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Step out of your imagination and into the unspoilt beauty of Tenterfield. It’s humble, it’s authentic, it’s true. Located in the New South Wales high country, Tenterfield offers the trifecta of countryside, national park and history, enticing travellers with its genuine stories, people and adventures. Distinguished by its warm hospitality and earthly delights, Tenterfield is full of simple, honest treasures waiting to be found. Here, you’re on Tenterfield time; time to reconnect, time to explore and time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Tenterfield will make you feel right at home. Three hours from Brisbane and across the range from New South Wales’ northern rivers, this town inspires with its alpine summers, vibrant autumn reds, white-frosted winters and floral springs. Adventure seekers, history buffs and boutique lovers alike are bound to find something that speaks to their true soul in this town cocooned by national parks. The streets are lined with heritage-listed buildings from bygone years, which match the inspiring homewares and antiques you’ll find within them. Pubs, cafes and paddock-to-plate events showcase the exceptional local produce like poultry, pork, nuts and blueberries, adding to town’s warm and inviting nature. It’s the geographical surroundings that really arouse the appreciation for this humble town and give visitors the chance to ground themselves with nature. National parks and state forests encase this town with lush green forests, woodland canopies, cascading waterfalls and enticing swimming holes, all just waiting to be explored.

From calming, creek-side walks in the centre of town, to exploration of the scenic rugged landscapes of the surrounding national parks – activities range from slow ambles to adrenaline inducing ones. Bushwalkers will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the fascinating landscape, none quite as spectacular as the panoramic views from the largest exposed granite monolith in the Southern Hemisphere at Bald Rock National Park. Mix history and adventure to explore the hidden caves, walk in the footsteps of bushrangers, stroll along the boutique-lined Main Street, or take a scenic drive up one of the besieging mountains.

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