Tamworth, NSW

Australian National Equine Livestock Events Centre in Tamworth.
Photo by Cgoodwin

Tamworth lays claim to several titles such as 'First City of Lights' because it was the first place in Australia to use electric street lights back in 1888. It is also known as the 'Country Music Capital of Australia', annually hosting the Tamworth Country Music Festival in late January and 'National Equine Capital of Australia' because of the high volume 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.

Within the Tamworth Information Centre, is the award winning Walk a Country Mile interpretive museum. It narrates the story, music and artists that have shaped Australian Country Music. The interactive displays provide a unique understanding of Australian heritage, with documentation of historic events through the lyrics of the music. The Information Centre is located at the southern entrance to Tamworth between 'KFC' and 'McDonalds', 5 kilometres south of the intersection just west of the Peel River Bridge (signposted to Muswellbrook and Sydney). Just look for the Big Golden Guitar which sits at the front entrance to the Centre.

Tamworth Visitor Information Centre

Corner Peel & Murray Streets,
Tamworth, NSW 2340

Phone : (02) 6767 5300
Fax: (02) 6755 4312


Map of Tamworth

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This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016