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Gloucester - Cities, Towns and Localities
Gloucester is a quiet rural town framed by the Bucketts Mountains backdrop on the western side and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Barrington Tops’ region. Located in the north-eastern section of the Hunter Region, on the Gloucester River, 96 metres above sea-level, Gloucester can be accessed from Newcastle via the Bucketts Way, a country road linking Gloucester to Taree and Raymond Terrace.

Gloucester is the main centre for both commercial industries and retail shopping in the district. The district also encompasses the villages of Barrington, Bundook, Copeland, Craven, and Stratford.

With a number of local attractions and scenic drives, there is plenty to see and do. As well as our listed travel guide info, for more attractions, tours and other information contact the local tourism visitor centre. Check out our listing of Gloucester accommodation.

Information Centre Gloucester Visitor Information Centre
27 Denison Streeet
GLOUCESTER NSW 2422
Ph: 02 6558 1408
Fax: 02 6558 9809
Email
Web: www.gloucester.org.au
Web: www.thunderboltsway.com.au
Web: www.barringtontopstourism.com.au
Open
Open daily 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
School Holidays 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Gloucester Attractions

Gloucester Historical Museum
• Church St, GLOUCESTER NSW • Ph: 02 6558 1685 • Email
• Built in 1909-1910 the museum building was the first Gloucester Shire Council Chambers, occupied by the Council for the next 50 years. It then became a private residence until 1984, when it was purchased by the Gloucester Historical Society.

The museum includes an exhibition covering 100 years of dairying; there is also the Military Memorabilia and honour rolls; Family History Photographs; Magnificent Rock Collection, considered to be the most comprehensive collection of Australian minerals to be seen outside of the capital cities; Aboriginal Artefacts; Gold Mining at Copeland; a range of Australian Domestic Items dating from 1912; the Sturrock Collection of Builders and Cabinet Makers hand tools with examples of craftsmanship of a bygone era, featuring a magnificent example of the cabinet makers art of inlaying beautiful timbers; and a wonderful collection of Zebra rock, thought to be 600 million years old and unique to Australia, found in the Kununurra District of Western Australia.

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Gloucester Distance

Distance to Gloucester
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Gloucester:
  Km
• Barrington Tops NP 55.6
• Bulahdelah 86.3
• Copeland 18.8
• Dungog 64.3
• Forster 71.3
• Maitland 115.9
• Monkerai 37.8
  Km
• Muswellbrook 181.4
• Newcastle 122.7
• Port Macquarie 151.3
• Raymond Terrace 97.5
• Singleton 134.5
• Sydney 261.9
• Taree 73.7
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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