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Gloucester & Stroud lifestyle

The historic Stroud Post Office was built on the Bucketts Way in 1884

Centrally located in Australia's eastern corridor between Brisbane and Melbourne and an easy drive to Sydney, Gloucester is ideally situated to reach the 9.4 million people living in these cities as Bucketts Way connects Gloucester to the Pacific Highway just 70km to the east of the township and the New England Highway is just a further 30km south once on the Pacific Highway.

Residents enjoy a range of lifestyle options without the high cost of city living. Gourmet cafes, wineries, relaxed boutique shopping and specialty shops compliment mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism businesses.

Median house price (May 2023 – June 2024) is $530,000 with the median rental price for a house $450 per week.

Gloucester also has significant sports and recreational facilities to cater for all types of indoor and outdoor activities. The Olympic Pool is open from October to April and the Hydrotherapy Pool is open all year round.

Gloucester District Park is an easy stroll from the main street, with beautiful gardens, tennis courts, skate park, barbeque facilities, play equipment, Minimbah Bush Tucker Garden to name but a few, and don't forget you can stroll along the beautiful Gloucester River, there is so much to see and do.

Stroud is a small, genuinely historic and picturesque village nestled in the pleasant, green and rather English, Karuah Valley and is notable for its large number of convict-era buildings. The town is under National Trust classification.

The Stroud Heritage Walk takes in eight places of interest, the majority of which are in the town's main street, Cowper St. Visit Quambi House and Stroud Court House Museum and be enthralled by the annual Stroud Rolling Pin and Brick Throwing Competition, an utterly unique event linking all the townships named Stroud around the world for over six decades.

For detailed information visit Stroud NSW Living History (

Volunteering opportunities

The Midcoast Council offers many opportunities for locals to volunteer their skills and services including with parks and recreation, libraries, local heritage and the arts.

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