MCNEVINS TAMWORTH MOTEL - DESTINATION TAMWORTH INFORMATION
Destination Tamworth! You will always find something to do around Tamworth.
Tamworth is famous for its Country Music scene but there is more to Tamworth – you’ll also find impressive gardens, historic building, a major regional art gallery and plenty of arts and crafts
Each January, thousands of visitors descend on Tamworth for its Country Music Festival, and many of the city’s attractions relate to its standing as a centre for country music. The 12-metre high guitar at the door makes it hard to miss the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre, beside the highway on the southern approach. Displays within include wax figures of country music legends. You will find more exhibits and memorabilia at the Walk a Country Mile Interactive Centre (CnrMurray and Peel St). Free Displays include the Hands of Fame (Corner Bridge St and Kable Ave), where you can see the handprints of country music stars set in concrete and bronze plaques listing the Australian Country Music Roll of Renown.
PARKS & GARDENS
Bicentennial Park Tamworth (Kable Ave.) offers parkland walks, sculptures, fountains and picnic facilities. The plants and pathways of the Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens (Piper St.) border Endeavour Drive Marsupial Park (top of Brisbane St.), a sanctuary for Kangaroos, with picnic facilities. Oxley Scenic Lookout (White St.) is the best place for views of the city and the Peel River valley.
In 1888 Tamworth became the first Australian City to install electric street lighting, an occasion commemorated at the Powerstation Museum (216 Peel St.)
TAMWORTH REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AND CONFERENCE CENTRE (TRECC)
Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) seats 4,800 in the main hall and 3,360 in lyric mode. TRECC plays host to some spectacular shows including Country Music Awards, rock concerts, agricultural shows and more.
AUSTRALIAN EQUINE AND LIVESTOCK EVENTS CENTRE (AELEC)
The $30 million Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) opened in September, 2008 and is one of Tamworth's most significant achievements. The centre consists of a two-level main stadium, an indoor arena and tiered seating for 3,360, corporate and VIP areas, viewing and broadcasting facilities.
999 Armidale Road (New England Highway) Tamworth NSW 2340