Tenterfield is dominated by the Granite Belt that spans both the Bald Rock and Girraween National Park areas and wanders into Queensland, Australia. Needless to say, it is a rural area with many forests and protected areas, as well as sheep and cattle farms that fuel the economy of the area. Climbers, spelunkers and hikers will enjoy Bald Rock and other geological wonders in the area, and history enthusiasts will love the aboriginal sites and registered heritage buildings in the main town.
- Bald Rock National Park
- Tenterfield Saddlery
- Centenary Cottage
- Explore the Girraween National Park
- Refresh yourself at Boonoo Boonoo Falls
- Watch a film at Tenterfield Cinema
Summer highs for Tenterfield reach 23-26°C from December to March, while the winter lows are around 1-2°C from June through August. There are no major storm seasons that affect this part of Australia, but there have been severe floods historically for the New South Wales area. Rainfall is more likely in the summer, and there are thunderstorms and occasional hailstorms in the Armidale area.
Getting There & Around
You can find several airports within a two- or three-hour drive of Tenterfield in the towns of Armidale, Ballina, Casino, Lismore and Toowoomba. You can rent a car from the airport to drive the New England Highway, which is the only route to this town.
You will need a car to travel around town, as there is no bus service.