Tamworth Area

Home to spectacular national parks, delicious food and wine experiences and Australia’s country music capital, the Tamworth region has lots of appeal, all year-round. Discover thrilling rodeo, meet local koalas and join in the fun of a world-famous country music festival.

The Tamworth Country Music Festival in January attracts star performers and tens of thousands of fans to vibrant Tamworth, the heart of the region and Australia’s city of lights. Tamworth was the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to switch on electric street lights on 9 November 1888.

Fans enjoying the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Australia

The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre is open all year and can provide tips on many wonderful things to do and see in this beautiful part of Country NSW. Discover the historic towns of Nundle, Werris Creek, Gunnedah and Uralla on scenic drives through the pretty countryside.

From the fertile Liverpool Plains around Quirindi to the New England High Country vineyards near Uralla, the area is one of Australia’s richest agricultural regions. The 10-day Taste Tamworth Festival in April showcases the region’s produce, cool-climate wines and restaurants.

A cyclist enjoying views from the Oxley Scenic Lookout, Tamworth

Check out the events calendar for more festivals and shows, or a rodeo at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre, which is one of the finest equine venues in the world. Places to stay range from camping and caravanning to heritage pubs, guesthouses, motels and farm stays.

Or pitch a tent in the splendid Warrabah National Park, where you’ll enjoy bushwalking, and fishing and canoeing on the Namoi River. Camping, fishing and boating are also popular at Chaffey Dam, north of Nundle. Split Rock Dam, near Barraba, is a bird-watching paradise.

The whole family will love 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 splashing about in the Lake Keepit Water Park.

Tamworth Airport

Fly into Tamworth Regional Airport

Tamworth Regional Airport is 10km from Tamworth’s town centre. Make the short trip into the city using the taxi services at the terminal or ride-sharing Uber. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

There are direct flights from Sydney to Tamworth.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Gate to Plate Under the Stars

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Uralla

    Glamping New England has gathered some of the finest local businesses together to showcase the great things they are doing throughout the New England region. Have a splendid weekend while supporting local makers, producers, farmers during…

    27 Apr - 28 Apr
  2. Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019 , Gunnedah

    The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards seek to capture the imaginations of school students across Australia, inspiring them to express their thoughts and feelings through the medium of poetry in their pursuit of literary excellence. The…

    27 Apr - 30 Jun
  3. Gunnedah Bird Sale and Expo

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Monday 06 April 2020 , Gunnedah

    The Gunnedah Bird Sale and Expo has been running for over 20 years and has grown to be the biggest sale in Australia. Last year there were over 4,400 birds and 214 exhibitors! There were 32 trade stands selling everything from seed,…

    27 Apr - 06 Apr