"Birthplace of our Nation" - Sir Henry Parkes' vision of a united Australia was presented in his famous Federation speech at the Tenterfield School of Arts on 24 October 1889.

Tenterfield is one of the country's most significant historical settlements through preservation of landmark buildings such as:

  • Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts
  • Police Station and Gaol
  • Tenterfield Saddlery
  • Railway Station
  • Stannum House

Colonial architecture contrasts against magnificent natural features including:

  • Bald Rock
  • Boonoo Boonoo Falls
  • Numerous National Parks

Bald Rock National Park features the largest, exposed granite monolith in Australia, rewarding bushwalkers and climbers with an expansive panoramic view unequalled in the New England Region.

Add the mystique of Aboriginal lore and you have a town not to be missed.

Streets ablaze with autumn colours heralding the crisp clear days of winter, roaring log fires, spectacular sunsets and time to enjoy great cuisine and vintage wines plus a great variety of accommodation.