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Tenterfield Area, NSW

Known as The Birthplace of Our Nation – Sir Henry Parkes vision of a united Australia was presented in his famous Federation Speech at the Tenterfield School of Arts on 24th October 1889. This led to the federation of all Australian states into the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901.

Tenterfield retains its place as one of the country’s most historically significant historical settlements through preservation of many other landmark buildings and sites such as the Railway Station, Police Station & Goal, The Tenterfield Saddlery, Deloraine, Stannum House, Stretford House, St Stephens Church (Banjo Patterson married here in 1903) Major JF Thomas grave (local solicitor who defended “The Breaker” Morant)

Impressive colonial architecture combined with magnificent natural features (including Bald Rock &Boonoo Boonoo Falls National Parks) panoramic landscapes, 4 definite seasons -autumn one of the most striking in New England – create a back drop unequalled for the living history book that is Tenterfield.

Add the mystique of Aboriginal lore, bushrangers, New England vineyards and cuisine, historic villages and the picture takes on a depth that will have you wanting to return.

About Tenterfield Area

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains