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Fishing on Lake Hume, Albury Albury and Surrounds The iconic Murray River winds through Albury in a lush river valley. 

Armidale streetscape, New England North West Armidale and Surrounds Armidale is a city of culture and learning, with a wonderful heritage...

Quaint townscape of Hill End, near Bathurst Bathurst and Surrounds One of Australia’s oldest inland settlements, now a...

Giraffes at Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo Dubbo and Surrounds Worth a visit for the wonderful Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo.

Balancing rocks in Glenn Innes, New England North WestGlen Innes, Inverell and Surrounds The area's Celtic origins are commemorated by the Australian Standing Stones.

Enjoy prime fishing spots in Goulburn region Goulburn and Surrounds A colourful past that includes explorers, gold-diggers and bushrangers.

Shearers in Hay, Riverina (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Griffith and Surrounds A blend of cuisine, culture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Cotton fields in Moree, Central NSWMoree, Narrabri and Surrounds One of the country's richest agricultural areas, with natural hot springs.

Wine maker, Mudgee (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Mudgee and Surrounds The area around Mudgee boasts about 50 wineries.

Enjoying local wine in Orange, Central NSW Orange and Surrounds A beautiful area with a growing reputation for its produce and cool-climate wines.

Lee Kernaghan at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Central NSW Tamworth and Surrounds Best known for its annual country music festival in January.

Segenhoe Horse Stud, Scone, Upper Hunter Upper Hunter Endowed with rolling plains and rugged mountains, the Upper Hunter has a taste for the good life.

Proteas from Karrindee Blooms, RiverinaWagga Wagga and Surrounds On the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga has a thriving arts community.


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Must do

Fast facts

  • Rolling hills on high tablelands of the Great Dividing Range
  • Famous as a university city and gateway to World Heritage national parks
  • Seven hours’ drive north-west of Sydney

Why go there

Armidale is a city of culture and learning, with a wonderful heritage precinct, two impressive cathedrals and great shopping. The two closest national parks are excellent for bushwalking and other outdoor pursuits, and New England National Park is World Heritage-listed.

Guyra, the highest town in the New England Tablelands, has a freshwater wetland inside a volcanic crater, a breeding ground for waterbirds.

Things to do

  • Go birdwatching at the high-country wetland, the Mother of Ducks Lagoon.
  • Visit the grave of bushranger Frederick Ward, also known as Captain Thunderbolt, at Uralla.
  • Walk to Wollomombi Falls, the second highest vertical drop in Australia.
  • Explore New England National Park, which is World Heritage-listed.
  • Join the free, daily heritage tours of Armidale, departing from Armidale Visitors Centre.
  • Discover the wild beauty of Oxley Wild Rivers, Cathedral Rocks and Werrikimbe national parks.

Don’t miss

  • New England Regional Art Museum, which has arguably the best collection of any regional gallery in Australia.
  • A guided tour of Saumarez Homestead, a grazing property with 20 buildings dating from the 1860s.


  • New England Bach Festival, Armidale, in May.
  • Wool Expo, Armidale, in May.
  • Armidale Women’s Comedy Festival, Armidale, in October.
  • Walcha Bushmans Carnival and Campdraft, Walcha, in January.
  • Armidale streetscape, New England North West

    Armidale streetscape, New England North West

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