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A Change in Season

We’ve already started to notice a slight drop in the temperature and are enjoying misty mornings, clear sky days and pretty afternoon skies. There’s something so magical about this time of the year in country New South Wales.

Just a three hour drive south west of Brisbane, you’ll find the picturesque region of Tenterfield situated in the New England High Country area of Northern New South Wales. It’s about the same distance inland from the Byron Bay area, so if you’re seeking a break from the coast – experience the magic of a scenic drive to the countryside.

Scenic View from Tourist Drive 9, Kilare Road, Tenterfield

 

On the weekend, we waved goodbye to another summer and welcomed autumn – a favourite seasonal time for many. We’ve already started to notice a slight drop in the temperature and are enjoying misty mornings, clear sky days and pretty afternoon skies. There’s something so magical about this time of the year in country New South Wales.

Photo by local photographer, Lara Flanagan via My Notes From

Many parts of the Tenterfield region recently received much welcomed downpours of rain, following prolonged periods of drought and bushfires. We’ve since begun to see our creek and river systems flowing again and our national parks, grass, trees and gardens are awakening with a sense of rejuvenation.

Hockeyfields Park, Tenterfield, beckons you to enjoy a relaxing creek-side stroll or picnic under the trees.

Over the coming months, Mother Nature will present a magnificent showcase of colourful perennial beauty across the Tenterfield region and everyone’s invited! Right now, she’s enjoying parading hues of green and blue across the region. And when it’s time for a costume change, we’ll be dazzled by her display of this season’s outfits ranging in tones from rich gold to deep red. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect, if previous years are anything to go by…

Tenterfield’s parks and gardens come alive with autumnal colours

 

Tenterfield’s many scenic parklands offer picture-perfect spots to picnic and relax as you admire the colourful autumn leaves.

Discover the warm inviting nature of Tenterfield and its regional villages when you pay a visit to Jennings, Liston, Legume, Drake, Urbenville, Torrington, Bolivia, and Mingoola. Along your journey, take advantage of hearty country pubs, scenic picnic spots, an abundance of National Parks and significant historical sites.

Entrance to Jennings, located at the border of QLD/NSW

Cocooned by rugged national parks, the region is a wonderland for nature-lovers and adventurers alike with many locations offering opportunities for visitors to experience bushwalking, birdwatching, camping, 4WDing, bike riding, and horse riding.

Bald Rock National Park

Bald Rock National Park

Border Country Trail Riders Group Ride

And if all this adventuring (or perhaps just the thought of it) wears you out or works up your appetite, Tenterfield welcomes you with an abundance of food prepared with love from fresh local ingredients, wine from cool-climate vineyards throughout the district, and cosy spots to relax in front of warm fireplaces.

Food platter at Our Place Wine & Espresso Bar

Thinking about getting away for a break from the daily grind? Craving some fresh country air to breathe in deep and reset your senses? Want to escape yet not have to travel too far away from home? Tenterfield might just be your perfect destination!

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed - phone calls will be answered

The Tenterfield Visitor Information Centre has reopened following closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The centre will be operating via a window service for the time being, and is staffed Monday to Saturday. Phone calls will be answered on Sunday.