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Located just 25km from the Queensland border, 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. These surrounding forests have also become a major 4WDing destination, as they are home to numerous waterfalls, lookouts and natural sites.

Pioneer Cottage Museum presents rooms just as they were when the early pioneers lived and worked in this rich farming and tall timber country. Built in 1892 in Legume for the Lamb family, the cottage was relocated to Urbenville in 1977.

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