Armidale Area

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Explore World Heritage national parks, go wine tasting at cool-climate wineries and be awed by Australia’s second-highest waterfall. The picturesque Armidale area, in the beautiful New England High Country, promises an action-packed adventure, with many wonderful things to do.

Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, getting to the vibrant city of Armidale is easy by road, rail or air. The charming towns of Guyra, Walcha and Uralla are all an easy drive from Armidale, and close to waterfalls, deep gorges, marvellous rivers, ancient rainforest and abundant wildlife.

The plunging Wollomombi Falls, Australia's second-high waterfall, near Armidale

Home to fine grazing land, this region in the Northern Tablelands of NSW is rich in history and heritage. Join Armidale Heritage Tours to discover grand cathedrals and colonial buildings. The New England Regional Art Museum has two magnificent Australian art collections.

With four distinct seasons, the Armidale area is great to visit year-round. Explore the natural attractions on outdoor adventures such as bushwalking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, rock climbing and mountain biking. For spectacular views, take a helicopter joy flight with Fleet Adventures.

A biplane flying over Dangars Gorge, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

The region has four national parks that form part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area: the New England National Park, the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, the Cunnawarra National Park and the Werrikimbe National Park. At Point lookout enjoy breathtaking views.

Eagles Nest walking track weaves through UNESCO World Heritage rainforest and the Oxley Wild Rivers is home to the towering Wollomombi Falls – there is a campground near the falls. The Waterfall Way is a scenic drive between Armidale and Coffs Harbour, winding through five national parks.

Another great touring route is Thunderbolts Way, named after the colonial bushranger Captain Thunderbolt. You’ll find plenty of places to stay and fun events in the Armidale area, as well as great food and wine experiences, from cellar doors to tours, farmers markets and festivals.

Armidale Airport

Fly into Armidale Airport

Armidale Airport is only 6km from Armidale’s city centre. Use the taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip northeast along the New England Highway. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace. QantasLink and Regional Express operate daily direct flights to and from Sydney. Fly Corporate operates direct flights to Brisbane five days a week with additional flights over the Christmas period.

Things to Do and Places to Stay