Attractions & Activities

Barrington River Lodge is a tree-lined property on the rolling banks of the freshwater Barrington River. Your adventure might be the challenge of unplugging from technology in nature and recharging, sitting around a bonfire cooking marshmallows, telling yarns, catching up with friends and extended family members. The next morning there is opportunity to run the river rapids in a tube or canoe, with a chance of spotting a platypus or frilled necked lizard. Swimming holes are easily accessible on the property and at dusk, there is opportunity to go fishing for Bass. You may enjoy cooking up a storm for a family reunion feast in the outdoor kitchen. This space gives opportunity

to celebrate the best of life!

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River Activities

Enjoy the pristine Barrington River, with its 200m of river frontage on the property. It's easy access to water activities including swimming, fishing, and canoeing makes it the ideal place to discover your own adventure or enjoy the surround sound of nature. For the more adventurous there are several accessible canoe trips with level 1 and 2 rapids. Commencing from Rocky Crossing to BRL is approximately a 45-minute paddle. From BRL to Barrington Bridge takes about 2 hours, depending on river levels. Be prepared for sightings of frilled-neck lizards, platypus and an array of unique birdlife.

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Boomerang Discovery Walk

Boomerang discovery walk takes the participant through the Gloucester township. This is a pleasant walk around the town. It starts at the Visitor Centre, moves down the main street (Church Street), past the town's Hydrotherapy Pool, around to the Minimbah Gardens, past the Human Sundial, through the Camellia Grove and Pioneer Memorial Gardens, across the suspension bridge to the Billabong Park where there is a playground, flying fox, barbecue and picnic facilities.

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Copeland Tops State Forest

 

Hidden Treasure track is an easy walk through dry rainforest following Copeland Creek beneath a canopy of grey myrtle, shatterwood, yellow tulip and other dry rainforest species. This hike also takes you past remnants of the area’s mining history. Look out for adits, which are tunnelled entrances to underground mines. See the boiler from Criterion stamper battery, which used to provide the power to crush ore from the nearby mines.

 
Buckets Scenic Walk

Bucketts Scenic Walk - Access to the start of the trail via Bucketts Road, which is off Thunderbolts Way just after the bridge as you leave Gloucester. After an initial steep ascent through a paddock, you are amongst Ferns, Orchids and Grass Tress. A scramble over the granite outcrops brings you to some special views over the fertile farmland below. Wildlife in the area includes the Wallaroo, Red-necked Wallaby, Burtons Lizard, Peregrine Falcons and the iconic Wedge tailed Eagle. The path is easy to follow, and it leads you to many “lookout” spots. A complete loop will take you less than 2 hours, best when there is low light in the morning or afternoon.

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Gloucester Tops & Barrington Tops

 

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Barrington Tops National Park, carved out of ancient volcanic flows, rising from near sea level to over 1500m protecting one of the largest temperate rainforests in mainland Australia. Only 50 minutes drive from Barrington River Lodge the park is a bushwalkers paradise. For a day trip there are lookouts, picnic and barbecue areas, cycling trails, 4WD tracks and fishing options available. In winter you will find occasional snowfalls.