Gloucester Tops circuit starts at Gloucester Falls picnic area is in the Gloucester Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:
- From Bucketts Way, between Gloucester and Stroud.
- Turn into Gloucester Tops Road and continue to Gloucester River
- Continue past the river for approximately 40 minutes
- Take the left fork to Gloucester Tops picnic area
- Turn left here and continue to Gloucester Falls picnic area
Alternatively, the circuit can also be started from:
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- All weather
Parking is available at Gloucester Falls picnic area.
Gloucester Falls walking track partially closed - Gloucester Falls walking track
Due to severe damage from an uprooted tree, Gloucester Falls walking track in Barrington Tops National Park remains temporarily closed. Visitors can still access the lookouts. For more information, please contact the Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Winter road conditions in Barrington Tops
Visitors are advised to be prepared for extreme weather and driving conditions when visiting Barrington Tops over the winter months. As a bare minimum people should take with them:
- Additional warm clothing
- Food and water sufficient for all members of the party for the duration of the stay – with some reserve for unforseen circumstances
- 3G or equivalent telephone capable of transmitting from remote areas (be aware that phone reception is extremely unreliable in most areas of the Barrington wilderness)
Additionally, walkers are advised only to attempt trips within the capability of their equipment and experience and to carry:
- Up to date maps
- Compass and/or hand held GPS
- Suitable footwear
All people entering remote areas, whether by vehicle or on foot, should inform a family member or other responsible person of their travel plans and expected date and time of return. Visitors are also reminded that condition of the roads in Barrington Tops National Park can vary, depending on weather and level of use. This includes Barrington Tops Forest Road, which at times can be corrugated with potholes. Motorists are advised to be prepared for variable road conditions at all times, and to drive carefully according to conditions, includes reducing speed. For more information contact Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6558 1408, Scone Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6540 1300, or call National Parks and Wildlife at Gloucester on (02) 6538 5300 / Scone on (02) 6540 2300.
upcoming fire bans
Fire ban (Sunday 23 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Sunday 23 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire