Explore the Hidden treasure track and the historic buildings of Mountain Maid gold mine on this evening tour near Gloucester.
Soak in the breathtaking scenery of Copeland Tops State Conservation Area with your NPWS guides. We'll meander along Copeland Creek as the sun sets over a canopy of red cedar, grey myrtles, shatterwood and other magnificent rainforest species.
Uncover the mysterious wildlife that call this special place their home, including microbats, brush-tail possums and wompoo pigeons. You'll discover what they eat, where they sleep and how they live in this incredibly diverse environment. If you're lucky, you may even spot some glow worms or fireflies. Fun for all ages, you'll be amazed at what you discover on this twilight adventure.
Please wear fully enclosed footwear and bring insect repellent, drinking water, snacks and a small torch to guide you. The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
Mountain Maid gold mine and Hidden Treasure track are only accessible through a guided tour.
All tours depart from the carpark at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area.
COST: Adult $20 per person. Child (5 to 16 years) $15 per person, Family $60 (2 adults, 2 children)
TRANSPORT: You will need your own transport to the meeting point in the heritage precinct at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area (turn at Old Copeland Road) by the departure time specified above.
Gloucester Wild Threatened Species Festival
A celebration of the amazing environment, biodiversity and threatened species that call the Gloucester region home, taking place this September.
There is over $1500 worth of prizes for attendees to win too, with an entry in the draw for each event you attend!
This project is a joint initiative between MidCoast Council and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with Aus Eco Solutions, Aussie Ark, Australian Museum, Birdlife Australia, Gloucester Business Chamber, Gloucester Environment Group, Hunter Local Land Services, Manning River Turtle Group and Mid Coast 2 Tops Landcare.