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By Simon Bayliss

The general consensus from the group was that Tamworth’s  main street would have to be one of the prettiest around. Some of the group did a bit of exploring before meeting up to experience the Tamworth Miniature Railway, which is located next to the botanic gardens at an elevation which provides a wonderful vista of the town, especially when aboard the tiny loco’s.

The inner child in all the group certainly came out as each took a turn.

Next stop was the Country Music Hall of Fame which, housed in a guitar-shaped building not far from the caravan park, provides a wonderful insight into the history of country music in Australia.

Everything from recording desks, clothes, instruments, and a vast array of nick-nacks relating to country music is on display.

The highlight is the relatively new section ‘Walk a Country Mile’, which features interactive touchscreen displays as well as displays of memorabilia.

Without a doubt, and the envy of others, the best highlight was the visit to The Workshop Kitchen at the Quality Hotel Powerhouse, where three times recipient of a Michelin Star Executive Chef, Ben Davies, showed Macca how to cook a $150 Wagu beef porterhouse.

Our last night in Tamworth had a musical flair was ventured down to the Albert Hotel to check out local up and coming talent performing at the Muso’s Jam.

Our time in Tamworth was great and now it is time it the coast and Port Macquarie is our next destination.

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