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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Backgammon in the Mall

Dec 9 – Dec 14 2023

Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of Backgammon and coffee. For all ages and stages. Lapsed players and complete beginners welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one from the bookshop. Feel free to approach any players you see and ask to join. For more information, visit armidale-backgammon-fanciers.mailchimpsites.com.

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Book Release & Signing – Bridget Van der Eyk

Dec 9 2023

Armidale author, Bridget Van der Eyk, is celebrating the release of her second contemporary romance book 3000 Words with a book signing event at the Armidale War Memorial Library. Copies will be available for purchase on the day for $25 (cash and EFTPOS payments available), or you are welcome to bring your own copy. Paperback copies of 10 Dates (the first book in the series) will also be available for…

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Noël Wears a Cabbage Tree Hat!

Dec 9 2023

Ticket also available at the door. Sunny, serious and silly songs for a hot Australian Christmas performed by the Armidale Choral Society with Conductor Inge Southcott and Accompanist Sheila Guymer, and guest artists Sharon Davidge (flute) and David Rowe (oboe) Afternoon tea available by generous donation after the concert.

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Jamie Hudson @ Boobooks

Dec 9 2023

Jamie is a multi-instrumentalist doing a set of his original works. There will be Blackboard open mic prior to Jamie, so if you are interested in playing/singing etc., please put your name on the Studio Folk Club list on the outside wall.

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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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