Curry’s Gap Nature’s Reserve was previously known as ‘The Common’, this is the area where many Aboriginal families first lived before being allowed & accepted to live in town. The parents and grandparents of current residents of Tenterfield lived at Curry’s Gap Nature’s Reserve before being accepted to live in town.
Curry’s Gap Nature’s Reserve was set aside for the conservation of its old-growth forests, which are home to a number of vulnerable animal species. The nature reserve is closed to vehicles, but visitors are welcome to walk through it. Entry is via a gate on the Mount Mackenzie Road.