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Abbey of the Roses Masquerade Murder Mystery
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4661 9777 or office@abbeyoftheroses.com
Venue: 8 Locke Street, Warwick Queensland
Date(s): From Fri 27 Sep 13 To Fri 07 Mar 14
Abbey of the Roses has an interactive Murder Mystery Masquerade hosted dinner for 10-24 guests, includes canapes, main, dessert 4 hour beverage package, fun, laughter, plus memories for years to come. A casual dinner with fun challenges got the guests into an enjoyable, competitive state of mind. Then, the party guests were completely shocked when somebody was murdered! To minimise negative media attention, the guests avoided calling the police immediately so they could figure out whodunit! So the frantic murder investigation ensued. Following intense interrogations and analyses, each guest accused who they believed the murderer was over dessert and coffee. Finally, seeing no other option... the murderer confessed! These nights can be booked up to three months in advance on any available... Read more

Abbey of the Roses Degustation Experience
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4661 9777 or office@abbeyoftheroses.com
Venue: 8 Locke Street, Warwick Queensland
Escape to this country house manor for an eight course dinner with matching local wines. A degustation menu is a dinner with a series of small portions of the cooks favourite dishes offered as tastings during the evening usually with each course being matched with wines - in their case local Queensland wines.

You will enjoy the evening at a group table with other guests staying at the Abbey, then after a peaceful nights sleep a complimentary breakfast at 8.30 the next morning. You do ne... Read more

OAK Artists Portraits Exhibition at Andrea Bruno's Studio
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6766 3553 or andreabrunostudio@gmail.com
Venue: Andrea Bruno's Art Studio , 324 Peel Street Tamworth New South Wales
Date(s): From Sat 14 Sep 13 To Sun 29 Sep 13
Join them to celebrate The OAK Artists inaugural Portraits Exhibition opening at Andrea Bruno's Art Studio from 6pm to 11pm on Saturday, 14 September 2013..Enjoy canapes, music and beverages and support local artists such as the renowned Andrea Bruno, comics illustrator Danny Stanley (a.k.a Avon Garde), and painters; Emma Jones, Kate Kennedy, Chris McKenzie and Will Witts. Entry is Free.This exhibition is the first of many exciting future exhibitions for the newly formed OAK collective. This exhibition's theme is Portraits, and puts on display the broad styles and interpretations of each artist.The exhibition will be held at Andrea Bruno's Studio in Tamworth, the laneway off Brisbane Street, behind the Central Hotel on Peel Street. For more information about this event visit the website or... Read more

Minerama Fossicking, Gem Show & Jewellery Show
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6730 2400 or enquiries@minerama.com.au
Venue: Glen Innes and District Services Club, Corner Grey and Lang Streets Glen Innes New South Wales
Date(s): From Fri 07 Mar 14 To Sun 09 Mar 14
Minerama is run by a voluntary community committee with the aim of fostering all facets of the lapidary hobby. Well over 50 traders come to Minerama each year, with the larger commercial traders taking up space in the auditorium of the Glen Innes and District Services Club and the smaller hobby traders setting up outside, flowing into King George Oval.Everything connected with the lapidary hobby can be seen and bought here, such as: fossils, minerals, uncut and cut gems, jewellery, findings, machinery, grinders, sanders, tumblers, grits, polishes and books. Stay for a few days and make the most of the different field trips on offer. The Glen Innes District has in the past been a large tin and sapphire producer. Other minerals of note are quartz, both clear and smoky, bismuth, wolfram, be... Read more

2014 NCHA Futurity
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6765 9356 or marketing@ncha.com.au
Venue: 503 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) Tamworth New South Wales
Date(s): From Thu 29 May 14 To Sun 08 Jun 14
The annual NCHA Tamarang Futurity is the richest three year old horse performance event in Australia with prize money of over AUD700,000 on offer. The Futurity features the best Cutting Horse action in Australia with competitors and spectators from all around Australia and overseas travelling to Tamworth NSW for the event which takes place in the world class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre.In addition to the packed Cutting program, some of the evening entertainment includes the popular NCHA Stockman's Challenge, Aussie Horseman Demonstration, Bull Riding, Rodeo, Professional Farriers and country music entertainment.The event also incorporates the largest country/western rural trade display outside of the metropolitan area as well as the NCHA Select Sale which auctions some of... Read more

