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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!