Itineraries & Trails

Top things to do - Gloucester & Barrington Tops

Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre

Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre offers exciting adventure tours in the scenic foothills of the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops wilderness, just over an hour from the Pacific Highway. Try a thrilling white water adventure by canoe or kayak, or go mountain biking across high green forests. Our guided tours are graded to suit your experience with all equipment provided. Or we can hire you all the equipment you need for a self-guided paddle at your own pace.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6558 2093
Address:Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre, 126 Thunderbolts Way, Gloucester, NSW,
Email: adventure@boac.com.au
Website:www.boac.com.au
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Barrington Tops Guided Tours

Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre is pleased to announce a new guided tour for Barrington Tops. You can now enjoy a full day sightseeing with an experienced driver as your personal guide to the Tops. This tour offers an easy and comfortable way for you to see the very best features of Barrington Tops without the worries of taking your own vehicle along those unfamiliar mountain roads. The tour includes air-conditioned 4WD transport, driver/guide, lunch and tea breaks too.

A minimum of 4 people are required and includes personalised full day guided tour, accredited with NSW National Parks, air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, experienced driver/guide, lunch and morning/afternoon tea and route map.  The cost is $165 pp.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6558 2093
Address:126 Thunderbolts Way, Gloucester, NSW,
Email:adventure@boac.com.au
Website:http://www.boac.com.au
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Barrington Tops National Park

Discover an area of stunning contrasts within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Most of the park is declared wilderness, with wild and scenic rivers and winter snowcaps. A range of interesting and inspiring walks feature Antarctic beech forests, snow gum woodlands, tall eucalypt forests, high-altitude swamp and beautiful waterfalls. Wheelchair access is provided at Devils Hole lookout and the Williams River picnic area. Car-based camping is available at numerous camping spots.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6538 5300
Address:Barrington Tops National Park, Barrington Tops Forest Road, NSW,
Email:hunter.region@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/barrington-tops-national-park
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Devil Ark

Gloucester is basecamp for World Heritage Barrington Tops and high on the plateau is Devil Ark, the largest conservation breeding program on mainland Australia for the endangered Tasmanian Devil. Barrington Tops provides the perfect breeding environment for devils: the Tasmanian-like vegetation and cool, wet and snowy conditions makes the devils feel right at home! This experience in Barrington Tops is utterly unique on mainland Australia.  You’ll get up-close and personal with some devils, watch the feeding program, enjoy some new-born joeys and be immersed in the devil’s natural habitat by entering the huge free range enclosures. Tours of Devil Ark are available on selected weekends from September to May.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6558 1408
Address:Gloucester,
Website:www.devilark.com.au
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Gloucester Farmers Markets

The Gloucester Farmers’ Markets, like others along this rich route is a true farmer’s market meaning the produce offered for sale has been grown, raised or wild gathered by the stallholder. Where ‘value-added’ products are offered for sale, such as soaps, sauces, olive oil or wine; the ingredients must be grown by the stallholder or substantially sourced from growers in the region. It is an intimate, well run market in a relaxing venue where you can enjoy lunch after a healthy shop on the 2nd Saturday or each month.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6538 5250
Address:Billabong Park, Cnr of Denison Street and Billabong Lane, Gloucester, NSW,
Website:http://www.gloucesterfarmersmarkets.com.au
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