A relaxing a beautiful drive, fully sign-posted half an hour from Gloucester
384 Jems Creek Road
Cobark, Barrington Tops
Nth Hunter Valley
02 6558 5544
NOTE: See driving directions below the map.
The Tops Organic Retreat is located at the famous Barrington Tops National Park and World Heritage site to the north of the Hunter Valley, approximately 4 hours drive from Sydney. From Sydney, follow the Newcastle Expressway to the end and then follow the signs for Taree. Approximately 15 minutes after Heatherbrae/Raymond Terrace Bypass (10km before Karuah), turn left onto the Bucketts Way following the signs to Gloucester via Booral, Stroud and Stratford. On arrival in Gloucester, drive through to the end of the main street and turn left at the roundabout onto Thunderbolts Way.
The Tops Organic Retreat is 42km from Gloucester. Go through Barrington and over a single lane bridge. At the first major intersection after the bridge continue straight ahead for The Tops Organic Retreat. You will then be on Scone Road (do not take the right turn to Nowendoc/Walcha). In Copeland (15.6 km), the road forks - keep to the right, continuing uphill along the Scone Road, (do not take the left turn to the Gold Mine). 30km from Gloucester the road becomes gravel. However, it is regularly graded and suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles. The only other turn (Rawdon Vale @32km) is clearly marked to turn right to The Tops Organic Retreat. Continuing along the Scone Road you will pass Mud Hut Road (@ 34km) and Lauries Road (@ 36km). The turn off to The Tops Organic Retreat (Jems Creek Road) is clearly signed and it is 4km from the main road to Reception of the Retreat. Drive safely. We look forward to welcoming you to The Tops Organic Retreat.