A picturesque picnic spot, just off Oxley Highway, makes Tia Falls lookout and picnic area an ideal stop over on a long drive. Located on the south western edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, it'...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/tia-falls-lookout-and-picnic-area/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.
Marengo Chalet is a luxurious Austrian-style log chalet situated 3,700 feet above sea-level, just off the Grafton-Armidale road near Ebor.
The Chalet is perched on top of a hill with 270 degr...
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
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
For a wilderness adventure, load up the 4WD and head for the remote tranquillity of Riverside picnic area. An unsealed road will test your driving skills and lead you through some of the most uns...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/riverside-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Wollomombi campground is perfect for an overnight bush stop while exploring the falls country of New England by campervan. You might be tempted to stay a couple of days to admire the spectacular gorge...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/green-gully-campground/camping