historic mine that are great for school excursions.

Two types of gold have been discovered within the New South Wales area now known as Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. The first was ‘red gold’, which was red cedar highly sought after by Australia’s European settlers. It was the early explorers who came to log along these mountain ridges who then discovered the shiny type, and goldmining took off too. Although conditions would have been tough back then in this rugged and remote area, you’ll discover that it’s actually a beautiful place to have worked in.

Copeland Tops, home to the most accessible tract of rare dry rainforest in the Gloucester district, is simply gorgeous. Hike along old logging tracks beneath a canopy of towering trees on one of the park’s scenic walking trails. There are plenty of great places to picnic. To learn more about the area’s mining heritage, join one of our Discovery tours of Mountain Maid gold mine.

Nearby events

  1. Gloucester Farmers Market

    Saturday 08 September 2018 , Gloucester

    Get fresh with Gloucester Farmers Market on the second Saturday of each month! 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 ma…

    08 Sep
  2. Mountain Man Tri Challenge

    Sunday 09 September 2018 , Gloucester

    Cycle, paddle, run… do you have what it takes? This annual Gloucester sporting event draws athletes from across the state for three challenging race legs: mountain biking across the Bucketts Mountains, kayaking on the Barrington River, then…

    09 Sep
  3. Gloucester AH and P District Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Gloucester

    There’s nothing like a country show to see the true Aussie spirit of hard working farmers, food growers and skilled residents of a small country town. So don’t miss this annual Gloucester Show extravaganza with all your favourite highligh…

    16 Mar - 17 Mar