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Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre, Tamworth
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Tamworth is a city in the New England region in northern New South Wales, Australia. The city of about 50,000 people (2012 estimate) is renowned nationally as the "Country Music Capital of Australia".

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Tamworth, New South Wales
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More on Tamworth

Tamworth is on the western side of the Great Dividing Range, the mountain range on the eastern side of Australia. The Peel River flows through the city, running southeast to northwest through it. Tamworth covers 486 sq km and includes surrounding towns such as Willow Tree, Nundle, Gunnedah and Uralla.

The area around Tamworth was the traditional home of the Kamilaroi people. The first European to pass through the area was surveyor John Oxley in 1818. Arriving at the Peel Valley, he described it as one of the finest and most ideal for European settlement. This led to the founding of sheet and cattle stations in the area.

Tamworth was granted city status in 1946. The following year it receives flight connections when East-West Airlines began services from Sydney. Tamworth's position as an Australian country music destination began in 1973, when the first such festival was staged. This has led to an annual Tamworth Country Music Festival held every summer. It is said to be the second largest country music festival in the world.

Memorial to the Australian Light Horse, Tamworth
Memorial to the Australian Light Horse, Tamworth
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Visiting Tamworth

Tamworth is 414 km from Sydney and 538 km from Canberra. There are CountryLink train services connecting it with Sydney. Qantas also offers regular flights from Sydney and Armidale.

Going to Tamworth by car from Sydney, head north on National Highway 1 (Sydney-Newcastle Freeway) until Newcastle, then continue on National Highway 15 (New England Highway) until you reach Tamworth.

Places of Interest in Tamworth

  1. Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre
    Arena in Tamworth where horse sporting events are held.

  2. Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum
    Museum displaying motorcycles from the 1950s to the 1980s.

  3. Tamworth Capitol Theatre
    Auditorium with a 405-seat capacity.

  4. Tamworth Power Station Museum
    Museum housed in the power station that made Tamworth the first town in Australia to enjoy electric street lights in 1888.

  5. Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre
    With a seating capacity of 5,100, this is the biggest multipurpose venue outdide the New South Wales metropolitan areas.

  6. Tamworth Town Hall
    Historic building that is still being used for events and conferences.