Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Tamworth

Tamworth Marsupial Park

Overfriendly cockatoos, showy peacocks and a mob of native animals live here alongside a playground, barbecues and picnic shelters. There are lovely short walks to the neighbouring botanic gardens. Take Brisbane St …
Top Choice French in Tamworth

Le Pruneau

You'll need a map to find this French-owned cottage-style cafe and restaurant in West Tamworth, but it's worth seeking out for its creatively delicious cooking. There's a local organic market behind the cottage on S…
Museum in Tamworth

Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre

Behind the iconic 12m-high golden guitar, this building is home to the Tamworth visitor centre, a cafe, and a gift shop peddling local tunes and souvenirs. There's also the cheesy Gallery of Stars Wax Museum (adult/…
Viewpoint in Tamworth

Oxley Scenic Lookout

Follow jacaranda-lined White St to the very top, where you'll reach this viewpoint. It's the best seat in the house as the sun goes down.
Gallery in Tamworth

Tamworth Regional Gallery

In purpose-built premises next to the library, the gallery has some interesting local bequeaths and more modern roving exhibitions.
in Tamworth

Filling Groovy

With an emphasis on healthy and filling, this bright little cafe runs the gamut of salad-stuffed baguettes, wraps and sandwiches that go down a treat with smoothies and fresh juices.
Australian in Tamworth


For a real slice of Aussie culture, try the bistro at the West Tamworth League Club. It's noisy, you have to sign in for a temporary membership and pass the poker machines to reach the bistro, but the food's good – …
Cafe in Tamworth


A stylish, central, all-day option, with a menu running from popular breakfast dishes through to tapas and cocktails. Dinner-time offerings are crowd-pleasing Mod-Oz fare.
Pub Food in Tamworth


The Longyard, directly behind the visitor centre, is a big, rowdy, popular watering hole with a decent menu of pub-grub classics (bumper portions of burgers, steaks etc) plus weekend live music.
Museum in Tamworth

Walk a Country Mile Museum

You can track the town's musical heritage at two exhibitions: the memorabilia-filled Walk a Country Mile, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. They're set to reopen by mid-2015 under one roof (inside a building shape…