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.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Taste Tamworth Festival

    Friday 06 April 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018 , Tamworth

    The Taste Tamworth Festival is the premier annual food event on the region's calendar, highlighting growers, makers, chefs and diners in 10 days of events that include Taste Pop-up Bar, Taste in the Park, Dinner in White, and Farm Gate Trai…

    06 Apr - 15 Apr
  2. Tamworth Farmers Market

    Sunday 08 April 2018 to Sunday 08 July 2018 , Tamworth

    Produce from Farmers, Makers and Bakers of the regions brought to the people on the second Sunday of most months. Excluding January which is Tamworth Country Music Festival month. Enter through the sandstone gates into Bicentennial Park, K…

    08 Apr - 08 Jul
  3. Taste in the Park

    Sunday 08 April 2018 , Tamworth

    Taste in the Park is the highlight of the Taste Tamworth Festival. Head to Bicentennial Park for a day of delicious produce from stallholders across the region. Bring the kids along to take part in 'Bite Size' - a hands on cooking area …

    08 Apr
  4. Currabubula Art Show

    Thursday 17 May 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018 , Tamworth

    This annual Art Exhibition at Currabubula Memorial Hall, organised by the Currabubula Red Cross, starts with supper and refreshments on the opening night on Thursday. Artists exhibiting in this popular exhibition are not only local but co…

    17 May - 20 May
  5. NCHA Futurity

    Monday 28 May 2018 to Sunday 10 June 2018 , Tamworth

    The annual NCHA Tamarang Futurity is the richest three year old horse performance event in Australia with prize money of over AUD700,000 on offer. The Futurity features the best Cutting Horse action in Australia with competitors and spect…

    28 May - 10 Jun
  6. Hats Off to Country Music Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: July 2018 , Tamworth

    TOYOTA Hats Off to Country Music Festival is held each July in Tamworth, Australia's Country Music Capital. With over 100 artists performing at free and ticketed events, it's Australia’s coolest winter country music festival! Choose you…

    05 Jul - 08 Jul