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
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.
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
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
0.5km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Medium difficulty
Snaking through Gondwana rainforest and past Antarctic beeches, Weeping Rock walking track takes you directly to the much-admired basalt cliff f...
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
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...
In the 1990s, a group of anti-logging protesters turned their attention to an area near the small town of Walcha. Their vocal efforts led to the creation of Mummel Gulf National Park, protecting an as...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mummel-gulf-national-park
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 ...