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 reasons: Gloucester is a pretty country town with a remarkable backdrop of the Bucketts Mountains. Short scenic drives take you to dramatic mountain ranges, breathtaking views, beautiful valleys and platypus-filled rivers.
Gloucester is the closest town to the renowned wilderness of World Heritage Barrington Tops which gets a regular dusting of snow each winter. You’ll be enthralled by high altitude ancient rainforests of Gondwanaland, towering tree fern groves, snow gum meadows and exhilarating mountain views.
Outdoor adventures and activities are a specialty: white water paddling by canoe or kayak; horse riding along scenic riverside trails; plenty of fishing spots; plus an endless choice of graded walking trails in the national parks that take you to rarely visited waterfalls, wetlands and breathtaking lookouts.
Gloucester offers accommodation styles and budgets to suit everyone: leafy campgrounds and caravan sites in town plus more beautiful camping areas scattered across the region; warm self-contained holiday houses and serviced units; award-winning B and Bs; comfy motels and even a few luxury resorts in beautiful locations.