The charming town of Tenterfield is surrounded by rural landscapes and national parks with awe-inspiring vistas.
Tenterfield is located in northern NSW, less than 20 km from the Queensland/NSW border. It is 275 km (3 hr 25 min drive) southwest of Brisbane. The regional centres of Armidale and Lismore are a similar distance from Tenterfield, 187 km (125 min drive) and 160 km (130 min drive) respectively.
Tenterfield is internationally recognised thanks to the song ‘Tenterfield Saddler’ by locally born Peter Allen. The Tenterfield Saddlery is listed on the National Trust of Australia and is a local tourist attraction.
There are two airports a similar distance from Tenterfield.
Armidale Airport, just over 2 hr drive south, is serviced by two airlines: Regional Express (REX) and Qantas that provide regular flights to Sydney.
Lismore Regional Airport, just over 2 hr drive east is serviced by Regional Express Airlines (Rex) with regular direct flights to Sydney.
NSW TrainLink provides a daily return service to Sydney from Armidale.
The population of Tenterfield is more than 4000 people, their median age is 53 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5% of the population.
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 Hospital is an 18-bed public hospital with an emergency department and services including on-site GP clinics, community and allied health services, X-ray services and an aged care unit. There are also a range of visiting services.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Tenterfield.