It is the hub of a regional council of about 58,000 people who live in the city or in the towns of Barraba, Manilla, Bendemeer and Nundle. The Tamworth Regional area is about three times the size of Sydney basin or about the same as Lake Eyre.
Tamworth is a beautiful, vibrant and prosperous regional city approximately 500km north of Sydney and 600km south of Brisbane; the city covers 184 sq km and is home to nearly 50,000 people. Tamworth is the "capital city" of the New England North West region of NSW, serving around 182,000 people.
Only one hour and 30 minutes from Brisbane by air, fares start as low as $200 including taxes.