What Does Our Shire Offer?

The Shire of Tenterfield sites 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.

  • Population (whole of Shire) - 6,996 (ABS 2014)
  • Located 770 km north of Sydney and 270 km south of Brisbane on the junction of New England & Bruxner Highways and Mount Lindesay Road
  • Villages within the Shire are Drake, Jennings, Legume, Liston and Urbenville
  • Area - 7,333sq kms
  • Tourist Information Centre is able to provide visitors with information on the attractions of the Shire

Tenterfield is famous for:

  • Sir Henry Parkes Federation Speech 1889 - "Birthplace of the Nation"
  • Entertainer Peter Allen - "Tenterfield Saddler"
  • Bald Rock National Park