Line Dance Association
As mentioned in our introduction to this accommodation overview, a great success story of recent Festivals has been the growth of home hosting. The people of Tamworth have opened up their homes and are offering a unique opportunity to experience true country hospitality. These are all private businesses and we suggest that you ring or write to one of these groups enclosing a self-addressed envelope for their reply:
Tamworth Home Hospitality, 36 Panorama Road. TAMWORTH 2340
This agency offers accommodation in private homes on a Bed & Breakfast basis, also vacated homes (for one week minimum booking). All homes are personally inspected, and are within the City limits however farm stay can also be catered for. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm. Saturday 9.00am to 4.oopm. Arrange a City or District tour with your accommodation booking, with Tamworth Tours. For bookings and further information contact Diane Sharkey on (02) 6765 8982.
Tamworth Jaycees Home Hosting Services, PO Box 98, TAMWORTH 2340
Phone (02) 6761 3073 only October to February. Alternate all year (02) 6766 1599 (working hours). Email all year firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Corry Taylo.
Jim Finucane’s Home Hosting Service, PO Box 182, TAMWORTH 2340
This service accepts bookings at all hours, seven days a week. The cost of the accommodation can vary according to length of stay and type of accommodation required. A limited number of furnished vacant homes, caravans and home powered sites are available. Please phone Jim or Margaret Finucane on (02) 6766 4269 about special Early Bird and all Festival packages, including Starmaker & Awards tickets, City sights tour and transfer from Air, Coach and Rail.
If you would like to exchange your home with a Tamworth resident for the Festival, why not run an advertisement in our local newspaper for a reply. Try either the daily or weekly newspapers which are:
The Northern Daily Leader Tamworth Times
Classified Section Tele: (02) 6768 1222 (6 days per week) Classified Section Tele: (02) 6768 1290
Fax: (02) 6766 3181 Fax: (02) 6766 3181
It is advisable to place your advertisement early. From October onwards would probably be the ideal time.
For information contact
L J Hooker (Kylie Shaw) Tel: (02) 6766 6400. Fax: (02) 6766 6661. Mobile: 0411 179 512.
Peel Valley Properties Tel: (02) 6766 1655. Fax: (02) 6766 2347.
Beethovan’s Bed & Breakfast 4 Star 66 Napier Street (opposite Tamworth Bowling Club) 6766 2735
Calala Court 55 Panorama Road (6km south of PO) 6762 0852
Tamworth YHA 169 Marius Street (opposite Railway Station) 6761 2600
Graheasha Court Bed & Breakfast 105 Carthage Street (opposite St Johns Church) 6766 9996(BH)(600 metres from PO) 6766 5115(AH)
Minoru B&B 146 Carthage Street (1km north of PO)3.5 Star 6766 5602
"Passions" B& B 138 Napier Street (cnr Napier & Murray Sts) 6766 4618
Plumes on the Green 25 The Ringers Road (300mwest of Golden Guitar)5 Star 6762 1140
"Rosewood" B&B Lot 6 Reg Gum Place, Loomberah 6769 1655 (Tullamore Road off Loomberah Road) (18km SE of PO)3.5 Star
The Bunkhouse 118 Goonoo Goonoo Road (1.5mk S of PO) 6762 6300
Tamworth Showground is only seven minutes from the CBD with public transport to all major venues available to visitors. The Tamworth P & A Association accepts bookings after 30 June 2002 for powered and un-powered camping and caravan sites for the 2003 Country Music Festival. Amenities on site include toilets, showers, laundry, public transport and parking. For more information and bookings contact the Show Office on (02) 6765 9381.
Longyard Golf Course
The Longyard Golf Course, situated on Greg Norman Drive, offers 100 camping sites with limited power sites, full toilet and shower facilities, Clubhouse facilities – bar and food, champion quality golf course and is in close proximity to the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre and Longyard Hotel. Cheaper golf rates are available over the Country Music Festival period. For further information phone (02) 6762 2988 or fax (02) 6762 6822.
