Country Holidays? Getaways and Retreats: Accommodation in NSW

If you’re planning an escape from your hectic schedule soon, country getaways in NSW should be at the top of your list. Fresh air, wide open spaces, and rolling green scenery soothe the soul and rejuvenate the mind, leaving you refreshed and ready to return to the “real world.” You can find the perfect country accommodation in NSW in Tenterfield, a charming town with a big story. Here are a few reasons to make Tenterfield your next holiday destination.

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Sir Henry Parkes Museum

Include a little history in your holiday at the Sir Henry Parkes Museum, where you can learn about Tenterfield’s rich heritage. Tenterfield is considered the birthplace of the Australian Federation, the place where Sir Henry Parkes made his famous public address in 1889. What is now the Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts Complex, now houses the hall which is the very space in which he made his famous Federation call.

Mount Mackenzie Drive

Mount Mackenzie Drive is a beautiful scenic route that loops from town and back in about an hour, taking you through verdant farmland past breathtaking sights. The views are simply spectacular! You’ll want to take your time soaking in the beautiful countryside, so pack a picnic and get ready for a day to remember.

The Tenterfield Saddler

For over a century, The Tenterfield Saddler served as a meeting place for local scuttlebutt. This quaint bluestone cottage was run by Saddler George Woolnough, who worked on his fine leather products as he revelled in his friends’ chatter. The Tenterfield Saddler boasted a few famous customers, including poet and author Banjo Paterson. Paterson married a local woman – Alice Walker – and the couple began their life together in Tenterfield in the early 1900s.

The Tenterfield Railway Museum

Train fanatics will love the Tenterfield Railway Museum, where they can study the breathtaking gothic architecture what was once the Tenterfield Railway Station and is now an impressive museum housing an array of relics. Exhibits include passenger and freight trains as well as miscellanea such as luggage carts, suitcases, railway advertisements, and more. Also of note: the beautiful plants adorning the entire museum.

Spend Country Retreats in NSW at the Commercial Boutique Hotel

The Commercial Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to rest your head on country holidays in NSW. You’ll love our luxury accommodation complete with Art Deco furnishings and a family-friendly atmosphere. We’ve restored our hotel to impeccable detail, and we provide an ideal spot for family holidays, couples getaways, country weddings, corporate retreats, and more. Feel your stress melt away as you make the scenic three-and-a-half-hour drive from Brisbane into our little country corner of the world. Relax at the end of a long day of sightseeing at our restaurant, where we serve up hearty. Or, have a seat at our sleek bar and treat yourself to a glass of our craft beer or local wine. Dog-friendly accommodation and no pokies help make the Commercial Boutique Hotel a great place to spend your time in Tenterfield.