Tenterfield, affectionately known by the locals as ‘the birthplace of our nation’, is located in northern New South Wales, in the New England region. A 3 hour drive from the Brisbane CBD and only 2 hours south of Toowoomba, Tenterfield is a place full history and intrigue, combining historical significance with natural beauty. Known for its wineries and nature walks, there is plenty to do in the inland town of Tenterfield.
If you are on a journey throughout inland New South Wales, Tenterfield is a must stop location. Only 1.5 hours south of the regional hub of Warwick, Tenterfield is the site of Sir Henry Parkes's famous federation speech, uniting the states into modern day Australia. If you have brought your kids along to teach them about Australia’s development, there are numerous accommodation options to house families. Self contained apartments and cottages are always well received, as are the fantastic hotel and motel options. Alternatively, if you have come to escape for a romantic getaway to visit the wineries lying around Tenterfield, Tenterfield can accommodate you too. Charming bed and breakfasts will allow you to explore the delicious wines and foods on offer at a slow and relaxing pace.Only 20-30 minutes outside Tenterfield lie the majestic Bald Rock and Girraween National Parks. Stop here for a picnic and then explore the walking tracks surrounding the parks. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking sights and beautiful wildlife you will encounter along the way, or head to Boonoo Boonoo falls and watch the beautiful waters cascading down the cliff face. For some walks within town, try the Heritage Walk or Museum Walk which are both enjoyable and educational. There is no shortage of places to start your journey from and you can stay at some of the luxury hotels around Tenterfield or try some of the budget hotel and motel options. Wherever you stay, and however you prefer to travel, Tenterfield is a fantastic holiday location and has plenty to offer all travellers.