The Bucketts Way was established as early as 1840, making Tourist Drive 2 one of the oldest tourist drives and a great scenic alternative to the Pacific Highway. It is also the main access road to the World Heritage Listed Barrington Tops National Park.
Along the way: On one of the oldest tourist drives enjoy Tinonee Museum, Krambach Golf Course, Mograni Lookout and Barrington Tops National Park.
You will start the drive in the river town of Taree which is the major commercial centre of the Manning Valley boasting great shopping and restaurants. The next stop is Tinonee, which is one of the earliest settlements in the Manning Valley, where you can step back in time at the local museum.
The half way point between Taree and Gloucester is Krambach where you can have a hit of golf at ‘Royal Krambach’ and enjoy a counter lunch at the historical pub. Continuing along The Buckets Way is Gloucester, a town that actually sits in the crater of an ancient volcano and is surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges. The final stop is Stroud where you can grab a coffee and do one of the lovely heritage walks.
Continue along Tourist Drive 2 to join the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace.