Tamworth trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Straddling the Peel River, Tamworth is the major regional centre for the New England region and is in the local government area of Tamworth Regional Council. Approximately 318km from the Queensland border, the city is located almost midway between Brisbane and Sydney, the two largest cities on the Australian east coast. The city had an estimated population of 41,978 people at 30 June 2016. The traditional custodians of Tamworth is the Kamilaroi nation.The city is known as the "First City of Lights", being the first place in Australia to use electric street lights in 1888. Tamworth is also famous as the "Country Music Capital of Australia", annually hosting the Tamworth Country Music Festival in late January; the second biggest country music festival in the world. The city is recognised as the "National Equine Capital of Australia" because of the high number of equine events held in the city and the construction of the world class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre, the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.HistoryThe Kamilaroi people, from whose language comes the word "budgerigar", inhabited the area before European contact. John Oxley passed through the Peel Valley in 1818 and described it as "it would be impossible to find a finer or more luxuriant country than its waters...No place in this world can afford more advantages to the industrious settler than this extensive vale". In 1831, the first sheep stations and cattle stations were formed, and in the same year the Australian Agricultural Company (AAC) was granted a lease of 127,000ha of land at Goonoo Goonoo, south of the present location of Tamworth, extending to present-day Calala.Start your trip to Australia by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Tamworth
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Tamworth
Museums in Tamworth
Side trips from Tamworth
Hidden gems in Tamworth
Parks in Tamworth
Nature in Tamworth
Places to visit with Tamworth
SydneyTrip planner BEST FOR: Theater, Beach, Bridge KatoombaTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Lookout, Mountain BlackheathTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Lookout, Outdoor Activity LeuraTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Landmark, Garden BondiTrip planner BEST FOR: Hiking Trail, Beach, Shopping Mall
Recently planned trips to Tamworth
14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Mildura Broken Hill Menindee 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Mildura Broken Hill Menindee 58 days in New South Wales BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Tamworth Armidale Glen Innes 1 day in New South Wales BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Walcha Tamworth Gilgandra 11 days in Tamworth Area BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Uralla Tamworth 3 days in Tamworth, Nundle & Uralla BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Tamworth Nundle Uralla