The Heart of Country NSW

Big Sky Country signals you're half way to Toowoomba and a long way from the daily grind. The landscape shifts to the ubiquitous Australian grazing landscape and gorge country.

Tamworth is the first of the major centres where the Golden Guitar stands as a perennial monument to a true-blue country heart, celebrated in earnest with the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival - attracting ove 50,000 visitors from all over the world, while about 800 artists make up 2,500 acts in 120 different venues.

Tamworth is the "capital city" of the New England North West region of NSW. Accordingly, the centre of town has grown into a leafy hub of paved walkways, seating, palm trees and cafes offering a friendly and fuss free city for all to enjoy.

There's a wealth of accommodation options including B&Bs, farmstays, caravan parks, 5 star and premium hotels. Tamworth offers ready access to Warrabah National Park, where the upper Namoi River flows through gorges and camping and picnic grounds.