Tamworth Travel Guide

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Tamworth Things to Do

  • The Tamworth Conservatorium of Music

    The Tamworth Conservatorium of MusicThis is the Tamworth Conservatorium of Music, that was established in 1984. The scenic building used to be a Dominican Convent building before and it is certainly one of the beautiful buildings worth seeing for tourists as well.

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  • The Tamworth Post Office

    The Tamworth Post OfficeThis is the beautiful building of the Tamworth Post Office, that was built in the year 1886.Tamworth was founded in 1824 gegründet and became a town in 1850. Tamworth was named after Tamworth in Staffordshire, England. In 1888 Tamworth was the very first town in Australia that had elektric streetlights. Tamworth has around...

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  • The Big Golden Guitar

    The Big Golden GuitarThe Big Golden Guitar is obviously the best-known sight of Tamworth, although I think there is much more for a tourist to see in Tamworth than this giant guitar, 12 meter high, BUT without any strings at all, so you cant really call it the biggest guitar on earth or something similar. It is mainly ment as a symbol for the...

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  • The Lands Office

    The Lands OfficeThe Lands Office was completed in the year 1900 by the architect Walter Vernon. The Lands Office is considered to be Tamworth's best example for late Victorian architecture and you will be able to walk through its arcades as a tourist.

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  • The Tamworth Country Music Festival

    The Tamworth Country Music FestivalThe Tamworth Country Music Festival is held every year in January, and it lasts for two weeks over Australia Day. Normally they get around 50.000 visitors on that festival. There will be performances of a wide range of country music: Classical · Country · Folk · Immigrant · Indigenous · Hip-hop · Jazz · Reggae ·...

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  • Country Music Hall of Fame

    Country Music Hall of FameThis is the Country Music Hall of Fame in Tamworth, an equivalent to the one in Nashville/Tennessee. Tamworth is also called "Country Music Capital of Australia", and every year they are hosting the Tamworth Country Music Festival in late January; the second biggest country music festival in the world !And next to the...

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  • St. Nicholas' Catholic Parish Church

    St. Nicholas' Catholic Parish ChurchThis is the Tamworth Catholic Parish Church of St. Nicholas' , a scenic church with interesting architecture and a great interior as well - see my extra pictures. This church is obviously open always during the day.------------------------------------------------St. Nicholas Catholic Church offers church...

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  • The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum

    The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum is a great private collection of over 50 motorcycles of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. The collection includes an extremely rare limited edition F4 MV Agusta Series ORO, various bikes of Ducati, Honda, Triumph, Velocette, Laverda and many more.-----------------------------------------The...

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  • The street of award Winners

    The street of award WinnersWhen you walk in Peel Street you will see an interesting pattern in the pavement and in many places you will as well find the names of the winners of the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival that lasts for two weeks over Australia Day during late January. There will be around 50.000 visitors and in 2007 Forbes rated the...

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  • The trainstation of Tamworth

    The trainstation of TamworthI think that the trainstation of Tamworth is an interesting building as well for tourists, especially when you get inside and take a closer look at the platforms with iron columns and great decorations made with a combination of wooden elements and iron. I think that also the combination of red and yellow paint looks...

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  • Peel Street

    Peel StreetPeel street is the place, where you will be able to listen to openair-performances of country-musicians and buskers at the festival and during the rest of the year you will find there some great restaurants and cafes and also some beautiful buildings that are worth a closer look for tourists.

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  • The Tamworth War Memorial town hall

    The Tamworth War Memorial town hallWhat a strange and quite unique combination was my first idea when I saw this combination of a War Memorial and the town hall in Tamworth. It is an interesting building as well made of red bricks and some coats of arms and it dates back to the year 1933 and has 1294 comfortable seats.

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  • The air show

    Being critical of people who have made an effort is not something I particularly enjoy but, I feel it incumbent upon myself to tell the truth here.I went to the first air show at the behest of some close friends but, I have to say, it was the least good example of such fare.Considering Tamworth has significant roots in the aircraft industry I feel...

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  • THE COLLECTOR'S MUSEUM

    The Collectors Museum is located at The BIG Golden Guitar Tourist Centre. As the price to see both the wax museum & collectors museum was quite a good reduced price, we decided to see both.Well, If I had my time again, I wouldn't bother with the Collector's museum, unless I was an avid Cricket fan, then I would be more than happy with what I saw....

