Camping near Tamworth

Hike, camp, and ride horses in Australia’s Country Music Capital.

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Hillside Farmstay

99 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Nemingha, NSW
A 200 acre horse breeding property on the outskirts of Tamworth. 6 minutes to the Country Music Capital CBD. Lots of shady trees to camp or park your van/RV. Hills that you can see forever from the top of.... Some outdoor seating. There's two flush toilets, two hot showers. Dogs are welcome but must be strictly on a lead at all times. There is a dog run available if you want to leave your dog and go to town or the Country Music Festival. Generally most people stay and camp near the horse barn. Indoor shower and toilet available and there is a outdoor hot shower and a sink and a tub to rub a dub dub. Laundry is available. Ask for the key ($5) The outdoor shower is private but has no roof so you can shower under the stars. Picnic table provided and a fire pit to barbecue in winter (fire bans in summer) Transported horses are also welcome...yards available. Price is per person. Children under 12 are free.
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Royal Oaks

4 sites · RVs20 acres · East Tamworth, NSW
Great location for Tamworth Country Music Festival, walk or cycle into Tamworth CBD. 20 acres on the Peel River. Campsites are not on the river about a 400m walk to the river via a laneway. We have a couple of horses, a few chooks and lots of avian wildlife live on the property. Peaceful and with abundant trees. Hot water shower, flushing toilet and 10 amp power available. Good access for caravans and all types of vehicles. Dogs or other pets not accepted. No campfires, total fire bans often in place here.
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Fairfield

4 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Tamworth, NSW
Fairfield is a 25-acre property located 10 minutes from Tamworth CBD. Timbumburri Creek runs through the centre of the property, offering multiple locations to fish, sit back and relax with a beer. Fairfield is the ideal location to set up close to town whilst enjoying some peace and quiet, and plenty of open space to set up your camp. Makes a convenient base camp to explore the local area and enjoy local events. Hike to the Flagstaff Lookout, around 15 minutes drive away. The township of Nundle is around 1 hours drive and makes for a great day trip. And in January, the iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival is in town, so it's a great time to visit. All campers to Fairfield must be completely self-sufficient, with their own camp toilet and we kindly ask you take all waste when you go.
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Oakey Farm

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents180 acres · Piallamore, NSW
Oakey Farm is situated 15km from Tamworth's CBD, on a 180-acre farm. Take in the beautiful lights of Tamworth and views of the Peel Valley. The camping space is shaded and grassed, with a powered modern bathroom facility with a flushing toilet and shower. Children under 12 are free. Please still add them to the booking so we are aware of the numbers, you will not be charged. We currently only accept three bookings at one time, so you'll have plenty of space and tranquility.
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Adela Park

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Nemingha, NSW
A quiet property on the outskirts of Tamworth, a seven-minute drive to the town centre or the Country Music Capital festivities. Walking distance to the local pub and general store. We offer a flat block, with options for shade by the large pepper and gum trees. There are sweeping mountain views, no street lights, and plentiful birdlife to enjoy. We provide on-site power and bore water (which is drinkable) and also unpowered sites however we DO NOT have toilet or shower facilities so all campers must be self-sufficient in this regard. Dogs are welcome but must be under control or on a leash at all times. Horses welcome also. Children under 12 stay free - please just ensure they're added to the booking so we can keep on top of the numbers. (you will not be charged).
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Ascot Park

15 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Calala, NSW
Stunning views of Tamworth city lights and mountains and valley. Only 12km from Tamworth on a quiet unsealed road with great access for caravans. Have power and water available but no amenties. Take in the outstanding views and relax in rural setting or take advantage of close proximity to AELEC (equestrian center).
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Riverside Escape Off Grid Camping

25 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Manilla, NSW
A beautiful, off grid, riverside campground with amazing swimming hole on private property. This private campground is located in North West NSW. 50 minutes from Tamworth. Conveniently located 20 minutes outside the pretty town of Manilla and right on the river banks of the Namoi River. Also 20 minutes from beautiful Warrabah National Park. The campground is tucked away in a little valley overlooking an idyllic stretch of windy river with an amazing swimming hole, sandy beach, tranquil rapids and a beautiful, mesmerising, majestic rock. We have four primative campsites suited to all types of large and small, self sufficient campers in RV's, caravans, camp trailers, vans and tents. All sites are unique and positioned to enhance space and privacy as well as proximity and views of the river. They all showcase the varying, natural beauty and characteristics of the landscape. You can also book our amazing, award winning glamping tent. We are not a party campsite. Our little slice of paradise is for peace and relaxation. We also need to respect and encourage the presence and abundance of birds and animals and continue to ensure it is a peaceful and quiet home for them. You can enjoy your music just as long as other campsites and the local wildlife can't hear it. Manilla, only 20 minutes away has two dump points and water refill stations as well as a good number of shops to cater to all your needs during your stay. We are not in a high traffic area so you may get to enjoy having the place all to yourself. Our campsites have good access for all types of camp set ups and are not impacted by flooding. Nor do they become boggy in wet weather due to the high sand content in our soil. You could be sitting on the warm sandy bank overlooking the river and being captivated by the surrounding beauty and the magnificence of the swimming hole. This secret little piece of paradise has been untouched for 40 years and is home to an abundance of birdlife. Birds include the colourful Rainbow bee eaters, Kingfishers, Superb Fairy Wrens, Eastern Yellow Robins, Red Browed Finch and many more. A magical place that will delight your senses and make you feel relaxed and at peace. BYO camp toilet and leave no trace. Fish in the river; cod, cat, golden perch and carp. Well behaved dogs on leash and supervised at all times are welcome. If you would like to enquire about having the place to yourselves send me a message. ACCESS CONDITIONS: To help you decide if your set up is suitable you can google Riverside Escape Camping Manilla and find 2 videos on 23 and 25 May 2022 taken of me driving up and down the track to the campsites in my old Ford Courier that is NOT 4x4. There are lots of other useful videos to get a good sense of our campsite. You will also get a sense of the distance between each site. We recognise the Kamilaroi / Gomeroi people as the traditional custodians of this land.
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Dales Do Drop Inn

