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.
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
Rock-hopping isn't just for the wallaroos at Cathedral Rock National Park. Hike to the park's main boulder piles of Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock and scramble to their summits. Then enjoy the supe...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/cathedral-rock-national-park
If you're looking to get away from the crowds and explore pristine wilderness, then Werrikimbe National Park is the place for you.
Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage...
Like the sound of an afternoon surrounded by wetlands, native plants and more birds than you can count? Head to the birdwatching platform at Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve in Guyra. This wooden...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve-birdwatching-platform/birdwatching
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...
A perfect bush setting on the Northern Tablelands, the Dangars Falls picnic area has dramatic views over the deep ravines and gorges of the northern edge of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.