Tenterfield is surrounded by national parks and vineyards and is also known for its autumn colours.
The population of Tenterfield is 3,966 of which 52.2% are females and 47.8% are males. The Indigenous population of Tenterfield is 239 (6.0%) and the median age is 48.
Tenterfield is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this Health Planning Compass provides an overview of community health for the region.
Tenterfield is located in the New England region. It is 3 hours 15 minutes southwest of Brisbane and 1 hour 40 mins west of Casino.
Tenterfield is best known for is the Tenterfield Saddlery, made famous by Peter Allen’s song “Tenterfield Saddler”, a tribute to his grandfather who ran the saddlery from 1908 to 1960.
The closest airport to Tenterfield is Lismore Regional Airport, which is just over two hours from Tenterfield.
Lismore Regional Airport is serviced daily by Regional Express Airlines (Rex) with five flights to and from Sydney Airport.
The major sources of employment in Tenterfield are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry
- Education and Training
- Accommodation and Food Services
Tenterfield Hospital is an 18 bed hospital with an emergency department, two-hour GP Clinics are available on site twice a day seven days a week, community and allied health services, X-ray services, community nurses, child and family health, physical activity classes diabetic education and foot care, radiology/ultrasound, physiotherapist, mental health services, meals on wheels.
Visiting services include speech therapist, occupational therapist, dietician, women’s health, psychiatrist, dental services, hearing services, podiatry and aboriginal health.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Tenterfield.
Tenterfield offers long day care, family day care and pre-school services.
In Tenterfield there are SPAR, FoodWorks and Festival supermarkets as well as cafés, restaurants and eateries. There is a Mitre 10 hardware, florist, nursery, homewares and gift store, men’s and women’s stylish clothing stores along with a number of other retail options.
Places of worship in Tenterfield include Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian, Seventh-day Adventist and Tenterfield Corps churches.
Although a small regional town Tenterfield is an attractive country town with many historic buildings dating back to the mid-19th century and is surrounded by national parks and vineyards.
Tenterfield has a vibrant and enthusiastic arts culture. Artworks can be viewed in a number of shops and cafes and The Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts shows films and often has performances, concerts and plays. Tenterfield also has a Cinema and Theatre.
Tenterfield is an emerging food and wine. Popular wine varieties such as Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon can be found in the cellar doors of the area. Tenterfield also produces some beautiful cold climate Pinot Noirs.
The Tenterfield District sits high on the New England Tableland and is surrounded by magnificent natural features, rugged landscapes and scenic vistas. Tenterfield’s National Parks offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, walk, swim, picnic and camp.
Tenterfield offers many sporting activities and recreational clubs, Museums and Art Galleries.