Urbenville serves as the northern gateway to Tenterfield Shire. Originally known as Tooloom, this village was renamed Urbenville after Mr William Urben who was the first white child born at the Tooloom gold diggings. Situated at the headwaters of the Clarence River, Urbenville lies nestled under Coutt’s Crown. Surrounded by State and National Parks with areas of rainforest rich in its flora and fauna, this area provides fishing, fossicking, canoeing and swimming opportunities in its numerous nearby streams.
Pioneer Cottage Museum presents rooms just as they were when the early pioneers lived and worked in this rich farming and tall timber country. The home of the Lamb family, this cottage was built in 1892 in Legume before being relocated to Urbenville in 1977. The Museum is open the 1st & 3rd Sunday or by appointment).
Urbenville Business Contacts:
Urbenville Newsagency & Visitor Centre
02 6634 1254
Monday to Friday 7.00 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday 7.00 am to 2.00 pm
Sunday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
Newspapers, magazines, grocerices, bread, milk, cold drinks, DVD’s, ice cream.
Visitor centre souvenirs, gifts, T-shirts, stationary and more.
Crown Hotel Urbenville
02 6634 1213
Open Monday to Wednesday from 4.00 pm
Open Thursday to Sunday from 11.00 am
Accommodation, $10 lunches, pizza and steak are the speciality. Also organise dirt bike weekends.
Urbenville Bowls Club
02 6634 6136
Meals available Friday evenings 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Roast, seafood & chicken dishes.
Bowls Wednesday 1.00 pm & Sunday 1.00 pm. Call 02 6634 1269 for details.