Tamworth is a New South Wales city that is located inland on the western side of the Great Dividing Range in the New England region. It is situated on the Peel River and is the major regional centre for the region. It is known for equine events and country music. Tamworth began to develop in the 1830’s and was gazetted in 1850. It is known as the “First City of Light” because it was the first place in Australia to have electric street lighting that was powered by a municipally owned power station in 1888. Continue reading

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Port Macquarie is a coastal town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. It is about a 4 hour drive north of Sydney, 390 km north of the capital city. It is situated at the mouth of the Hastings River. In 2014 the population of Port Macquarie was 44,875 and the entire region population is over 70,000. Port Macquarie is one of the faster growing towns in New South Wales. Port Macquarie has a central business district with two shopping centres, a marina, and quite a few specialty stores. There is bus service throughout Port Macquarie and also linking to the nearby towns and suburbs of Laurieton, Wauchope, Kempsey, Lake Cathie, and Bonny Hills. The towns’s CBD also has cultural and arts attractions, a conference centre, entertainment centre, and a visitor-information facility. Continue reading

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Gladstone and Tannum Sands are two cities in the Gladstone Region of Queensland. They are located adjacent to each other with Tannum Sands just south of Gladstone. Both cities are right on the coast and residents can enjoy the proximity to the southern section of the Great Barrier Reef. Continue reading

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