Enjoy Looking and Feeling Amazing in Northern Tablelands NSW
Discover all the excitement, adventure and flavours of the Tamworth region, home to Australia’s country music capital. In this beautiful northern NSW area you’ll find thrilling rodeo, spectacular national parks, delicious food and wine experiences, and the world-famous country music festival. With many more wonderful things to do and see, you’ll enjoy this marvellous destination in Country NSW at any time of the year. The iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival is in January and attracts star performers from around the world and tens of thousands of fans to vibrant Tamworth, the heart of the region.
From the fertile Liverpool Plains around Quirindi to the New England high country vineyards around Uralla is one of Australia’s richest agricultural regions. The 10-day Taste Tamworth Festival in April showcases the area’s fresh produce, cool-climate wines, craft beer and cider, and fine restaurants. You can pitch a tent in splendid Warrabah National Park and enjoy bushwalking as well as fishing and canoeing on the pristine Namoi River. Camping, fishing and boating are popular too at Chaffey Dam, north of Nundle, and Split Rock Dam near Barraba, a birdwatching paradise northwest of Tamworth.
The whole family will enjoy getting up close to joeys and other friendly animals at the Tamworth Marsupial Park and Adventure Playground. In Gunnedah you can see koalas in their natural habitat. Other family attractions include gem fossicking and Lake Keepit Water Park, perfect for cooling off.
A picturesque city in the beautiful New England high country, Armidale charms with colonial heritage, fine museums and galleries, and delicious food and wine. Home to the University of New England, Armidale is a perfect base for exploring nearby spectacular World Heritage national parks.
Discover this cosmopolitan centre, nestled in some of Australia’s richest pastoral lands, on a heritage tour and see grand cathedrals and colonial buildings in pretty tree-lined streets. You can join Armidale Heritage Tours on a guided tour or take a self-guided heritage walk to the landmarks. You’ll be delighted with the many things to do and see, including the wonderful New England Regional Art Museum. It contains the important Howard Hinton and Chandler Coventry collections and works by famous artists Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and James Gleeson, to name just a few.
Armidale enjoys a vibrant events calendar of festivals, exhibitions and the bi-monthly Armidale Farmers Market. You’ll find quality restaurants and cafes, and hip bars and classic pubs such as the Welders Dog and the Wicklow Hotel. The New England region also makes elegant cool-climate wines. On the Northern Tablelands of NSW, Armidale is near magnificent waterfalls, striking escarpments and ancient rainforests. Take the Wollomombi walking track to Australia’s second-highest falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.