After 4 months in Queensland, it was time to cross the
border for good and begin our journey into NSW.
The previous week we had stayed in Goondinwindi, crossing into NSW during a cotton farm tour, but this time we were heading down to Tamworth and onto Dubbo.
Tamworth is most famous for its country music festival, and whilst it wasn’t the right time of year during our visit, we still hoped to learn all about the history of Australian Country Music. We spent an afternoon at the Country Music Hall of Fame, where we took a walk through the ages and stages of this genre of music. It was perfect for the boys, and they gained a good understanding of the history and key artists.
Whilst in Tamworth, we also visited the Marsupial Park. We had the whole place to ourselves! Entry is free, and there are a heap of animals to visit and a great adventure playground. We definitely recommend a visit if you have kids.
After a few days, we headed onto Dubbo, where we of course had to visit the Dubbo Open Range Zoo. One word…WOW! This quickly became our favourite zoo. Upon purchasing our tickets (hot tip, buy your tickets online for a reduced rate!) we learnt that we could drive around the zoo. How cool is that!
We chose to purchase an annual pass through Taronga Zoo, so
that we could visit the zoo in Sydney, and gain reciprocal entry to zoos all
over Australia. Very handy if you are doing a big lap.
We absolutely love country NSW, and will be back for sure to
explore more of the hidden inland gems.