Wotif.com.au confirms Tamworth is one of the best towns in Australia to visit, it's not Australia's best-kept secret, but it is one locals are proud to know – Tamworth is amazing.
The top ten Australian towns released today on the leading travel site, the country music capital, has taken the bronze for its beauty and affordability with accommodation at a rate of $159 per night.
The online holiday company reports that travel interest for Tamworth has grown by more than 65% on Wotif.com in the last 12 months.
The COVID 19 pandemic set all Aussies back from travelling but not dreaming of the next location; the Country Music Festival brings in over 40,000 people annually, but it's not all Tamworth is known for.
Dams, waterfalls, adventure playgrounds and the Marsupial Park are just some of the incredible things to see and enjoy. The New England region celebrates rural living, showcasing the indigenous culture and farm living history.
Tamworth Mayor Russell Webb is proud of the locals who made it possible,
" The fact that our visitors have a great time when they get here and this is thanks to the hospitality of our locals and the innovation charm in our local industry. The acknowledgement has come at a great time for team with region as Australians gain confidence in travelling again" says Mayor Webb.
Whether you fly into the local airport or you take the drive along the breathtaking Liverpool Plains, coming into town is a welcome sight.
In the centre of town, Peel street has a vibrant nightlife lit up by fairy light wrapped palm trees, a pub on most corners and restaurants with decadent outdoor and indoor dining; there is nothing Tamworth doesn't have.
A regional town isn't just famous for its people. However, they are some of the friendliest, rodeos are held in and around town, and with consistent upgrades to the region, you can always find something exciting to see and do close by.
"We really look forward to inviting as many people to come to Tamworth as can come and enjoy some of the qualities and the liveability of our city and our region."
With 2022 set to be the year we reclaim our travel as state border restrictions ease, research commissioned by Wotif indicates:
· 65% of NSW residents plan to travel in 2022 – the highest of any state
· 88% of Aussies planning to travel this year are looking to explore more of Australia
· 71% plan to travel interstate as over half (53%) say they haven't travelled interstate since the start of the pandemic
· Close to a third (31%) say that even with international travel reopening, they plan to stay within Australia
· A quarter (24%) are planning to visit somewhere new within Australia in 2022
A list of the winners can be found below.
2022 winners below:
1. Launceston, TAS
2. Caloundra, QLD
3. Tamworth, NSW
4. Yarra Valley, VIC
5. Adelaide Hills, SA
6. Bright, VIC
7. Hervey Bay, QLD
8. Halls Gap, VIC
9. Batemans Bay, NSW
10. Busselton, WA