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Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre
Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre
The Tamworth Historical Scociety Museum
The Tamworth Historical Scociety Museum
Shopping in Tamworth. Photo Tourism Tamwoth
Shopping in Tamworth. Photo Tourism Tamwoth
Big Golden Guitar, Tourist information Centre
Big Golden Guitar, Tourist information Centre
Landing at Tamworth Airport. Tourism Tamworth
Landing at Tamworth Airport. Tourism Tamworth
Bar at Quality Hotel Powerhouse in Tamworth
Bar at Quality Hotel Powerhouse in Tamworth
Lighthorse War Memorial. Photo by C Goodwin
Lighthorse War Memorial. Photo by C Goodwin
Lunch at Mt Misery Gold Mine Cafe, Nundle
Lunch at Mt Misery Gold Mine Cafe, Nundle

Tamworth Information

Tamworth is a small city with a population of just over 34,000 and an urban head count of over 42,000. The Central Business District, (CBD) is based north of the Peel River and is the main business area in the city housing Shopping Centres, Restaurants, Bars, Cafes and the HQ of the Regional Council.

Historically, Tamworth holds a first for Australia as the first city to utilise Electric Street Lighting, something we take for granted now but a utility that was a ground breaking achievement for such a small city. A visit to the PowerStation Museum on Peel Street and you will discover some of the driving forces behind this incredible development.

Nationally recognised as the Country Music Capital of Australia, Tamworth is host to many major musical events including the ‘Tamworth Country Music Festival’, the second biggest festival of its kind in the world. This Ten Day non stop festival ranks as one of the best on the planet and culminates in the prestigious ‘Golden Guitar Awards’. As recognition for its commitment to country music, the city is home to the ‘Big Golden Guitar’ a monster of an instrument that depicts the district’s love of music.

Tamworth is also the number one city for Equestrian Events in the country with National and State Championships being held in the region as well as some of the top International events.

For the nature lover, the city has so much to offer with numerous nature trails and parks including Bicentennial Park and the Regional Botanical Gardens. Other notable places to visit are the ‘Oxley Lookout’ offering incredible views across the city and the Marsupial Park where you can get close to wildlife living as nature intended.

Another great attraction to Tamworth is its perfect location being surrounded by many other smaller towns of interest. One in particular worth mentioning is the town of Nundle located just a short drive south east of Tamworth. Nundle hosts the Go for Gold Festival every Easter long weekend which is well worth attending.

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Outside Nundle Woollen Mill. Photo Courtesy of Tourism Tamworth
Outside Nundle Woollen Mill. Photo Courtesy of Tourism Tamworth
View of Tamworth from Oxley Scenic Lookout. Photo by Tourism Tamworth
View of Tamworth from Oxley Scenic Lookout. Photo by Tourism Tamworth