The Bucketts Way (Official Tourist Drive 2) is the second oldest tourist drive in New South Wales, and for good reason: this scenic loop off the Pacific Highway takes you through pretty towns and villages to dramatic mountain ranges, breathtaking views, beautiful valleys and platypus-filled rivers.
This scenic route is popular with motorcycle riders as it provides one of the best road touring experiences in NSW. Motorists will discover the historic town of Stroud, the beautifully located regional town of Gloucester, the hillside village of Krambach and the riverside village of Tinonee.
Named after the Bucketts Mountains overlooking Gloucester, The Bucketts Way is a section of the previous State Highway 10 (changed in 1931 to the Pacific Highway), between Raymond Terrace and Taree between August 1928 and 1952.
The Bucketts Way provides a vital link to Barrington Tops via Gloucester and access to the New England region via Thunderbolts Way.
Pure joy as you wake to the sunrise. Awe as you make it to the snowy peak. A sense of adventure as you motor across red plains. The relief of rejuvenation as you wade into an alpine stream. Connection as you taste native, fragrant leaves. A sense of belonging as you return to your favourite holiday house. Freedom as you dash into the waves. Discover the endless feelings a visit to NSW can inspire.
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