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A great place to visit or go camping (Free) is Tooloom Falls which is a bushland picnic area and only a short drive Urbenville. If it is peace and quiet that you want then this is the place to go. This is a basic bush camping spot, with No facilities except for a composting toilet which is well maintained along with some basic BBQ facilities.But you must bring your own drinking water. Continue about 3kms SW from Urbenville and turn left onto Tooloom Creek Road and continue down the dirt access road. This is a very significant place for Githabul people. Swimming possible on the high side of the falls, although some go down on the low side of the falls to swim. The river can be muddy after rain. There are various fireplaces on site and the grounds are clean and tidy. Though this particular area is outside of the National park, it is still under the care of the National Parks and therefore Dogs are not allowed.
Tooloom Falls camping area
The beautiful Tooloom Falls (10 m high, 60 m wide) and usually have water flowing over them at most times of the year, are found next to Tooloom National Park, 6 km south of Urbenville via Urbenville–Koorelah Rd and Tooloom Falls Rd. Tooloom is thought to have evolved from an Aboriginal word meaning headlice – but don’t let that put you off! The word Tooloom is corrupted from the Gidabal word Doolloomi, which means headlice, and it is said that these are found around the deep, potentially dangerous pool beneath the falls. In the gentle way that Aboriginals have with their children this was told to them to deter them from swimming there. It is also believed spirits live in the pool. Tooloom Falls is one of the most significant sites in Gidibal country and was declared an aboriginal place in 1977 under the National Park’s and Wildlife Act.
Another nearby attraction: Bean Creek Falls
About 20 km from Urbenville, to the right, is a signposted side road, to Bean Creek Falls.1km down this road is a picnic area and a short walk will bring you to the scenic Bean Creek Falls. The falls give a spectacular view with the remnant rainforest creating a magnificent backdrop.
Urbenville Pioneer Cottage
In Urben St you will find the Pioneer Cottage and Historical Museum, situated in a building built of hoop pine for the Lamb family at Legume (39 km to the north-west by road) in 1892. It was relocated to its present site in 1977. The building has been restored. It has a high hipped roof, a bullnose verandah and timber battens. There are local historical displays relating to the town and district and the timber industry. The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month or by appointment. Tel: (02) 6634 1254.
|Contact||for further info contact the Kyogle Visitor Info Centre 0266322700|
|Price Range||Free camping spot|