Ross Gribble – Road Runner Tours Wyong – (02) 4353 9050 or Fax (02) 4353 9465. Offers tent accommodation and air beds on site at Longyard Golf Course. Hot and continental breakfast each morning. Plus ten FREE bus passes to venues.
Lake Keepit State Park
Lake Keepit State Park, 50km from Tamworth, cabins, camp-o-tels, powered sites, camping and recreational facilities around the foreshores of Lake Keepit. For further information contact (02) 6769 7605; Fax (02) 6769 7547; email: email@example.com or visit www.stateparks.nsw.gov.au.
Manilla Showground (distance 47 km from Tamworth)
Van sites are available. Telephone (02) 6785 1166
Peel Valley Campsites
Parry Shire is the rural council area surrounding Tamworth City Council. Various temporary camping grounds have been approved however the distance from the actual festival varies from about:
Attunga 20kms; Dungowan 20kms; Kootingal 20kms; Moonbi 25kms; Werris Creek 48kms and Woolbrook 75kms.
Tamworth Rugby Club – Camping
A private operator with a site at the Tamworth Rugby Club Cnr Marius & Macquarie Streets (3 blocks from the CBD). Caravan and camp sites with or without power. Four minutes walk to CBD. Above flood level. Security fenced. Caretaker on duty. Unlimited hot showers. Breakfast available last five days of festival. Contact Howard Penrose telephone (02) 6765 3740; Mobile 0427 653 740.
Woolaston Oval - North Tamworth Rugby League Club
Located in the Peel Street (Main Street) just four blocks from the CBD. Shopping Centre (including Supermarket) opposite.Gas showers, open 24 hours, unlimited hot water. Additional showers installed this year. Improved electrical supply (more powered sites) Sorry. No bookings taken. 200 sites available, most with shade trees. Breakfast available last five days. $7 per person per night, children under 12 free. Payable in advance. Phone Gary Chillingworth mobile 0418 164 913.
Kootingal Country Music Camping Accommodation
Just 15 minutes north from Tamworth, Kootingal offers a centrally located camping ground with amenities which include powered sites, unpowered sites and motor home sites. All sites are within an easy stroll of restaurants, take-away food outlets, swimming pool, tennis courts, kids playgrounds, the friendly shopping village and free Australia Day Concert. For further details, telephone Marelene Gilchrist (02) 6760 3427 or fax Michael Bryant (02) 6760 3854. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tamworth Junior Riding & Pony Club
The Tamworth Junior Riding & Pony Club offers powered and unpowered sites or dormitory style accommodation. This accommodation is just 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Tamworth in Bournes Lane just off Manilla Road. Clean amenities with complimentary refrigerator, freezer, washing machine, BBQ, regular garbage collection and a daily service to and from the City. Also breakfast will be available from the 20th through to the 27th. Book early by contacting Murray & Annette Weston on (02) 6766 4950 or (02) 6760 8117(ah).
St Nicholas Primary School
St Nicholas Primary School is located in leafy East Tamworth within easy walking distance to Peel Street and all Festival events and services. We have level sites for tent campers and large air-conditioned classrooms for up to 6 persons each. There is a modern, well equipped canteen and showers and toilets. Bookings are essential. Contact the Camping Co-ordinator, Mrs Ruth Jenkins, c/- St Nicholas School, 143-149 Carthage Street, Tamworth 2340 or Email: email@example.com
Attunga Sports Ground
Located in Palmer Street, Attunga and only 10 minutes drive from Tamworth, the Attunga Sports Ground is situated in the friendly rural village of Attunga and is within walking distance of the Hotel and shops. Facilities include toilets and showers and offers accommodation for vans, campervans, tent sites and buses. Contact: Scott Douglas on (02) 6769 5560.
