Gloucester River camping area (eastern section)
There’s a bit of everything available here, including walking tracks, swimming holes and plenty of wildlife. One of the few camping grounds in the east of the park, it lies 38 km south-west of Gloucester on Gloucester Tops Rd. A short drive away is Gloucester Tops, the starting point for a number of additional walking trails. There are 2 walks from the camping area itself: along Sharpes Creek and another along the Gloucester River. The wildlife that frequents the clearing here includes red-necked pademelons, brush turkeys and lyrebirds. If you don’t bring your own drinking water, boil or treat river water before use, and bring your own firewood.
Who to contact: NPWS Gloucester (02) 6538 5300
This campsite is located in Barrington Tops National Park
With its moss-cloaked, Tolkien-esque woodlands, subtropical rainforests, dramatic gorges, and wild thundering rivers, this World Heritage–listed wonderland ranges from near sea level to almost 1600 m. It’s the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with an endless choice of walking and cycling tracks, fishing and swimming holes, scenic drives and camping sites.
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