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?

Jazz, Blues & Alt. Grooves @ the Dog

Dec 7 2023

Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale’s grooviest venues. Tell Tale Hearts features Vince Redal (guitars/vocals), Steve Jackson (guitars/vocals), Mick Houlahan (bass/vocals) and Steve Harris (drums/assorted rhythmic shapes). With both original and new songs, Tell Tale Hearts renovates the power in pop, realigns the Alt in rock and rewires the blues in groove, to give listeners a night of wide-skied sound and deep-valleyed song. Music washes away the dust…

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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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