Starting from Gloucester Falls picnic area this circuit walk in Barrington Tops National Park takes you through the forest to lookouts over river and falls. Enjoy the lovely walk than return to the picnic area for a picnic. Let us begin by acknowledging the Biripi & Worimi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Gloucester Tops Road then drive for 6.2 km
Turn left onto Gloucester Tops Road and drive for another 15.4 km
Turn sharp left onto Gloucester Tops Road and drive for another 9.6 km
Continue onto Gloucester Tops Road and drive for another 7.9 km
Keep left onto Gloucester Tops Road and drive for another 5.4 km
Keep left onto Gloucester Tops Road and drive for another 3.8 km
Turn left and drive for another 440 m
Keep right and drive for another 80 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
Then to find the car park.
Find the picnic table at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 35 m turn right.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 155 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 7 m turn left.
After another 280 m pass the sign (on your left).
Then pass the sign (on your left).
After another 210 m come to the "Andrew Laurie Lookout".
After another 400 m come to the "Gloucester Falls Lookout" (35 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Gloucester Falls lookout with views over falls. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip veer right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn sharp right.
After another 235 m pass the waterfall (25 m on your left).
Then pass the "Gloucester Falls" (115 m on your left).
After another 210 m turn right.
After another 20 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 180 m turn left.
After another 175 m continue straight.
After another 30 m pass the car park (30 m on your left).
After another 35 m turn left.
After another 35 m come to the end.
Side trip to Gloucester Falls lookout with views over falls.
Directions & comments
After another 30 m come to "Gloucester Falls Lookout".
About 105 m past the end is "Gloucester Falls".
Continue another 0 m to find Gloucester Falls Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 30 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Gloucester Falls Walking Track
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)