Heading to Armidale is like taking a trip back through history to colonial architecture, art galleries and museums rich in heritage, and pastoral lands that peak into valleys ideal for cultivating some of Australia’s richest wine. With an abundance of outdoor activities in hiking, waterfalls, and fishing beyond the town’s limits you’re bound to explore a unique part of the region.
Located in Northern New South Wales, the region offers travellers a diverse range of seasons that give way to geographical terrain with canyons, waterfalls, mountains, and valleys. In town, take part in an active history lesson by taking a tour or self-guided heritage walk where you can admire significant historical sites, buildings, and cathedrals. Explore the focal point of the town and the University of New England for a glimpse into the hearts and minds that embody the region.
The New England Regional Art Museum holds several collections of importance to Armidale and the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place is another spot to find art alive with indigenous history. The town also hosts a number of events, festivals, and markets surrounding the abundance of agriculture, livestock, and wineries.
Just minutes outside the town, embark on an adventure through national parks like the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park to Gara Gorge, Apsley Falls, or Wollomombi Falls (the longest waterfall in Australia). Use your accommodation as an integrative experience with quaint B&Bs, small farm homes, cosmopolitan hotels, or spend the night intertwined in the vineyards of a local winery.