Winter weekend escape to Tenterfield 2024

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Escape to Tenterfield: Your Ultimate Winter Weekend Getaway from Brisbane

Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of city life? Do you crave a serene escape into nature, where crisp air and breathtaking landscapes greet you at every turn? Look no further than Tenterfield, NSW – your perfect winter weekend retreat just a stone’s throw away from Brisbane.

Nestled amidst the picturesque New England region, Tenterfield beckons with its charming streets, historical landmarks, and an array of outdoor adventures that promise to make your winter getaway unforgettable. Here’s why you should pack your bags and head south for a long weekend in Tenterfield.

Embrace Winter’s Charm
1. Chasing Autumn Foliage: While Brisbane remains relatively warm during winter, Tenterfield transforms into a wonderland of autumnal hues. Take a leisurely drive along the scenic route, and marvel at the fiery reds, oranges, and yellows that adorn the countryside. Don’t forget to snap some envy-inducing photos for your Instagram feed!

2. Cosy Up by the Fire: As the temperatures drop, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up by a crackling fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa. With 4 original Art Deco fireplaces, The Commercial Boutique Hotel in Tenterfield offers this quintessential winter experience, ensuring that you stay snug and comfortable throughout your stay.

3. Culinary Delights: Indulge your taste buds with hearty winter fare at Tenterfield’s quaint cafes and restaurants. From piping hot soups to hearty stews, you’ll find plenty of comfort food to warm you from the inside out. Don’t miss the chance to sample local specialties and farm-fresh produce that showcase the region’s culinary prowess.

Discover Tenterfield’s Treasures
1. Heritage Trails: Immerse yourself in Tenterfield’s rich history by exploring its heritage trails. Wander through the town’s charming streets lined with beautifully preserved Victorian and Federation-era buildings. Make sure to visit the historic Tenterfield Railway Station, where Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous Federation speech in 1889.

2. Nature Escapes: Nature enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice in Tenterfield. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on scenic trails that meander through rugged national parks (Bald Rock, Boonoo Boonoo are our favourites!) and verdant Australian countryside. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, and breathe in the crisp fresh air as you soak in the beauty of your rugged surroundings.

3. Vineyard Tours: Wine lovers rejoice – Tenterfield is home to several award-winning wineries along the Granite Belt and Ballandean wine region that produce exquisite cool-climate wines. Spend a leisurely afternoon touring vineyards, sampling fine wines, and learning about the winemaking process from passionate local vintners. Balancing Heart Vineyard has a curtesy bus every Saturday available to transport you to their winery for lunch and back. Don’t forget to stock up on your favourite bottles to savour the taste of Tenterfield long after you’ve returned home.

Plan Your Perfect Winter Getaway
Accommodation: The Commercial Boutique Hotel boasts eight beautifully restored luxury rooms available including a wheelchair friendly and pet friendly accommodation room. With a cosy restaurant and wine bar on site, and stunning Tenterfield Hills views from the back deck you needn’t venture far to sample great winter hearty food paired with delicious local wines and craft beers on tap.

Transportation: Tenterfield is conveniently located just a few hours’ drive from Brisbane, making it easily accessible for a weekend getaway. Pack your car, cue up your favorite road trip playlist, and hit the open road for a scenic journey through the countryside.

Pack Accordingly: While Tenterfield’s winter climate is milder than many other parts of Australia, it’s still important to pack appropriately for cooler temperatures. Be sure to bring layers, including warm jackets, scarves, and gloves, to stay comfortable during your outdoor adventures.

In Conclusion
Tenterfield awaits – a charming destination brimming with winter wonders just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, Tenterfield offers something for everyone. So why wait? Start planning your winter weekend getaway today, and prepare to fall in love with the beauty and charm of Tenterfield, NSW.

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