Tenterfield Shire: Lifestyle



Tenterfield is an historical town and as such, many of the nearby activities and attractions reflect this heritage. Tenterfield is also surrounded by natural beauty with many national parks close to town that are perfect for bushwalking or a more leisurely picnic. There is an emerging food and wine industry in Tenterfield with some excellent cool climate wines being produced. Most of the local wineries have cellar doors and are happy to invite locals and visitors alike to sample their products. Tenterfield also offers an array of sporting, musical and social groups and there is certainly an activity for everyone regardless of age.

For a full listing of sporting groups, Tenterfield Shire Council maintains a sport, leisure and recreation directory on their website here.

Visitor Information Centre

Address: 157 Rouse St, Tenterfield
Phone: (02) 6736 1082
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Saturday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, Sunday 10.00am to 2.00 pm
Website: www.tenterfieldtourism.com.au

Community Groups


Borderline Regional Arts Association
Community Progress Associations
Country Women’s Association
Federation Toastmasters Tenterfield
Friends of Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts
Granite Borders Landcare Committee
Mental Health Social Group
Moombahlene Local Aboriginal Land Council
New England Veteran & Vintage Car Club
Gunnedah RSPCA Volunteer Branch
Rotary Club of Tenterfield
RSL Women’s Auxilliary
Tenterfield Arts & Crafts Society
Tenterfield Drama Group
Tenterfield Family History Group
Tenterifled Lions Club
Tenterfield Naturalists
Tenterfield RSL Sub-Branch
Tenterfield Writers Ink


Community Groups


Borderline Regional Arts Association

Meets: 3rd Saturday of each month at 8:30am
Meets at: Jennings Hotel
Contact: 02 6736 1388

Community Progress Associations

Bolivia Progress Association
Contact: 02 6736 5417

Steinbrook Progress Association
Meets: First Monday of the month at 7.30 pm DST in summer and 7.00 pm EST in winter
Meets at: Steinbrook Hall
Contact: 02 6736 4003

Tenterfield Progress Association
Meets: Second Saturday of the Month at 10:00am. Dates, time and venue will be advertised 2 months prior to meeting.
Meets at: Royal Hotel Tenterfield Dining Room
Contact: Robert Walker (President) 0401 537 146

The Tenterfield Progress Association Inc. work cooperatively with other like minded community members and associations for the benefit and future prosperity of the Tenterfield Shire. To communicate and meet with Council and, where appropriate, offer suggestions or ideas that have been furnished by TPA Inc. members and the general public. Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly Management Committee meetings at the Royal as observers. After the meeting we will be happy to answer questions, or you may like to join. Annual fee is just $5.00

Country Women’s Association

Tenterfield Day Group
Meets: Last Thursday of each month at 1.30pm
Contact: Mrs Janet Hayne – 02 6736 3262

Tenterfield Evening Group
Meets: 1st Tuesday at 7.00pm
Contact:Mrs Anne Stark – 02 6736 2079

Urbenville
Meets: 1st Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm
Meets at: CWA Rooms, Urben St, Urbenville
Contact: Miss Wendy Nerney – 02 6634 1282

Website: www.cwaofnsw.org.au

Meets: 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of each month at 6.45pm
Meets at: Salvation Army Hall, Tenterfield

Website: federation.toastmastersclubs.org

Friends of Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts

Meets: Second Thursday of each month at 5.00pm
Meets at: School of Arts Building, Tenterfield
Contact: 02 6737 5392

Granite Borders Landcare Committee

Website: http://www.graniteborderslandcare.com.au/

Mental Health Social Group

Supporting Mental Illness
Meets: Every second Tuesday of each month at 11am to 1pm
Meets at: RSL Pavillion
Contact: Diana Giles – 02 6736 4510

Moombahlene Local Aboriginal Land Council

Organisation catering for the needs of members of the Moombahllene Local Aboriginal Land Council and the wider Aboriginal community.
Address: 299 Rouse Street, Tenterfield
Contact: 02 6736 3219

New England Veteran & Vintage Car Club

The group caters for people of all ages who have an interest in the restoration and preservation of all vehicles 30 years or more old.
Meets: First Sunday of each month, except January, at 10.30am
Meets at: The Band Hall in Crown Street, Tenterfield
Contact: Warwick Frith (President) – 02 6736 3445

Rotary Club of Tenterfield

Meets: Tuesdays at 6.00 pm
Meets at: Tenterfield Golf Club
Contact: 02 6736 5958

RSL Women’s Auxilliary

Contact: 0411 019057

Tenterfield Arts & Crafts Society

Patchwork & Quilting Group – we cater for experienced sewers and have a tutor who holds regular workshops for learners. Newcomers are always welcome – bring along any project eg: knitting, crochet, embroidery beading
Meets: Thursdays starting at 9.30am
Meets at: Meeting Room at the rear of the Visitors Centre.
Contact: Vicki Boggs – 02 6736 3709

Tenterfield Drama Group

Contact: 02 6736 3955

Tenterfield Family History Group

Volunteers helping locals and visitors find their origins
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 1.30 pm
Meets at: Tenterfield Public Library
Contact: 02 6736 1957

Tenterfield Gem and Mineral Club

Fossicking Trips – Processing Finds – Fundraising for Charity (Local Groups) – Felloship
Meets: Every 2nd Tuesday at 9:30am
Meets at: Band hall located in Crown Street, Tenterfield
Contact: Allan Williams (President) – 02 6736 4992

Tenterfield Lions Club

Meets: 2nd Thursday of each month at 6pm
Meets at: 45 Douglas St, Tenterfield
Website: tenterfield.nsw.lions.org.au

Tenterfield Naturalists

Tenterfield Naturalists Inc study all branches of natural history and manage Tenterfield Park as both botanic garden and bushland.
Meets: Evening meeting on first Thursday of alternate months
Meets at: Landcare office, Martin St, Tenterfield
Contact: Granite Borders Landcare on 02 6736 3500

Tenterfield RSL Sub-Branch

Meets:2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm. Closed for winter May to August 2013.
Meets at: RSL Pavillion
Contact: David Stewart (President) – 6736 4294

Tenterfield Writers Ink

Poets and writes in all genres from beginners to published authors attend. Newcomers always welcome.
Meets: Third Sunday of each month
Contact: 02 6736 3955