NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to tamworth

Top Town: population over 5,000 residents

09:00 Weds 13 April - till - 17:00 Weds 27 April.
Members of the public may lodge only one vote for one town in each category. See Terms & Conditions.

The perfect midway point and a growing destination for a diverse range of events

As Australia’s Country Music Capital and home to the world renown Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tamworth is a regional city with music in its soul.  But Tamworth isn’t just a diverse and welcoming regional city, it’s a lifestyle.

The Tamworth region is a destination of beautiful contrast; a place where you can escape the grind of everyday life without having to forgo any conveniences. Whether you want to completely switch off and be at one with nature, wine and dine or get your adventure fix, Tamworth has it all.

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See rich heritage spanning since the Kamilaroi People first called the area home many thousands of years ago, to the many industries that contributed to its status as a major regional centre – mining, brewing, milling and agriculture

Join in the robust calendar of events that will entertain and inspire; from outdoor and sporting events, cultural and community events, food festivals, family events and of course country music and live entertainment galore, the region is buzzing with activity year-round.

For a complete month-by-month listing, visit Destination Tamworth to find out what’s on when you’re planning your visit. 

Make memories that will last a lifetime, with exciting experiences for those travelling with family.  

Explore a buzzing arts and cultural scene, with live theatre and entertainment, multiple gallery spaces and a growing selection of public art on display.

Tamworth is the gateway to some of New South Wales’ most spectacular bushland, National Parks, mountain ranges, rivers and dams.

Not only does this make for beautiful scenery, but also provides endless opportunities for exploring and relaxing in the great outdoors. 

From horse riding and fishing to hiking, mountain bike riding, camping or water sports. 

Experience big flavour, with a huge variety of dining options and an enviable selection of local produce options just down the road. 

The region comprises smaller towns and villages of Nundle, Barraba, Manilla, Kootingal, Moonbi and Bendemeer, each with its own unique offering that contributes to the Tamworth region’s appeal as a one-of-a-kind destination.

Regardless of your travelling style, the Tamworth region offers something for visitors of all ages and interests. 


Three days in Tamworth

Tamworth is the perfect midway point between Sydney and Brisbane, a desirable stopover for travellers and a growing destination for a diverse range of events.

Tamworth is a fast-growing, vibrant and culturally diverse city that is piling on the sophistication while remaining true to the Country Music Capital mantra. 

With a history dating back to Surveyor General John Oxley in 1818, Tamworth is the City of Light, the first municipality in Australia to use electricity to light its streets in 1888 and leading equine capital of Australia. There are so many things to love and discover in the Tamworth region.



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