We love bushwalking and Tamworth has some lovely scenery up in the surrounding hills. We went on a rainforest bushwalk and found a lovely rock swimming hole. Also coming home we went to this berry farm (don't know the name of it) but you could go a pick all sorts of berrys and we also bought some lovely jams and dessert berry wine. It's well worth a visit.
This water hole is located at Sheebah Dam outside Nundle at Hanging Rock. Below is a link.
Tamworth's base is a rural economy, though these days there are lots of small industries in the industrial parks. However, you don't have to go far to see what originally put Tamworth on the map.
Here's a couple of scenes I shot once while heading north. They were taken about 30kms short of Tamworth on the New England Highway.
This Cathedral was actually in Warrick, Queensland, which was my first stop after leaving Tamworth...
So, it is quite a way off the beaten track.
This sign appears as you are about to enter Queensland. Very different, that is for sure.. But what a beautiful sight it is, when you have been on the road for a couple of days.