Tenterfield is at the junction of the New England and Bruxner Highways, in the New England Region of New South Wales. It is 275km south-west of Brisbane and 699km north of Sydney. There many beautiful colonial buildings in Tenterfield, as well as spectacular displays of autumn leaves.
Tenterfield is famous for being the site of Sir Henry Parkes’ Tenterfield Oration. Australian entertainer, Peter Allen, was born in Tenterfield and based his song “Tenterfield Saddler” on his grandfather. See the Tenterfield Star for local news. The Tenterfield and District Visitors Information Centre has more information for visitors.
Tenterfield Activities & Attractions
- Cool Climate Vineyards – Tenterfield is part of the Granite Belt wine region and is home to numerous vineyards. Many have cellar doors and restaurants attached.
- Oracles of the Bush Festival – Celebrating Australian bush poetry, literature, and music. Usually held in April.
- Tenterfield Food and Wine Festival – Annual display of the region’s wine and gourmet food products
- Tenterfield Saddlery – Historic saddlery, home of the famous ‘Tenterfield Saddler’ George Woolnough. High Street, Tenterfield. The Tenterfield and District Visitors Information Centre has more information.
- Tenterfield School of Arts – Site of Sir Henry Parkes’ famous federation speech. Contains a museum on Henry Parkes. Open Daily. Corner Rouse & Manners Street, Tenterfield.
- Thunderbolt’s Hideout, a natural granite cave formation, was the base of bushranger Frederick Ward (Captain Thunderbolt). Off Mt Lindsay Road, Tenterfield