Moonbi Recreation Ground
Located approximately 15 minutes from Tamworth, the Moonbi Recreation Ground in Gill Street, Moonbi offers toilet and shower facilities, horse facilities including stables and training areas. Set in a village and rural location, the Moonbi Recreation Ground is within walking distance of the general store. Accommodation for vans, campervans, tent sites and buses available. Contact Kootingal & District Pony Club – Phillip Hetherington A/H (02) 67 680028 or Min Currell A/H on (02) 6760 3952.
Dungowan Recreation Reserve
Located approximately 20 minutes from Tamworth and within walking distance of the Dungowan Tavern, the Dungowan Recreation Reserve offers accommodation for caravans, campervans, and tents. Facilities include power, toilets, showers and shade. The camping area fronts the Peel River which offers swimming and fishing. Contact Barry Pratten on (02) 6769 4307 or Marlene Sippel on (02) 6769 4292.
Accommodation during the Festival is always at a premium. When the entire City’s established camping facilities are full, Council makes camping areas available surrounding the sporting rounds adjacent to the Peel River and within easy walking distance of the City Centre.
In order to cover the cost for the provision of temporary services it is necessary to place a fee on the site.
The City’s Cricket, Baseball, Netball and Softball Associations do all they can to make you welcome by providing breakfasts and hot showers for a small charge.
Campsite fees will be notified on our web site in September 2002.
Camping along the Peel River will not be permitted until Friday, 10 January, 2003 and fees must be paid prior to the erection of tents and the placing of caravans etc. The facility will close midnight Monday 27 January, 2003. All sites must be vacated by 7.00am on Tuesday 28 January, 2003.
Wests Tent City Bed and Breakfast offers on-site accommodation in modern camping tents, located in a secure area close to West Tamworth League Club. The carpeted, fully screened 2-3 man tents are fitted with 12 volt lighting, beds and mattresses. Hot showers, toilets, BBQ and tea making facilities are provided. Buffet breakfast at Wests is included in the package. Special rates are available for single and family packages. For more information and bookings telephone (07) 5482 6788.
Austin Caravan Park 3.5 star rating 581 Armidale Road. Phone (02) 6766 2380. Fax (02) 6766 6275 Bookings accepted after 30 November, 2002 if cancellations occur.
City Lights Caravan 3.5 star rating New England Highway. Phone (02) 6765 7664. Fax (02) 6765 7679. A waiting list only Park operates from November for on-site caravan/cabin & powered sites. Camping sites operate on "first here" basis with no bookings on camping sites taken in advance.
Paradise Caravan Park 3.5 star rating Cnr East and Peel Streets. Phone (02) 6766 3120. Fax (02) 6766 3120. No bookings taken for sites in January. All sites operate on a "first in – first served" basis. A riverside tent area opens prior to commencement of the Festival as demand requires.
Tamworth North 1 star rating New England Highway, Nemingha (6km North of PO). Phone (02) 6760 9356,
Holiday Park Fax (02) 6760 9356. Ring after 31 August, 2002 to be placed on a waiting list if cancellations occur.
Central Cnr Peel & Brisbane Sts (500 metres from PO) 6766 2160
Good Companions 9 Brisbane Street (600 metres from PO) 6766 2850
Imperial Cnr Brisbane & Marius Sts (500 metres from PO) 6766 2613
Tamworth Hotel 147 Marius Street (600 metres from PO) 6766 2923
Tudor 327 Peel Street (400 metres from PO) 6766 2930
Family Cnr Bridge & Belmore Sts (3km from PO) 6765 7722
Southgate Inn Motel/Hotel Cnr Kathleen & Kent Sts (3km south of PO) 6765 7999
Joe Maguires Pub 148 Peel Street (1km from PO) 6766 2114
There are 32 motels within Tamworth ranging from 5 Star to 2.5 Star. At present these establishments are fully booked, but cancellations occur from late October although some have their own waiting list which you may wish to utilise.
