There's nothing like rustic camping to remind you what's really important in life. Remote and unspoilt, the Riverside campground, on the Apsley River in the spectacular Macleay gorges area, puts the w...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/riverside-campground/camping
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.
16km (one way) - 8 hour - Medium difficulty
If you're ready for a walk that combines excellent views with a challenging workout, put on your hiking boots and head for the Salisbury Waters wal...
Experience the beautiful diversity of rural NSW at Cunnawarra National Park, which links the snow gum high country of New England National Park with the scenic ranges of Oxley Wild Rivers National Par...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/cunnawarra-national-park
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
Beech lookout is an absolute must-see spot if you're visiting Cunnawarra National Park. Here, you can enjoy spectacular views out across the headwaters of Georges River south to Cunnawarra Range, Botu...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/cunnawarra-national-park/beech-lookout/lookout
6km (return) - 2 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
Accessed from Long View campground and picnic area, moderately challenging Chandler View circuit walk offers the chance to get up close to...
3.7km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Medium difficulty
Woolpack Rocks shouldn't be overlooked just because the national park wasn't named after them. Easily accessible from Native Dog campground, thi...
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 freshwat...
2km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Easy difficulty
It's all waterfalls and wilderness on this easy walk around the rim of the Wollomombi Gorge high in the falls country of the Northern Tablelands, ne...
2km (one way) - 0.75 hour - Easy difficulty
It's easy to imagine you've wandered into a prehistoric forest on Tea Tree Falls walking track. Brown barrel eucalypts tower above you, while honey...