24.11.2012 30 °C
Tamworth is a nice town with some interesting museums, with the main focus on C & W of course.
The wax museum at "The Big Guitar" is well worth a visit as is the museum at the Info Centre.
Shopping is good with all the main retailers represented.
Outside Tamworth landmarks and attractions are limited. We drove up to Barraba to see the Horton Falls, not expecting too much action, but apart from a couple of rock pools, bone dry. The area is heavily treed so not even good pics possible without walking through some dry thick grass. Not for this bunny however.
The Woodsreef mining area was recommended by the Info Centre but when we got there is was a disappointment. Gates were locked which meant a walk through long dry grass. Again, not for me.
The interesting feature is the now defunct asbestos mine. A huge pit and tailings dump which of course are fenced off. White asbestos was mined here and as we know this is harmless. The funny aspect of this is that the shire have place signs warning of the dangers of asbestos but there are walk trails around the pit.
Split Rock Dam is a large weir supplying water to the region. There camping and picnic spots all around but in the area we went to, only one old and small ablution block.
Last night (Saturday) we were hit with a severe storm. Heavy rain and high wings for about 4 hours.
Tamworth is a good place to spend some time relaxing.