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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Hillgrove Christmas Party

Dec 2 2023

All welcome! Sausage sizzle and party games. BYO drinks and a plate of goodies to share. Please bring cash for raffles. Parents please provide present for children.

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2023 Fairy Festival

Dec 2 2023

Calling all fairies and wizards to join the festivities. Dust off your wings and shake out your cloaks to celebrate this day of magic. Dragon eggs and potions, yoga and belly dancing, yoga for the wee folk, fairy mail, find a fairy treasure hunt, fairy door trail, fairy and wizard craft, Quidelf matches, build a fairy garden, flower crowns and headdresses.

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Rachel Greene @ Boobooks

Dec 2 2023

Join Rachel, Jhana Allan, and Georgina Kruger for an evening of soulful original music. Aoteorea-born singer songwriter, Rachel Greene, possesses a quiet power and presence. With emotional maturity beyond her years, she taps into themes of resilience, despair and hope, with impossibly sweet vocals, and gorgeous accompaniment on keys and baritone ukulele. Jhana is that rare combination of a musician who has a deep understanding of roots music and yet…

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Out of the Maze

Dec 2 2023

A MODERN FIRST NATIONS X CLASSICAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE Out Of The Maze – Warren H. Williams, Julie Croft, and the Western Winds Ensemble Venue and bar open at 6:30PM. Doors at 7:00PM. Show starts at 7:30PM. Imagine the unique voice of internationally acclaimed First Nations recording artist Warren H. Williams, accompanied by the effortlessly brilliant and enigmatic Julie Croft on piano. Then add Croft’s bespoke arrangements for the 9-piece classical…

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Armidale Dance Group

Dec 2 2023

$1 raffle tickets. Please bring plate of goodies to share for supper. Tea and coffee will be provided. Programme Margo Waltz, Eugene Tango, Mayfair Quickstep; 2. Emmerdale Waltz, Gypsy Tap, Idaho Foxtrot; 3. Alpine Stroll, Sally Anne, Shamrock Schottische; 4. Red Rose Saunter, Oxford Waltz, Maxina; 5. Sindy Swing, Lucille Waltz, Tangoette; 6. Queen of Hearts Rumba, Carousel, June Waltz – SUPPER  7. Dynasty Blues, Charmaine Schottische, Festival Glide; 8….

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Armidale Dance Group

Dec 2 2023

$1 raffle tickets. Please bring plate of goodies to share for supper and your own cup. Tea and coffee will be provided. Just a reminder that Masonic Hall is an Aged Care Facility, so if feeling unwell, please do not attend. Dance Programme Killarney Vale Waltz, Carousel, Mayfair Quickstep; 2. Bluebird Waltz, Gypsy Tap, Queen of Hearts Rumba; 3. Alpine Stroll, Dynastry Blues, Merrilyn Schottische; 4. Red Rose Saunter, Petite…

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Armidale Birdwatching Group

Dec 3 2023

Departure at 8.00am from the Visitor Information Centre carpark, 82 Marsh Street. Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes. The scheduled visit may be changed or cancelled if conditions on the day are likely to affect the excursion.

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10 Things to do for over 40s

Guided Heritage Tour. A leisurely 2½-hour city bus tour with a lively and personal commentary from tour guides. The bus departs 10.00am Monday to Saturday (excluding Public Holidays) from the Visitor Information Centre Natural Wonders, Waterfalls and Gorges. Explore the Oxley Wild Rivers, Cathedral Rock and New England National Parks…

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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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