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ExperienceArmidale

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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Travels with Mary – Stories from the Suitcases

May 18 – May 22 2022

TIMES: 10.00am-4.00pm –  Wednesday, 18 May, Friday, 20 May and Sunday, 22 May. The Mary White Saumarez Collection is made up of a newly discovered array of stunning art deco travel posters and original documents collected by Mary White throughout her voyages from 1939-1947 which were found inside a set of attaché cases, now on show for the first time. Redeem your NSW Discover voucher when you purchase your ticket…

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Jazz, Blues & Alt. Grooves @ The Dog

May 19 2022

Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale’s grooviest venues. Kez & Steve  – Kez Watson (all kinds of fiddles/strings) and Stephen Tafra (guitar/banjo/accordion) draw on their classical roots and diverse musical heritage to explore instrumental music traditions from around the world. Their performances are infused with idiomatic essences and techniques from the Celtic regions, Spain, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Appalachia and beyond. Music washes away the dust of everyday life…

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CanAssist Trivia Night

May 20 2022

Finger food, lots of prizes, raffles and auctions, bar and kitchen will be operating. Come join in the fun. All money raised goes to local cancer patients. Tables of 10, come and join the fun, for a good cause.

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Roger & Julie @ The Playhouse

May 20 – May 22 2022

TIME: 2.00pm (Sunday), 7.30pm (Friday, Saturday). We are never too old to fall in love. Roger & Julie is Armidale local, Benjamin Thorn’s rewrite of Shakespeare’s famous Romeo & Juliet. This much shorter and modernised play moves the age of the characters forward and into their lives in two nearby nursing homes. The play is suitable for teenage children. Producer: Diana Helmrich; Directors: Margaret Sims and Benjamin Thorn. Payment by…

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Travels with Mary – Stories from the Suitcases

May 25 – May 29 2022

TIMES: 10.00am-4.00pm –  Wednesday, 25 May, Friday, 27 May and Sunday, 29 May. The Mary White Saumarez Collection is made up of a newly discovered array of stunning art deco travel posters and original documents collected by Mary White throughout her voyages from 1939-1947 which were found inside a set of attaché cases, now on show for the first time. Redeem your NSW Discover voucher when you purchase your ticket…

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Glenn Skuthorpe @ Australian Poetry Hall of Fame

May 26 2022

With his 7th album on the way and music featured in movies and documentaries such as The Emu Runner and John Pilger’s Utopia, Nhunggabarra, Kooma man and international touring singer-songwriter, Glenn Skuthorpe, is a powerful lyricist and composer who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard. A compelling performer whose playing style is captivating, engaging audiences in the stories behind his journeys. Prepare for an infusion of urban…

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Jazz, Blues & Alt. Grooves @ The Dog

May 26 2022

Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale’s grooviest venues. The Gravy  – One of the most nascent groove collectives in the High Country, The Gravy features Dave Brown on bone, John Corcoran on guitar, Emily (EJ) Jane on vocals, Brendan Passey on bass and vocals and Ian (Mitch) Mitchell on skins. This succulent sauce has a base of contemporary soul, notes of 80s funk and naughties groove, topped with…

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Roger & Julie @ The Playhouse

May 27 – May 29 2022

TIME: 2.00pm (Sunday), 7.30pm (Friday, Saturday). We are never too old to fall in love. Roger & Julie is Armidale local, Benjamin Thorn’s rewrite of Shakespeare’s famous Romeo & Juliet. This much shorter and modernised play moves the age of the characters forward and into their lives in two nearby nursing homes. The play is suitable for teenage children. Producer: Diana Helmrich; Directors: Margaret Sims and Benjamin Thorn. Payment by…

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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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