Thunderbolts Hideout - NSW

  Historic Site


DEG: -28.970564 152.075272
DMS: 28º 58' 14.03" S 152º 04' 30.98" E
UTM: 56 J 6794923mN 409904mE
Altitude: 978.12m


Address & Contact

1207 Mount Lindesay Rd
Tenterfield NSW 2372
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Fred Ward, better known as Captain Thunderbolt, was the longest roaming bushranger in Australia’s history. He was very familiar with the Tenterfield region, using it as both a hideout and hunting ground for his hold-ups.

The many caves and bushy hideouts across New England were some of Thunderbolt’s favourites, and the one near Tenterfield is one of the easiest to access.

Thunderbolt’s Hideout is 12 km north of Tenterfield, along the Mount Lindesay Road. The site is signposted, and the hideout is a short 150 metre walk from the road.

The large area between the rocks was used to stable Captain Thunderbolt’s horses and the small shelter under the large rock was a great place to camp. The top of the rock made an ideal lookout, as this was the main road to Warwick during the gold-mining days.

As it is on Crown land, Thunderbolt’s Hideout is pet friendly, however, your pet must be leashed.
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Closest Weather Station

Tenterfield at 21/09:00am EST
Distance from Thunderbolts Hideout 10.28km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Tenterfield (Federation Park)
Distance from Thunderbolts Hideout 10.28km SW
Mean Max. °C27.126.124.621.818.015.014.416.019.522.324.826.6
Mean Min. °C14.414.312.
Mean Rain mm115.794.980.047.148.650.654.343.750.976.985.1105.2

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