Tamworth's Top Bucket List Experiences
Tamworth, NSW 18 February 2020
Continue reading for all of the top bucket list experiences to see and do when attending the Tamworth Country Music Festival in Tamworth, NSW. We challenge you to tick off as many bucket list items as possible!
Tamworth is one of New South Wale’s best-known regional destinations thanks to the annual Country Music Festival, held in January each year. It is located just 4 1/2 hours’ drive north of Sydney, in the north-east of the state.
How to get there
There are multiple options for getting to Tamworth including by car, plane or train. Flights operate directly out of Sydney to Tamworth Regional Airport. The airport is located just 10km from Tamworth’s town centre. From here you can hire a car, catch a taxi or Uber to your preferred destination. To get directions from your current location to Tamworth, click HERE.
Top Bucket List Experiences
1 – The Tamworth Country Music Festival
“Tamworth in January is hot, it's casual, its stars and Golden Guitars; it’s happy crowds, it's tents and caravans, it's easy going camaraderie... "G'day mate and where are you from?", it’s concerts and shows, it's buskers, it's folding chairs, big hats and eskies.”
2 – The Big Golden GuitarThe Big Golden Guitar - Destination NSW
3 – The Wax Museum
4 – The National Guitar Museum
5 – The Australian Country Music Hall of FameThe Australian Country Music Hall of Fame houses Australia's most iconic country music memorabilia. This includes musical instruments and garments worn by Australia's most famous country music starts. The hall is in the shape of a huge guitar, located at 561 Peel St, Tamworth. Entry for children under 12 years is free, and a small entry fee of $7.00 (at the time of writing) is applicable for adults.
6 – The Roll of Renown
7 – The Galaxy of Stars
The Galaxy of Stars and the Roll of Renown plaques are located in the forecourt of the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC). The Galaxy of Stars award was introduced in 2000 to formally recognise the achievements of outstanding country music stars.
8 – Oxley Lookout
9 – Tamworth Regional Playground
10 – Goonoo Goonoo Station
11 – Chaffy Dam
12 – Day trip to NundleNundle is a gorgeous little country town about 60km from Tamworth. Head here for a day trip from Tamworth to take a step back in time to Australia's gold-mining era. Visit the Nundle Woolen Mill, the Mount Misery Gold Mine and Museum and Hanging Rock Lookout.
13 – Nundle Woolen Mill
14 – Mount Misery Gold Museum & Cafe
15 – Hanging Rock Lookout
16 – Sheba Dam
If you take a trip to the Hanging Rock Lookout and you have an appreciation for Australia's great outdoors, stop here for a swim and a picnic lunch. It is just a dirt parking area so don't expect too much, however there is a picnic area, amenities with a small jetty out to the dam. Go for a swim in the dam or a kayak if you have one, and enjoy your time taking in the Australian bush.
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Written by Samantha Raine - Aussie Bucket List
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