Experiencethe highs


The Armidale region boasts spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world-heritage national parks, cool-climate vineyards and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage.

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There's plenty happening all year round in Armidale.

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The thrill ofhigh country

At around 1000 metres above sea level, Armidale offers visitors a truly evocative and unique experience.

The city of Armidale and the town and villages of Guyra, Wollomombi and Ebor share a rich history and stunning natural environment. Where else can you experience World Heritage wilderness in the morning and indulge in the sophistication of world-class galleries and vineyards in the afternoon?

This is all part of the experience in the Armidale region – there are hundreds of thousands of hectares of national parks and state forests to explore.

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ADFAS: Myths that Matter: The influence of Greek myths in the visual arts

Jul 7 2022

Please note change of time Not all myths are created equal.  The Greeks and Romans told hundreds of stories about the life and loves of Gods and heroes.  Many of these stories have been forgotten.  However, a number have captured our imagination and provided inspirations to generations of artists.  This lecture examines these influential myths and why they have proven to be so important to artists from Botticelli to Picasso….

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Pub Choir @ Impies

Jul 7 2022

For those of you yet to experience the delight of group singing – in harmony – with your mates – at a pub – here’s the dealio. No experience needed, no commitment required – just you, some mates, some classic tunes and a cheeky bevie or three. Grab a meal if you are peckish and a bevie, pick up a lyric sheet and we will fill you up on solid…

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Les Misérables

Jul 7 – Jul 10 2022

TIME: 2.00-5.00pm (Sunday), 7.30pm (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) – tickets available from Carr’s NewsXpress (170 Beardy Street Mall, phone: 02 6772 3534) or adms.org.au (50₵ booking fee applies).. Les Misérables is an epic musical about passion, destruction, revenge, poverty and hope, all set against the French revolution. It’s a story about redemption and survival with a goosebump-inducing score including some of the most well-known, memorable and loved songs in musical history…

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Jazz, Blues & Alt. Grooves @ the Dog

Jul 7 2022

Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale’s grooviest venues. Is Man Kind is a three-piece blues and alternate influenced band that is embarking on its debut independent tour from Queensland in July this year. The band’s music, well, it’s a bit difficult to describe. Something between The Doors, Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd comes to mind, but you had better come along and find out for yourselves. Music washes…

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New England Dining Experience

Jul 8 2022

The New England Dining Experiences, dedicated to showcasing New England produce and producers, are delivered at or around the start of each season and celebrate the best the region has to offer. The venue and chef will change regularly. For the Wintery New England Dining Experience, join them with the fire on at the atmospheric McCrossin’s Mill in Salisbury Street, Uralla. Included in the ticket price is a welcome drink…

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Wintery Weekend of Wondrous Workshops

Jul 9 – Jul 10 2022

Workshops include printing, spoon carving, lace making, pottery, knitting, sewing, macrame, beading, jewellery making,embroidery, felting, mosaic, doodling, copper form folding and writing.

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Georges Junction – A Tranquil 4WD Getaway at the Junction of Georges Creek and the Mighty Macleay River

Happily lose your perspective on the grassy banks of NSW’s Georges Junction: only 4WDers need apply. At the base of the Great Dividing Range, 80 km east of Armidale and 90km west of Kempsey – home to the Akubra and near Nulla Nulla where Slim Dusty was born – lies…

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Walk with Soundtrails

We’re excited to announce that visitors and locals can now experience four new nature Soundtrails in New England High Country’s national parks, adding to the region’s five existing Soundtrails. Delivered through the Soundtrails mobile app, utilising GPS tracking technology, this immersive audio experience triggers stories on location, connecting listeners emotionally…

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Taking the High Road

Over the past year, COVID lockdowns have restricted the way we travel and the way we interact, depriving us of the simple things we often take for granted. Things like catching up with mates or being able to jump in the car and go for a long drive. Now, the…

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Warrabah National Park

If it’s an adventure the whole family can enjoy, look no further than Warrabah National Park. Well known by locals, but relatively unheard of by the general population, Warrabah National Park is a playground for those who love the great outdoors. The 6 hour journey from Sydney may test the…

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Fusspots at Ebor – Explore the Waterfall Way

One of the most spectacular waterfalls along the aptly named Waterfall Way is Ebor Falls, the majestic falls are adjacent to the tiny town of the same name, Ebor. Fusspots at Ebor is a sweet, family-friendly café offering a classic lineup of sandwiches, salads and light meals, plus a kids’…

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New England Regional Art Museum – NERAM

The Howard Hinton Collection at the New England Regional Art Museum is the result of one of the greatest acts of artistic philanthropy and benefaction in Australian history. Between 1928 and 1948 a collection of over 1000 artworks by leading Australian artists were donated to the newly constructed Armidale Teachers’…

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History and Heritage in New England High Country

With a name like New England, it comes as little surprise this cool-climate region was a strong drawcard for early European explorers, who sought to make their livelihood from the fertile high plains. Setting up Camp In 1818, English explorer John Oxley ascended the ranges around the present day Walcha…

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Dunmore Trout Farm

I’ve been fishing for all my life. Growing up in North Queensland with an abundance of estuaries and inshore reefs at my doorstep, it was hard not to develop an interest in casting a line now and then. Added to this, my dad and uncle also didn’t mind drowning a…

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Plan yourstay

Situated within a day’s drive or short flight from Sydney and Brisbane, getting to Armidale is easier than you may think.

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