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Tamworth, NSW

Tambar Springs

The small rural village of Tambar Springs lies on the Black Stump Way, the main link road between the Oxley and the Golden Highways. The village is located on the southern edge of the Gunnedah Shire and is only a 75 kilometre scenic drive from Gunnedah.

Tambar Springs was opened up for grazing in the 1830's and settlement began in 1868.
At 805 meters above sea-level and part of the Warrumbungle Range, Tambar Mountain is a formidable back drop to the village.
The community is rural based; Cotton, wheat, beef and sheep are the major industries of the district.

The village has a police station, public school, Post office/General store with good coffee and takeaway foods, petrol, two churches and Community Health Centre.
Tambar Park has Public toilets, Picnic tables, shaded children's play equipment, free electric bbq & water staion.

The Royal Hotel, built in 1908, overlooks the village. This country Pub offers, Cold drinks, good Meals, Cocktails, live music, Rustic accommodation with share bathroom facilities and is RV friendly.

Tambar Springs claims to have the earliest Memorial to World War I servicemen in Australia, erected in December 1918. In addition, Tambar Springs had the largest number of men per capita enlisted in the army in the Commonwealth, over both world wars. The Italian marble Memorial has stone columns with plaques recording the names and rank of the district residents who volunteered for service. The iron gates to the memorial display the words Lest We Forget.

The discovery in 1979 of a diprotodon optatum, the largest known marsupial, similar to a giant wombat was found at a property between Tambar Springs and Mullaley. The skeleton and skull are on display at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre. This species of Australian mega-fauna would have roamed the earth between one million and 20,000 years ago with this particular specimen being dated approximately 33,500 years old.

Follow the Diprotodon sculptures made out of corrugated iron scattered throughout town for a short stroll around the Village.

Tambar Springs

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