Music in Tamworth
Tamworth's annual Country Music Festival is the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 10 music festivals in the world, with more than 2,200 events and 400 performances or gigs across 90 venues.
Tamworth is known as the country music capital of Australia. It hosts one of the world's biggest music events, the annual 10-day Tamworth Country Music Festival.
In town, you'll see the Hands of Fame Park, which contains the handprints of more than 300 country music stars, and the mighty 12-metre-high Golden Guitar. Check out the memorabilia at the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre.
Tamworth is also a year-round sporting and entertainment hub with state-of-the-art venues and a busy events calendar. Don't miss the National Professional Rodeo in January and Hats Off to Country Festival in July.
This part of Country NSW has a strong agricultural focus with sheep, beef, poultry, grains and dairy are all farmed here, as well as newer agricultural ventures, such as vineyards, olive groves, nuts, fish farming, honey, hydroponics and delicious berries. The top-quality food and wine means that many local Tamworth restaurants serve up noteworthy goodies. Don't miss the Taste Tamworth Festival in April.
In the wider Tamworth area, you'll find an abundance of great nature experiences, such as national parks, State parks, boating, fishing, water sports, horseriding, birdwatching and fossicking.
Monday 25 May to Sunday 7 June 2015
2015 NCHA Futurity The annual NCHA Tamarang Futurity i
Fly into Tamworth Airport
Tamworth Airport is 10 km from Tamworth’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip east. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
QantasLink operates direct flights daily to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Tamworth.
ABCRA National Rodeo Finals, Tamworth. Image Anna Warr
The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth
Tamworth Country Music Festival Parade. Image Murray Vanderveer
View across Tamworth. Image Tourism Tamworth
The Tamworth Post Office in the town centre at dusk
The Bendemeer Hotel offers country accommodation overlooking the MacDonald River
The world-class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre hosts a huge number of events year-round