COVID-19 Update

We are here to help you plan your journey to Tenterfield and surrounds.
If you have any flu like symptoms (such as a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath), please do not visit our region, as you may put our community at risk. When you visit, please ensure you adhere to all NSW Health advice regarding physical distancing and hygiene.

Drake

Long Gully, Drake

Drake is a small rural town of around 400 people and is located 44km east of Tenterfield in New South Wales. The town boomed in the late 1880s following the discovery of gold to the west of the village, at what would become known as the Fairfield diggings. By the end of 1886, over 1,400 people were living in Drake and more permanent buildings were starting to replace the temporary tent village.

Since the days of the gold rush, Drake has transformed many times over, with rushes and declines and riches and poverty, following the rise and decline of various industries, such as mining, timber and grazing.

Today, Drake offers many exciting outdoor activities, including water activities on the Clarence River, exploring Girard State Forest, and Rover Park 4WD and Motorcycle Park for the more adventurous! You can also visit the nearby Paddy’s Flat Tank Traps and learn about this important part of WWII history.

In Drake Village, you can visit the Drake Resource Centre, which is home to an art gallery, café and store, and enjoy a drink or meal at the Lunatic Hotel.

The area has many bush camping options as well as home stays, B&Bs and a caravan park.

Explore more of the towns and villages of Tenterfield Shire.

Clarence River Wilderness Lodge

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Journey Outdoors in Nature

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Lanikai Camping Ground

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Lanikai Wildlife Refuge and Camping Ground is 2500 acres of declared wildlife refuge. Home to at least 150 bird species,…

World War 2 Tank Traps - Paddy's Flat

Paddy's Flat

During World War II, low profile, defensive positions were established along many roads throughout Australia, and the Tank Traps at…

Wunglebung Campground

Upper Rocky River

Wunglebung is a beautiful remote 1600 acre working cattle property on the upper Rocky River near Tenterfield NSW. The magnificent…

Opening Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed - phone calls will be answered

The Tenterfield Visitor Information Centre has reopened following closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The centre will be operating via a window service for the time being, and is staffed Monday to Saturday. Phone calls will be answered on Sunday.