Tenterfield (including Wallangarra)
Historic and interesting town on the Northern Tablelands
Tenterfield, 715 km north-east of Sydney and 275 km south of Brisbane, is a town of deciduous trees which are seen to best effect in autumn. It is situated in a shallow valley 882 metres above sea-level at the northern end of the New England Tablelands in an area of rugged mountains and rural vistas. It proclaims itself 'The Birthplace of the Nation' as Henry Parkes chose this spot to deliver his crucial Federation speech of 1889, which led to the establishment of Australia as a unified nation in 1901.
The Tenterfield area is devoted to sheep and cattle though orchards, farm crops, a silica mine and a growing tourism sector all contribute to the local economy. The current population is 3500.
The information centre is located at 157 Rouse St (the New England Highway), on the corner with Miles St. It is open seven days from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., tel: (02) 6736 1082. Here you can obtain a self-guided heritage walk pamphlet. Inquiries can be made here concerning group tours of local orchards, farmstays, and guided tours to sites of Aboriginal significance within the Bald Rock and Boonoo Boonoo National Parks.
Tenterfield & District Information Centre
157 Rouse St
Tenterfield NSW 2372
Telephone: (02) 6736 1082
Facsimile: (02) 6736 3388