TAMWORTH

About Tamworth

Over the past forty years Tamworth has become synonymous with country music. It is now known as ‘The Country Music Capital’ and the combination of a Big Guitar, the huge Country Music Festival (reputedly the second largest in the world), the Country Music Hall of Fame and numerous lesser attractions, has ensured that the city can offer days, even weeks, of country music-flavoured activities. In spite of this apparent focus on all things country, the city has much more to offer. There is the rich history of significant and gracious buildings; the importance of the surrounding agricultural area which produces wool, dairy products, eggs, poultry, wheat, lucerne and honey; the economic importance of cattle, horse and sheep studs; and the simple fact that, with a population of over 40,000, it is a thriving and prosperous service centre. It is, in fact, so large that it has become the most important service centre in the New England region with nearly one quarter of the city’s workforce being employed in the retail sector.
Read more on the Aussie Towns website

Find out more about Tamworth area from these links…

Accommodation

Staying at:City Lights Caravan ParkWikiCamps Link
Address:612/628 Goonoo Goonoo Rd, South Tamworth Cnr New England Hwy & Burgmanns LaneTel: (02) 6765 7664
Google Maps route:Approx 48kms & 32mins from Wallabadah
Arrival date:Saturday 1st May 2021
Staying for:1 night
Departure date:Sunday 2nd May 2021
Accom notes:There is NO dump point in the park, but there is a public dump point 1.6km north of the Caravan Park at the Tamworth Truck Drivers Memorial (west side of Hwy), just past the Star Petrol Station (towards town) on the New England Hwy. Click here for map.
They have fire-pits and you can bring your own. There is a large pit at the BBQ area.

Places of interest in the area

Tourist Info

The nearest tourist info centre is the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre located at 2 The Ringers Road Hillvue - 2.3km north of the CP. Tel: (02) 6767 5300

Here’s some suggestions of places to visit and things to do around Tamworth:

Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

Located in the Tourist Information centre the Hall of Fame features an unmatched collection of memorabilia from Australian country music artists and depicts Tamworth’s musical history, including Walk a Country Mile.

Oxley Scenic Lookout

Great views of the city of Tamworth and Peel River Valley and is accessible from 7:00am to 10:00pm daily.

Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum

This is a must see for any bike enthusiast. It houses a private collection of over 50 motorcycles in pristine working order.

Powerstation Museum

Located in an old power station the museum celebrates the history of electricity with rare steam engines.

Tamworth Botanical Gardens

The gardens are a lovely area with beautiful trees, shrubs and plants with a variety of walking tracks.

There’s a lot to see while you are there, including the excellent lookout, the bush chapel, native gardens surrounding the ponds, and the new Asian garden.

The gardens also feature an indoor exhibition space with Aboriginal artefacts.

There are walking tracks, picnic areas, toilets and the park is wheelchair accessible.

Tamworth Marsupial Park

This is where you can hand feed, walk and talk with native animals at this fun filled animal park. This well-tended bush oasis boasts a variety of native animals, a free flight aviary, bush walking tracks.

Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops