Tamworth Area

Highlights

Relish magnificent national parks, thrilling rodeo and great country music in the Tamworth region, home to Australia’s country music capital. You’ll savour fine food and wine at wineries, restaurants and the Taste Tamworth Festival. Enjoy bushwalking, fishing, fossicking and aerial adventures.

  • Golden Guitar, Tamworth
  • Tamworth Area

About the Tamworth region

Discover all the excitement, adventure and flavours of the Tamworth region, home to Australia’s country music capital. In this beautiful northern NSW area you’ll find thrilling rodeo, spectacular national parks, delicious food and wine experiences, and the world-famous country music festival.

With many more wonderful things to do and see, you’ll enjoy this marvellous destination in Country NSW at any time of the year. The iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival is in January and attracts star performers from around the world and tens of thousands of fans to vibrant Tamworth, the heart of the region.

Tamworth Country Music Festival - Image; Anna Warr

The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre is open all year in Australia’s first city of lights – Tamworth was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to switch on electric street lights on November 9, 1888. You can explore more historic towns such as Nundle, Werris Creek, Gunnedah and Uralla on scenic drives in the pretty countryside.

From the fertile Liverpool Plains around Quirindi to the New England high country vineyards around Uralla is one of Australia’s richest agricultural regions. The 10-day Taste Tamworth Festival in April showcases the area’s fresh produce, cool-climate wines, craft beer and cider, and fine restaurants.

Glasshouse Restaurant - Goonoo Goonoo Station - Tamworth

Check out the exciting events calendar for more festivals, shows and rodeo at one of the finest equine venues in the world, the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre. You’ll find plenty of places to stay, from camping and caravanning to heritage pubs, guesthouses, motels and farm stays.

You can pitch a tent in splendid Warrabah National Park and enjoy bushwalking as well as fishing and canoeing on the pristine Namoi River. Camping, fishing and boating are popular too at Chaffey Dam, north of Nundle, and Split Rock Dam near Barraba, a birdwatching paradise northwest of Tamworth.

Warrabah National Park - Tamworth

The whole family will enjoy getting up close to joeys and other friendly animals at the Tamworth Marsupial Park and Adventure Playground. In Gunnedah you can see koalas in their natural habitat. Other family attractions include gem fossicking and Lake Keepit Water Park, perfect for cooling off.

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Local areas

  • Barraba Enjoy birdwatching, fishing, water sports, mountain biking, 4WD touring and bushwalking.
  • Gunnedah See koalas, enjoy cycling and visit memorials to a famous poet and a great Aboriginal warrior.
  • Nundle Try you luck fossicking for gold and gems, and visit one of Australia’s last working spinning mills.
  • Quirindi Enjoy thrilling rodeo, vast sunflower fields, paddock-to-plate dining and fascinating heritage.
  • Tamworth Discover Australia’s country musical capital and enjoy fine wine, food and entertainment all year.
  • Uralla Stroll on pretty heritage walking tour, enjoy wineries and vineyard restaurants, and go horseriding.