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.
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.
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.
Jun 30 – Jul 3 2022
TIME: 2.30-5.00pm (Sunday), 7.30-10.30pm (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 Director:…
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Jazz, Blues & Alt. Grooves @ the Dog
Jun 30 2022
Mark Howell’s Melu is a power blues trio from Glen Innes featuring Mikey Williams on bass, Steve Merta on drums and Mark Howell on guitar and vocals. The unique fusion trio presents new and old blues songs inspired by greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and Scott Henderson. Music washes away the dust of everyday life – Art Blakey
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Matt O’Leary @ the Bowlo
Jul 1 2022
Come along for a night of good music.
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Opera New England – Carmen
Jul 3 2022
Come along for the screening of Opera New England’s celebrated productions sung in English. Ticket price includes drink from the bar. All proceeds to the Armidale Playhouse.
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Jul 4 – Jul 8 2022
Flag raising, BBQ, entertainment; Workshops – dancing, art, jewellery, didgeridoo playing; Kid’s Corner – face painting, art and craft. Please come along and enjoy NAIDOC Week.
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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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Jul 7 – Jul 10 2022
TIME: 2.30-5.00pm (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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