Explore Tamworth

Roydon's Motor Inn

110B Church St, West Tamworth NSW 2340


Tamworth is a thriving city with heaps of activities for any visitor to enjoy. The most popular of all of these is The Tamworth Country Music Festival. This annual event is the second-largest country music festival in the world and often brings in over 100,000 country music aficionados from all over Australia and the world. Rooms fill up months in advance of this event so anyone keen on attending should book well before the festivities begin in January.

Aside from this peak season, Tamworth remains Australia’s Country Music capital all year round and is home to a host of country-themed memorabilia including the 12-metre Golden Guitar. For the full cowboy experience, the Leconfield Jillaroo and Jackaroo School offers cattle mustering training or you can watch the experts from the sidelines at the National Professional Rodeo as well.

With a rich agricultural history, it’s no surprise that Tamworth can also boast scenic vineyards, olive groves and other farm-based attractions. These provide exquisite fresh ingredients that are served throughout the city’s premier restaurants and are on full display every April at the Taste Tamworth Festival.

Venture further from the city centre and you’ll find a nature lover’s paradise full of nature trails, fishing spots and more that you can enjoy at your leisure.

Visit https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/explore/whats-on/festivals-and-events for the full events calendar and more details on Tamworth’s top attractions.

Events & Venues

Tamworth Country Music Festival

The second largest country music festival in the world takes place in Tamworth over ten days in January each year. The festival involves multiple venues around the city with a variety of free and ticketed events featuring both high profile and up and coming performers.

The highlight of the festival is the Country Music Awards of Australia, aka the Golden Guitars, recognising the best talent in Australian country music.
You will have to arrange your accommodation early as we are normally booked out over 12 months in advance.

For event and ticketing information visit the Tamworth Country Music Festival website.

Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre (AELEC)

AELEC is a state-of-art facility that hosts over 50 events each year from show jumping to dog trials, thoroughbred sales, and rodeos.

Tamworth is home to the three major sporting horse bodies, CHA, ABCRA and AQHA, all of whom use the facility for major events.
To check on upcoming events visit the AELEC website.

Tamworth Regional Entertainment Conference Centre (TRECC)

This 5100-seat multi-purpose venue hosts a variety of events throughout the year with the major annual event being the Country Music Awards of Australia as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Other types of events include:

  • Concerts
  • Trade Shows, Exhibitions and
  • Product Launches
  • Educational exhibitions
  • Markets/Fairs
  • Major event Dinners/Functions
  • Conferences
  • Indoor sporting events
  • Community events
  • Charity events

To check upcoming events and purchase tickets visit the TRECC website.

Other Events

The Tamworth events calendar is packed with a variety of fun events for all ages and interests right throughout the year.
Check the Destination Tamworth events page to see what’s on.

A few other significant events to watch out for include:


  • Taste Tamworth Festival
  • Fiesta La Peel
  • Hats Off to Country (our mid-year country music festival)
  • Tamworth Regional Heritage Festival
  • Nundle Go for Gold Chinese Easter Festival


Tamworth’s economy initially leaned heavily toward agriculture with an emphasis on beef, sheep, grains, dairy, poultry, and lucerne.

The city still boasts many agricultural opportunities but is now home to a host of economic powerhouses in fields such as aviation, tourism and events, retail, education, manufacturing and mining support industries.

If you work in any of these fields and find yourself in Tamworth for a short while, our motel offers a relaxing atmosphere that’s a short drive from the CBD.

Medical Facilities

There are a multitude of healthcare service providers in Tamworth for you to choose from if you need regular care or in the event of an emergency during your stay. These include:

● Northwest Health – East Tamworth Medical Centre
● Tamworth General Practice
● ETMC – East Tamworth Medical Centre
● Tamworth General Practice & Skin Cancer Clinic
● Hunter New England Local Health Network
● Peel Health Care
● Tamworth General Practice


The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre

Many tourists and country music fans have had their photo taken in front of the Big Golden Guitar which stands prominently on the New England Highway on the southern approach to Tamworth.

However, there is there plenty more to see inside such as:

  • Gallery of Stars Wax Museum
  • Collectors Museum (the largest private collection of Don Bradman memorabilia)
  • Music store, coffee shop, souvenirs

Visit Big Golden Guitar website.

Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

The ACM Hall of Fame takes on a journey through Australia’s country music history with memorabilia displays from the stars of yesteryear right through to contemporary artists.

Walk a Country Mile is an interactive area that takes visitors on a journey through the growth of country music in Australia.
Visit the Hall of Fame website.

Other Museums, Monuments & Landmarks

Some of the other interesting places you will find around Tamworth include:


  • Legends of Country Music bronze busts in Bicentennial Park
  • Country Music Hands of Fame
  • Walk the Country Music Trail
  • Tamworth Hospital Nursing and
  • Medical Museum
  • Tamworth Powerstation Museum
  • Tamworth Regional Film and Sound Archive
  • Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum
  • A variety of significant war memorials and landmarks honouring those who have served.

Travelling Conveniences

Tamworth is located North of Sydney along the Peel River at the base of the Wentworth Mounds. When you’re ready to head this way, there are several transportation options you can consider depending on the length and nature of your trip.

Tamworth is seven hours from Brisbane and five hours from Sydney by car. It’s also easy to access by a shorter drive from the lovely Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour beaches along the North Coast.

Train or Bus
Sydney Central Station offers daily trains which stop at Tamworth Railway Station, a short walk from the CBD. There are also daily bus services (interstate and inter-regionally).

Tamworth Regional Airport offers flights to and from Sydney and Brisbane via Qantas and Link Airways.

Parks & Recreation Areas

Tamworth Regional Playground

Situated within an easy walk just across the Peel River from our motel, the Regional Playground is an amazing facility with something for the whole family.

Mum and Dad can enjoy a coffee or refreshments at the alfresco Hopscotch Restaurant & Bar or get some exercise on the fitness circuit while the kids explore.

Some of the things they can try include:


  • Skywalk – largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere featuring giant slides and towers
  • Bike track
  • Splash pad
  • Playtown
  • Mammoth swing
  • Carousel
  • Junior & Senior play zones
  • Flying fox
  • Embankment slide
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Day Trips & Scenic Drives

Using Roydon’s Motor Inn as your home base in Tamworth, head out and explore some of the nearby areas which are rich in history, spectacular scenery, and places of interest.

Some of the things you may come across include:


  • The old-world shops of Nundle
  • Wineries
  • Lake Keepit recreation area
  • Old fashioned country pubs
  • Nundle Court House Museum
  • Mount Misery Gold Mine Museum
  • Manilla Heritage Museum
  • The Moonbi Ranges
  • Werris Creek Rail Museum
  • The First & Second Fleet Memorial at Wallabadah
  • Burning Mountain Reserve (between Wingen & Blandford on the New England Highway);
  • Kentucky Distillery & Restaurant at Kentucky;
  • New England Brewing Company at Uralla.

Victoria Park Precinct

You can easily spend a day in this fantastic family-friendly area near East Tamworth that features a number of attractions in close proximity to each other.

You will enjoy:


  • Tamworth Marsupial park & Adventure Playground
  • Tamworth Miniature Railway (3rd Sunday of each month)
  • Oxley Lookout
  • Tamworth Regional Botanical Gardens