About Tamworth

Tamworth Peel St Sunrise for Artstate 2019

Image: The sunrise over Peel St, Tamworth. Image credit: Destination NSW. 


As Australia’s Country Music Capital and home to the world renowned Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tamworth is a major regional city with music in its soul.

But there’s a lot about us you might not know. Did you know that we’re also the First City of Light, the first municipality in Australia to use electric light to light it’s streets in 1888? Or that we’re home to New South Wales’ second oldest regional Gallery, celebrating its 100th birthday this year?

The Tamworth region is a destination of beautiful contrasts; a vibrant region rich heritage, a place where one day you can go adventuring in the great outdoors, soaking up the natural beauty of the stunning surrounds and the next, experience cosmopolitan nightlife.

We’ve got great shopping with beautiful local boutiques and gift stores and an enviable dining scene that’s big on flavour. If you are bringing the family make sure you check out the award-winning Tamworth Regional Playground, get up close with some of Australia’s cutest native residents at Tamworth Marsupial Park & Adventure Playground. And as for arts and culture, we hope you’ll explore our exciting offerings – from museums including Calala Cottage, Tamworth Powerstation Museum, Moonbi Museum and the Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum to our many regional galleries including Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth Regional Craft Centre, Weswal Gallery, Yinarr MaraMali, Gomeroi Gaaynggal Centre and Braecroft Cottage Gallery, not to mention the recently completed Barraba Silo Project; you won’t be disappointed!

For more inspiration and information on what you can do in the Tamworth region take a look at Visit NSW or contact the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre at the Big Golden Guitar on 6767 5300 to plan your trip.