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Westdale, NSW
Westdale 10mins drive west of Tamworth's main street. A larger than normal suburban backyard with no neighbours. Access for large vehicles. Can accommodate tents, caravans, buses, RV's of all sizes. Flat level all weather block. Dale enjoys Happy Hour most evenings and loves a chat. Or she can leave you to your own devices. There is one site with power and water and plenty of room for those who are self sufficient.
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Edgecote Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Duri, NSW
Our family have lived at ‘Edgecote’ for eighteen years. We are predominantly horse breeders and trainers, however have some cattle and many dogs. We love the great outdoors and especially enjoy this ‘bottom paddock’ because of all the trees and the bird life. The dam gives the space a cool feel and a place for dogs to swim and retrieve.
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Muluerindie

4 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Bendemeer, NSW
Located just outside Bendemeer, our property features 21 peaceful acres with frontage to the beautiful McDonald River and a nice flat shaded area for camping. This is the perfect getaway spot to relax, complete with platypus, wombats and amazing bird life, fishing for trout and yellow belly. Lots of kayaking and swimming in summer, and plenty in winter too if you're brave!). We're around 30 mins from Tamworth where you can find all the supermarkets and supply stores to meet your camping gear needs, and there's lots of great cafes and restaurants too. Power is available if required but not next to the river. Camp next to the river (4WD access only) with your tent or rooftop set up or park uphill overlooking the river with your caravan or motor home, it's only a little further away (100 metres) with power available. Campfires allowed at both locations ( fire season permitting) you will need to bring your own wood. We welcome self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/ shower. Rain water is available for campers and caravans as required, and there is access to rubbish facilities. ​Your well behaved pet is welcome to camp with you.
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Balaka Farm

7 sites · Lodging, RVs122 acres · Tamworth, NSW
Situated just 20 mins from the regional city of Tamworth, home of Australia's largest Country Music Festival, Balaka Farm offers a family friendly stay. Sit and relax on the verandah of our converted shearing shed and enjoy the views of the hills. There are so many activities to enjoy in the local area with dams and creeks for fishing or swimming or head into Tamworth and visit the myriad of galleries and museums, playgrounds and parks on offer.
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Warradine Homestead

5 sites · RVs5 acres · Loomberah, NSW
Carmel, Peter and their rescue Greyhound Honey invite you to Warradine Homestead. 5 level acres featuring manicured gardens, yabbie filled dam and a plethora of wildlife. Surrounded by farmland, and only 20 minutes to Tamworth CBD and ALEC 15 minutes away. Situated at the base of Chaffey Dam. Perfect base for your Tamworth Country Music expedition or just exploring the New England Area.
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Camping near Tamworth guide

Overview

Country music fans can’t miss a stop in Tamworth—the ‘Nashville’ of Australia. Whether snapping a selfie by the 12-meter-tall Golden Guitar, singing along at a country music festival, or visiting the Country Music Hands of Fame Park, there are plenty of ways to get your music fix. Set amid farmlands and national parks, Tamworth also makes a great base from which to explore the New England tablelands. Combine your musical odyssey with a horse riding tour, a backcountry camping adventure, or a waterfall hike.

Where to go

Western Tablelands 

Rolling farmlands and vineyards stretch north and west of Tamworth. Stop by the gold rush towns of Barraba and Bingara, camp out by Copeton Lake, or go hiking in the Horton Falls National Park. Further afield, hike or mountain bike through the volcanic landscapes of Mount Kaputar National Park, or cool off with a dip in the Rocky Creek Glacial Area.

Eastern Tablelands 

East of Tamworth, wild rivers and forested gorges blanket the landscapes, and there are seven national parks within reach. Hike through World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, explore off-road in a 4WD in the Carrai National Park, or pitch your tent at remote campgrounds in the Mummel Gulf National Park.

Nundle 

Just south of Tamworth, dive into Australia’s gold rush history in Nundle, take in the views from the Hanging Rock Lookout, or go trout fishing along the creeks. Nearby, Lake Keepit is an idyllic spot for campers, where you can swim, fish, and enjoy water sports in the summer months.

When to go

Tamworth is undoubtedly a festival town, and it’s worth timing your visit for one of its famous events. The Tamworth Country Music Festival is held in January, but there’s also the Hats Off To Country Music Festival in July, the Australian Stock Horse National Show in March, and the Taste Tamworth foodie festival in April. Just book your campsite well in advance—the small city can get crowded at these times. 

Know before you go

  • Tamworth has bus links to the surrounding towns, but you’ll need your own vehicle to explore the tablelands and national parks.
  • Tamworth has a selection of shops where you can pick up camping gear and stock up on supplies.
  • Fire bans are common in New South Wales during summer and dry periods, so check local recommendations before lighting a fire.
  • A permit is required to camp within NSW’s national parks, and campsites must be booked in advance.

Nearby attractions

  • Well worth the visit for those camping near the Peel Valley, Chaffey Dam is an engineering marvel surrounded by pristine parkland.
  • An historic venue and an interesting tale in revival, the Tamworth Showgrounds have evolved over the last century to be the impressive event space that it is today.

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