Near the halfway mark between Sydney and Brisbane, Tamworth NSW is an ideal stopover if you're taking the journey between the two major cities. However, Tamworth has a lot more to offer than your average stopover destination in that it is the hub for southern New England and the home of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
The festival runs for a period of ten days in January and is the biggest event of its kind in Australia attracting between 50,000 and 100,000 visitors each year from Australia and around the world. The event also encompasses an award that every Australian country music aspires to win, the Golden Guitar Awards. However, with such an influx of visitors if you are planning on attending make sure you book your Tamworth accommodation nice and early.