The Crown Photo By @kenwarephotos

Surrounded by national parks, rainforests, rivers, and pioneering relics, Urbenville is the perfect northern gateway to the Tenterfield Shire.

Urbenville is a town that developed from the gold rush of the mid to late 1800s. The nearby Tooloom gold diggings attracted around 2,500 miners at its height. At Billy May’s Point, down Tooloom Road, you can view the old shafts and workings of the gold fields.

Today, Urbenville is a popular destination for 4WD enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. The landscape is dominated by Crown Mountain. Visit Tooloom Falls for a refreshing dip in the waterhole and perhaps a BBQ or picnic. Beyond Tooloom Falls, you can visit the Tooloom Lookout, which offers a rainforest walk and panoramic views across the tablelands towards Tenterfield. Drive through Yabbra State Forest and take in the magnificent scenery before experiencing the walking trail and Bean Creek Falls.

While in Urbenville, a visit to the Pioneer Cottage Museum, located on Urben Street, is a must, which presents rooms just as they were when the early pioneers lived and worked in this rich farming and tall timber country.  Built in 1892, the cottage is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm – 3pm or by appointment. For enquiries, contact Urbenville News & Visitor Centre on 02 6634 1254.

Explore more of the towns and villages of Tenterfield Shire.

Clarence River Wilderness Lodge


Clarence River Wilderness Lodge, just 3 hours from Brisbane is situated on the headwaters of the Clarence River in the…

Journey Outdoors in Nature


Journey Outdoors In Nature (JOIN) is an Australian Owned, Northern NSW based company created to facilitate Outdoor Journeys so that…

Lanikai Camping Ground


Lanikai Wildlife Refuge and Camping Ground is 500 acres of declared wildlife refuge. Home to at least 150 bird species,…

Levuka Rainforest Recreation Park


Levuka has been Australia's best kept secret for the past 15 years. From the camping grounds, enjoy spectacular views across…

Urbenville Hospital & Multi-Purpose Service


In an emergency, call 000. Urbenville Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) is a local community, level 2 rural hospital/MPS within the Northern New…

Urbenville News & Visitor Centre


A family run business that has been operating for 40 years that provides the locals and travellers alike with the…

Urbenville Police Station


Call 000 in an emergency. The Urbenville Police Station is part of the Richmond Police District. Please note the station is not…

Wallaby Creek Farmstay Retreat Cottage


Wallaby Creek offers a secluded 2 bedroom cottage with complete privacy, suited to families, couples or individuals. The 500 acre…

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…