Places to Visit and Activities In The Tenterfield Area
The town of Tenterfield has several parks with creeks, weeping willows, and other magnificent trees. There are well-maintained amenities blocks and a large leash-free area for dogs.
- Following mapped walks close to the town centre will reveal many stately old wooden and brick houses, the Old Courthouse, Police Station with gaol, the Railway Station, the beautifully built Convent and much more.
- The area surrounding the town has State Forests and National Parks.
- The Mt.McKenzie lookout is situated high above the town, providing magnificent views.
- Golf tours - can be arranged with The Tenterfield Golf Club. Play on 5 top courses. Brochure available from the Club. The Tenterfield course is reputed to be one of the prettiest in New South Wales.
- Visit one of the beautiful National Parks or State Forests.Bald Rock, Boonoo Boonoo, Girraween, Sundown, Tooloom, Basket Swamp are all within easy or comfortable driving distance of Tenterfield. Lyre birds, kangaroos, wallabies and platypus are all to be seen in their natural environment among pockets of ancient rainforest and vast stands of stately eucalypts.
Photographs courtesy Mary Warwick
Visit Wineries of the New England and Granite Belt Region
- Rich volcanic soil and high altitudes bring climatic conditions that are more than favourable to the production of excellent wines. Varietal grapes including Chardonnay, Merlot & Shiraz flourish. Most wineries have cellar door sales and you are invited to visit local vineyards whilst in Tenterfield and sample the many classic wines of the Granite Belt region:
- Kurrajong Downs Winery Visit our Web site for online purchase 02 6736 4590
Explore Local Towns and Areas
DRAKE:Originally a mining town surrounded by gold mines, still popular for fossicking and fishing. Today, remnants of these early gold mining days can still be seen. The township is nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by mountain ranges. Panning for alluvial gold in creeks in the Drake district affords a day that is fun for the whole family.
URBENVILLE: Great for bush walking and 4wd enthusiasts. Tenterfield Shire boasts 10 state forests most of which are in the Urbenville area. Maps detailing drives are available. Fishing is popular along the many rivers and streams and there are excellent camping spots.
TORRINGTON: Once a rich tin mining town, it is hard to believe that the remaining few buildings, piles of bricks and rubble represent what was once a thriving community. It still attracts dreamers with picks and shovels, but the many reserves and bush areas make for excellent walking and camping adventures.