Starting in Armidale, visit the New England Regional Art Museum where you can take in an outstanding permanent collection from four major artists. Then call into the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place where you can explore the rich Aboriginal culture through viewing the art gallery, musical section, tools and weaponry, history room, bush tucker walk and the archaeological section.
Next stop is Petersons Guesthouse and Winery, just out of town. Set on the historic property of ‘Palmerston’, the Peterson family has established an award-winning guesthouse and cellar door.
Continue on and follow the signs to Dangars Gorge. The spectacular gorge country is believed to have been formed over the last 12 to 15 million years as the rivers and streams cut their way down through the rock that forms the New England Plateau. Dangars Falls are spectacular after rain.
After leaving Dangars Gorge, turn left into Black Lane and you’ll drive through typical New England farming country and you’ll come to the idyllic country town of Uralla with its heritage streetscape, unique shops, galleries and museums. Return to Armidale on the New England Highway a short 15 minute drive.
Tourist Drive 19
Tourist Drive 19 takes a delightful route south from Armidale through some picturesque scenery taking in the New England Regional Art Museum. Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place, Petersons Armidale Winery, the spectacular Dangars Falls and Gorge; and the historic town of Uralla.
Take a couple of hours or take the whole day and immerse yourself in the art, history, nature and local winery.