Armidale Area


Nature in Armidale

The area around Armidale has some of Country NSW's most spectacular mountain scenery, including national parks, subtropical rainforest, gorges and dramatic waterfalls. It's an adventurer's dream destination, perfect for bushwalking, fishing, camping and whitewater rafting.

  • Petersons of Armidale
  • Rocky River

About Armidale Area

Armidale is in Country NSW, set among rolling hills on the high tablelands of the Great Dividing Range, north of Sydney. The town is the halfway point between Sydney and Brisbane. It's a city of culture and learning, with a wonderful heritage precinct, numerous churches and cathedrals, and great shopping.

Explore New England National Park, a World Heritage-listed natural wonder. Guyra, the highest town in the New England Tablelands, has a freshwater wetland inside a volcanic crater, a breeding ground for waterbirds. At Uralla, you can visit the grave of bushranger Frederick Ward, also known as Captain Thunderbolt. Discover the wild beauty of Oxley Wild Rivers, Cathedral Rock and Werrikimbe national parks, a short drive from Walcha.

Food and wine feature prominently in the Armidale area, as do adventure activities and natural attractions. Helicopter tours are a popular way to see the area's natural beauty, or explore the town on a more local level with a free guided tour. Keep an eye open for Armidale's annual International Film Festival in August.

Fly into Armidale Airport

Armidale Airport is located 8 km from Armidale’s town centre on the New England Highway. Make the short trip north east using taxi services located at the front of the terminal. Alternatively, rent a car from hire services at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

QantasLink and Regional Express operate daily direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Armidale.


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Local areas

  • Armidale During autumn the parks and gardens around Armidale show their beautiful colours.
  • Guyra From Guyra, you're within easy reach of Cathedral Rock, New England and Oxley Wild Rivers national parks.
  • Walcha Walcha in Country NSW is the gateway to some of the best adventure experiences in Australia.