ExperienceArmidale

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.


Naturalwonders

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?

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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