Tenterfield is easy to access from all directions. It is located in the New England region at the intersection of the New England and Bruxner Highways. Tenterfield is a three-hour drive from Brisbane, 2.5 hours from Byron Bay, two hours from Armidale, New South Wales and 10 hours from Sydney. The town sits in a valley astride the Great Dividing Range, just 18 kms from the Queensland border. There is a regular Greyhound Bus service to the town.