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Nature and Outdoors in Tamworth


Relax and unwind in the natural playground of the Tamworth region.

There’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to enjoy in and around Tamworth, with so many rivers, national parks and more right on the doorstep. Take the Namoi River, for example. It offers spectacular canoeing and kayaking just an hour and a half from the centre of Tamworth, while the spectacular Warrabah National Park is a haven for nature lovers. The park offers a range of walking tracks for those wanting to explore the bush; if you want while a little bit more of an adrenaline rush, you’ll relish the rock climbing available.

The region’s lakes and dams, such as Lake Keepit and Chaffey Dam, offer great opportunities for waterskiing, fishing, swimming and boating, while the Peel River offers a more relaxed pace where visitors can try their hand at fossicking.

Manilla is a world-class centre for hang gliding, paragliding, and other forms of sky sailing, while Freedom Flights Tamworth offers the chance to experience a sky-high adventure in one of the world’s most manoeuvrable aircraft – a weightshift microlight designed and built in NSW by Airborne Australia.

If you’re keen to soak up the region’s views but prefer to keep your feet on the ground, there are lookouts galore – be sure to check out Adam’s Lookout in Barraba, the Hanging Rock Lookout near Nundle, the Moonbi Lookout in Moonbi, the VJ Byrnes Lookout in Manilla and the Oxley Lookout in Tamworth. Avid bird watchers will be in their element, with some 238 species of birds found in the area.

With all this and much more on hand, the Tamworth region truly offers a taste of the country like no other.

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