Tamworth Area

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

The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre is open all year in Australia’s first city of lights – Tamworth was the first town 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.

The Workshop Kitchen, 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.

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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Gunnedah Saleyards

    Tuesday 25 September 2018 to Tuesday 09 April 2019 , Gunnedah

    Gunnedah Saleyards is one of the largest stock selling centres in New South Wales, located on the edge of town, just one kilometre from the town centre on the Kamilaroi highway towards Narrabri. Stock sales are held every Tuesday and cat…

    25 Sep - 09 Apr
  2. Blackville Arts and Market Day

    Sunday 14 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Quirindi

    Blackville is a small farming community in the heart of the Liverpool Plains. It will take you about 40 minutes from Quirindi or 55 minutes from Willow Tree and take you through scenic rural settings. The event is at the Blackville Hall, wh…

    14 Oct - 21 Oct
  3. Australian Stock Dock Spectacular

    Saturday 27 October 2018 to Saturday 03 November 2018 , Tamworth

    The Australian Cow Dog Challenge was established in 2017 to promote the breeding, training and welfare of the Australian working cow dog with an annual trial and sale. Entrants, attendees, prize money and media coverage exceeded expectation…

    27 Oct - 03 Nov