Fossickers Way is a great touring route that explores the history and flavour of the beautiful New England region. Nicknamed gemstone country after the abundant sapphires and gems discovered here, you’ll discover gorgeous landscapes, historic country towns, delicious local produce and awesome events such as Tamworth’s world-famous annual country music festival and the Minerama Fossicking, Gem and Jewellery Show in Glen Innes Highlands.
Along the way try your luck fossicking for gold and gems, visit one of Australia’s last working spinning mills, and explore fascinating colonial heritage and pretty historic goldmining towns in the splendid New England region of NSW.
Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth
If you’re travelling in January, stop in Tamworth for the annual Toyota Country Music Festival. With 2,800 events from more than 700 artists over 10 days, it’s the world’s second largest country music festival. Put on your cowboy boots and join in the fun.
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