Mount Mackenzie Scenic Drive (Tourist Drive 9)

Sit back, relax and get lost in the picturesque surrounds of the mountains, farmland, rock formations and multi-coloured woodlands on the Mount Mackenzie Scenic Drive (Tourist Drive 9).

This one hour, 38 kilometre drive is a must-do when visiting Tenterfield and showcases the town's spectacular surrounds from many different angles.

Starting at the Tenterfield Visitor Centre, travel north through the charming streets of Tenterfield as you admire the heritage buildings and pretty parks. Turn left into Molesworth Street, and follow the tourist Drive Number 9 signs.

Pass the unusual granite outcrops as you make your way past Doctors Nose, 1,115 metres above sea level, and view Small Bald Rock, a tiny version of Bald Rock.

Pass Draining Rock, the second-largest exposed granite rock in the district, before stopping at the lookout to view the town of Wallangarra from afar and the mountain ranges of Southern Queensland. Take in the many interesting rock formations and a glimpse of Tenterfield as you wind your way up the mountain road.

The drive culminates at the Mount Mackenzie Scenic Lookout, almost 1,300 metres above sea level, providing some of the best views in the Northern Tablelands.