Nature getaways around Tamworth
Visit Tamworth's Marsupial Park to see kangaroos, wallabies, possums, emus and echidnas, or enjoy a picnic in the pretty Botanic Gardens.
Check out the panoramic views of the Tamworth slopes and plains from the Oxley Lookout where you can go for a bushwalk along one of the many walking trails.
Quirindi, south of Tamworth, is known for its fields of sunflowers that bloom from December to March. Quipolly Dam, 18 km north-east, is a flora and fauna sanctuary well worth visiting to see plentiful waterbirds.
Explore on foot Warrabah National Park or go bushwalking through remnant rainforest in Mount Kaputar National Park.
The Horton Falls are quite spectacular during wet periods but can dry up over extended dry times. The falls can be viewed from two vantage points and picnic shelters have been erected in the area. Se...
Beautiful Nowendoc National Park sits in rugged escarpment terrain in the NSW Northern Tablelands, 70km south of Walcha. Boasting spectacular diverse scenery, including moist eucalypt forest with rain...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/nowendoc-national-park
Split Rock Dam (named for a fissure in a great rock near the dam site itself) is a major local irrigation reservoir and water recreation resource.
At Split Rock Dam facilities are available f...
Muluerindie in Warrabah National Park offers visitors a weekend bush escape, with some of the comforts of home you might miss while camping. This lovely hand-built stone hut has been refurbished so th...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/warrabah-national-park/muluerindie/accommodation
One of the few inland river parks in NSW, beautiful Warrabah National Park, just east of Manilla and north of Tamworth, has an incredibly tranquil atmosphere thanks in large part to the spectacular Na...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/warrabah-national-park
Rocky Creek Gorge and Glacial Forms is a conglomerate of boulders, crystal rock pools, and sandy beaches highlight nature's beauty. The glaciation dates back to 290 million years ago.