Tamworth

Australia’s country musical capital is a wonderful destination at any time of the year. In beautiful New England region of NSW, Tamworth is home to the world-famous Tamworth Country Music Festival and other music events, delicious food and wine, splendid heritage and thrilling rodeo.

You’ll find plenty of memorable things to do and see, from one of the biggest music festivals in the world in January to the intimate Hats off to Country Music Festival in July and the 12-metre high Golden Guitar. The Hands of Fame Park contains the handprints of over 300 country music stars.

The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth

Check out the country music memorabilia at the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre. The rich cultural scene extends to the Tamworth Regional Gallery. You can visit historic towns on scenic drives in the pretty countryside and enjoy bushwalking, fishing, horseriding and paragliding in the great outdoors.

The kids will be thrilled getting up close to kangaroos, wallabies and other friendly animals at the Tamworth Marsupial Park and Adventure Playground. Another fun spot for the kids is the Tamworth Regional Playground, where there are flying foxes, a skywalk, a bike track and a cooling splash pad.

Wallaby - Tamworth Marsupial Park

Getting to Tamworth is easy by car, train or plane. Places to stay suit various budgets, from riverside camping and caravanning to a youth hostel, cottages, hotels and motels. You can even stay in a beautifully refurbished colonial pastoral village at Goonoo Goonoo Station, a working cattle station.

With green pastures and fertile soils, the Tamworth region grows bountiful produce. Treat yourself to delectable experiences, including a fine range of restaurants. The annual 10-day Taste Tamworth Festival in April celebrates the region’s fresh produce, cool-climate wines and other delights.

On top of the fun food and music events, Tamworth is one of Australia’s biggest equine centres and the spectacular Australian Stock Horse Society National Show is held in March. For more exhilarating horseriding action, marvel at the National Cutting Horse Association’s Futurity competition in May.

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  1. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 28 February 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018 , Kiama

    The Kiama Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday at Surf Beach, located on Manning Street. You couldn’t wish for a more picturesque backdrop for your weekly shopping expedition! The market is started each week by the “ringing” of the b…

    28 Feb - 28 Mar
  2. High Tea at Bella Char Restaurant

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Saturday 07 July 2018 , Gerringong

    Come along and enjoy High Tea at Bella Char Restaurant - Mercure Resort Gerringong. It is held on the first and third Saturday of every month, from 12noon until 3pm. The price includes a scrumptious selection of Chef's sweet and savou…

    03 Mar - 07 Jul
  3. Healthy Livin Festival

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Kiama

    They've teamed up with one of the largest mental health movements in the country, Livin, to deliver a huge weekend of fitness, health and wellness in Kiama on the first weekend of March 2018. Moodi Dennaoui, Tanya Poppett and Kev Toonen l…

    03 Mar - 04 Mar
  4. Kiama Arts Trail Open Weekend

    Sunday 04 March 2018 , Kiama

    The Kiama Arts Trail takes you through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia, where you can visit award winning artists’ studios and galleries. Entry to each of the venues is free. With a range of artwork and a wide variet…

    04 Mar
  5. Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival

    Friday 09 March 2018 to Sunday 11 March 2018 , Kiama

    Kiama and the surrounding area will be a music lover's haven again over the second weekend of March 2018 with everything from Jazz, Blues, Swing, Roots, Boogie, Gypsy, Rumba, and Rag and Honky Tonk on offer. From concerts in the park to c…

    09 Mar - 11 Mar