Gloucester

Travel Guide
Gloucester
Learn about this rural town’s gold mining heritage and enjoy outdoor pursuits among its Arctic beech forest, rushing river rapids and vineyards.

The small agricultural town of Gloucester has much more to offer than just timber and cattle. Trek through a UNESCO-listed rainforest, taste wine in vineyards, hurtle down rapids in a raft and go mountain biking in stunning national park surrounds.

The landscape of this region features some truly unforgettable scenery. Discover more about the history of the agricultural settlers at the Gloucester Museum, housed in the original Gloucester Shire Council Chambers building, which dates back to 1909. The museum displays a range of artefacts and memorabilia, from historical photographs to items used in daily pioneer life.

Wander around Gloucester town and admire the historic houses and school built during the 1800s. In the 19th century, gold was discovered in nearby Copeland. Find out more about the region’s gold-mining history on a guided tour of the Mountain Maid gold mine at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. The Hidden Treasure hiking track weaves through the dry rainforest past an old stamper battery and the disused mine entrance.

Adventurers will love exploring Barrington Tops National Park, once the hideout of the notorious bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt (Fred Ward). The park also hosts Devil Ark, a conservation breeding programme for the Tasmanian devil. Book your visit in advance to ensure you see these characterful and very noisy marsupials.

Hike through a UNESCO-listed rainforest and prehistoric Gondwana-era Antarctic beech forest at Barrington Tops. Listen out for rustling in the undergrowth: lyrebird, black pademelon and wombats all dwell here.

Book a white-water adventure on the Barrington River or an abseiling excursion on the Bucketts rock formation. For something more relaxing, opt for a wine-tasting session at Tugwood Wines or Faulls Ridge winery.

Drive west from Forster for an hour to reach Gloucester in New South Wales. The town has a number of cafés and restaurants to choose from, many of which serve locally grown produce. A gateway to the natural playground of the Barrington, Gloucester has an abundance of things to see and do in all seasons.

Coppers Hill Private Accommodation
Coppers Hill Private Accommodation
3 out of 5
11 Church Street, Gloucester, NSW, 2422
The price is £70 per night from 23 Aug to 24 Aug
Stay at this 3-star guesthouse in Gloucester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (100 reviews)
"The room was small but very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Generous guest amenities."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Coppers Hill Private Accommodation
Gloucester Country Lodge
Gloucester Country Lodge
2.5 out of 5
4663 Bucketts Way, Gloucester, NSW, 2422
The price is £88 per night from 23 Aug to 24 Aug
Stay at this golf motel in Gloucester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (217 reviews)
"beautiful view"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2022

Gloucester Country Lodge
Bucketts Way Motel and Restaurant
Bucketts Way Motel and Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
19 Church Street, Gloucester, NSW, 2422
The price is £79 per night from 23 Aug to 24 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star motel in Gloucester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the WiFi in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (128 reviews)
Good value for money
"Overall neat and tidy. New bathroom vanity top. Didn't like the position of the TV which was too high on the wall."

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2022

Bucketts Way Motel and Restaurant
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The Ridge - Gloucester
The Ridge - Gloucester
4.5 out of 5
135 Thunderbolts Way, Gloucester, NSW, 2422
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury holiday home in Gloucester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a lazy river. Popular attractions Billabong Native Garden and Gloucester ...
The Ridge - Gloucester
“A Secret place to slow down”
“A Secret place to slow down”
Gloucester, NSW
Stay at this cabin in Gloucester. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Billabong Native Garden and Gloucester Folk Museum are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Beautiful vistas
"The Ridge is a lovely little spot for a getaway. Far enough away from everything but also close enough to everything. Just lovely for 2."

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2022

“A Secret place to slow down”
The Ridge - Gloucester
The Ridge - Gloucester
GLOUCESTER, NSW
Stay at this golf holiday home in Gloucester. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and an arcade/games room. Our guests praise the family amenities in their reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Bliss
"Fantastic property located in a very peaceful and beautiful setting close to town. Property would be well suited to family groups. We brought our dog and she loved it. Fence is barbed wire so had to keep an eye on her but that was fine. Dan was very helpful and responded promptly to questions. Beds ..."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

The Ridge - Gloucester
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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