Old Convict Tunnel - NSW

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -29.835697 152.414585
DMS: 29º 50' 8.51" S 152º 24' 52.49" E
UTM: 56 J 6699277mN 443445mE
Altitude: 237.15m

Description

Place Type

Heritage - Historic Site

Location

268.77kms South of Brisbane - Driving 384 km (5 hours 29 mins)
460.82kms North of Sydney - Driving 684 km (8 hours 50 mins)

Address & Contact

6541-6543 Old Glen Innes Rd
Dalmorton NSW 2460
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Information

The old tunnel at Dalmorton is situated approximately 120km east of Glen Innes down the famous Old Grafton Road. The road was built primarily by contractors and the work was completed in c. 1873. The tunnel itself was constructed c. 1866-68 by contractors. It might have been hand hewn, however it was predominantly blasted with ‘black powder’ and trimmed with hand tools. A scenic drive is well worth the visit and there are many areas for picnics and camping. The road follows the beautiful Boyd River for about 35km along a dirt road. For more information on the Old Grafton Road and the Tunnel, contact the Glen Innes Visitor Centre.
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Closest Weather Station

Grafton AgRS at 15/09:00am EST
Distance from Old Convict Tunnel 57.76km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
11.2°C9.4°C90%9.6°ChPa1.6mmW9km/hr
5knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Grafton Olympic Pool
Distance from Old Convict Tunnel 52.36km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.129.328.226.123.120.820.522.124.926.728.129.6
Mean Min. °C19.719.718.014.911.28.16.37.310.413.716.318.4
Mean Rain mm146.1153.4128.688.980.469.638.738.737.579.4104.2120.5

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