Map & Access

Located in the northern NSW Tablelands, Tenterfield and district is located on the New South Wales and Queensland border. A comfortable 3 to 3.5 hour drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Tenterfield is the gateway to New England and North West New South Wales from the north, and South East Queensland from the South.

Tenterfield offers excellent access for road transportation via the New England Highway and Bruxner Highway, which intersect in Tenterfield. The Bruxner Highway runs east/west from Ballina on the coast to Boggabilla/Goondiwindi in the west, and the New England Highway runs north/south from Toowoomba to Newcastle –  providing access to stable, reliable and affordable heavy haulage, freight and public transportation. Additional access to Tenterfield is provided from Queensland via Mount Lindesay Road, which is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar state/federal/Council funded upgrade.

Tenterfield also has an air strip to the north of town, and a number of major airports within a 2 hour radius.

Distances to Tenterfield

Kilometres Time


Brisbane 270 km 3 hours Airport Icon
Gold Coast 280 km 3 hours 30 mins Airport Icon
Byron Bay/Ballina 200 km 2 hours 30 mins Airport Icon
Lismore 160 km 2 hours Airport Icon
Toowoomba 200 km 2 hours 20 mins Airport Icon
Stanthorpe 60 km 45 mins
Glen Innes 90 km 1 hour
Armidale 190 km 2 hours Airport Icon
Tamworth 300 km 3 hours 10 mins Airport Icon
Inverell 160 km 1 hour 45 mins
Coffs Harbour 295 km 3 hours 30 mins Airport Icon
Sydney 660 km 7 hours 30 mins Airport Icon
Regional Map with airport locations

Regional map with key air transport hubs

Tenterfield houses a rail network that once connected the rail line at Armidale to the border of NSW and QLD (at Jennings/Wallangarra), however, while the infrastructure remains in place no rail services currently operate.