National Parks & walks
NATIONAL PARKS & WALKS
Peel River levee bank track
The Peel River levee bank follows the top of the levee banks from Scotts Road in the south to Jewry Street in the north of Tamworth.
There are also a number of fitness stations along this track where the energetic can tone up or work out on a variety of fitness equipment apparatus.
It is a fully sealed and gently undulating track along the river, suitable to walk, run or cycle.
Oxley Scenic Lookout & Kamilaroi Walking Track
The Oxley Scenic Lookout provides visitors with panoramic views of the Tamworth city and Peel River Valley.
The Lookout is surrounded by natural bushland and is the base camp for the Kamilaroi Walking Track, which winds its way through the bushland of Oxley Park linking the Marsupial Park, Oxley Lookout and Flagstaff Mountain over a distance of several kilometres.
Some sections of the walk track are moderate however other sections are quite challenging.
The Lookout is located at the top of White Street and is easily accessible by vehicle (gates are locked at night). Free parking, toilets and picnic facilities available.
Riverside Walk, Nundle
Check out Nundle’s Riverside Walk – a shared walk/cycleway that follows the lovely Peel River.
The sealed walkway, 1k in length follows the picturesque Peel River on its way through Nundle, stroll along the river, and rest under the magnificent plane trees.
The sealed path joins the Historic walk through the town at Inness Street and at the other end it joins a natural walking/fishing and bird watching trail along the river.
Hanging Rock Lookout, Nundle
Hanging Rock Lookout is a short 20-minute drive from Nundle.
The lookout offers spectacular views of the Peel Valley,with an elevation of 1100m, you might be lucky enough to experience a dusting of snow on the colder winter days.
Just beyond Hanging Rock village near Nundle are the Sheba Dams, a lovely spot for a picnic or a bushwalk.
There are barbecue facilities, and the bush setting has an abundance of birds, lizards, wallabies and pademelons. The fish are known to bite here too. The area is regarded as good fossicking country, with zircons, sapphires and other semi-precious stones to be found.