This quiet grassy clearing is a charming spot to have a picnic amongst the snow gums. It's ideal for small groups wanting to be conveniently near to Point lookout, yet away from the road. A walking tr...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/new-england-national-park/berarngutta-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Nature holidays around Armidale
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.
If you love the thunderous sound of water plunging over a ravine, then a visit to Wollomombi Gorge and Falls picnic area in New England is your idea of heaven. After heavy rain the waterfall cascades ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/wollomombi-gorge-and-falls-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Nestled under the shade of the tall eucalypt trees, you'll find plenty of tucked away and secluded campsites to pitch a tent at Thungutti campground.
Relax and enjoy the lush greenness of sca...
1.25km (one way) - 0.75 hour - Easy difficulty
For a scenic short walk to take in the spectacular gorge country, try Chandler walking track at Wollomombi Falls, near Armidale. The easy track ...
Watch the Guy Fawkes River plunging 100m over two waterfalls at Ebor Falls. Three lookout platforms along the edge of the gorge - upper falls, lower falls and valley view - give spectacular views out ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/guy-fawkes-river-national-park/ebor-falls/lookout
When the modern world gets too much, you know it's time to load up the campervan and head for the hills. Apsley Falls campground, on the western edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, is your ticket...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/apsley-falls-campground/camping
Located on the edge of Guyra, 37km north of Armidale, Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve offers a special birdwatching experience. The reserve is a rare breeding place for several freshwater wetlan...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve
When it's time for a day with the family in the great outdoors, pack up the car and head to Blue Hole picnic area for a relaxing day out in the bush. Locals from nearby towns, including Armidale, have...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/blue-hole-picnic-area/picnic-bbq