We went to the Tamworth Music Festival and didnt bother looking for accomodation. Behind the beautiful Karen is the "official tents" $200/night or something ridiculous. Directly across the road is a lush bit of pine scrub with pine needle floor...this was our home for four days for no cost. The deliciously cool Peel river is 100 meters away under the pedestrian bridge to all the events. Coles is right there and we cooked our meals in the kombi but enjoyed a coldie or two(10) at the post office pub. Fantastic...planning to go back next year.