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Tamworth Tourist Information & Travel Guide

Straddling Peel River and with an urban population of slightly over 40,000 people, Tamworth City, located in New England Region of New South Wales is the region’s center for most economic activities. It lies between two largest cities on Australia’s east coast, Brisbane to the north and Sydney to its south. Surrounded by such towns as Willow Tree, Uralla and Nundle, the city is vibrant business wise. The city’s Central Business District located north of Peel River is made up of varied shops, restaurants, shopping malls, car dealers and public facilities. The city’s retail industry serves the wider population estimated to be over 200,000.

 

Tamworth is accessible by both rail and air. It is situated on the main Sydney-Armidale railway line on which Countrylink Xplorer Service operates. The city’s local airport is served by daily flights to both Sydney and Brisbane international airports. The city has a functional local transport system with scheduled bus services serving the needs of local population and specialized tours designed to serve the large number of tourists who visit the city throughout the year. Car hire companies are also available from whom locals and tourists can hire tour cars. Although the region’s economy depends on trade and agriculture, tourism is central to the region’s economy.
With over A$110 million annually, the tourism industry provides employment to thousands of locals. One of the major city’s tourist attractions is the Tamworth Country Music Festival, reputed to be the biggest musical event not only in Australia but also the southern hemisphere as a whole. The festival that is usually held in late January for ten days brings thousands of tourists from all over the world to city. The music festival also happens to be the second biggest country music festival in the world.
Being the first city in Australia to have used lights on its streets, Tamworth is also home to a world class Equine and Livestock Events Center that is also popular with both local and foreign tourists. The fact that Tamworth is home to various major equine associations such as CHA, ABCRA and AQHA definitely means that the city usually hosts major national and international championships events. The city is also recognized as Australia’s sporting horse capital, what with an arena with a seating capacity of 3,600 people with over stables capable of handling of over 400 horses.
The city has several parks that appeal to tourists. With an area of 28 ha, the Botanical gardens conserve flora of the region and other parts of Australia. The Anzac and Bicenttennial Parks are perfect for relaxing and are full of tourists. Tamworth has a highly developed art industry that continues to draw tourists. With a 405-seat auditorium that has two levels of tiered seating, the Tamworth Capitol Theatre is very popular with tourists. The auditorium features professional lighting, full sound system, an orchestra pit, dressing rooms and a fly tower. The auditorium hosts cinema shows, dance, music and conferences. The city also prides itself in having the biggest entertainment center in New South Wales in the 5,100 seater Tamworth Regional Entertainment Center at Hillvue. Tourists visiting the city have many options when it comes to accommodation. Varied first class hotels, motels, inns, cottages and apartments are available at very competitive rates.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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