When you think of country music, you think Tamworth. It is without doubt the country music capital of Australia, home to a world-renowned music festival and the Golden Guitar, 12 meters high. As the center of NSW’s New England region, it also offers great food and wine experiences, and a variety of outdoor adventure opportunities. Places to stay vary from camping on the riverside to motels, country cottages, and heritage pubs.
Tamworth features Goonoo Goonoo Station, a spectacular renovation of the 19th century heritage-listed functioning cattle property and pastoral village outside Tamworth has been converted into luxurious accommodation. The seven private cottages have been perfectly renovated and portray the station’s heritage while also supplying visitors with all the creature comforts they need – heated swimming pool, tennis court, guest lounge, luxury linens and beds, Wi-Fi and even heated bathroom floors.
Goonoo Goonoo Station also features a purpose-built restaurant, based on using locally grown produce, combined with floor to ceiling glass windows offering spectacular views over the rolling green hills and the distant Liverpool Range.
Outdoorsmen are more than welcome at Tamworth. Warrabah Campground and Picnic Area provides a great center for you to enjoy everything the park has to offer – bushwalking, bird watching, swimming, canoeing, and more. Each morning, at this wonderful, soothing campground, you will wake up to the sights and sounds of the magnificent Namoi River. There are plenty of trees, spectacular boulders of granite and a gloriously rich landscape of vibrant plants and animals. Ideal for fearless, self-reliant campers, Jacky Barkers Campground is tucked away on a tributary of Jacky Barker Creek, in a fairly secret valley. Whether you’re camping alone or with a group, you’ll find every site on campground Jacky Barkers is beautifully private and endowed with spectacular panoramic views. Magnificent river oaks surround sun-drenched rock pools, while eucalyptus and forests protect the creeks.
Glamping New England has partnered with Tangaratta Vineyards, one of the finest wedding sites in the country, for a more sophisticated and relaxed camping experience to offer. Tangaratta Vineyards and Glamping New England will have the best glamping experience available for the Tamworth Country Music Festival, with super comfortable beds and breathtaking views.
Tamworth also offers quality hotels, motels, and apartments for a more traditional stay. Whenever you’re traveling for business or on a family trip – the best place to stay is CH Boutique Hotel. You will enjoy excellent lodging, gourmet food and a warm reception. CH Boutique Hotel has a range of beautifully decorated, stunning rooms available. These include their brand new Executive King Suites situated on Brisbane Street’s new expansion, featuring spacious rooms and en suite amenities, a deck, and fitted with the new technologies and decoration. The Powerhouse is the only 4.5 star hotel in Tamworth which is open 24 hours a day for your leisure. The hotel is ideally located in the Central Business District, at the Workshop Kitchen and Coal Bunker Lounge, leading the way into smart comfort, excellent service and great cuisine. They offer 61 luxurious rooms and 20 apartments serviced with free Wi-Fi, smart TV, Foxtel, 24-hour roaming, room service, gym, outdoor swimming pool and spa.
The Tamworth Hotel was originally built in 1936, and continues to be the district ‘s finest country hotel. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, their contemporary rooms provide you with a quiet retreat located in the heart of Tamworth. Each of their twelve guest rooms is properly equipped with brand new bedding top of the line, flat screen TVs, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Kootingal Landview Motel is a cozy country motel located in the Moonbi Range. Kootingal is located within the Tamworth Regional Area and is just a 10-minute drive into Tamworth’s heart, and has everything you may need. Manilla Motel is a modest owner-operated motel in the historic and picturesque town of Manilla, situated on the Fossickers Way. Helpfully situated within walking distance of the showground, stores, post office, ATMs, churches, bars , pubs, cafes and restaurants, Manilla motel can provide you with peaceful and convenient lodging whether it’s for one night or more.
The Duck Inn Apartments are situated on 13 acres of land and deliver stunning views. They ‘re just a short drive from the hustle and bustle, chill out and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the space. Then it’s just a hop, skip, and leap away to many of the facilities and locations you may like in Tamworth. The self-contained studio apartments are fitted with all the modern amenities, kitchen area, Foxtel and a smart TV for the traveler.
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