Business hour return within our location, 24/7 return box located on the front fence directly below signage.
Where is the branch located?
Located in the industrial estate, Caltex service station end of Denison Street.
Tamworth is perhaps most widely known as the country music capital of Australia, and rightly so too, with a world-famous festival, museums, street art, and exhibits all dedicated to country music in Australia. But there is much more to Tamworth and the surrounding region than just music; it has many other notes.
Tamworth is the heart of northwest New South Wales and a few hours’ drive from the coast and towns such as Coffs Harbour. The area is known as the New England Region of New South Wales, known for its fantastic food and plentiful wineries.
Tamworth is full of beautiful buildings and interesting activities to explore. With a history stretching back over 200 years, there are many colonial buildings and heritage-listed sites to enjoy in your rental car. Take a drive to the Visitor's Information Centre (right by the giant golden guitar, you can't miss it) and pick up a pamphlet detailing the pertinent information of these buildings. Many will be part of your tour anyway, with museums and galleries being housed in historically significant buildings.
Tamworth is perhaps best known as the annual site of the Tamworth Country Musical Festival, held in January; it can bring in as many as 300,000 people to the city to see world-famous music acts. So, if you want to see the best in Australian country music, look at accommodation in January, but best to get in quick as hotels book out fast.
No, we're not talking about the radio inside the car, although blasting country music hits while driving around Tamworth does sound like a good time, especially when driving to some music-themed attractions. The Visitors Centre is more than just a place to find out what's on and pick up a few pamphlets; also housed on the site are two other impressive attractions. The first is the Gallery of Stars' Wax Museum - think Madame Tussauds, but for country music stars. The second is the National Guitar Museum. It features nearly 50 autographed guitars by the biggest names in country music. The guitars themselves can be seen as artwork beyond the history they hold.
Keeping the music theme rolling, visit the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, located on Peel Street in Tamworth, featuring a gallery and museum featuring artefacts from country music history, such as stage costumes, instruments, and other collectables. With a carpark out front, a picnic area and internet access, it makes a great rest stop on your tour around town.
Head onto the Tamworth Regional Gallery, one of the oldest in Australia. With interesting exhibitions and workshops as well as unique events being held at the space, it is well worth looking at what's happening at the gallery during your stay in Tamworth.
You can't visit this area and not try the wine. While available at the many restaurants in Tamworth, it is best to go straight to the source. With a number of wineries within driving distance, you have cellar door access to some of the best wines in the world. Just make sure you bring a designated driver with you!
There are several fantastic national parks within only a few hours’ drive of Tamworth, offering waterfalls, gorges, stunning walking trails and camping spots. But, right next to Tamworth, there are some fantastic natural escapes, all connected by the same walking trail.
One of the most popular attractions is the Tamworth Marsupial Park, a 14-hectare park featuring the best of native Australian animals. Get up-close encounters with kangaroos, wallabies and emus, then follow the Kamilaroi Walking Track to the botanical gardens and Oxley Lookout. If you only have time for one walk, make it this one, located just 8-minutes outside Tamworth in your hire car.