The home of Australian Country Music, Tamworth offers an authentic rural holiday experience.
1. Tamworth Country Music Festival
Luring around 55,000 country music fans each year, the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival is the largest music festival in the Southern Hemisphere, running for 10 days and showcasing the talents of more than 800 artists. The festival sees the venues, pubs and streets of the Tamworth region come to life with music.
2. Taste Tamworth Festival
An annual 10-day festival celebrating the best local chefs, farmers and connoisseurs from Tamworth’s burgeoning food and wine industry. Taste Tamworth celebrations include a pop-up laneway bar where food can be sampled alongside local wine and beer while enjoying live music and a Long Lunch, the flagship event featuring a five course, alfresco gourmet spread for 300 people.
3. Craft beer and tasty food at the trendy Pig and Tinder Box
Located in a grand old bank building transformed to a casual but elegant restaurant and bar on the main street of town, The Pig and Tinder Box is the perfect place for a delicious lunch, an after work cocktail, a Sunday afternoon beer or perhaps a hot dinner date. It has a seasonal menu full of on trend dishes, a list of craft beer, local wine and tasty cocktails.
4. Unique accommodation at The Retreat at Froog-Moore Park
Stay in style at The Retreat at Froog-Moore Park, a boutique hotel with just five rooms individually styled unlike any other room you’ve stayed in before. Choose from an opulent Moroccan suite, a serene Japanese room, Edwardian luxury in an apartment-style room or, for the adventurous, bunker down in the kinky Dungeon.
5. Go horse riding
The countryside surrounding Tamworth is really beautiful, and the best way to take it in is on horseback. The small township of Kootingal is just 20km from Tamworth in a picturesque valley where rolling green countryside slopes down to clear flowing creeks and streams. The ideal place for a leisurely horse ride!
Tamworth and Kootingal Horse Riding Adventures will facilitate your equine adventure.