Junior Ranger Tour
Thursday January 20
Become a ranger for a day and explore the Copeland Tops. Join a National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) guide for a peek inside the Mountain Maid in the heritage precinct at Copeland Tops State Conservation gold mine this school holidays and discover what a ranger does to protect this beautiful area. Bookings essential via the NPWS website. $$
Wednesday, January 23
The community is invited to help celebrate Australia Day at the Gloucester Showground. The event kicks off at 8am with a Welcome to Country, a flag raising ceremony and a barbecue breakfast followed by the awards presentation. Also included in the festivities are the Gloucester High School captains' address, the cutting of the cake, the ambassador's address and the announcement of the winners of the, the colouring-in competition, best business displays and best dressed competition - Australia Day theme.
To January 30
Nathan Paddison comes to Gloucester! Amongst his varied work, Nathan personifies Australian icons on canvas making them his own. He stamps each work of art intrepidly with words that are meaningful to his psyche, purposely misspelling them to make a statement. Nathan fittingly expresses the individuality of an artist. Gloucester Gallery is open from Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday 10am-1pm. Also Nathan will be in the gallery each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.
Mountain Maid Heritage Gold Mine Tour
January 22, 26 and 29
Explore the colonial heritage of Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, a precinct of natural beauty and colonial heritage. You can uncover its treasures every Wednesday and Saturday 10am. Bookings essential via the NPWS website. $$
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