A visit to Tamworth will have you fully embracing its country roots, thanks to its rich history in agriculture, livestock, and music. You’ll find the food heavily linked to the local produce and culinary heritage that has evolved with time to bring you the best in food and wine. Join in on the fun of Australia’s country music capital with plenty to do in a weekend excursion.

Country music is a way of life in Tamworth, and one of the best attractions is the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January that occurs every year. If you visit outside of this festival, you can still get your country music experience year-round at the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre. Here you’ll tour the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame and learn about its history.

Just like its music, there are many other country adventures to take part in, including wine tasting in the cooler region, attending the Taste Tamworth Festival in April, or heading to the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre. Here you’ll find events, festivals, and shows emanating with country life.

Outside of Tamworth, nature invites you to camp in the Warrabah National Park where you can hike, fish, and explore the Namoi River. There is also the Tamworth Marsupial Park and koalas can be found in Gunnedah. During the summer, take refuge in the Lake Keepit Water Park for a day of family fun. Embracing the rural side of Australia will have you experiencing an entirely new side to nature.