Explore the greater Tamworth area with a visit to the towns of Nundle, Quirindi, Barraba, Willow Tree, Manilla and Uralla. All less than 100 km from the country music capital of Australia, an easy day trip to a handful of charming hamlets.
Venture just 60 km from Tamworth and you’ll find Nundle, a charming 1850s gold rush town at the beginning of the Fossickers’ Way Touring Route. Stop in at the Odgers and McClelland Exchange Stores, and old-fashioned general store where you can pick up everything from local honey to homewares. At Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm, you can learn about fish farming. And at Hanging Rock, look out over the Tamworth region’s paddocks, vineyards and canola fields. For a great meal or a calming cup of tea before your next adventure, you can’t go past the historic Mount Misery Gold Mine Café.
Quirindi day trips
Some of the richest agricultural land in NSW can be found at Quirindi, known for its vast fields of sunflowers. Quirindi Rural Heritage Village and Miniature Railway is a must-see; preserving the history of the Liverpool Plains, it also features an HO gauge model railway which you can ride on the fourth Sunday of every month. You can also visit the Australian Rail Monument and Museum, the first and last railway town in NSW. Pop in to Bob’s Shed for a cuppa and a chat; its walls are adorned with an array of items from the 1940s and 50s, with a story behind each one. For a schooner of beer or a pub feed, check out Currabubula Pub & Cafe, which has been running since 1838.