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Gloucester Falls walking track

Barrington Tops National Park

Overview

Short and easy Gloucester Falls walking track, with waterfall views, scenic lookouts, and birdwatching opportunities, makes for a great family day trip to Barrington Tops National Park.

Where
Barrington Tops National Park
Distance
1.8km loop
Time suggested
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
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 take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

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.

Take a virtual tour of Gloucester Falls walking track 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