Tours & Outdoor Activities

Tenterfield & District offers plenty of adventure and outdoor activities, including horse riding, hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, 4WD tours and mountain biking. Tenterfield boasts one of the finest country golf courses in Australia, suiting both the novice and pro, and indulges the golfer with 360° views, and the bowling club offers well-kept greens. If outdoor action is not your thing, why not discover the local history and wineries on a guided tour.  

Arrajay Downs

Dave, Rhonda and family live approx 10kms East of Tenterfield on their property at “Arrajay Downs” which is nestled on the peak of the Great Dividing Range, this where they grow their free range sweet pork, prime lambs and chickens.

The Old Timber Barn is the perfect location

Birdwatching in Tenterfield

Tenterfield Shire encompasses a large area that is home to abundant native wildlife and fantastic and diverse birdwatching.   We are on the top end of New England Tablelands of New South Wales.   The Shire reaches onto the lowlands of the Clarence River to the

Clarence River Wilderness Lodge

Clarence River Wilderness Lodge, just 3 hours from Brisbane is situated on the headwaters of the Clarence River in the rugged Great Dividing Range. A forgotten pocket of Australia, where nature reigns supreme. Four thousand hectares of river crafted country has been preserved in a wildlife refuge

Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park

68 kms west of Tenterfield.  Glenlyon Dam is a Tourist Park offering Powered and Unpowered Sites, Cabins & Fishing.   For fishing there is also boat hire available.  There are 2 clean amenity blocks, scattered BBQ’s a kiosk offering fuel, ice and gas and a hire servi

Glenrock Gardens

Glenrock Gardens is an award winning country garden set in the high country of New England in the historic and pretty town of Tenterfield, NSW, Australia. It is the perfect venue for all events including weddings, workshops and garden tours and spectacular in all of the four well – defined season

Paddy's Flat Tank Traps

The Tank Traps at Paddy’s Flat were another integral part of Australia’s defences during World War II.

There are 26 concrete pyramids that were cast onsite and then connected together by steel cable in the river. Timber posts were also buried in the ground on the bank either side of the r

Tenterfield Bowling Club & Motor Inn

The Tenterfield Bowling Club & Motor Inn  is situated one block away from the highway  in parkland surrounds, away from any highway noise.  The Bowling Club & Motor Inn offers 16 rooms – 1 disabled room  with a queen bed and a king single, wheelchair space, suppo

Tenterfield Golf Club

Fairways Lodge  is situated beside the Tenterfield Golf Club which has a 18 hole Golf Course set in magnificent Granite highlands.  You have a choice of Single, Twin/Double and Triple Accommodation. Includes Continental Breakfast.  Golf Packages are available.

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Tenterfield Tours

Tenterfield tours specialise in personalised tours of our amazing region. Be amazed and inspired by award winning local wineries, stunning national parks, heritage rich Tenterfield and heritage train tours. Join our group tours for the ultimate Northern NSW adventure. See Tenterfield and all its

Top of the range drive

Tourist drive – allow 1 hour


This tourist drive takes you out to Steinbrook hall and back into town with via Mt Lindesay Road views of Tenterfield Homestead Station, and along “Robert Brush Drive” on Logan Street and St Stephen’s Church where Banjo Paterson married Miss Wal

World War II Tank Traps

The World War II Tank Traps were believed at the time to be part of the ‘Brisbane Line’. The road was, until the early 1950s, the New England Highway and the only all-weather road from Sydney to Brisbane. These tank traps were 1km north of a major training camp, the London Bridge Army Camp.

Mt Mackenzie Scenic Drive

This short drive gives visitors an opportunity to view some of the unusual granite outcrops which can be found throughout the district. These are quite spectacular and many unique formations of granite can be seen. Mainly a sheep grazing area with some cattle, it is in sharp contrast to the open

Tenterfield Historic Walk

Tenterfield was gazetted as a town in 1851, and the Tenterfield Historic Walk includes a large number of landmark buildings in the town. The walk takes about an hour. Pick up a brochure from the Tenterfield Visitor Information Centre (157 Rouse Street).

Some key landmarks on the historic

Thunderbolt's Hideout

Frederick Ward, better known as “Captain Thunderbolt” (1836-1870), was well known throughout the Tenterfield district. There are many caves and hideouts in the New England area, but few are as easy to visit as the one in Tenterfield.

Thunderbolt’s Hideout is 12km from Tenterfield, and is