Tamworth - New South Wales

Author: Tahlia Maynard   Date Posted:27 October 2016 

Home to the Golden Guitar, this is why you need to add Tamworth to your bucket list.

Average Winter Temps: 13.4 ℃

Average Winter Temps:  26.8℃

Traditional Land of:   Kamilaroi People

If you're looking for an escape, there's one sure-fire way to make that dream come true: put Tamworth in New South Wales on your destination list! This diverse region within the New England North West is a veritable hotbed of exciting attractions, enticing events, and natural wonders.

The town and surrounding area has something to offer just about everyone. Tamworth is the recognised center of country music appreciation in Australia, and has its own music festival every year. For food fans, the city has its own food festival where locals and visitors alike can share in the diverse tastes of the region. And the city itself has many historic attractions to offer to its visitors.

You’ll also enjoy the wildlife, of course, as there are many opportunities to see unique animals and birds found nowhere outside of Australia – including opportunities to have the type of close encounters with koalas that few places provide! With a diverse natural landscape that includes breathtaking river lands and awe-inspiring rainforests, you’re sure to give your eyes and your camera a once-in-a-lifetime workout. Visit once and you’ll come to the same conclusion reached by innumerable tourists before you: Tamworth is one place you definitely have to see to believe!

National Parks:

  • Warrabah National Park
  • Nowendoc National Park
  • Mount Kaputar National Park

Attractions & Activities:

  • Visit Tamworth's Marsupial Park
  • See kangaroos and wallabies
  • Get a better view from Oxley Lookout
  • See the sunflowers in Quirindi
  • See the rainforest in Mount Kaputar National Park.
  • Do some bushwalking
  • Visit Split Rock Dam
  • Waterways Wildlife Park
  • Rocky Creek Gorge and Glacial Forms
  • Horton Falls and Walks
  • Austin Tourist Park
  • Breaker Morant Drive
  • Namoi River And Woolshed Reserve
  • Tamworth Regional Gallery
  • Manilla Heritage Museum
  • Porcupine Lookout
  • Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre
  • Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm
  • Mummel Forest Road
  • Blickling Estate
  • Capitol Theatre Tamworth
  • Heritage Sculptures at Pensioners Hill Lookout
  • Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Statue
  • Koalas in Gunnedah

Caravan Parks:

Bendemeer Tourist Park

Bendemeer, New South Wales

This park is located less than a half hour outside of Tamworth, in the picturesque village of Bendemeer. The park has a full range of amenities and facilities that include a barbecue, access to fuel, a camp store, and laundry. There are communal showers and a refrigerator, as well as access to broadband. There's even an ATM for your cash withdrawal needs!

$10/night per person for unpowered sites; $15/night per person for powered sites; senior discounts are available as well.

 

Austin Tourist Park

Tamworth, New South Wales

The Austin Tourist Park is located near the Peel River and is only a few minutes away from the center of the Town. The caravan sites are strategically placed to provide as much quiet as possible, ensuring that quests can enjoy a level of tranquility sometimes difficult to find at similar parks. Austin provides a playground and pool, clean amenities and a laundry, and is right across the street from a fuel and convenience store, so you'll never run short on supplies! Camp kitchen, barbecue, and a place for washing vehicles are also available for all guests.

$33/night for 2 people, powered sites; rates for additional persons begin at $10/person

Free Camping / Low Cost Camping:

Cockburn River has some free camping spots neat Kootingal. You can stay there overnight and be within a half-hour's drive of Tamworth. If you'd like something a little more luxurious, there is always Ranjen Farm Stay where you can stay in a powered caravan site for just $15 per night - and bring your horses and dogs if you like. Even better than that low price, though, is the other payment option the farm's owners sometimes offer: they'll often waive the fees altogether if you're willing to pitch in and help with some of the farm chores!