Discover Car Rental in Tamworth
Car hire in Tamworth is a perfect option for a self-drive holiday on the open road to enjoy the freedom of discovering the charms of Tamworth and surrounding areas. DriveAway offers a variety of vehicles and great rates with reputable suppliers. Our suppliers are located within the airport terminal or downtown depots in the city centre. Tamworth Airport is located 12 kilometres from the city, an easy 12 minutes drive approximately. Tamworth is a country town that comes alive with a musical twang that gives any visitor a holiday to remember.
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Home of the giant Golden Guitar, Tamworth is the country music capital of Australia. Every January over 50,000 people flock to Tamworth for the annual Country Music Festival. It is one of the largest inland cities in Australia, situated on the banks of the Peel River in northern NSW and located almost midway between Brisbane and Sydney. The city has an extensive collection of attractions from natural wonders to cultural and artistic offerings including art galleries, museums, libraries and a capitol theatre. Foods enthusiasts will enjoy eating at top restaurants showcasing produce and wine from surrounding regions.
No trip to Tamworth is complete without visiting The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre. The huge 12 metre tall guitar replica is a tribute to the country music in Tamworth roots and was unveiled by the iconic Slim Dusty in 1988. This Australian Icon is one of the most visited and photographed sites in Australia, making it a perfect picture opportunity. Visit the attached tourist centre to find out more information about Tamworth, purchase a souvenir, or check out the extensive array of guitars on display.
Motorcycle enthusiasts cannot miss the Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum, one of the largest and most diverse private collections in Australia. The collection includes over 50 motorcycles in pristine working order from the 50's to the 80's. The collection includes Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Velocette, Laverda and an extremely rare limited edition bike. Drive to Oxley Park Lookout at the top of White Street, East Tamworth for a birds-eye view over the city of Tamworth and Peel River Valley. Enjoy a BBQ or picnic as you experience the lush surroundings and stay long enough to watch the afternoon sun set over the horizon. There are also areas for the kids to play in and many marked bushwalking trails for the adventurous to discover.
Families will enjoy a visit to the Tamworth Marsupial Park and Adventure Playground, covering 14 hectares of bushland. It is set in natural surroundings and features a free flight aviary full of native birds, a cockatoo aviary, and areas for kangaroos, emus and peacocks. Pack lunch or enjoy the use of picnic and BBQ areas and a huge children’s playground. It is a great chance to get up close and personal with friendly Australian native animals and you may even get an opportunity to feed them!
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Tamworth to Port Macquarie||275||3.5|
|Tamworth to Newcastle||190||2|
|Tamworth to Coffs Harbour||300||3.75|
|Tamworth to Sydney||405||4.75|
|Tamworth to Brisbane||575||6.5|