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Travel guide Gloucester - Barrington Tops

Dam It Getaway - a family-friendly experience
By Bev Price

Dam It Getaway is a beautiful property set on 78 acres of farmland, situated 8km from Gloucester and only 30 minutes to the World Heritage Barrington Tops National Park. The Bowman River runs through the property, take a walk to the river where you can go for a swim in summer, or go for a paddle in the canoe provided. The property has an outdoor pool and spa with magnificent views over the valley. The perfect place to sit back, relax and have a drink! At Dam It Getaway you can choose from a three bedroom homestead, which sleeps six people comfortably or a two bedroom cabin, which sleeps four people. The pool and spa are conveniently located in the middle of both accommodation options. Children have the space to run around without parents worrying about where they are, what t... Read more

Review - Dam It Getaway
By Lisa Powell

81 Kia-Ora Hill Road Bowman Farm Gloucester NSW This lovely rural property is set high on a hill with spectacular views and is a home away from home with everything you need for a weekend or week away … relax with the abundant birdlife, kangaroos and get back in touch with nature – and yourself. Overall rating? Excellent What makes Dam It Getaway different? Its location in the Barrington Tops region means that everywhere you look there is another glorious view, and the property offers comfort, seclusion and serenity. The house is self-contained and milk, tea and coffee are supplied and the owners are happy to do a shop to set you up, if you arrange with them before arrival.  They also provide lovely hampers and picnics by arrangement. Accommodation overview T... Read more

Gloucester and the Barrington Tops
By Lisa Monk

Those who live in Sydney and surrounds are absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to taking short breaks… there is an astonishing array of glorious beaches spreading north and south and the spectacular and majestic scenery of the Blue Mountains just to the west.  However, relatively few have discovered the rural gem that is Gloucester and the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops – and this remnant of our timber cutting and dairy history is only a few hours away by car. Take the efficient (but dull!) F3 to the Pacific Highway, turn off onto the bumpy (and anything but dull!) Bucketts Way north of Raymond Terrace, and you will quickly feel that you have found a pocket of Australia thought long gone. Bucketts Way winds through towns with names reminiscent of the old ... Read more

Review - Gloucester Art House
By Lisa Powell

8 Cook Street Gloucester  NSW Quality accommodation in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Gloucester River Overall rating?        Outstanding        What makes Gloucester Art House different? This is a fantastic house in a bushland setting that abounds with birdlife.  The Gloucester River runs through the bottom of the property, giving you all the ambience of being deep in the country, yet within a short walk to town. The art works displayed throughout the house give it a magical feeling and everything is supplied to ensure you have a great stay. Accommodation overview There are two bedrooms with queen-size beds, the main has an ensuite, there is a double bed on the landing on the way up to the art s... Read more

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