Old Glen Innes Road and the Historic Tunnel Grafton - Grafton

Old Glen Innes Road and the Historic Tunnel Grafton

The Old Glen Innes Road was constructed using civilian labour during the 1800s and just one highlight is the short tunnel carved out of the rock a few kilometres west of Dalmorton. Scrawled upon its ceiling is graffiti dating from the 1880s, written in black paint, each figure finished with a curl so typical of the era.

But first things first: Heading west out of South Grafton finds you on the Gwydir Highway. Travel about seven kilometres along until you reach the top of the hill and take the left hand turn onto the Old Glen Innes Road.

Follow this good quality sealed road for 40 kilometres until it turns to gravel at the locality of Buccurumbi. Cross the low level bridge that sits beside the remains of its flood stricken predecessor at the picturesque junction of Nymboida and Boyd Rivers.