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18-27 January 2019

Camping and Caravan Parks

Riverside Camping Grounds

The Riverside Camping Grounds are a central camping location next to the Peel River and just minutes walk from the musical hype and action in the Tamworth CBD.


2019 Riverside Camping Fees:

Countdown and Festival: 11 - 27 January or part thereof: $270 GST incl. per site*.

10 Day Festival Period: 18 - 27 January or part thereof: $170 GST incl. per site*

Festival Final Weekend: 25 - 27 January: $100 GST incl. per site*


*A site fee is to be paid for each vehicle requiring entry to the camp grounds

**Please note that a daily rate is not available

Click here to purchase Riverside Camping from 1 August 2018

Hours of Operation

Pre purchased tickets must enter through the Carter Street Gate – open during Countdown (11 -17 January) 6am to Midnight and during Festival (18- 27 January) 24 hour


Site Tickets

  • Camping sites can be pre purchased or bought at the gate
  • No cash accepted at the gate - credit card or Eftpos only
  • Entrance fee includes access to showers.

Site Allocation

Camp sites are not pre allocated or numbered. The purchase of a ticket provides entry to the camp grounds not to a specific pre designated site. Upon arrival to the camp grounds ticket holders can set up in any location that is available provided it is in an allocated camping area.



Daily supplies of bread, milk, newspapers, drinks, ice, canned foods, fruit, vegetables, toiletries and some camping requirements are available from three sporting club houses at the camp grounds. See camping map for ‘canteens’. Opening hours might vary but they will mostly open about 6:00am or 6:30am each day until late each night.


Further Information

  • No cash accepted at the gates, credit card and Eftpos only
  • No refunds
  • Pets are permitted, provided they are kept on a leash at all times
  • All of the sites are unpowered
  • There are no bbq facilities available
  • There is no security on site, please bring limited valuables and keep them with you at all times
  • There are a number of toilets and showers (both permanent and temporary) located around the camping ground
  • A number of taps are located around the camp grounds
  • The camp grounds are on a flood zone. In the event of an emergency any directives given by SES, police, fire, security or officers of the organisers ARE to be followed.
  • By camping in a flood prone area, you agree and accept the risks associated with that activity. In doing so, you agree to indemnify Tamworth Regional Council for any damage, loss, liability or injury (including by way of indemnity to third parties) as a result of camping or any camping related activity.
  • On departure of the campsite all belongings, camping equipment and vehicles are to be removed
  • Children are to be accompanied at all times by their parents or legal guardian in the camping area
  • Fireworks and open or pit fires are not permitted.
  • Inflatable pools or devices capable of containing water for the purpose of swimming or wading or sitting in are not permitted
  • Noise after midnight and before 6 am is strictly prohibited

Click here for Riverside Camping map

Click here for Riverside Camp Grounds Terms and Conditions


Mooggee No Fuss Camping - Pre-pitched tents

Moogee pre-pitched tents will be back again in 2019!

Wake Up and Walk

If you're not feeling up to the challenge of building a tent or just don't want to carry it all the way to the festival, Mooggee will be the perfect solution for you. 
  • Everything provided - every campsite includes a pre-pitched tent. Sleeping bag, airbed, chairs and stretchers can be hired separately.  
  • Highest security - campsite offers a secure place to call home, lock up facility for your gear, with our friendly and efficient staff on hand 24 hours a day.
  • Close to the CBD - campsite offers perfect location only 200 metres from Toyota Park and the CBD. 
  • Quality amenities 
  • Value - from as little as $25 per person per night


Camping & Caravan Parks - In Tamworth

Austin Top Tourist Park Cabins
581 Armidale Road

Tamworth NSW 2340

P: 02 6766 2380

Click here for more information

City Lights Caravan Park
612-128 Goonoo Goonoo Road

Tamworth NSW 2340

P: 62 6765 7664

Click here for more information

Paradise Tourist Park
575 Peel Street

Tamworth NSW 2340

P: 02 6766 3120

Click here for more information

Tamworth North Holiday Park

New England Highway

Nemingha NSW 2340

P: 02 6790 9356

Click here for more information


Temporary Sites


North Tamworth Rugby Club

Peel Street (Jack Woolaston Oval)

M: 0478 657 327

E: northtamworthrlfc@gmail.com

Powered and unpowered sites. Close to town and bus services. Located across from Northgate Shopping Centre housing Coles, liquor store, bakery, butchers, chemist and ATM. For more info click here.


Pirates Rugby Club

C/- Tammy Bannister

M: 0422 145 449

E: tamjamaya@yahoo.com.au


Tamworth Greyhound Club

1 Gunnedah Road, Tamworth

P: 02 6765 9324 or 0403 084 207

E: tamworthgrey@bigpond.com

Powered and unpowered caravan sites available. Limited shaded sites, hot and cold showers, quiet location which is close to many pubs and clubs, public transport at the door step.


