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Gloucester Falls picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park


A family friendly day trip, Gloucester Falls picnic area offers walking, picnicking, rainforest, and waterfalls in Barrington Tops National Park, between Stroud and Gloucester.

Picnic areas
Barrington Tops National Park
Please note
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Gloucester River and Gloucester Tops may be inaccessible during wet weather.
  • Remember to bring your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

Deep in the Gloucester Tops in Barrington Tops National Park, this picnic area is a great base for exploring the surrounding unique rainforest. Gloucester Falls picnic area is a perfect destination for a family day trip where you’ll be walking through ancient forests and past glorious waterfalls.

Not far from Gloucester Tops picnic area, there are several small picnic spots dotted among snow and mountain gums. Nearby, a network of wonderful short walks is combined in scenic Gloucester Tops circuit walk. This medium walk takes in Antarctic beech trees, Gloucester Falls, and magnificent views across a variety of landscapes. 

As you unpack the picnic hamper in your own secluded spot, the call of the eastern whip-bird might be heard echoing through the trees. Nearby interpretive signs will help you make the most of your visit to this spectacular, historic wilderness area.

Take a virtual tour of Gloucester Falls picnic area captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Gloucester Falls track, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government