Nature holidays around Armidale
The national parks near Armidale, including World Heritage-listed New England National Park, provide an excellent base for bushwalking, horse riding, mountain biking and other outdoor pursuits.
Nearby Guyra, the highest town in the New England Tablelands, has a freshwater wetland, know as the Mother of Ducks Lagoon, located inside a volcanic crater;it's a great spot for bird watching.
Explore the dramatic gorges and waterfalls of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, including Wollomombi Falls, the highest waterfall in NSW. You may be lucky enough to see grey kangaroos, wallaroos and brush-tailed rock wallabies.
The giant boulders, sculpted rock and distinctive granite tors of nearby Cathedral Rock National Park make striking subjects for photography;keep an eye out for wedge-tailed eagles above. Other national parks in this spectacular region include Guy Fawkes River National Park and Warrabah National Park.