Simple, country charm

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Our Inn

Experience simple, country charm right in the centre of town.

Whether you’re just passing through or staying to explore our region’s rich heritage and natural beauty, our welcoming Inn will make your stay in Tenterfield comfortable.

An easy walk to Tenterfield’s restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops, and a short drive to Bald Rock National Park, we offer clean, comfortable rooms right in the heart of Tenterfield.

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Our Accommodation

At Peter Allen Motor Inn we have 19 ground-floor units with Twin, Queen and Family (i.e. two bedroom) options.

All units are equipped with:

Hearty, home-cooked breakfasts also available.

A wheelchair friendly unit is available for people with disabilities.

All our rooms are non-smoking.

Sorry, no pets allowed.


We are located on the New England Highway, approximately 3 hours south of Brisbane and 8 hours north of Sydney.

Our motel is directly opposite Tenterfield’s shopping hub, and approximately 25 minutes drive to Bald Rock National Park.

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About Tenterfield

History & heritage

Set in the heart of the Australian bush, Tenterfield has a rich cultural and environmental heritage. Known as the Birthplace of Our Nation, Tenterfield hosted Sir Henry Parkes’ famous Federation Speech, which ultimately led to the Federation of all Australian States on January 1st 1901.

History buffs can visit the site of Parkes’ speech, the Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts, the well known Tenterfield Saddler, Historic Stannum House, the Tenterfield Soundtrails, and the World War II Tank Traps at Paddy’s Flat,

Read more about our town’s history and heritage sites.

Nature & national parks

As the gateway to both the New England and Northern Rivers Regions, Tenterfield is also surrounded by more than 10 National Parks, offering a range of choices for those who want walk, swim, picnic, or simply enjoy the scenery.

Tenterfield is in easy driving distance to Bald Rock National Park, Boonoo Boonoo, Tooloom, Basket Swamp, Torrington State Conservation Area and the long-established Girraween National Park (Qld).

Get more information on our region’s beautiful national parks.

Food & wine

An emerging food and wine region, Tenterfield is host to over 10 local wineries and a variety of farm gates and local food producers. Find out where to go to sample our region’s premier local produce.