Not sure where to go on your next adventure in New South Wales? The North West Slopes region is home to many small towns that are filled to the brim with character and unique experiences, and spring is the perfect time of year to explore them all.
The sprawling regional city of Tamworth is a must when visiting the North West Slopes. Tamworth is the home of country music in Australia, so there is plenty for country music fans to see and do. Take a photo in front of the Big Golden Guitar – a towering replica of the award presented to winners at the annual Golden Guitar Awards – and wander the halls of the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame. You can even see a few guitars that belonged to some of Australia’s biggest country music stars. What could be better?
The small town of Moree in northern New South Wales is the ultimate destination for architecture enthusiasts because of the many Art Deco buildings that line the streets of the CBD. Each building has a vibrant colour palette and a geometric design that creates a charming streetscape. While you can wander the streets by yourself, there is a walking tour that takes visitors to the most well-known Art Deco buildings in Moree to teach them about the history of the buildings and the town itself.
Taste the finest local produce that the North West Slopes has to offer at the monthly Gunnedah Country Markets in the centre of town. As you peruse the market stalls with a coffee and fresh pastry in hand, you’ll get to see the variety of delicious foods and handmade craft products that are on display, and get to meet the friendly locals who make them.
Pictured is the view from Oxley Scenic Lookout in Tamworth. Image courtesy of Destination NSW.