COVID-19 Update

We’re excited to welcome NSW Travellers back to our region from the 1st June, and 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.

Urbenville

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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.

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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.