327 ARMIDALE ROAD, Tamworth, NS 2300
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Would you let this man touch your hair?
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On the hill on the north eastern side of Tamworth is where you will find lovely avenues, picturesque gardens and more than a few Federation Style houses.
There are parks, botanical gardens and a lookout as well that, although it is a nice vista, won't leave you gasping. On top of the main road leading up the hill is an art gallery I always make a point of visiting. With an eclectic mix of quality works there is usually something there to satisfy even the broadest tastes, speaking of which, you can even eat there! The small but tasteful (pardon the pun) coffee lounge compliments the gallery and turns a half hour into closer to two hours.
On the Saturday of the long weekend in January (closest to the 26th) they have the parade in the main street. They also have so many other things you could write a book about it. They also have the world's biggest line dance. This is not a festival to be taken lightly.
Cars done up in ridiculous (at times) regalia and scores of floats with heaps of all the usual suspects you see on parades.
The town of over 30,000 more than doubles in size. If you haven't booked your accommodation for next year, you're too late. It's booked a year in advance.
This is very popular, you have been warned.
When you reach the top you are rewarded with substantial, rather than spectacular, vistas over a vast amount of countryside. Possibly up to 300 degrees are visible from the summit and this view looks towards the Moonbi Ranges en route to Armidale.
There is an alternate track you can take on the way down or up called the nature gully track or such which isn't much different in length but adds a little more variety to your walk.
Summing up, it was good exercise, a rewarding walk with good, but not great, views.
The Bicentennial story
It seems that half of the towns in Australia went mad for the bicentennial. Money for projects flowed everywhere, much of it for lasting projects such as we see here.
Located just one block south of Peel Street, the main shopping centre, this is one of the focal points for tourists and the Country Music Week in late January.
"Give me a home among the gum trees"
When this famous line was coined for a song I don't think this was quite what the author had in mind. I think paddocks etc. were what he was thinking but it certainly is also apt in this case.
On the north east hills of Tamworth is some lovely real estate and even prettier parks and gardens. Some streets, as shown here, have a fine stand of eucalypts that must make living in such a lovely aspect a pleasure.
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