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  1. Eagles Nest Walking Track

    Eagles Nest walking track takes you on a journey though World Heritage rainforest and snow gum forest, with outstanding views along the way. Climb down into the ageless world of Gondwana rainforest. Marvel at the huge mossy Antarctic beech…

  2. Threlfall Picnic Area

    If you like the idea of a leisurely lunch beside a clear mountain river, then Threlfall picnic area will have you packing the sandwiches. Just off Waterfall Way near Armidale, this peaceful lunch spot is on the northern edge of Oxley Wild R…

  3. Gara Gorge Lookout

    If you like to combine an easy walk with a spectacular view then it’s time to pack the car and head to Gara Gorge lookout, accessed along Threlfall walking track, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across the New England wilderness. F…

  4. Wrights Lookout Walking Track

    The walk to Wrights lookout takes you from the lush world of ferns and mosses to a rocky plateau with spectacular panoramic views. It’s a bit of a scramble to get to the top, but you’ll be rewarded at the end, standing on the top of an anc…

  5. New England National Park

    Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of New England National Park. It's home to World Heritage rainforest, and boasts magnificent views, fantastic walking and various accommodation options. Located in the Northern Tablelands of NSW, New En…

  6. Point Lookout

    Point Lookout is the must-see destination for visitors to New England National Park. Perched on the edge of the Great Escarpment, it offers panoramic views across World Heritage rainforest to the ocean in the distance. At sunrise, the mist…

  7. Wollomombi Falls

    The Wollomombi Falls are one of the highest falls in Australia. The spectacular single fall from the undulating plateau country around Wollomombi to the floor of the Wollomombi Gorge often gives visitors a truly superb view. The views, thou…

  8. Armidale Heritage Tours

    The Guided Heritage Tour is a two and a half hour taster of Armidale. You will be taken on an historical journey through Armidale with a lively and personal commentary from one of the tour guides. There are four opportunities to alight …

  9. Ebor Falls

    A great stop-off between the coast and Armidale along Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls offers spectacular waterfall views, scenic lookouts and a picnic area. Watch the Guy Fawkes River plunging 100 metres over two waterfalls at Ebor Falls. Three …

  10. Woolpack Rocks

    Woolpack Rocks is a geological wonder. Follow the track to Woolpack Rocks, where you can picnic, birdwatch and walk to the summit for views across the New England Tablelands. As you walk towards the Woolpack Rocks, their size and shape capt…

  11. Berarngutta Picnic Area

    This quiet grassy clearing is a charming spot to have a picnic amongst the snow gums. It’s ideal for small groups wanting to be conveniently near to Point lookout, yet away from the road. A walking track here links to the Point lookout circ…

  12. Lyrebird Walking Track

    Lyrebird walking track is a 5.5 kilometre circuit walk through New England National Park that takes walkers through an enchanting range of environments, including eucalypt forest and cool temperate rainforest, along basalt cliffs and past b…

  13. Point Lookout Walking Track

    Everyone who visits New England National Park should ensure they take a stroll around Point lookout walking track, located 1,500 metres above sea level at the edge of the Great Escarpment. On a clear day, a 180-degree panorama takes in this…

  14. Cassinia Walking Track

    You’ll get the best of all worlds on Cassinia walking track from Longpoint picnic area on the edge of the Great Escarpment, in Oxley Rivers National Park. Perfect for the kids, this short and easy track takes in rare rainforests, gums, and …

  15. Cathedral Rock Track

    Hike up Cathedral Rock to sit on a natural throne – perched on 200 metres of stacked boulders – and survey your kingdom. The nearby Round Mountain is the highest point of the New England Tablelands, although only by a royal whisker at 1,584…

  16. Armidale Folk Museum

    The Armidale Folk Museum is conducted by Armidale Dumaresq Council and traces its origins back to 1933. It is housed in the magnificent 1863 Armidale Literary Institute and traces the history of this New England city. Visitors marvel at …

  17. Wollomombi Walking Track

    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, near Armidale. A great way to reacquaint yourself with the great outdoors, this scenic walk of…

  18. Cathedral Rock National Park

    Camp, walk, birdwatch and enjoy scenic views with great picnic spots at Cathedral Rock National Park, just east of Armidale and west of Dorrigo on the New England Tablelands. Rock-hopping isn’t just for the wallaroos at Cathedral Rock Nati…

  19. New England Wilderness Walk

    Descending over 1,000 metres from the edge of New England Tableland to the headwaters of Bellinger River, this multi-day walk invites experienced bush walkers on a journey through diverse wilderness. Best done over three days, this challen…