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.


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  1. A Day With the Devils

    Saturday 23 February 2019 , Gunnedah

    'A Day With the Devils' is a family friendly day/night event brought to you by Gunnedah Rugby Club which consists of musical performances throughout the day and into the night, boutique market stalls and a range of diverse food and drink…

    23 Feb
  2. Gunnedah Saleyards

    Tuesday 26 February 2019 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…

    26 Feb - 09 Apr
  3. The Australian Stock Horse Society National Show

    Thursday 28 February 2019 to Saturday 09 March 2019 , Tamworth

    Join them to celebrate the Australian Stock Horse at the 2019 ASHS National Show. See the amazing relationship between horse and human performing to the theme of “The Breed for Every Need”. The ASHS Gala Night has become a huge draw card…

    28 Feb - 09 Mar