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  • WAX MUSEUM OTHER SIGHTS

    The Wax Museum is not all about wax figures!Scattered amongst the figures are the old entertainment notices for these stars, their original guitars, banjos, trophies and other memorabillia.

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Tamworth Hotels

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Tamworth Restaurants

  • The Old Bell Tower

    You are in New South Wales....Australia....and in the Country Music capital.Well the last time we were in Tamworth we hoped to visit this little eating place but there were renovations happening....we had come to the back entrance car park and I had no idea..The Old Bell Tower was just up the road from our usual motel.....you lose your sense of...

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  • A delightful find in Tamworth

    Tamworth N.S.W. AustraliaWell I have a weakness for all things French and in Tamworth there is this most charming restaurant ...just look at the photos. I spent half my time there wandering around and looking at the decor...soaking up the atmosphere.Wooden floors...and slate near the kitchen...little rooms with one or two tables...white cloths...a...

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  • A Pub in a Brick Building

    This place looked charming from the outside but it turned out to be a pub...just a little on 'the greasy spoon' side but I was curious and I was disappointed with the lunch next door at Trinity's.But they do sell Guinness...in fact they run on 'Guinness Time'Anyway they served not a bad tuna salad and they did have green tea.NOT THE SORT OF PLACE...

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  • Scrambled eggs for Breakfast

    Tamworth..NSW...AustraliaWe discovered this little cafe a few years ago and go back for breakfast any time we are back in Tamworth.It is just an ordinary cafe in appearance but the food is good and freshly cooked.A visit for lunch disappointed me as the chicken salad was not fresh chicked but some compressed rubbish...PITYThere is a place called...

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  • Cowboy Town-Cowboy Food

    The poster (& the T-shirt you can buy in store) says, "Leave your nuts on the Floor"! .........Help yourself to unshelled peanuts and popcorn before you breast up to the bar for a beer and don't worry about throwing the shells on the floor. The Theme is "Feed the man (or woman) Meat". Although other meal choices are available (fish, chicken,veg),...

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  • Value

    This restaurant, run by an Aussie, is unabashed Italian. They have a good selection of wines also. In fact, it's one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever eaten at, hence it's popularity in this town. I had a marinara with my pasta and would recommend it but the other three people at my table enjoyed their meal as well so, take your pick, you...

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Tamworth Nightlife

  • Where to hear Country Music

    There are a host of clubs and pubs in Tamworth. If you are after country music try one of the following... * West Tamworth Leagues Club * The Longyard Hotel * Stetsons Steakhouse & Saloon Bar * Dominoes * Brumby's Tavern * Tamworth RSL Club * Tamworth Services ClubThere are many more places to hear great music - look up one of the Tamworth...

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  • Tamworth is Entertainment

    I wasn't here long enough to check out the nightlife, but from what I saw during my tour of Tamworth, there is always plenty of entertainment happening in this city. Lots of live music at many venues.

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  • Tamworth Hotels

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Tamworth Transportation

  • go to Tamwoth by car

    go to Tamwoth by carI came to Tamworth by car and found a lot of empty parking-spaces. That was of course out of the times of the festivals for country music. I arrived later in the afternoon and also spent the night in my tiny "motorhome" on a carparking within the city without any problem.When you plan to go to Tamworth at the end of January the...

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  • Take the train to Tamworth

    Take the train to TamworthYes, that is good news: Tamworth has a trainstation and the distance to Sydney is around 6 hours one way. BUT europeans, please note: you cannot compare the trainsystem in Australia with the trains that will take you across Europe several times a day between the big european cities. In Australia you can be happy to find a...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Tamworth Warnings and Dangers

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    by globetrott Written Nov 16, 2014

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    alcohol free zone & no scateboarding !

    This is something that tourists are mostly not aware of : Something else that applies to many towns and villages in Australia is the fact that it is forbidden to drink alcohol in public streets, mainly in the centre of towns like Tamworth. You will mostly find signposts about this law directely in the streets, BUT not always !

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Tamworth Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit a Water Hole in the Tamworth...

    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...

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  • A reason for being

    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.

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  • Entering Queensland.

    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.

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Tamworth Favorites

  • Progressive sunset

    Just outside of town there's a house, a decrepit house. For years I've tried to imagine a good shot of that house. Checked it out every time I go past, can't quite vizualize the shot. Then, a sunset looked like it would happen one night and I drove off down there, spent 15 minutes trying to work out how I could include the house but it wasn't...

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  • "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...

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  • 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.

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