Set in the heart of the Australian Heritage, Tenterfield is a cultural epicentre. The Gateway to both the New England and Northern Rivers Region. Tenterfield is known as "The Birthplace of Our Nation" - Sir Henry Parkes delivering his famous Federation Speech in the Tenterfield School of Arts on 24th October 1889. This Speech ultimately led to the Federation of all Australian States on January 1st 1901. Tenterfield and the surrounding districts have always had a vibrant and enthusiastic arts community. This year’s calendar of arts events aims to showcase some of the wonderful creative talent of the shire’s residents.
Tenterfield has a wide variety of hotels, motels and apartments to suit all travel needs.