Located approximately halfway between Tenterfield and Casino on the Bruxner Highway, beside the Clarence River, the village of Tabulam is the centre of a scenic day touring the area. Home of the Bundjalung Aboriginal people the region is extremely culturally significant. The Koori Place name of Tabulam means “the originals”.
Being the birthplace of Lieutenant General Sir Harry Chauvel of the famous Light Horse Brigade is only one of Tabulam’s claims to fame. It is also currently home to the longest single span truss timber bridge in Australia (an early example of a DeBurgh timber truss road bridge) which was completed in 1903 and the landing place for Dick Smith and John Wallington’s epic Trans-Australian Balloon flight in 1993.