Alerts for Barrington Tops National Park: closed areas, fire bans
Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM
“The kids couldn’t stop talking about the waterfall. It beat all those videogames back home, hands down.”
When you’re hankering to get out of town, Gloucester Falls walking track is a perfect family day trip to the magnificent Gloucester Tops area in Barrington Tops National Park, near Gloucester. The kids will love the change of scenery with wonderful views of spectacular forests, mountains, and waterfalls on this short and easy walk.
From Gloucester Falls picnic area, the track leads through sub-alpine woodlands of snow gums to Andrew Laurie lookout where you can gaze across Gloucester River, and rugged tree-lined gorges to the Mountaineer peak in the east. A second lookout offers scenic vistas of the picturesque Gloucester Falls where the river plunges over the plateau to the valley below. The twin drops are breathtaking after rain.
If you’re still keen to explore the wild and beautiful Tops region, try nearby Antarctic Beech Forest walking track or combine all the routes on Gloucester Tops circuit.