Tamworth

Highlights

From the world-famous Tamworth Country Music Festival in January to meeting friendly native animals, enjoying rodeo thrills and tasting delicious regional produce, Tamworth in northern NSW is an enticing destination at any time of the year. The coolest winter country music festival is in July.

  • Tamworth Country Music Festival - Image; Anna Warr
  • Post Office on Peel St - Tamworth

About Tamworth

Australia’s country musical capital is a wonderful destination at any time of the year. In beautiful New England region of NSW, Tamworth is home to the world-famous Tamworth Country Music Festival and other music events, delicious food and wine, splendid heritage and thrilling rodeo.

You’ll find plenty of memorable things to do and see, from one of the biggest music festivals in the world in January to the intimate Hats off to Country Music Festival in July and the 12-metre high Golden Guitar. The Hands of Fame Park contains the handprints of over 300 country music stars.

The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre - Tamworth

Check out the country music memorabilia at the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre. The rich cultural scene extends to the Tamworth Regional Gallery. You can visit historic towns on scenic drives in the pretty countryside and enjoy bushwalking, fishing, horseriding and paragliding in the great outdoors.

The kids will be thrilled getting up close to kangaroos, wallabies and other friendly animals at the Tamworth Marsupial Park and Adventure Playground. Another fun spot for the kids is the Tamworth Regional Playground, where there are flying foxes, a skywalk, a bike track and a cooling splash pad.

Resident wallaby at Tamworth Marsupial Park

Getting to Tamworth is easy by car, train or plane. Places to stay suit various budgets, from riverside camping and caravanning to a youth hostel, cottages, hotels and motels. You can even stay in a beautifully refurbished colonial pastoral village at Goonoo Goonoo Station, a working cattle station.

With green pastures and fertile soils, the Tamworth region grows bountiful produce. Treat yourself to delectable experiences, including a fine range of restaurants. The annual 10-day Taste Tamworth Festival in April celebrates the region’s fresh produce, cool-climate wines and other delights.

Glasshouse Restaurant - Goonoo Goonoo Station - Tamworth

On top of the fun food and music events, Tamworth is one of Australia’s biggest equine centres and the spectacular Australian Stock Horse Society National Show is held in March. For more exhilarating horseriding action, marvel at the National Cutting Horse Association’s Futurity competition in May.

Fly into Tamworth Airport

Tamworth Airport is 10km 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 and Virgin Australia operate direct flights daily to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Tamworth.

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