Tamworth Pony Club

T: 6761 7269 (after 7pm)


Paceway (Old Tamworth Showground)

C/- Jo Shepherd

24-60 Showground Road (3km) - Industrial Area

T: 02 6765 9382 (8:30am - 5:30pm)

300 powered sites (FULLY BOOKED FOR 2018), unpowered sites (FULLY BOOKED FOR 2018)

Tamworth Rugby Football Club

Marius Street, Armidale

E: camping@tamworthrugby.com.au

Click here for more information



Calrossy Anglican School

140 Brisbane Street, Tamworth

P: 02 6766 2965

E: admin@calrossy.nsw.edu.au

Dormitory accomodation


Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

585 Calala Lane, Tamworth (10km SE)

P: 02 6764 8600

Group bookings preferred - minimum three nights. Air-conditioned dormitories, includes breakfast.


Oxley High School

Piper Street, Tamworth

P: 02 6766 1677 (during work hours)

M: 0403 661 038 (after hours)

E: oxley_h.school@det.nsw.edu.au


St Nicholas Primary School

143-149 Carthage Street, Tamworth

Steve Nest C/- St Nicholas School

P.O. Box 394, Tamworth NSW 2340

P: 0416 152 743

E: westy_08@hotmail.com

Bookings essential. Classroom camping and caravan sites (powered and unpowered)


Camping & Caravan Parks - Out of Tamworth

Attunga Recreation Sports Ground

Palmer Street, Attunga (20km NW)

P: 02 6769 5592 or 02 6769 5757

Barraba Caravan Park

10-22 Bridge Street

Barraba NSW 2347

P: 02 6782 1818

Click here for more information


Bendemeer Tourist Park

99 Havannah Street, Bendemeer

P: 02 6769 6604

E: office@bendemeertouristpark.com.au


Chaffey Dam

Nundle Road, Nundle

C/- Nundle VIC

P: 02 6769 3026

No bookings, unpowered sites available. Hot showers!


Dungowan Recreation Reserve

Dungowan (25km SE), powered and unpowered sites, hot showers and laundry facilities included.
C/- Jan Oakhill          
P: 6769 0318
M: 0428 347 021
E: wyntara@iinet.net.au


Fossickers Tourist Park

1-33 Jenkins Street

Nundle NSW 2340

P: 02 6769 3355

Click here for more information


Kootingal & District Pony Club
Moonbi Recreation Reserve
Phone 02 6760 3580
Powered and unpowered sites, two amenities blocks, free laundry

Kootingal Kourt Caravan Park
3 Churchill Drive

Kootingal NSW 2352

P: 02 6760 3103

Click here for more information

Kootingal Recreation Reserve
17kms (15mins) North of Tamworth of the New England Highway
Denman Avenue, Kootingal  
M: 0427 603 598
Powered, unpowered, showers and laundry facilities in the centre of town. On the Tamworth bus route too!


Lake Keepit State Park

234 Keepit Dam Road, Lake Keepit

P: 02 6769 7602
Click here for more information


Manilla Paragliding, Cabins & Camping

The Mountain, Manilla

P: 6785 6545

Click here for more information

Manilla River Gums Caravan Park
86 Strafford Street

Manilla NSW 2346

P: 02 6785 1166

Manilla Ski Gardens Caravan Park

Rushes Creek Road

Manilla NSW 2346

P: 6785 1686


Moonbi Recreation Reserve

P: 02 6760 3580

Powered and unpowered sites, two amenities blocks, free laundry.


Murrurundi Caravan Park

11 Bernard Street, Murrurundi (1 hour south of Tamworth on New England Highway)

P: 02 6546 6288

Powered/unpowered/self contained sites. Big rigs and pets welcome. Toilets, showers, laundry, camp kitchen, BBQ's, 2km to shops, cafes and pubs.
Click here for more information

Nowendoc Recreation Reserve
Spacious 5 acres of grassed camping areas. Cold showers and toilets provided. Some power access available per arrangement, large open grounds for all kinds of vehicles/horses and users, 104km from Tamworth. $10per/night per vehicle, daily cash collection/drop box.

E: nowendocrecreationreserve@gmail.com



Tamworth North Holiday Park

New England Highway, Nemingha

P: 02 6760 9356


The DAG Sheep Station - Bush Camping

1067 Crawney Road, Nundle

P: 02 6769 3486

75 acres of bush camping, showers, facilities and meals available at The DAG. No minimum stay. Live music and entertainement on site.

Click here for more information



Woolomin Reserve

Nundle Road, Woolomin

C/- Woolomin Gold Rush Store

P: 02 6764 2243

Camping plus two powered sites


RV Dump Points

Check out the RV dump points around the Tamworth Region here


For information on available accommodation please contact the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre. Phone: 02 6767 5300


Please note that this is a guide only as availability is constantly changing. Please contact the accommodation providers directly for changes to availability.