Tambo has a relaxed atmosphere and visitors are encouraged to wander around and enjoy a self-guided walk along the banks of the Barcoo or around the town’s historical buildings. Meet and chat with local volunteers at the town’s heritage Post and Telegraph buildings where you can try your hand at Morse code and learn of the town’s rich history.
Take a picnic to the Tambo Dam where an abundance of birds will keep you entertained with their antics, or you can pull up in the middle of town at the EE Parr Park which has a well-equipped picnic area with a playground to allow those little travellers to work off any excess energy.
Across from the park, the Grassland Art Gallery is well worth a visit, a contemporary art space showcasing artworks from local and regional artists, the exhibitions change every six to eight weeks so there is always something different to see. Stay overnight so you can catch the wackiest racing event in the Outback, Ben’s Chicken Racing every evening at the Royal Carrangarra Hotel.
A trip to Tambo, the Outback Teddy Bear Capital is not complete without a visit to the Tambo Teddies workshop where you can marvel as these pure wool teddies in a variety of colours and styles come to life.
Plan your visit to spend an extra day so you can take a four wheel drive adventure east along the Wilderness Way, a 320km round trip that takes in an area of rugged beauty traversing a landscape of deep gorges and vast cliff lines. Crossing the Great Dividing Range and looping back into town, this route is a nature lover’s delight full of native flora, fauna and brilliant wildflowers from August to September.
Tambo has a temperate climate with January temperatures ranging from 20 ℃ – 42 ℃ and July temperatures ranging from 3.6 ℃ – 21.2 ℃.
Tambo experiences most of its rainfall in the summer months and has an average annual rainfall of 540mm.