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Cheap flights to Tamworth, Australia

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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Tamworth related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Tamworth along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Travelers who are not Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members need to apply for an exemption to enter Australia. Australia has enacted temporary travel restrictions for flights to Melbourne due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases. All international travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Quarantines take place in state-designated facilities and are free of charge, except in the Northern Territory and Queensland. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next scheduled flight. Some Australian states have their own rules regarding the quarantine. For more information on quarantine requirements, check the following websites: New South Wales The Northern Territory Western Australia Foreign nationals may transit through Australia if the connecting flight is within 72 hours of the arriving flight. They must either have a transit visa or be nationals of a visa-exempt country. Transit passengers don’t need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight from the same airport within 72 hours and they are not going to leave the airport. Travelers who plan to leave the airport before boarding their connecting flight or who will be at the airport for longer than 72 hours need to apply for a travel exemption here and will be subject to quarantine until their departing flight. Travelers from New Zealand and Pacific Islanders may not need a travel exemption. More information on transiting Australia is available here. Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.. If you are looking to book a trip to Tamworth and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Tamworth is located in New England region of New South Wales and is one of the two major centers – the other being Armidale. It is well known for their annual Country Music Festival in January, as it is the largest Country Music Festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tamworth’s love of country music is writ large around the city. It has the “Big Golden Guitar” and the Gallery of Stars Wax Museum on Ringers Road, the Hands of Fame Park at the corner of Kable Avenue and Bridge Street, the Walk A Country Mile Interpretive Center at the Tamworth Visitor Information Center and the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame on Brisbane Street. In Bicentennial Park, stand the bronze statues of Buddy Williams, Tex Morton, Stan Costa and Gordon Parsons.

Tamworth is an important agricultural center and hosts the National Rodeo Finals in January and the Ag Quip takes place in August. It’s also known as the National Equine Capital of Australia and the “First City of Lights”, as it was the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to use electric street lights.

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Best Time to Fly to Tamworth

Tamworth enjoys warm summers (December to February) and mild winters (June to August). Maximum average monthly temperatures are in between 84 and 88 F while minimums dip to between 26 and 43 F. Rain falls all year round and summer storms sometimes cause major flooding.

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Getting around Tamworth

Rental-car companies and taxis are available at Tamworth Airport. Peel Street’s main mall can be covered on foot in less than half an hour and there are a couple of bus companies and taxi companies that offer transport. There are also several miles of cycle ways along the Peel River. A car is recommended for getting around however, especially if you want to get into the surrounding countryside. During the Country Music Festival Tamworth Buslines operates a shuttle service to the major venues and accommodations.

 

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Tamworth Travel Information

  • The Tamworth City Gallery houses paintings by Norman Lindsay as well as a large collection of silver (the Regan Silverware Collection).
  • Tamworth Country Music Festival is Australia’s – and the Southern Hemisphere’s – biggest event of its type and it takes place every January.

 

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