Fun and Fitness in Tamworth
Last updated November 20, 2023
There are so many options to stay active or enjoy an outdoor adventure in our beautiful city... plus they offer the ideal opportunity to make new friends!
Every weeknight and weekend right across the city you will find Tamworthians enjoying an almost endless variety of team sports. Why not join up and check out the action at a local comp or keep an eye on the events calendar to catch one of the national teams who regularly visit to take advantage of our outstanding indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.
Enter “sports and recreation” for a list of clubs just waiting for keen new players www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/get-intouch/community-directory
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Tamworth Regional Playground adjoins the lush, green Bicentennial Park, where kids can ride along the extensive paths and feed the friendly ducks in the ponds. It has a skywalk, three giant slides, four towers, a bike track, junior and senior fitness circuits, a dual flying fox and a waterfall with a three metre sway bridge. When it’s time to refresh and recover, there’s a café where you can take a well-earned break.
89 Kable Avenue, Tamworth
Peel River levee bank track
This footpath follows the top of the river levee banks from Scott Road to Jewry St, running parallel to the main street. Fitness stations along the path and perfect to walk, run, scoot or cycle.
Walk to the Oxley Scenic Lookout
Located 2km from the CBD at top of White St is a popular walk that will be sure to up your heartrate! Once you reach the top (be very careful to stay to the side though, the road is quite narrow in parts so watch for cars) you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views over the city. Lovely spot for sunset hot chips too! Toilets and picnic facilities available.
Opening Hours: Daily 7am – 10pm
Every Saturday at 8:00am join the loyal starters between the Paradise Tourist Park and Hungry Jacks in Peel St. Follow the riverside levy bank for 5km walk or run, then enjoy a coffee or breakfast at Hopscotch Restaurant & Bar in the park.
Registration is required before your first run.
Founded in 1952, the club has a strong membership of riders of all ages and ability. New members very welcome.
New 333 metre velodrome plus 880 metre criterium track surrounding the Tamworth Regional Athletics Centre. Facilities are open and free for public use.
Stockmans Way, Hillview
Tamworth Botanic Gardens
Over 28 hectares of gardens including a lookout, bush chapel and an indoor exhibition of Aboriginal artefacts. Walking tracks, picnic areas and toilets.
Piper St, East Tamworth. Opening hours: daily 8am – 4.30pm
Beautiful green space in the centre of East Tamworth with BBQ’s, picnic tables, play equipment and toilets. Concrete path around park for walking or cycling.
Upper St, East Tamworth
This park is a well-tended bush oasis with a variety of native animals, a free flight aviary, bushwalking tracks and children’s adventure playground, BBQ’s, sheltered picnic tables and toilets.
Endeavour Drive, East Tamworth. Opening Hours: Daily 9am-4.45pm
Tamworth Mountain Bike Park
Popular, regularly maintained park catering for every ability – includes many tracks ranging from beginner to fast and furious extreme black runs. Is also home to the very welcoming Tamworth Mountain Bike Club who host regular events and gatherings e.g., twilight racing and come-and-try days. In addition, the park features many kms of marked walking trails with wonderful views and all are colour-coded according to difficulty.
Lot 398 Forest Rd, North Tamworth
Note: Tamworth has an ever-expanding network of bike paths which are safely linking suburbs to the CBD and places of recreation and interest, including the Mountain Bike Park.
Kamilaroi Walking Track
The Oxley Scenic Lookout is surrounded by natural bushland and is base camp for the Kamilaroi Walking Track. The track winds its way through the bushland of Oxley Park linking the Botanic Gardens, Marsupial Park, Oxley Lookout and Flagstaff Mountain. Some sections of the track are moderate however other sections are quite challenging, the track is well sign posted.
Opening Hours: Daily 7am-10pm
Comps and social court hire
118 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth
0414 361 924
(The Courts @ East)
11 synthetic grass courts, all with lights - social hire and comps, school holiday camps, coaching for all ages and pro shop. There is also a clubhouse with meals, bar and weekly raffles.
Corner of Napier & Roderick Street, East Tamworth
A state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor sports facility featuring multipurpose, international standard courts for comps and casual hire, amenities, commercial café, plus physiology and allied health services. Sports include badminton, dodgeball, basketball, European handball, futsal, indoor hockey and football, table tennis, turbo touch, volleyball and netball.
7/9 Jack Smyth Dr, Hillvue
Well-equipped 24/7 gym, wide variety of classes, heath clinic specialists, indoor heated pool and café.
5 Beaufort St, Taminda
Indoor rock-climbing walls for all abilities, regular weekly social competition for children over 10 and adults and anytime access for members.
7-11a Anne St, West Tamworth
11 Macintosh St, Taminda
172 Peel St, North Tamworth
Offers Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yin Yoga classes for all abilities.
277 Peel St, Tamworth
A holistic approach to health through yoga, meditation and strength training.
324A Peel St, Tamworth
18-hole golf course open 7-days with a spacious clubhouse, pro shop and The View Cafe Restaurant, comps and casual games available.
Mahony Ave, Tamworth
Outdoor 50m and 15m program pools, kiosk, picnic tables, BBQ, large, grassed area with plenty of shady trees.
Corner of Bridge St and Kable Ave, Tamworth
Outdoor 50m, infants wading and 15m program pools, kiosk, picnic tables, large, grassed shady area and waterslide.
Corner of Kent and Belmore St, South Tamworth