Enjoy affordable indulgence and priceless privacy
By Kerri Browne

"Arriving under a star-filled sky, we entered the wonderfully inviting, secluded cottage, and were instantly charmed by its roaring fire. The quiet bush setting, along with its great vista was just as we might have hoped, topped off with a feeling of privacy that's often lost when looking to get away.” – Vicki, ACT, Aug 2010 Steve & Kerri of Anketell Forest have created a unique holiday experience or intercity stop-over with appointments not usually found in the budget range. With a spa, wood fire and expansive views, Tor Cottage is a hideaway that makes you feel on top of the world and, at 1000m, you almost are. Perched atop a granite boulder in the lee of a forested hillside amongst 800ha of wildlife refuge, the self-contained pet-friendly Tor Cottage is one of a... Read more

Cotton Tours and Narrabri Tours with Lowder and Sons
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6792 6443 or info@australiancottoncentre.com.au
Cotton Tours are seasonal from the end of March to June. The Australian Cotton Industry is one of Australia’s most dynamic agricultural industries, contributing more than AUD1.5 billion annually to the Australian economy. Be entertained and educated about the worlds most popular fibre at the modern and impressive Australian Cotton Centre. This unique tour showcases how the Australian Cotton Industry uses hi-tech interactive displays developed by Questacon to follow the path of cotton 'from field to fabric' including a 3D cinema in the back of a real Cotton Picker .Other tour options are available to Sawn Rocks, The Australia Telescopes, Bohena Olives, Namoi Valley Aquafarm, Yarrie Lake, Wee Waa, Cuttabr and Burren Junction. Anywhere! Anytime! Charters, Tours, Education and camping Tours... Read more

By Lisa Monk

Now Tamworth has something else to sing about!  Famous for country and western music and the festival, which is held every January, Tamworth was voted Australia’s Tidiest Town of 2009 in the annual Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Town Awards, part of the Sustainable Communities Awards along with the Clean Beaches and Sustainable Cities Awards. Long known for its devotion to country music and all that goes with it, Tamworth can now hang its hat on environmental sustainability as well.  Also winner of the national Community Action and Energy Innovation Award, the city has focussed squarely on litter reduction and energy savings with its ‘Don’t Waste Tamworth’ and ‘Ban the Bulb’ programs. In fact Tamworth can now boast that the majority of the ci... Read more

Review - Anglea House Bed & Breakfast
By Hannah Kothe

Best hosted accommodation: Anglea House Bed & Breakfast, NSW Liz is the host at Anglea House Bed & Breakfast and she knows the meaning of great country hospitality. The property was awarded the TakeABreak 2008 National Award for best-hosted accommodation and it is easy to see why. Located in the small town of Walcha, in the beautiful and productive New England Tablelands region of New South Wales, Anglea House Bed & Breakfast is a ‘home away from home.’ The serene national park surrounding the township is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserve, a World Heritage area. Just over two hours drive inland from Port Macquarie, Walcha is a beautiful part of the world. Famed for its abundant trout fishing and the magnificent Aspley Falls, Walcha is an ideal pl... Read more

Editor's Choice - Montaray Cottage
By Lisa Monk

There are certain parts of the world we call “God’s own country” and this is one of them!  The beautiful Loomberah Valley lies south-east of Tamworth and is a region of rolling hills, wooded valleys and wonderful views wherever you look. And look no further than Montaray Cottage, 25 minutes from Tamworth and set high in the Loomberah Valley with panoramic views of the countryside.  200 metres from the homestead, this 4 star property offers so much that you will find it hard to drag yourself away to enjoy the surrounding attractions. The flexible accommodation can sleep up to 5 adults in the three bedrooms, but is also a perfect family-friendly option, with the main bedroom having a queen bed, the second a double and the third a single.  A portacot is also... Read more

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