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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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$51 - 210
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning seven and a half kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

Daintree Discovery Centre

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
From AU$32 - 35
A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.

Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman, Douglas Area
From AU$9.50 - 9.50
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.

Castle Rock Dive Site

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
Castle Rock is a tower of coral at the Agincourt Reefs, accessible from Port Douglas on a day trip. Rising from 25 metres to almost break the surface, Castle Rock is home to trevally, snappers, sweetlips, goatfish, fusiliers, surgeonfish and a very friendly Malabar groper called Colin.

Fitzroy Island National Park

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Fitzroy Island National Park is rugged with diverse landscapes featuring granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches. This island national park, close to the mainland, and its surrounding waters form part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
Stepping straight on to the beach from the rainforest is a very special experience at Cape Tribulation. This extraordinarily pretty stretch of the Daintree National Park is where you can climb aboard a fast boat to explore the Great Barrier Reef or take a kayak to nearby islands.

Twin Peaks Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Saxon Reef off Cairns is dotted with a number of wonderful dive sites, including the brilliant Twin Peaks. Two huge coral bommies, rising from 18 metres to almost touch the surface, give the site its name and always make for an impressive dive.

Laura

Laura, Cook Area
Laura is a small town, with a population around 100 people on the Cape York Peninsula in Tropical North Queensland. the township boasts the largest collection of prehistoric rock art in the world. The area around Laura is known for Quinkans, giant figures who according to Aboriginal legend, were spirits that lived in the crevices of rocks.

Mount Lewis National Park

Julatten, Mareeba Area
Free Entry
Mount Lewis, one of the highest rainforest-clad mountains of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, is a treasure trove of unique and endemic wildlife. The beautiful upland rainforest dates back to the evolution of flowering plants on earth.

Barracuda Bommie Dive Site

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
Free Entry
With a name like Barracuda Bommie you would expect to see barracuda at this dive site, and fortunately it rarely disappoints. Located on the Agincourt Reefs, off Port Douglas, Barracuda Bommie is a giant pinnacle of coral that rises from the sandy sea floor at 26 metres.
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