Top of the range drive

Tourist drive - allow 1 hour

 

This tourist drive takes you out to Steinbrook hall and back into town with via Mt Lindesay Road views of Tenterfield Homestead Station, and along "Robert Brush Drive" on Logan Street and St Stephen's Church where Banjo Paterson married Miss Walker in 1903.

1. Begin at the Visitors Centre and follow Rouse Street.  At the top of the hill sits Historic Stannum House (1888).

2. Continue on until you reach Derby Street, turn left and then turn right at Logan Street.  Follow Logan Street out to Ottobueren Park.

3. Opposite Ottobueren Park take Billirimba Road.

4. 3.8km into your drive you will pass "The Common" on the left.  This land was set aside in Tenterfield's early days or use by travellers with stock.  Now used by anyone in Tenterfield who needs to graze stock.  The Common starts after the narrow bridge.

5.Koch's Road (unsealed road).  This road will lead you back to the Bruxner Highway.  You can turn here or continue onto Steinbrook Hall.

6. Steinbrook Hall.  This building was built in 1906 as part part of a cheese factory.  It was then converted to a community hall.  It has been refurbished and is still a popular venue for parties and events.

7. Turn back to Koch's Road.  Have a look at the view after the first cattle grid.  On the Horizon to the north east is Woolool Wooloni - Wellington's Rock.  Information can be found at the visitors centre.

8. Turn left back onto the Bruxner Highway and head towards Tenterfield.  You will pass the sign that tells you that you are on the Great Dividing Range 889 metres above sea level.

9. Turn right onto Bryan's Gap road about 600m after coming back onto the highway.

10. Turn left onto Mt Lindesay Road.

11. Memorial to F111 crew Flt Lieutenant Mark Fallon and Flying Officer Bill Pike who died when their plane crashed into the paddock across the road from the memorial during an exercise on the 2nd of April 1987.

12. Looking across to the west the tank stand visible is on Tenterfield Station.

13. As you continue back along Mt Lindesay Road to Tenterfield you will pass a Chestnut Plantation.  The first of its kind in our area.

14. Continue straight ahead along Logan Street "Robert Brush Drive".  An avenue of Pin Oaks which during autumn turn to shaeds of gold, russet and yellows.

15. Centenary Cottage is on the right.

16. On the corner opposite the service station was one of only two Birthing Hospitals in Tenterfield in Tenterfield in the early 1900s.

17. On the corner diagonally opposite is the Methodist Church and Manse.  The original church was built in 1867 but was destroyed by fire in 1928.

18. Continue along Logan Street and at the intersection with Manners Street on one corner you will see the Old Council Chambers.

19. St Stephen's Church is futher along whereBanjo Paterson married Miss Walker from Tenterfield Station in 1903.

20. Turn right into Miles street and down the hill you will see the Visitors Centre.

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