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Mount Mackenzie Scenic Drive (Tourist Drive 9)

Mount Mackenzie scenic drive
Mount Mackenzie scenic drive
Mount Mackenzie scenic drive
Mount Mackenzie scenic drive

Mount Mackenzie Scenic Drive (Tourist Drive 9)

Mount Mackenzie Road, Tenterfield, New South Wales 2372

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Sit back, relax and get lost in the picturesque surrounds of the mountains, farmland, rock formations and multi-coloured woodlands on the Mount Mackenzie Scenic Drive (Tourist Drive 9). This one hour, 38km drive is a must-do when visiting Tenterfield and showcases the town's spectacular surrounds from many different angles. Starting at the Tenterfield Visitor Centre, travel north through the charming streets of Tenterfield as you admire the heritage buildings and pretty parks. Turn left into Molesworth Street, and follow the tourist Drive Number 9 Signs. Pass the unusual granite outcrops as you make your way past Doctors Nose, 1,115m above sea level, and view Small Bald Rock, a tiny version of Bald Rock. Pass Draining Rock, the second-largest exposed granite rock in the district, before stopping at the lookout to view the town of Wallangarra from afar and the mountain ranges of Southern Queensland. Take in the many interesting rock formations and a glimpse of Tenterfield as you wind your way up the mountain road. The drive culminates at the Mount Mackenzie Scenic Lookout, almost 1,300 metres above sea level, providing some of the best views in the Northern Tablelands.

This short drive gives visitors an opportunity to view some of the unusual granite outcrops which can be found throughout the district. Mainly a sheep grazing area with some cattle, it is in sharp contrast to the open grazing areas on the eastern side of Tenterfield. The drive takes approximately one hour and is 38km long.

Facilities

  • 4x4
  • Car

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.