4.5 & 5 Star
Powerhouse Boutique Motor Inn New England Highway (1.4km north of PO) 6766 7000
4 & 4.5 Star
All Settlers Motor Inn 191Goonoo Goonoo Road (2km south of PO) 6762 1566
Ashby on Ebsworth 83 – 85 Ebsworth Street (1km south of PO) 6762 0033
Edward Parry 261 Goonoo Goonoo Road (2.5km south of PO) 6765 9075
Golden Guitar Motor Inn 265 Goonoo Goonoo Road (5.5km south of PO) 6762 2999
Golf Links Motel Cnr Bridge St & Mahony Ave (2km SW of PO) 6762 0505
Tamworth Towers Motor Inn Cnr Oxley Highway & Ebsworth St (1km south of PO) 6765 8361
3 & 3.5 Star
Abraham Lincoln 343 Armidale Road (1.5km north of PO) 6766 1233
Acacia 235 New England Highway (2km south of PO) 6762 2277
Alandale New England Highway (6km south of PO) 6765 7922
Almond Inn 389 New England Highway (2km north of PO) 6766 1088
Cadman 103 Ebsworth Street (1.5km south of PO) 6765 3333
City Sider 237 Marius Street (800 metres north of PO) 6766 4777
Colonial Motor Inn 519 Armidale Road (3km north of PO) 6766 1866
Country Capital 193 Goonoo Goonoo Road (2km south of PO) 6765 5966
Country Comfort 293 Marius Street (1km north of PO) 6766 2903
Tamworth Flag Inn 236 New England Highway (2.5km south of PO) 6765 7022
Golden Grain 228 New England Highway (2km south of PO) 6765 3599
Grande 117 Goonoo Goonoo Road (1.5km south of PO) 6765 4444
Magnolia Oxley Highway (4km west of PO) 6760 7103
Motel 359 359 Goonoo Goonoo Road (5km south of PO) 6766 8055
Roydon’s Cnr church & Mathews Streets (1km south of PO) 6765 7355
Stagecoach Inn Motel 401 Armidale Road (2km north of PO) 6766 6311
Tamwell 121 Johnston Street (2.5km north of PO) 6766 2800
Tamworth Motor Inn 212 Goonoo Goonoo Road (2km south of PO) 6765 4633
Thunderbird Gardens Inn 993-999 Armidale Road (6km north of PO) 6760 9200
Town & Country 217 Goonoo Goonoo Road (2.5 south of PO) 6765 3244
City Gate 300 New England Highway (2.5km south of PO) 6765 8368
Marion 159 Goonoo Goonoo Road (2km south of PO) 6765 5585
Oasis Motel/Hotel 583 Armidale Road (3km north of PO) 6766 3391
Peel Valley Motor Inn 354 New England Highway (5km south of PO) 6765 9258
Amberoo Apartments 5 Janison Street (1.2km north of PO) 4 Star 6766 3020
Roseville Apartments Cnr Gipps & Ebsworth Sts (1km south of PO) 4.5 Star 6765 3644
Quest Apartments 327 Armidale Road (1.4km north of PO) 4.5 star 6761 2366
Motabelle Holiday Units 303 Goonoo Goonoo Road (5km south of PO) 3 star 6765 7274
The Central Coast Wanderers, a chapter of Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia Limited (CMCA Limited) each year co-ordinates a special site for its members during the Festival. If you own a campervan or motorhome and would like further information and application forms to join the CMCA Limited, please contact Lance Kinneally, 12 Westbrook Place, Gorokan 2263. Booking can be made through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tele: (02) 4393 1713 or write to the CMCA, PO Box 2237, Hamilton DC 2303.
Anymore information can be obtained personally at the CMCA office, Carter Street Netball Courts during the Festival.
Due to the growth of the Festival, many visitors are now being accommodated in areas surrounding the Country Music Capital. Easy driving conditions and the provision, in some instances, of a daily bus service makes this form of accommodation an attractive alternative.
