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
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.
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area features rare dry rainforest, dramatic gorges and waterfalls, extensive wilderness areas, wild and sc...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park
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
Banksia Point picnic area is a pleasant, grassy picnic area nestled in the forest and conveniently located near a trackhead that leads to walking opportunities out along and below the escarpment edge....www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/new-england-national-park/banksia-point-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...
Budds Mare lookout is a well-equipped picnic area set in beautiful bushland above the Apsley River Valley. There are wonderful views from the lookout across the World Heritage-listed rainforest and ov...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/budds-mare-lookout/lookout
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...
East Kunderang Homestead is a historic cedar slab homestead, built in the 1890s, set spectacularly among the mountains and valleys of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Once part of an extensiv...