There’s plenty of ways to get around during TCMF this year.
Here’s some of the best ways to get around Tamworth.
There are regular buses (with additional stops, keep an eye out for the temporary signs) which can get you from wherever you are staying to gigs around town.
Tamworth Buslines will again run the Tamworth Country Music Festival Shuttle, which will commence on Friday, January 18 and will finish on Sunday January, 27.
Wristbands will again be on sale for $10 per day, or $40 for the whole festival. Pensioners can also take advantage of the $2.50 per day, or $25 10-day red wristband.
Taxis will be up and running throughout the 10 days.
You can get a hold Tamworth Taxis on (02) 6766 1111.
Taxi ranks can be found throughout the CBD on Brisbane Street, Marius Street and Peel Street.
Uber launched in Tamworth back in the middle of December with a handful of drivers signing up.
Keep in mind that catching and Uber during TCMF will depend largely on how many drivers are on the road at any one time.
It’ll be hot, so walking great distances probably isn’t ideal but if you’re a fan of using the Foot Ferrari you can reach most gigs in town within 10-15 minutes. Much of the walk through Peel Street is under the shade of the big verandahs and trees.
TRECC and AELEC are probably an hour or more from the CBD on foot.
The Imperial Hotel offers a courtesy bus for groups of six or more on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
The Pub Group – which runs The Pub, Southgate Inn, Family Hotel and Longyard Hotel – runs free shuttles to and from Pub Group hotels on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Wests Entertainment Group – which runs West Tamworth League Club, Diggers and The Courts – offers a bus service to local Tamworth motel guests.
The service is available to guests staying in any motel, hotel or holiday parks in the Tamworth area. The courtesy bus is available from 10am until late, seven days a week from Wests Entertainment Group venues only.
The Servies Group – which runs The Tamworth Services Club, The North Tamworth Bowling Club and The Manilla Services Club – has a courtesy bus running seven days a week.
You’re unlikely to strike a traffic jam, even with 50,000 more people in town, but it can take a while to get around. And the parking might be a little light on.
Here’s a list of places to park around the CBD.
Where: Griffin Avenue | Amount of Bays: 112 | Entry Via: Griffin Avenue
Where: Tamworth Community Centre | Amount of Bays: 138 | Entry Via: Peel or Darling Street access
Where: Beside the Tamworth Hotel | Amount of Bays: 29 | Entry Via: Dowe Street
Where: Peel Street, behind the NRMA Office | Amount of Bays: 58 | Entry Via: Peel Street
Where: Byrnes Avenue between Hill and Roderick Streets | Amount of Bays: 88 | Entry Via: Byrnes Avenue
Where: Byrnes Avenue between Roderick and Murray Streets | Amount of Bays: 62 | Entry Via: Byrnes Avenue
Where: Gipps Street Footbridge | Amount of Bays: 198 | Entry Via: Ebsworth Street
Where: Riverside beside Peel River Bridge | Amount of Bays: 136 | Entry Via: Bridge Street Via Carter Street
Ticketed Off Street
Where: Ray Walsh House Car Park | Amount of Bays: 36 | Cost: $1.00 per hour $2.50 per day | Entry Via: Kable Avenue
Where: Country Womens Association Hand Of Fame Car Park | Amount of Bays: 117 | Cost: $1.00 per hour $2.50 per day | Entry Via: Kable Avenue next to West Diggers
Where: Tamworth Town Hall Car Park | Amount of Bays: 68 | Cost: $1.00 per hour $2.50 per day | Entry Via: Fitzroy and Marius Streets
Where: White Street Car Park | Amount of Bays: 79 | Cost: $1.00 per hour $2.50 per day | Entry Via: Kable Avenue and White Street Roundabout
Long Vehicle Parking
Where: Peel Street beside the Tamworth Skate Park | Amount of Bays: Limited | Entry Via: Peel Street past Darling Street
Where: Solander Drive off Gipps Street | Amount of Bays: Limited | Entry Via: Goonoo Goonoo Road intersection
There are also venues within a 20-minute drive of the CBD and those further afield such as Nundle and Manilla are going to take you up to an hour, so plan ahead.
There’s a handful of hire places in town with Thrifty, Hertz, Europcar, Avis and Budget all offering vehicles to hire.