Tenterfield

Come up and play and discover our spectacular national parks, cool climate vineyards, rich history, colourful characters and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage.

Set deep in the heart of Australian Heritage, Tenterfield is surrounded by bushland and is the gateway to both the New England and Northern Rivers regions. Enjoying mild alpine summers, blazing red autumns with stunning-tree lined streets, sunny winter days followed by crisp winter nights and bright wildflower springs, you’ll find there’s always something inspirational going on in Tenterfield.

Tenterfield is the major centre of the region, and is surrounded by the villages of Drake, Jennings, Legume, Liston, Torrington, Mingoola and Urbenville – each with their own unique characteristics.

The district is home to amazing national parks, beautiful rivers, waterfalls and creeks, as well as historical sights, attractions and museums, wineries, delicious food and great shopping.

Top 10 Things to Do:

1. Climb Bald Rock, the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, and be rewarded with 360° views over the surrounding bushland.
2. Experience the 4 seasons - discover the spectacular autumn colours as you wander around town and enjoy crisp winter nights as you warm yourself in front of a roaring log fire.
3. Mix with the locals at one of the many great events Tenterfield & District has on offer.
4. Wander through town and Uncover Tenterfield’s Rich Heritage at the preserved Railway Station, School of Arts and Centenary Cottage.
5. Get Back to Nature and go camping, hiking, swimming or fishing while you discover.
6. Jump on your bike and Ride the Great Divide - through granite countryside and national parks.
7. Savour the grapes as you tour local wineries and indulge in popular varieties and delightful alternatives.
8. Enjoy the greens and tee off at one of the finest country courses in Australia.
9. Explore Granite Country and marvel at the formations of the Doctors Nose, Small Bald Rock and Draining Rock on the Mt Mackenzie Scenic Drive.
10. Pack a picnic and enjoy a spectacular New England High Country Sunset from any of the wonderful vantage points around the region.

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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Kern Arcade Markets

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 17 December 2017
Held every Sunday - Visit the Arcade Markets to stock your fridge and cupboards with fresh food, and to find that perfect gift for someone, or for yourself.

One Hot Night - featuring Busby Marou and Amy Shark

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
From AU$55.10 - 55.10
29 December 2017
Busby Marou are starting their own annual event in Rockhampton One Hot Night! Featuring Amy Shark, Timberwolf, and Pandamic! One Hot Night is set to become a signature event in Rocky’s calendar. Busby Marou has put together an all-time line up featuring friends and well-respected musicians alike.

Australia Day Celebrations Goovigen 2018

Goovigen, Banana Area
Free Entry
26 January 2018
Come and enjoy the Australia Day Celebrations at the Community Hall, from 9am until 3pm. There will be an official ceremony at 9am, followed by Australia Day festivities at the recreation grounds.

Moura Muddy Water Classic - Fishing Competition

Moura, Banana Area
31 March – 1 April 2018
Upwards of 400 contenders turn up for the Moura Muddy Water Classic each year. Held at Apex Park on the beautiful Dawson River, hopeful contenders begin to pour in on Friday to get their nominations in.

Beef Australia 2018

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
6 May 2018
Australia’s national beef expo is one of the world’s great beef cattle events and is held just once every three years in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Beef Australia 2018 will be held from May 6 to 12 and will be a celebration of all facets of the Australian beef industry.

7 Rocky River Run

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$10 - 80
27 May 2018
The 7 Rocky River Run raises funds for the Rockhampton community such as Ronald McDonald house and the prevention of youth suicide, which has been a significant issue in Rockhampton for several years. The 7 Rocky River Run has become a great tourist attraction for Rockhampton and is a major contributor to funding local community groups.

Winter Racing Carnival

Berserker, Rockhampton Area
6 – 7 July 2018
Come along to the two feature race day events at the Winter Racing Carnival; XXXX Gold Newmarket Race Day and Rockhampton Cup. Race day functions and packages. Fashions on the Field.

Paradise Lagoons Campdraft

Nine Mile, Central Highlands Area
19 – 22 July 2018
Paradise Lagoons Campdraft is Australia's premier Campdraft, conducted over four days in a world class venue. In true Outback style, it features the exciting sport campdrafting, family entertainment, and social events for all ages.

Rockhampton Expo

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
From AU$10 - 12
24 – 26 August 2018
The 2018 Rockhampton Expo (Incorporating Rockhampton Home Show and Caravan, Camping, Four Wheel Drive and Fishing Expo) is the region’s largest and most successful event of its kind. This event continues to grow every year, with an estimated 180 local and regional businesses will be on showcasing products and services in 2018.
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