Tamworth is best known for its country music festival in January, but Australia's country music capital has plenty more on offer.
The city of Tamworth sits in the heart of north-west New South Wales at the junction of the New England and Oxley Highways.
While best known for the annual Country Music Festival, the region has much more to offer with gourmet restaurants, vineyards, outdoor activities and the warm welcome of rural Australia at its finest.
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Dust off your boots and find the part of Tamworth that really inspires you.
- Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Country Music Festival headlining some of country music’s biggest names
- Wander through the Walk a Country Mile exhibit at the Australian Country Music Foundation Hall of Fame
- Tantalise your tastebuds at the annual Taste Tamworth Festival in April/May, showcasing the region’s best in local food and produce over 10 days
- Open year round, the Farm Gate Trail offers special tasting sessions, market days, honey production tours and live music.
Visit the Tamworth region for your fill of food and wine, country music, rural history, and scenic drives to picturesque townships.
Stay in Australia’s country music capital and enjoy its year round hospitality and event calendar.
- Stop into Australia's Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre to browse the unique 'The Gallery of Stars' wax museum and a large selection of Australian and international country music CDs and DVDs
- Experience the annual 10 day Tamworth Country Music Festival
- In town you'll see the Hands of Fame Park that contains the handprints of more than 300 country music stars as well as the iconic 12 metre high Golden Guitar
- This region has a strong agricultural focus with sheep, beef, poultry, grains and dairy all farmed here, as well as newer agricultural ventures such as vineyards, olive groves, nuts, fish farming, honey, hydroponics and delicious berries – many of which are served at local Tamworth restaurants
- Visit Tamworth’s Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre or the unique Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre for special events year round.
Tamworth Hanging Rock
Branch out and stay in the wider Tamworth area for an abundance of nature experiences and historic gold mining towns.
- Just a 40 minute drive from Tamworth is the historic gold mining town of Nundle, full of old-world antiques, home wares, bake ware and crafts
- Drive to Hanging Rock Lookout for spectacular views of the Nundle valley
- Visit the 55 metre Chaffey Dam and take in the 542 hectare surface area and the beauty of the surrounding countryside from its lookout
- The country town of Barraba is filled with character. Established in the 1800’s on the back of the gold rush, Barraba is now known for its top class cattle studs and its wool growing
- The town of Manilla has an admirable collection of period architecture on its main street, from Victorian and Art Deco facades, to leadlight windows, wrought iron balconies and ornate verandahs
- Enjoy an adrenalin rush at Manilla with paragliding, sky sailing and hang-gliding.
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Tamworth has a warm climate with hot summers between December and February and mild winters between June and August. The average temperature range is between 17°C and 33°C in summer and 3°C and 17°C in winter.
From the airport
Tamworth Airport is located 10km from Tamworth’s town centre and is serviced by taxis.
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