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Local Attractions

Walk a country Mile

This static and interactive display has been designed to tell the story of Australian Country Music. You will experience fascinating exhibits, audio visual presentation and an amazing display of memorabilia. 

Many of Australia’s Country music stars, past and present are represented in the displays and many have supplied their own special souvenirs and keepsakes to make this exhibition a very special experience.

The big golden guitar tourist centre

The golden guitar stands 12 metres high and is a perfect replica ofthe famous Country Music Award’s Golden Guitar trophies. 

Gallery of Stars Wax Museum is a unique wax museum of the stars of Australian Country music. All the lifelike figures are dressed in their original clothesand displayed in individual settings which reflect some special aspects of their life

     

The Gem & Mineral Display is one of the finest in Australia. It features rare and beautiful specimensfrom many parts of Australia & Overseas. 

Golden Guitar Souvenir Gift & Music Shop. A great place to shop for souvenirs and country music CDs, Tapes, Box SetsandDVDs. 

Power Station Museum

This museum is a unique tribute to Tamworth, as the first municipal shire to turn on electrical street lighting in 1888. The museum tells the story of the city’s role in the development of electrical street lighting, from days of oil and gas lamps to the installation of the first electrical lamps.

Calala Cottage

This historical cottage displays over 2000 significant items plus attractions including an original slab shepherd’s hut, a beehive school and a blacksmiths’ workshop, all in a garden setting

Motorcycle Museum

This museum offers visitors one of the most unique and highest quality displays of motorcycles in Australia. Over 50 motorcycles, in working order, are on display.

Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre

This centre known as TREC is an exciting centre that can seat 5000 for major concerts and provide facilities for exhibitions, conferences and trade shows.

Bicentennial Park

Established in 1988, to commemorate the Bicentennary. The park provides passive recreation, parklands, pathways, fountains and the history of Tamworth in granite.

           

Endeavour Marsupial Park & Bird Aviary

Pictureque sanctuary for a wide variety of kangaroos and wildlife. Visit the walk-in bird aviary. Great place for a picnic or BBQ.


Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

Collecting and preserving Australia country Music History. Displays on more than 30 Australian Country Music Pioneers. The ACMF screens historic Australian country Music videos. 

 

Hands of Fame Cornerstome

Features more than 200 handprints of country music stars and well know personalities, imprinted in concrete. 

Tamworth Regional Craft Centre

A wide variety of locally made arts and crafts at reasonable prices. 

Australian Country Music Roll of Renown

The roll of renown is the highest honour in Country Music with plaques dedicated to the pioneers of Country Music in Australia. 

Oxley Lookout

Superb vantage point to view the city and Peel River Valley.
389 metres above sea level 

Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens

The aims of the botanical gardens include; to display and conserve the flora of the region as well as plants of the world and other areas of Australia that thrive in our Climate. 

Tamworth Regional Gallery

Hosts a varied exhibition calendar, featuring regional, national, international and indigenous artists. 

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District Attractions

Explore, Fish, Swim, Picnic, Go Fossicking

While staying in Tamworth take the time to visit some of the nearby towns such as Chaffey Dam, Tamworth's water supply on the way to Nundle.


Nundle

Nestled in the “Hills of Gold”, 45 minutes east of Tamworth is the historic village of Nundle. Gold and other precious metals, including sapphires, green crystals and jasper can still be found in creek and river beds and visitors are welcome to try their hand at fossicking at many sites in and around Nundle.


One of the best-know attractions of Nundle is the Nundle Wollen Mill, a showcase of Australia’s world famous fibre with its own range of yarns spun on antique machinery and hand-knotted garments

Visit the Hills of Gold Art Gallery, The historic Peel Inn, The cottage on the Hill patchwork shop, Odgers and McCelland Exchange Store, or visit some of the antiques and trading stores hawking the wares of yester- year or the Arc-En-Ciel Trout Farm.

Manilla

Manilla, 30 minutes drives west of Tamworth is Australia’s aero-sports capital. As one of the best paragliding, sky sailing and hang gliding sites, Mount Borah at Manilla annually hosts Australia and International Competitions.


Manilla is a popular fishing spot, large catches of cod, catfish and Golden Perch (yellow belly) are regularly caught in both the Manilla and Namoi Rivers or at Lake Keepit. Platypus are often seen in the rivers. Warrabah National Park is one of the State’s few inland river parks. The pools and rapids are excellent for swimming, fishing and canoeing. Further north of Manilla is Manilla Grove for olives and honey.

      


Barraba

Barraba, only 45 kilometers west of Manilla is famous bird watching region. Over 190 species of birds have been seen in the Barraba region, with the endangered Regent Honeyeater the most sought by birdwatchers. There are 14 bird routes that have been set out and signposted.

Explore the fossicking reserves of Ironbark Creek and Woodsreef rich in garnets, rhodenite, Zeolite, quartz, fossilized wood, jadelite and jasper. Visit Horton Falls, the historical Museum or view the heritage buildings.

 

Bendemeer

At the peak of the Moonbi Range and just 42 kilometers north of Tamworth is the village of Bendemeer. The town hugs the banks of the trout-infested Mc Donald River and is a great place for a picnic or visit the renowned Bendemeer Hotel for a quiet drink or a meal. The old bowery Inn is a community co-operative hosting a collection of arts, crafts and also serves morning teas and light lunches.


Head a further 15 Kilometres north of Bendemeer and visit Banalasta to experience a high altitude vineyard, eucalyptus and lavender oil plantation.

Heading back down the highway to Moonbi, stop at Fred Hilliers Ceramic Gallery, and view the unique Australian bush buildings, including the “ Aussie Dunny”