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The Ridge Gloucester
Luxury Eco Holiday Accommodation

Base of the Barrington Tops

News and Things To Do in Gloucester

COMING SOON – THE RIDGE ECO-CABIN

We are excited that our new Eco-Cabin is now being constructed on site and is scheduled to be available for guests from late November.

The self-sufficient one bedroom Eco-Cabin is about 300m from the house and will be accessed by your own golf cart.

The Ridge Eco-Cabin will become your “Secret place to slow down” designed for couples wanting a unique rural escape. The cabin combines luxury, privacy and an up close to nature experience – with spectacular views.

LUXURY GLAMPING WITHOUT THE CANVAS

The self-catering one bedroom Eco-Cabin is about 300 metres from the house and will be accessed by your own golf cart.

This will be the first of up to six cabins to be built on the property and incorporates energy efficient design, solar power, water self-sufficiency and use of sustainable and recycled building products.

Contact us on info@theridgegloucester.com for more details or to make booking enquiries.

SUMMER BREAK AT THE RIDGE? 

The summer holidays are nearly upon us and it’s time to start planning your Pre-Christmas country getaway. The Ridge is great for large families, with heaps of room: two twin bedrooms; separate family room with TV and DVD player and the whole 40 hectare property to explore.
The Ridge does get heavily booked, so book now so you won’t be disappointed.

THE RIDGE HAS TWO LARGE DECK COVERED AREAS AND PLENTY OF SPACE

We can also organise activities to make for fun-filled few days for you and your family including canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling, golfing or horse riding.   

Email or phone for more details.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Stay 7 nights for up to 10 guests for $4,500!

MIDWEEK SPECIAL: Outside school and public holidays - Stay two nights and get your third night for half price.

See our BOOKING PAGE for available dates and to always get the BEST PRICE!

COOL OFF AT A RIVER SWIMMING SPOT  

Rocky Crossing is just such a spot. Situated on Barrington West Road, it is approximately 15 km from The Ridge. 

Toilets are available.

On your way there, a big bonus is the scenic view of the Bucketts Mountains from the western side.  The best time for photos is after midday.

To get there, turn left from The Ridge’s entrance onto Thunderbolts Way and drive west, through Barrington village and after crossing the Barrington bridge turn left onto Barrington West Road and drive about 8km to reach Rocky Crossing.


Caution: Be wary of high water hazards and fast flowing water after rain.

For details on local swimming sites see the Gloucester Tourism Website.

EXPLORE WORLD HERITAGE WILDERNESS

The Gloucester Falls walking track is a short and easy 1.8km loop walking track suitable for most ages and fitness levels with waterfall views, scenic lookouts and birdwatching opportunities which makes for a great family day trip.

It starts at the Gloucester Falls picnic area which is a bit less than an hour’s drive from The Ridge, via the Gloucester Tops Road.
The walk is a. Allow 1 to 1½ hours for the walk. The track leads through sub-alpine woodlands of snow gums to Andrew Laurie lookout where you can gaze across Gloucester River, and rugged tree-lined gorges to the Mountaineer peak in the east. A second lookout offers scenic vistas of the picturesque Gloucester Falls where the river plunges over the plateau to the valley below. The twin drops are breathtaking after rain.   Look out for the eastern water dragons often seen basking on rocks around the streams during summer.

Make a full day of your adventure by packing a hearty picnic lunch. D on’t forget to take a hat, sunscreen and water.

For more information see the National Parks Website:

Barrington Tops National Park
Gloucester Falls Walking Track
Gloucester Falls Picnic Area  

SUMMER AFTERNOONS AT THE RIDGE

After your busy day’s adventuring, wind down with a cool drink shared with loved ones, sitting at one of The Ridge’s many viewing spots relaxing and watching the sun setting behind the far off mountains as the sky changes colours as evening draws and the stars begin to come out.

Book Now and find out for yourself.  
See our BOOKING PAGE for available dates and to always get the BEST PRICE! 
 


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