Aboriginal legend states that Tamworth is a meeting place, and people meet in the area for every reason, including major sporting, equine, musical and trade exhibitions. Tamworth is strategically located on the National Highway 15 – the New England Highway – between Sydney and Brisbane with major links to the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Port Macquarie and Adelaide. Nestled between rich agricultural plains and dense bushland Tamworth welcomes over 50000 visitors each January to its internationally acclaimed, Ten Day Jayco Country Music Festival.