Lake Keepit Holiday and Recreation Park is located about 40 minutes from Tamworth and around 25 minutes from Gunnedah. Situated on the banks of Keepit Dam which at maximum capacity holds around 425,510 megalitres of water (about two thirds the size of Sydney Harbour), the Park offers prime boating, fishing, sailing, waterskiing and water sports space. Lake Keepit is a unique holiday destination for the whole family. Enjoy BBQs and picnics; let the kids tire themselves out on the BMX bike track, tennis courts, skate bowl, Water Park and playgrounds. For something different why not have a go at gliding and take a joy flight with the resident soaring club.
By three years after the start of the Australasian Country Music Awards in 1973, 2TM executives could see that the Tamworth Country Music Festival was beginning to attract large numbers of tourists to Country Music Capital. But basically the concept still existed only in the growing Festival staged each January. They recognised that Tamworth needed some tangible manifestations of country music which would help to maintain the city’s developing reputation and provide an attraction for tourists throughout the entire year.
The Australian Country Music Foundation Inc. (ACMF) was established in 1992 and it is the administrator of the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.The ACMF is a totally volunteer run, not for profit organisation, with the Charter to collect, protect, preserve and promote the history and heritage of Australasian Country Music. The Australian Country Music Hall of Fame museum is located at 561 Peel Street, Tamworth, N.S.W. (the corner of Peel and Murray Streets, next to Hungry Jacks) and includes the Walk A Country Mile display.
Showcasing a wide variety of native plant life, accessed via a network of scenic walks and trails ranging from easy to challenging. Other elements include a three level water feature, gazebo and other structures for the kids ti spot as you move through, plus indoor exhibition space with Aboriginal artefacts.
Located right in the heart of Tamworth, the Capitol Theatre is Tamworth’s newest performance venue. Situated in the Entertainment Quarter of Centrepoint Shopping Centre, on Level 1, the Capitol Theatre shares its foyer and bar with the Forum6 Cinema. Capitol Theatre Tamworth is a proud initiative of Tamworth Regional Council and the venue is managed and operated by the Entertainment Venues Division of Council. The theatre is named after an old theatre that stood almost in the same position, the Capitol Theatre, and we hope that in many years to come you too will have fond memories of our new theatre, just like those Tamworth people who remember the old one.
The Walk A Country Mile interactive display, which is managed by the Tamworth Regional Council, is now incorporated into the Country Music Hall of Fame museum. Whilst it has its own designated area within the museum the entry fee covers both areas. Walk A Country Mile features interactive touch screen displays as well as displays of memorabillia.
In 1888, Tamworth became the first city in Australia to be lit by municipal electric street lighting. This important moment in national and local history is preserved at the Tamworth Powerstation Museum. Established in 1988, it is located on the site where the 1888 steam engines powered the street lighting system, and the 1907 Power Station / Municipal Electric Showroom building has been refurbished to display a range of unique exhibits. It is easy to overlook the important role electricity plays in our everyday lives. It has led to numerous developments in technology: from street lights and industrial machinery, to kitchen appliances and hair dryers. Tamworth Powerstation Museum is Australia’s only dedicated electrical museum. We invite you to join with us in exploring the history of electrical innovation.
The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum in Tamworth, NSW is a must see for any bike enthusiast. The museum houses a private collection of over 50 motorcycles in pristine working order from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. The collection of bikes includes Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Velocette, Laverda and an extremely rare limited edition F4 MV Agusta Series ORO. All motorcycles have been immaculately restored to concourse condition, plus there are some limited edition current models. Come and see one of the most unique and highest quality displays of motorcycles in Australia.
You are promised a special experience every time you visit with activities available for the entire family. Parents can sit back and relax in the alfresco area at Hopscotch Restaurant & Bar which has been created to bring together family and friends to enjoy great food and drinks in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Free picnic and BBQ areas ensure that the playground is more than just a quick stop, encouraging families to celebrate the outdoors and really take in the intricate details that are placed throughout the playground. Free Wi-Fi is also available. The “Skywalk”, undoubtedly a highlight for many children, is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring three giant slides and four towers, children weave their way up to the Skywalk through the ‘Octa Net’ – a web style net which is a feature in itself. The playground also features a bike track, fitness circuit, rhythm wall, Touchwood Totems, a 3D climbing adventure, slides and a splash park, all thoughtfully designed to suit toddlers, juniors and teenagers. The Tamworth Regional Playground is a place for fun, families and frivolity where memories will be made for years to come.
The Big Golden Guitar Coffee Shop is a great place to sit, relax and have a nice bite to eat and a hot cup of coffee. When your done take the time to browse around our newly arranged souvenir and music shop with an excellent range of giftware. The Big Golden Guitar’s Newest Addition is The Collectors Museum featuring Sir Donald Bradman. The Collectors Museum houses the largest privately owned collection of Bradman Memorabillia. This Museum is not to be missed by the Sporting Enthusiast.
Tamworth’s Marsupial Park is a native animal experience unlike any other in NSW. Children can get close to kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos and emus, spot the species in the free-flight aviary and hand feed the Indian peacocks. The 14-hectare park is run by volunteers and entry is by donation. Its new Adventure Playground has two distinct areas: for under-5s and for over-5s. The design encourages children to use their fine and gross motor-skills – and of course, their imagination. There are barbecue facilities and bathrooms. Entry is free.