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.
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.
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.
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.