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Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve

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Mackenzie Road, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6736 4298
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Amazing experience, beautiful weather, lots of wildlife

We drove to the mount Mackenzie in a small car and there was no issues. The drive experience was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MSingh_Brisbane
via mobile
Panoramic view of Tenterfield and environs

It’s always worth a drive to a mountain summit to see a different perspective of the countryside... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
kayelle100
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Sydney, Australia
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Mackenzie Road, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 6736 4298
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to the mount Mackenzie in a small car and there was no issues. The drive experience was great. We were able to point some rabbits and close encounter with kangaroo families. Also the beautiful local sheep herd the that cross roads. Great subject...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

It’s always worth a drive to a mountain summit to see a different perspective of the countryside. The Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve Lookout provides a wonderful view of Tenterfield and the north-eastern ranges. The reserve is located approximately 5km south-west of Tenterfield, on the Mount...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

We weren't sure what to do while in town and tourist drives can be boring, only being honest. This one wasn't! We loved it and are so glad we did it. Saw lots of beautiful scenery, lots of wallabies and kangaroos and even a black...More

Thank katenico
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

The signs underestimate the distance to the top, but it is over some dusty road near the end- the views are very expansive.

Thank Lawrence D
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Tenterfield is ablaze with stunning colours in Autumn. Many photographers visit at this time for their perfect photo, and its not hard due to colour everywhere This drive is beautiful and well worth a visit. Lots of coffee shops and log fires too.

1  Thank grannimarg
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

We visited the reserve and lookout as part of the very scenic Mt Mackenzie drive loop from town (brochure form tourist info or your hotel), If just doing the lookout in the reserve, is an easy drive on sealed road from Tenterfield for great views...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Started off OK, but as was autumn the higher we drove the view became less due to the mist. What we did see was beautiful

Thank Duncan C
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

A quick drive along Mt McKenzie road and up to the mountain summit. The view is wonderful back to Tenterfield and the north eastern ranges. Returning the granite hills further along the road are spectacular.

1  Thank allenmac
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Having taken visitors to the lookout at Mt McKenzie many times, I had never taken the extra time to return to Tenterfield via the "loop-road" (Kildaire Rd), so when our son came up from Port Macquarie to visit us, we decided to return to town...More

1  Thank Bruce Dianne R
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Very short drive from town and well worth it for the stunning views. We had to stop for sheep to cross the road which was amusing

Thank lindamary2017
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