Winter is a magical time in Tenterfield

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Winter is a magical time in Tenterfield, NSW, where the charm of the Australian countryside comes alive with cozy fireplaces, misty mornings, and the warm hospitality of a welcoming community. Nestled in the heart of the New England region, Tenterfield offers a plethora of activities to make your winter visit truly unforgettable. Here are the top ten things to do this winter in Tenterfield, ensuring your stay is as warm and enticing as the town itself.

Stay at The Commercial Boutique Hotel
Your winter adventure begins with a stay at the historic Commercial Boutique Hotel. This beautifully restored 1940s hotel combines vintage charm with modern comforts. Relax by the open fireplace with a glass of local wine in the wine bar or enjoy a delicious meal in their chic restaurant. The warm ambiance and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

Explore Tenterfield Railway Museum
Step back in time at the Tenterfield Railway Museum. Housed in the original 1886 railway station, the museum showcases fascinating exhibits and memorabilia. Wander through vintage carriages and imagine the bygone era of train travel as you soak in the history of this iconic landmark.

Discover the Natural Beauty of Bald Rock National Park
Just a short drive from Tenterfield, Bald Rock National Park offers breathtaking views and invigorating hikes. Climb the largest exposed granite rock in the Southern Hemisphere and be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside. The crisp winter air and stunning scenery make this a must-visit destination.

Warm Up at Tenterfield Saddler
Visit the Tenterfield Saddler, an iconic heritage-listed building that dates back to 1860. This charming shop was once frequented by Sir Henry Parkes, the father of Australian Federation. Explore the leather goods and souvenirs while warming up by the potbelly stove, and soak in the history of this storied establishment.

Indulge in Local Wine and Cheese
Tenterfield is home to several boutique wineries and cheese producers. Take a leisurely drive through the picturesque countryside and sample some of the region’s finest wines and cheeses. The rich flavors and cozy cellar doors provide the perfect winter treat.

Stroll Through Tenterfield’s Historic Streets
Wander through the historic streets of Tenterfield, where well-preserved buildings tell the story of the town’s rich past. Admire the architecture of the Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts and the Court House, and stop by local shops and cafes for a warm drink or a unique souvenir.

Visit Boonoo Boonoo Falls
Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Boonoo Boonoo Falls, a spectacular waterfall located in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. The winter rains enhance the flow, creating a mesmerizing cascade. Enjoy a picnic in the lush surroundings and take in the tranquility of this natural wonder.

Savour Wines and Views at Balancing Heart Vineyard
Make your winter evening special with a visit to Balancing Heart Vineyard. Nestled amidst the granite rock formations, this charming vineyard offers stunning views and a cozy atmosphere. Warm up with a tasting of their exquisite wines, crafted from locally grown grapes, and enjoy a delicious meal made from fresh, regional produce in their inviting restaurant. Whether you’re sitting outside enjoying the winter sun or enjoying the panoramic vistas from the patio, Balancing Heart Vineyard provides a perfect blend of culinary delight and scenic beauty, making it a memorable part of your Tenterfield winter adventure.

Attend a Local Event or Festival
Tenterfield hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year. Check the local calendar for winter events such as markets, live music gigs, and cultural celebrations. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to mingle with locals and experience the vibrant community spirit.

Relax by the Fire at The Commercial Boutique Hotel
End your day back at The Commercial Boutique Hotel, where you can relax by one of the four original Art Deco fireplaces with a good book or enjoy a nightcap in the stylish wine bar. The hotel’s inviting atmosphere and comfortable accommodations ensure a restful night’s sleep, ready for another day of winter adventures in Tenterfield.

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, historical exploration, or simply a cozy retreat, Tenterfield offers something for everyone this winter. Embrace the charm of this delightful town, and let the warmth of its hospitality make your winter escape truly special.

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