Experience World Heritage wilderness and adventure in the morning and indulge in the sophistication of world-class galleries and vineyards in the afternoon. In Armidale, there’s something for everybody.

Spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world-heritage national parks, cool-climate vineyards and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage. Canyoning, mountain biking, birdwatching, trout fishing and other outdoor adventures take on an exciting new dimension up high. And you’ll be delighted all over again when you come inside to discover our galleries, museums, fine food and wine.

Imagine a place where the geology and biodiversity is unique, where you can climb giant rock formations, stroll through rainforests, encounter rare wildlife, watch powerful waterfalls, camp in the wilderness, paddle wild rivers, and find endless breathtaking views. This is all part of the Armidale experience – there are hundreds of thousands of hectares of national parks and state forests to explore.


New England’s national parks boast an extensive gorge wilderness with over 500 kilometres of wild and scenic rivers. Discover a unique natural playground with magnificent waterfalls, rainforests and exotic flora and fauna.

Food andwine

The Armidale region boasts some of the best cool climate wines, artisan beers & ciders, boutique spirits and delicious fresh food; all made or grown locally with passion.

Discover a culturalexperience

From renowned collections of antiquities and Australian art to writers’ workshops, cutting-edge theatre and stellar music programs, culture and the arts are ubiquitous in the city of Armidale.

History andheritage

Explore the Armidale region at a leisurely pace and discover inspiring stories of the earliest Aboriginal inhabitants, European explorers, Chinese gold diggers, bushrangers, eminent scholars and generations of pastoralists.

The thrill ofadventure

Sport is an integral part of life in Armidale. From rugby matches, mountain biking and all sorts of competitive and adventurous pursuits to leisurely games of golf and tennis, there’s something for everyone.

What’s on inArmidale?

Goldheist & Ash Morse – Live music in Uralla

Apr 13 2024

Songs + Stories to Warm the Heart: A Cosy Evening at the Piano (Uralla) Goldheist and Ash Morse come together for a beautiful evening of songs and stories at the piano, exploring human connection through music and the power of the storytelling experience.  

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The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Apr 13 2024

Welcome to Appleton, a tidy country town with a population of 1557. Stop in at the pub in the arvo, try your luck with the pokies and why not stay for the annual Potato Race? It’s the highlight of the year. Only this year Dr Penny Anderson is back home in Appleton, and she has a question. Why should the prize money for the race be more for the men…

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TAS Rugby Carnival

Apr 14 2024

This Carnival is the largest junior rugby carnival held, over two days, in Australia, attracting young rugby enthusiasts and their coaches, along with committed families and supporters from all over the country. The carnival caters for under 12 teams and a girls 7s Competition for 14s and 16s players. In previous years, visitors have travelled from the Sunshine Coast in the north, the NSW Southern Highlands in the south and…

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Armidale Farmers’ Market

Apr 14 2024

A monthly open-air market that offers fresh seasonal produce, meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, coffee and other food products from growers and producers around the New England and Coffs Coast regions. Celebrate our community and the unique offerings of this wonderful region! BYO bags and re-useables.

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NSW Khanacross

Apr 14 2024

An autotest (essential skills of car control and judgement) under controlled conditions – quickest times whilst navigating courses. Snacks and drinks available Saturday at the canteen with full BBQ available Sunday for purchase. Spectators welcome.

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