From bushwalking and canoeing in Warrabah National Park to an exhilarating joy flight in a sailplane over Lake Keepit, the Tamworth region is made for outdoor adventure. Go fishing in beautiful rivers, experience the thrill of paragliding and spot local wildlife, including koalas in Gunnedah.
Explore the natural beauty of northern NSW on horseback, with trail rides and treks. Tamworth & Kootingal Horse Riding Adventures has six different trails. Harlow Park offers multi-day horseriding treks in the New England High Country around Uralla, a historic town between Armidale and Tamworth.
North of Tamworth, the pristine Namoi River winds through the Warrabah wilderness. Campsites are available in the national park, and the waterway is excellent for fishing and canoeing. Keep an eye out for eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked wallabies.
The region has plenty of outdoor activities suitable for young families. Take the kids fossicking at Wooldridge near Uralla and on the edges of the Peel River in Nundle, a lovely village on the Fossickers Way touring route. Nearby is Chaffey Dam, a haven for water sports.
Spot rare birds in Barraba. This enchanting town is northwest of Tamworth, and near the splendid Mount Kaputar National Park and Split Rock Dam, a great waterway for fishing and boating. A scenic drive west is the mighty Horton Falls and a gorgeous picnic area.
For a bird’s-eye view of the countryside, soar on one of the various aerial adventures. Glide in a tandem sailplane with Lake Keepit Soaring Club, near Gunnedah. Try tandem paragliding flight with Fly Manilla Paragliding at Mount Borah, which is near the small riverside town of Manilla, northwest of Tamworth.