Enjoy trout fishing in beautiful streams and birdwatching in protected wetlands in Guyra, a delightful country town a short drive north of Armidale. For more outdoor adventures, including bushwalking, kayaking and mountain biking, national parks with rivers and waterfalls are only a scenic drive away.
The highest town in the beautiful New England high country, Guyra is popular for trout fishing in pretty streams and birdwatching in protected wetlands. More adventures are on the doorstep in magnificent national parks, including bushwalking, rock climbing, kayaking and mountain biking.
Fertile farmlands around Guyra produce some of Australia’s finest beef, lamb and wool, as well as potatoes and tasty tomatoes ripened in glasshouses. The delightful Lamb and Potato Festival in January celebrates local produce, with market stalls, entertainment and activities for the whole family.
You’ll find plenty of waterways to cast your fly. There are trout farms too, where you can enjoy fishing, tours, barbecues and picnics. Milani Trout Cottages is an ideal place to stay for hooking rainbow trout. And the Trout Festival on the October long weekend is the perfect fishing escape.
Bring your binoculars for birdwatching at the Mother of Ducks Lagoon, a wetlands reserve on the edge of Guyra that attracts nature and bird lovers from all over the world. A short drive north of Guyra is Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve, another wetlands sanctuary for many species of birds.
Getting to Guyra is easy. The drive from Armidale is less than 30 minutes and from Coffs Harbour, via the gorgeous Waterfall Way, is a little over two hours. Spectacular natural attractions to explore near Guyra include Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park and Cathedral Rock National Park.
Several accommodation options are available in Guyra and there are abundant places to stay in the Armidale area, including B&Bs, hotels, motels, guesthouses, caravan parks and farm stays. Guyra is in the acclaimed cool-climate New England wine region, renowned for its delicious food and wine.