Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre
The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) is a multi-building and stadium complex that was envisioned for equestrian usage. It consists of two indoor stadiums, stables, and a training center, which is situated on the New England Highway approximately 5 kilometers south of the Tamworth CBD in Hillvue.
The center, is an impressive landmark for New England Highway traffic. This complex seats more than 4,000 people, and is considered the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Tamworth is famous for being the National Equine Capital of Australia due to its sheer high volume of equine events that are held in the city every year and the presence of several equine organisation offices and numerous breeding and training establishments in the vicinity.
The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre
The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre is a great photo opportunity for travelers passing by
t is an authentic gold mine of Australian Country Music legends. Have your photo taken beside the Big Guitar, or with some of the wax figures of past country legends. It is definitely worth a view to check all the country stars’ guitars up on display.
Tamworth Marsupial Park and Adventure Playground
Hand feed, walk and talk with native animals at this fun filled animal park.
This well tended bush oasis boasts a variety of native animals, a free flight aviary, bush walking tracks and the newly established Adventure Playground.
The Adventure Playground combines two age appropriate areas designed by Tamworth’s children.
Free gas barbecues are also available.
Nundle Woollen Mill
Nundle Woollen Mill is located in Oakenville Street in the historic village of Nundle, 60 kilometres south of Tamworth
Visitors can marvel at antique machines humming away as they work their magic to turn bales of the finest Australian merino wool into yarns in the vibrant colours for which the mill is famous.
A visit to the Mill is a chance to reconnect with Australia’s wool heritage and browse yarns, clothing and accessories.
The Mount Misery Mine Museum, Nundle
Take a step back in time and find out how gold was once mined and sold in the area.
The Mount Misery Gold Mine Museum features a 150 meter underground mine tunnel and is packed with mining and gold rush memorabilia.
The Museum gives you an authentic taste of the life and trials of the pioneers to the gold fields above Nundle. It includes historic gold panning and mining equipment plus newspaper extracts from the gold rush era, which show you the local characters and events occurring in Nundle during the time.
To complete the gold rush experience, why not hire some gold panning equipment and try to strike it rich in Nundleor take a guided tour of the Mount Misery Gold Mine Museum.
Volcania Art Glass, Nundle
Volcania Art Glass has a large range of quality glassware from sculptural items, tableware, lamps, bowls and suncatchers made by Mark and Linda Floyd.
Volcania Art Glass incorporates the Nundle Art Gallery and showcases the works of local and regional artists in many different mediums. Regular workshops are conducted at the gallery by Mark and Linda and visiting artists.