Picnics & Parks

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Explore, relax and enjoy

Whether its a picnic in a park or taking in the beautiful sunset from a scenic lookout, the Tamworth region has plenty of beautiful parks, gardens and lookouts.

Parks and facilities

Here you can find a full list of parks throughout the region and the facilities they offer.

    Tamworth Regional Botanic Garden

    The garden was established in 1995 by Tamworth Regional Council. There are over 28 hectares of gardens occupying parts of Victoria and Oxley Parks. The garden is supported by an active community group – the Friends of the Botanic Garden. The garden is a display but also aims to conserve the flora of the region. There are lots of features to see while you are there, including the excellent lookout, the bush chapel, native gardens surrounding the ponds, and the new Asian Conifer garden still under construction.  The gardens also feature an indoor exhibition space with Aboriginal artefacts. There are walking tracks, picnic areas, toilets and wheelchair access. The Botanic Garden is located at the very top of Piper Street and admission is free.

    LOOKOUT RESIZED.jpgLookouts

    There are numerous lookouts across the region. Check out Adam's Lookout in Barraba, the Hanging Rock Lookout near Nundle, the Moonbi Lookout, the VJ Byrnes Lookout at Manilla and the Oxley Lookout in Tamworth.

    Bird watching

    The Tamworth region is an outstanding area for bird watching featuring some 238 species of birds found in the area.

    For more information download the “Tamworth Birdwatchers Bird Routes Flyer”.

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