The country music capital of Australia, Tamworth is the New England city with a big heart and an even bigger Golden Guitar. Stay in our Tamworth accommodation and be charmed by the friendly locals, laid-back atmosphere, old-world buildings and thriving urban centre.
January is when the city of Tamworth really comes alive, as it plays host to the second largest country music festival in the world. Tens of thousands of music fans flock to the area for the ten day celebration of all things country, from big name performers to the up and coming buskers in Peel St, the Golden Guitar Awards to the Australian National Rodeo final, if you stay in a Tamworth hotel you will be line dancing out your door.
Don’t miss Tamworth’s mid-winter musical event Hats Off to Country Festival, which celebrates Tamworth as Australia’s Country Music Capital. The country music festival is held over four massive days from 3rd to 6th July and will host a swag of Australia’s coolest country music stars including Adam Harvey, Adam Eckersley Band, Allan Caswell, Luke O'Shea and many more. It’s a celebration guaranteed to get your heels tapping, so check out our hotel deals for this great festival.
The rest of the year Tamworth remains a monument to country music with a number of attractions dedicated to the regions country spirit. A must see when you stay in our Tamworth hotels is the Big Golden Guitar, continuing on with Australia’s love affair with over sized icons. The 12 metre guitar stands outside the Gallery of Stars Wax Museum, following in the tradition of Madame Tussauds in England, the gallery features prominent country artists and Golden Guitar award winners.