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Best known as Australia's Country Music Capital, Tamworth offers a colourful and exciting cosmopolitan atmosphere with a relaxed country twist. Spectacular scenery, wide open spaces and clean country air welcome you to New South Wales' leading rural city that boasts some of the richest agricultural country in the nation.

Tamworth is also home to a thriving arts and crafts culture with many galleries and antique stores. For the sports minded we have a superb race course and two golf courses coupled with some excellent fishing areas.

Surrounded by one of the biggest gemstone fossicking areas in the state, Tamworth offers many recreational activities for the family to enjoy and combined with our rich heritage and fascinating history it's no wonder we share our hospitality with over 500,000 visitors each year.

Walking Trails

Heritage Walk, Hands of Fame Park
Visitors can comfortably complete this 4.7km walk in approximately

1.5 hours.

Kamilaroi Walking Trail
This trail commences at Oxley Scenic lookout, top of White Street and visitors should allow about three hours. There are shorter trails available. Barbecues and picnic tables are also provided.

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Museums and Galleries

Gallery of Stars Wax Museum
This museum caters to the enjoyment of country music fans. The life-like stars of Country Music are displayed in individual settings which reflect some aspect of their life or music.

Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum
This museum is a must-see for the motorcycle enthusiast. There are over 50 restored motorcycles from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's housed here. Models include Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Velocette, and Laverda bikes.

Tamworth City Gallery
Throughout the year, this gallery provides changing exhibitions of visual art, craft forms and media. Special events and workshops are also held from time to time.

Tamworth Powerstation Museum
The Powerstation Museum tells the story of the introduction of lighting to Tamworth. It begins in 1876 with the installation of the first street lamp, an oil lamp through to 1882 when 25 gas streetlights were operating. The gas lamps were refitted to operate with electric lamps in 1888.

Day Trips

There are a number of day trips to nearby towns and villages available to the visitor to Tamworth.

Lake Keepit State Park
Lake Keepit is about two thirds the size of Sydney Harbour and only 40 minutes from Tamworth. Lake Keepit offers camping, fishing and other activities throughout the year.

Nundle
The historical township of Nundle is 60km southeast of Tamworth, nesting at the foot of the Great Dividing Range. The district offers the fisherman excellent trout fishing while fossisking for minerals is another attraction of the area. The Nundle Woollen Mill with its historic machinery and retail shop is open to visitors each day.

Quirindi - Wallabadah


Wallabadah and Quirindi are situated south of Tamworth on the New England Highway. The Wallabadah Picnic Races are held each year on New Years Day. Gain a 360°view of the rich Liverpool Plains from Who'd-a-Thought-it-Lookout at Quirindi.

Who'd-a-Thought-it-Lookout at Quirindi

 

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