Kootingal is a growing satellite town of Tamworth. In truth that is what it probably is and certainly in a few years will be seen that way. But as at this date and after son=me research people from Kootingal are from Kootingal. Kootingal is just 16k from Tamworth on the New England Hgy. The town is actually quite old, but is now marketed as something quite different.
Founded as an Aboriginal mission, Kootingal traces its name roots to the local Aboriginal Kamilaroi language.
It is an agricultural based town, with lucerne, fruit, and vegetable, chicken and egg farms. It is nestled in a small rich alluvial valley in the Moonbi Range, part of the Great Dividing Range. Kootingal is located on the northern bank of a bend in the Cockburn River. Kootingal is located between the villages of Moonbi to the north and Nemingha to the south. It is located
For travellers there is really know need to take the Kootingal diversion.