Tamworth rural fence


In just over an hour’s flight from Sydney, you’ll find yourself in the heart of New England at the country music capital of Australia, Tamworth. However, Tamworth isn’t only about country music - it’s also home to vineyards, warm rural hospitality and some of the freshest farm-to-plate experiences in the land. 


Flight deals

Reasons to fly with Qantas

Food and drink icon

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

Inflight dining
Baggage icon

Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

network icon

Extensive network

Flying to more than 85 destinations across Australia and the world.

Where we fly
Roo icon

Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world and can earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

Join Frequent Flyer

Places to stay

Along with the range traditional hotels and motels found across Australia, you’ll find Airbnb’s, self-contained apartments and tourist parks catering for caravanners and campers. For something different, why not stay at a farm, guesthouse or bed & breakfast and get to know the locals? If you’re planning on visiting during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, plan your stay well in advance, noting that some establishments have a minimum stay requirement.

Things to do

Tamworth lives and breathes country music. Museums full of artist memorabilia, a year-round concert calendar and the Tamworth Country Music Festival are the main attractions to the boot-scooting regional country city.

No visit to Tamworth would be complete without visiting the country music exhibits located throughout the town, open year-round. Paying homage to the music greats who brought country to Australia, the Australian Country Music Foundation Hall of Fame follows their journey. Once inside, an astounding array of memorabilia awaits, from old recording equipment and record to costumes and promotional material. Follow the interactive Walk a Country Mile exhibit to see how country music in Australia has evolved through the years.

Stop for a photo with the Big Golden Guitar outside the visitor information centre, representing the award country artists are presented with each year to acknowledge excellence in their field. Inside you’ll find the Gallery of Stars Wax Museum, along with a café and gift shop plus friendly staff to help plan your stay.

The Roll of Renown, plaques mounted on granite rocks located outside the TRECC, and The Country Music Hands of Fame Cornerstone, located in the Hands of Fame park, pay tribute to Australia’s country music artists.

Tamworth country music festival Tamworth country music festival


Travel Insider Logo
Tamworth, New South Wales

Where to go

More about the festivalOpens external site in a new window Lee Kernaghan playing guitar to crowd

Tamworth Country Music Festival

The annual festival incorporates a mix of paid and free events showcasing artists from across Australia and special international guests. As the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, it attracts over 55,000 visitors. Even though the festival is held in the middle of summer, most of the shows offer air-conditioned comfort across a range of venues throughout the town. From buskers along the main town street, bands and solo artists performing in local pubs and stores, to the more traditional concerts held at venues - there’s music to be heard all over town.

More about the festivalOpens external site in a new window
Plan where to eat in TamworthOpens external site in a new window Plate of pork belly tapas

Food and drink

Spoil yourself with flavours from the local farms, fishermen, vineyards and olive groves. Make lunch a grazing affair with fresh produce and cheeses from weekend markets held throughout the month at Bicentennial Park, Peel Street and La Preneu French restaurant. For something special, order the slow-roasted lamb-shoulder at The Workshop Kitchen or choose from the many restaurants in town.  

Plan where to eat in TamworthOpens external site in a new window
Car hire information couple in car with map

Getting around

From the airport: Tamworth Airport is located 10km from Tamworth’s town centre and is serviced by taxis.

In and around the city: transport within the region includes the local Tamworth Buslines and taxi services, as well as car hire providers. During the Tamworth Country Music Festival, special bus routes operate between event venues.

Car hire information

Related destinations

Search flights

Important information

Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: + The number of destinations is correct as at 16 February 2023, but is subject to change. Before booking and departure, ensure you check the latest travel requirements.

Disclaimer: # You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.