Tamworth is the most popular city in New England region of New South Wales. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to Tamworth to attend one of the two most important recreational events in Australia.
The Country Music Festival, celebrated in January, is the second largest event of its kind in the world. It is estimated that more than 100,000 visitors pass through for the main event. In addition, the city is also known as the “National Equine Capital of Australia”. A number of seasonal equine and livestock events take place in Tamworth, which are the biggest in Australia.
For tourist, there is a lot to see in this relatively small town. Tamworth Power Station Museum has unique collections of electric appliances because the town was also the first city in Australia to install electric street lights in 1888. For shopping enthusiasts, there is no shortage of malls, most of which recently underwent large-scale restorations. There are also numerous parks and botanical gardens covering more than 28 hectares.
As for performing arts, the famous Tamworth Eisteddfod performing arts event is held in May and June where artists, musicians and dancers come together to compete for handsome prize-money. Other entertainment venues are mostly located near the city center. For instance, Tamworth Capital Theater, Tamworth Town Hall and Tamworth Regional Entertainment Center regularly host performing art events and festivals, which continue throughout the year.
For casino and gambling enthusiasts, Sydney is located just five hour drive to the north. It is the only place in New South Wales, where visitors can enjoy fine casinos. For instance, the Star Casino at Darling Harbor is among the finest in the world. Besides, casino players will also love City Tattersalls Club, Panthers World of Entertainment and Rockdale RSI Club located inside Greater Sydney Area.