Surrounded by national parks and bush land, Tenterfield is a home of natural wonder in the Australian outback. Located just on the border in the New England region, Tenterfield’s only three hours drive away from both Brisbane and Byron Bay, and eight hours from Sydney. Whether you prefer outdoor excitement or quiet historical appreciation, there’s something for you in Tenterfield. You can spend a day motorcycling across the countryside or simply exploring the town known as the ‘birthplace of our nation’, Tenterfield’s possibilities are endless.

Whether it’s a live show or boutique exhibition, there’s always something happening in Tenterfield. No surprise that it’s one of Australia’s best kept tourism secrets, with their local wineries, delicious dining and fascinating museums, you’ll want to keep Tenterfield all to yourself… or you might just move there forever!

Tenterfield is also home to a variety of local villages, all with their own unique character and history. From Drake in the East to Mingoola in the West, each town offers a brand new day of adventure.

Tenterfield is home to 3,500 people, many of which are employed within the beef cattle breeding and wool production industry, local government and aged care facilities. With unlimited places to stay, you’re always welcome to meet the friendly town of Tenterfield.


The Tenterfield population is 6,628 with 49.1% being male and 50.9% being female. The median age of people living in Tenterfield is 53 years with children making up 15.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over making up 27.6% of the population.


The largest industry of employment in Tenterfield is beef cattle farming, followed by aged care residential services, local government administration and supermarket and grocery stores.


The most common mode of transport to work is in a car as the driver or as passenger.