Things to see and do in Gloucester

TRUDGALONG FARM TOURS – A farm with a difference. This 130-acre farm has diversified to aquaculture Boer goat stud miniature ponies, poultry, boarding kennels and cattery, Labrador stud, worm farm, animal nursery and more. Phone for an appointment, 6558 3097.

HORSE RIDING – One hour, half a day, and full day or two-day horse riding trips through picturesque bush land areas. Phone Camp Cobark on 6558 5524. Horse riding may also be available at Riverwood Downs on 4994 7112.

BOUTIQUE WINERY TOUR – A day tour of local Stroud Wineries, lunch at a restaurant in Stroud, if time permits, an historic tour of Stroud. Phone Dam It Getaway Tours 6558 4272

ALDERLEY CREEK WINES – open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am-5pm. They are located near Stroud on the Bucketts Way. Phone John or Dianne Stephens on 4994 5556 or 9555 9534.

HILLVIEW HERB FARM – This herb farm can offer groups delicious foods consisting of either Herbal scones, cakes, bread and herb butters, quiches, salads or other herbal delicacies, accompanied by fresh herbal teas, tea or coffee. Tour the herb garden where Karen will explain the different herbs and their uses. Purchase products made at Hillview which include herbal salads, vinegars, relaxing massage oils, herb honey, mini herb gardens or 4” pots of herbs. Phone Karen O’Brien 6558 2369.

THE VAULT ON QUEEN – Discover the treasure trove of beautiful home wares, kitchenware, giftware and jewellery. Located opposite the post office in Queen Street. Phone Jo 6558 1749.

EARLYN COUNTRY GARDEN – Come and enjoy our garden. Enjoy a light lunch or morning or afternoon tea in a relaxed atmosphere. Splendid views and you can see and hear the birds in their natural habitat. Open for small buses. Bookings are essential for groups. 893 Waukivory Road, Gloucester (8km from Gloucester) (02) 6558 2855.

GLOUCESTER FOLK MUSEUM – Open Tuesday and Thursdays 10am –
12 noon, Saturdays between 10am and 2pm. The Gloucester Folk Museum is well worth a visit, with several interesting displays. Phone 6558 1408.

GLOUCESTER GALLERY – Open Fridays to Sundays 10am to 4pm during exhibitions. There are various exhibitions held regularly. Phone Leanne Barrett on 6558 3157.

BUTTERFLIES RULE – Workshops are available for silk painting, glass transformations, fabric colouring, free style fabric painting, acrylic canvasses, silk butterflies, sexy socks/bronzing plus many more techniques are available or you can design you own. 153 Jacks Rd, Gloucester. 6558 2709.

RED SKY STUDIO – Handmade pottery specializing in Moroccan style cookware and gifts. Open by appointment. Phone Louise on 0427 581 885. Website

CANOEING – Canoeing trips to suit your skill levels. Admire the beautiful scenery as you paddle through our pristine river system. Phone Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre on 6558 2093.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING – Take a bike ride through some of Gloucester‘s beautiful scenic country. Phone Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre on 6558 2093.

GLOUCESTER GARDEN CENTRE – Tammy & John invite you to come & see their surprisingly wide range of plants, native and exotic birds, fish, small animals, pots, statues, fountains and accessories. Closed Tuesdays. Ph 6558 1122

ORCHID NURSERY – Visitors are welcome at Barrington Orchids where many different varieties of orchids are for sale from seedling to flowering plants. You can contact us on 6558 4389.