Tenterfield is a cultural epicentre. The Gateway to both the New England and Northern Rivers Regions – the Shire of Tenterfield is a massive area of 713 439 hectares with an overall population of approximately 7024 residents – and growing! The Shire of Tenterfield sits astride the Great Dividing Range at the northern end of the New England Tableland amid a contrast of rugged mountain beauty and the serenity of rural landscapes.
Tenterfield town itself is surrounded by over 10 National Parks. There are great schools, a wide variety of employment and business opportunities, fantastic houses large blocks of land and a great sense of community. With its perfect location near the Queensland border, you are close enough to all the amenities of the city yet still able to enjoy the best a country lifestyle has to offer.
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.