Thunderbolt's Hideout

Thunderbolt's Hideout, Tenterfield: Hours, Address, Thunderbolt's Hideout Reviews: 4.5/5

Thunderbolt's Hideout
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Daniel S
Brisbane187 contributions
Bushranger hideout, inspiring kids imagination!
Jun. 2021
We stopped here late in the afternoon, so was a little cool. The children raced ahead and loved exploring the hideout in the rock formation. They used their imagination to think where the bushranger would've slept out of the rain, where the fire would go, and where the horses could live.

Once this was explored, there is a path leading out the back of the hideout, up into the granite boulders. Here the kids could clamber around, climbing ever higher, until we all had amazing views of the area. There is plenty to explore amongst all the boulders.
Written 1 July 2021
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Sandi D
18 contributions
Not the most lavish of abodes
Sep. 2020
Something to stop & visit the locations that this infamous outlaw hid out as he moved about the country. This spot is barely off the beaten track, a crawl in space with a hole in the ceiling for his fire smoke to exit, space for about 8 people to sit inside, no doubt it was better then being out in the wet & cold.
Written 20 March 2021
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Peter S
Sydney, Australia147 contributions
Sends the imagination into over-drive
Oct. 2020
Huge boulders and a path leading to the hideout. Just to see the landscape without the hideout and story is worthwhile paying this place a visit. We enjoyed this very much.
Written 24 October 2020
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Poodlesrulehere
Canungra, Australia113 contributions
A local adventure
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Image a time when there were no cars. People rode horseback, or in carriages, and the roads were not safe.
Highwaymen stopped travellers and relieved them of their goods and wealth, before disappearing into the bush, where they could hide in caves and unknown places, impossible to find.
This is one of those places, and when you go here, you will see why he was able to avoid being found. Find this cave and then climb up the hill behind it, through the exit at the back of the cave, for some magnificent views.
Written 17 October 2020
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bbsydney96
Sydney, Australia545 contributions
A great step back in time
Oct. 2020 • Couples
We loved this spot. A little walk in from the road you’ll find the most fabulous hiding spot of Captain Thunderbolt.
You can walk through the rock openings and really imagine Thunderbolt hiding out here.
Bookending this with our trip to Uralla completes the tale.
Well worth a stop and a stroll.
Written 17 October 2020
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia506 contributions
Bushranging folklore
Sep. 2020
Whilst visiting the numerous National Parks in the area, this quick stop is well worth the effort to stop at. This is an opportunity to educate the young ones of recent Australian history and our bushranging infamy. Climb in amongst the rocks and set your imagination loose of times-gone-by. A short well-maintained path will get you to the hideout.
Written 30 September 2020
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Karen L P
Macksville36 contributions
Great Attraction just off the road
Sep. 2020
This was awesome to see, it’s amazing how big these rocks are. We enjoyed checking out thunderbolts hideaway
Written 27 September 2020
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,020 contributions
Five-star accommodation for a bushranger
Jun. 2020
'Captain Thunderbolt' (actual name Frederick Ward) was a bushranger in the 1860s whose hideout is located just out of Tenterfield, just off the Mt Lindesay Rd. In those days this was the main road to Queensland. Now it is the road to Boonoo Boonoo and Bald Rock NPs, so the hideout is an easy stop-off if you are visiting those parks. It is just a short stroll down a bush track from the road and granite boulders, some of them massive, are a prominent feature of the terrain. In one spot a bunch of them are piled up, providing lots of nooks, crannies, crevices and overhangs, and with sufficient space for a dry campsite and even to stable horses. And from the top of one of the giant boulders is a lookout for surveying the northern road in both directions. Just about perfect for a bushranger! It is a fun area to explore, especially with kids with a bit of imagination.
Written 27 June 2020
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Marilyn B
Brisbane, Australia31 contributions
A bit of Australian History
Aug. 2019
Short trek from the road to Thunderbolt’s hideout. Set in a cave surrounded by massive granite boulders. Worth seeing for sure
Written 3 September 2019
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AJ Pato
Kempsey, Australia556 contributions
Day trip
Jul. 2019 • Family
Wow, beautiful country. Easy walk. 150m off the road. Incredible rocky outcrop. My son and I loved climbing and running around the rocks. From the top of the rocks we saw an incredible view. ( not easy to climb) The rest of the walk was good.
Written 18 July 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm