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Where is the branch located?
Located inside the passenger terminal, directly across from baggage collection and arrivals.
Tamworth Airport is just a short 10-minute drive from the Tamworth CBD, located on the western outskirts of town. Tamworth is the country music capital of Australia, with the Tamworth Country Music Festival bringing tens of thousands of visitors to the town each year. You don't have to look far in the city to see the musical notes, with music stores, street art and a giant golden guitar that sits 12-metres high. But there is more to Tamworth than just music. Surrounded by the New England area, it also has access to fantastic food and wine. Tamworth is at the centre of the northwest region of New South Wales and is the second-largest inland city, so you won't have any problem stocking up on essentials if you are planning a New South Wales road trip.
As with most regional cities in New South Wales, the colonial history stretches back to the early 1800s; this has left Tamworth with a great many heritage buildings dotted throughout the city. There are over 540 historically significant buildings in the city, from museums, hotels, restaurants, train stations, and businesses. Pick up a heritage pamphlet at the visitor's information centre, next to the giant golden guitar (it's hard to miss) and go on a self-driving tour of the city, stopping at the points that pique your interest. Tamworth has many attractions both in town and the surrounding region, with a number of the stunning national parks within driving distance in your rental car.
Take a drive to Calala Cottage Museum to learn about the history of Tamworth and the region. See the historic buildings, including Calala Cottage, the home of Tamworth's first Mayor. The home is filled with portraits, photographs and other historical artefacts, as are the other buildings on site.
The Visitors Centre in Tamworth is more than just a place to pick up pamphlets, although the friendly staff can assist you in whatever inquiries you have. The centre also houses the Gallery of Stars' Wax Museum and the National Guitar Museum. If you have an interest in music history, it is a must-visit site. The centre is open 7 days a week.
Keeping the musical theme going, visit the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, with exhibits and memorabilia from Australian country music artists. See the instruments and stage costumes of legends such as Buddy Williams and Shirley Thoms.
Take a drive around Tamworth to see the parks, shopping boutiques and precincts, town monuments, weekly markets, art classes and more.
Before heading out into nature, take in some nature right by Tamworth in the Marsupial Park. The park stretches across 14-hectares and is free entry. Get a close up look at our famous native animals such as kangaroos, wallabies and emus. The park includes a lovely walking track that also links to the Botanic Garden and Oxley Lookout. If you are planning on one walk during your time, The Kamilaroi Walking Track offers the best sights and attractions.
Tamworth is surrounded by nature and national parks, both big and small. Horton Falls National Park is just over an hour and a half drive north of Tamworth. See the park's waterfalls, swimming holes and gorges. Also within driving distance of Tamworth is the Pilliga Nature Reserve, which now stands as the largest remaining native forest in Australia. Goulburn River National Park is a 3-hour drive south, and Barrington Tops National Park is a similar distance to the east.
Also available are the other regional towns in the region, all with fantastic winery access, visit towns such as Armidale, known as the 'Cathedral City'. With attractions in every direction, you'll be spoilt for choice in Tamworth on where to drive next.