Tamworth – undulating hills, pristine national parks, big sky country…with all the convenience of living in a thriving rural centre.
Live close to nature yet connected to a community without compromising on cultural nourishment Tamworth is the major service centre for North West New South Wales and the New England region. Only four and a half hours drive from Sydney, this is real country where the community is committed to their towns and the well being of their communities.
The opportunity to graze a few head of cattle, stock a dam with fish, or stable horses has enticed many an urban professional to give up the daily grind of the city for a rural practice. For others, it is the chance to indulge a passion for the great outdoors: bush walking, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, bird watching, camping, astronomy and even hang gliding.
If a more relaxed lifestyle appeals, you don’t have to go far from Tamworth before you see vineyards, olive groves and market gardens.
The Tamworth Region has a population of approximately 55,000 and covers an area of 9,653.25 square kilometres stretching from the Nandewar Range north of Barraba south east to Peel and Great Dividing Ranges where sport mixes with culture on the social calendar. Tamworth is one of the most progressive and exciting places in inland Australia combining country living with city style.
For the kids, there is an excellent choice of both public and private schooling options while The Tamworth region is well-serviced by a huge variety of recreational facilities. With over 70 listed parks, gardens and reserves, four lookouts, six swimming pools, more than 40 sporting fields, three skate parks and over 150 sporting groups operating across the region, there is something for everyone. Paragliding and hang-gliding from Mount Borah, Manilla and the Marsupial Park in Tamworth are two of the more unusual pursuits catered for in the region.
Visitors flock to Tamworth every January for the world famous Tamworth Country Music Festival. It’s a must do event, the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 10 in the world, with over 2,200 events and 4,000 different performances or gigs in 80 different venues.
Walcha contains some of the most rugged terrain in the state and is located 1,067 metres above sea level on the New England Tablelands. Surrounded by lush national parks and numerous waterfalls the community is strong and offers the best of an outdoor lifestyle