Set in the heart of Australian Heritage, Tenterfield District is surrounded by a wide variety of National Parks and is the gateway to both the New England and Northern Rivers Regions. The major centre of the region is Tenterfield, surrounded by the villages of Drake, Jennings, Legume, Liston, Torrington and Urbenville - each, as you will discover, with their own unique characteristics.
Tenterfield is an attractive country town with many historic buildings dating back to the mid-19th century. Surrounded by national parks and vineyards, it is also known for its autumn colours.
Walk through historic Tenterfield, which has more than 100 heritage-listed buildings, stopping at the Sir Henry Parks Memorial School of Arts Museum.
Sir Henry parks delivered his famous 'birth of our nation' speech in the Tenterfield School of Arts in 1889. His rousing speech is credited with being the decisive moment that set the country on it's path toward Federation in 1901. However, there is more to the regions history than one speech.
Tenterfield offers a fascinating history that combines colourful and talented legends, songs, key political members, speeches that shaped the nation, a gentleman bushranger and wartime training and defence.
Tenterfield enjoys mild alpine summers, sunny winter days and crisp winter nights, blazing red autumns with stunning tree lined roads and bright wildflower springs.