Eight ways to experience the outdoors in the Tamworth region

The Tamworth region offers different experiences throughout the year as the weather changes. 

Most things are ready to be explored all year round, and we will show you some of the best. From mountain biking and bird watching to hiking and outback experiences, we’re spoilt for choice and you can be too! Here are our top eight outdoor experiences in the Tamworth region.

If you are in the region during summer be sure to check out the best places to get in the water during your visit.

Mountain biker airborne as he jumps a small jump on a dirt track at Tamworth Mountain Bike Park

1. Get that helmet, and slap it on! Head to the Tamworth Mountain Bike Park on Forest Road for fantastic and free fun where you’ll find around a dozen tracks for riders of all abilities, including beginners, advanced riders and kids. 

Two birdwatchers looking for birds through binoculars in the Tamworth region

2. The region has many bird species to spot up in the trees, in the sky and hidden in the bush and natural landscape! 

  Tamworth Birdwatchers   have the information you need about what species you can find, as well as the best places to spot them!  


3. Immerse yourself in the natural bushland and follow the Kamilaroi Walking Track. 

Wear your walking shoes and bring a drink bottle as there are multiple tracks to choose from! Each winding through natural bushland, with various vantage points to look out over the Tamworth City and surrounds. 

Not sure which track to take? The Flagstaff Mountain Track is a local favourite!

Horton Falls Tamworth region

4. Head out on a day trip from Barraba to Horton Falls, where you can see the magnificent falls from a number of vantage points. If you’re the hiking type, the two-hour walk to the base of the gorge will reward with some stunning scenery, so it’s definitely worth the physical exertion. 

Tamworth Marsupial Park

 5. Take the kids for an adventure to the Tamworth Marsupial Park for a native animal experience unlike any other in New South Wales, where they can get close to kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos and emus, before wearing themselves out at the community-built Adventure Playground. 

Warrabah National Park Tamworth region

6. Grab the canoe and head up to Warrabah National Park and into the Namoi River before it gets too chilly and experience the tranquillity of the national park from a whole new view point! If being in the water isn’t your thing, there’s plenty to do on the banks including hiking, camping and picnicking.

Tamworth and Kootingal Horse Riding Adventures, 7 pople riding horses through the countryside at dusk.

7. Head out on a trail ride and soak up the beautiful scenery at Tamworth & Kootingal Horse Riding Adventures, where you can take a picnic and enjoy the views.

Man fly fishing in river near Manilla

8. Dig out that fishing rod  and head down to one of our many rivers or dams, where you might get lucky and hook a Murray cod, yellowbelly, silver perch, catfish or rainbow trout.