The city is known as the “First City of Lights”, being the first place in Australia to use electric street lights in 1888.
The Tamworth region sits within the heart of the New England North West encompassing Barraba, Gunnedah, Nundle, Manilla, Quirindi and the city hub of Tamworth, the region hosts a wide range of events and is known as the “Country Music Capital of Australia”, annually hosting the Tamworth Country Music Festival in late January; the second biggest country music festival in the world. The city is recognised as the “National Equine Capital of Australia” because of the high volume of equine events held in the city and the construction of the world class Australian Equine and Livestock – Events Centre, the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Among these events , the region showcases its top restaurants, produce, and wine during the 10-day Taste Tamworth festival.
Tamworth has several supermarkets, a large hospital along with a private hospital and associated specialist medical facilities. It also provides a wide range of Government Services, Community, Financial, and Professional Services and is easily accessible by car, plane, or train.
The area also boasts a great variety of accommodation, cafes, restaurants and entertainment to suit a wide range of needs.