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Tamworth Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 141 photos

What is it about Tamworth?

Is it the weather - frequently 35C + in summer, frequently 5C and less in winter, lots of drought times and then there's the floods - big ones...

I have been coming and going to Tamworth for about 25 years and have always loved the town. I have many friends there and they are mostly involved with the country music scene. I do like country music but it's not the be all and end all of music for me.

There is lots to see and do apart from enjoy the music scene - which isn't all country...

Country Music Festival

This is the biggest event in Tamworth and the biggest country music festival in Australia. It's held each January for 10 days usually finishing on Australia Day, January 26th.

You don't have to be a county music fan, but it helps, this is just a great time to visit, there is so much happening all over the city. Be warned though the weather can be hot or wet, and accomodation is at a premium and very hard to come by unless you make bookings early. Hotels are often booked out for the next festival. Hostels and camping sites are a bit easier to get.

Get on to the Tamworth country music website to check details of who will be appearing - there are many local and overseas acts at the Festival each year

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Music, people, sights and sounds
  • Cons:A long drive to get there but transport is good
  • In a nutshell:Music, people, friends, lots of beer.....
  • Last visit to Tamworth: Dec 2008
  • Intro Updated Dec 22, 2009
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