Armidale Visitor Information Centre (112km from Tamworth)
Cnr Marsh & Dumaresq Streets, Armidale 2350. Telephone: (02) 6772 4655 or 1800 627 736
Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre (77km from Tamworth)
Anzac Park, South Street, Gunnedah 2380. Telephone: (02) 6740 2230; Fax (02) 6740 2237
Email: email@example.com; Web: www.infogunnedah.com.au
Uralla Visitor Information Centre (91km from Tamworth)
104 Bridge Street (New England Highway), Uralla 2358. Telephone: (02) 6778 4496; Fax (02) 6778 4654
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: //new-england.org/uralla
DISTRICT MOTELS PHONE (02)
Hills of Gold Jenkins Street, Nundle 6769 3222
Kootingal Motor Inn New England Highway, Kootingal 6760 3382
Manilla Motel Cnr Court & Namoi Streets, Manilla 6785 1306
Motel Quirindi 147 Loder Streets, Quirindi 6746 1777
Quirindi Heritage Motel 88 George Street, Quirindi 6746 1742
Attunga Hotel Attunga Street, Attunga 6769 5538
Royal Hotel Manilla Street, Manilla 6785 1017
Imperial Hotel 226 Manilla Street, Manilla 6785 1018
Post Office Hotel Manilla Street, Manilla 6785 1162
Kootingal Hotel Gate Street, Kootingal 6760 3203
Peel Inn Jenkins Street, Nundle 6769 3377
Dungowan Tavern Nundle Road, Dungowan 6769 4206
Bendemeer Hotel Caroline Street, Bendemeer 6769 6550
Commercial Hotel/Motel 81 Single Street, Werris Creek 6768 7075
Railway Hotel 65 Single Street, Werris Creek 6768 7024
Imperial Hotel 42 Henry Street, Quirindi 6746 2058
Terminus Hotel 262 George Street, Quirindi 6746 2011
Commercial Hotel 222 George Street, Quirindi 6746 2264
Marshall MacMahon Inn Coach Street, Wallabadah 6746 5508
Barraba Caravan Park Bridge Street, Barraba 6782 1818
Kootingal Kourt Caravan Park New England Highway, Kootingal 6760 3103
Manilla Ski Gardens Lake Keepit 6785 1686
Nundle Caravan Park Jenkins Street, Nundle 6769 3355
"The River Gums" Caravan Park 86 Strafford Street, Manilla 6785 1166
Quirindi Caravan Park 15 Rose Street, Quirindi 6746 2407
Lake Keepit Caravan Park Oxley Highway, via Tamworth 6769 7605
Wallabadah Caravan Park New England Highway, Wallabadah 6746 5633
Ambleside Manilla (45km N of Tamworth) 6785 1517
Arlemont Bendemeer (40km N of Tamworth) 6769 6509
Bernau Country Cottage Loomberah (38km SE of Tamworth) 6769 1556
Dag Inn c/- Wombramurra Station, Nundle 6769 3234 (62km SE of Tamworth)
4D Host Farm Quirindi (65km S of Tamworth) 6747 4768 or 6747 4712
Fernhill Farmstay Kootingal (17km E of Tamworth) 6760 3745
Gemmawalla Wallabadah (65km S of Tamworth) 6747 1319
Jenkins St Guest House Nundle (62km SE of Tamworth) 6769 3239
Kurrajong Regent Country Retreat Manilla (64km N of Tamworth) 6785 6504
Laramee Country Home Kootingal (20km N of Tamworth) 6764 4246
"Mellowood" Loomberah (20km SE of Tamworth) 6769 1522
Oak Cottage Hanging Rock (70km SE of Tamworth) 6769 3625
Oakhampton Homestead Upper Manilla (64km N of Tamworth) 6785 6517
Warrawoona New England Hwy, Wallabadah 6746 5663 (47km S of Tamworth)
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