Armidale

New South Wales

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Armidale – The capital of New England

What’s so appealing about Armidale is that it’s a cosmopolitan and sophisticated urban centre located in a picturesque rural setting on the doorstep of some of the most scenic national parks in Australia. This means that it ticks a lot of boxes as a perfect change of scene for jaded city slickers and anyone seeking a serene but interesting place to unwind.

Well known for its cathedrals and heritage buildings Armidale’s best kept secret is the four national parks, each with extraordinary natural attractions, within an hour’s drive from the city centre. There’s a monumental tumble of giant granite boulders to climb in the Cathedral Rock National Park. Along the aptly named Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls and Wollomombi Falls are examples of majestic waterfalls to enjoy. Much of the extensive wilderness in the New England and Oxley Wild Rivers National Parks is World Heritage listed.

The past has a place in modern-day Armidale. Gracious cathedrals and stately buildings dating from the 1860s reflect the lofty aspirations of the early settlers and remain a hive of activity today. But the best way to learn about the history of the city is to hop on board the Armidale Heritage Tour bus for an entertaining 2½ hour narrated sightseeing jaunt that takes in the most important sites.

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Facilities in this Town:

  • • Accommodation
  • • Airport
  • • Art & Entertainment
  • • Art Gallery
  • • ATM
  • • Bank
  • • BBQ
  • • Bowling Club
  • • Bowling Green
  • • Bus service
  • • Bus Tours
  • • Camping
  • • Car Rental
  • • Caravan & Vehicle Repair
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Children's Playground
  • • Chiropractic
  • • Coffee Shop
  • • Dental
  • • Dump Point
  • • Education & Training
  • • Emergency Medical Service
  • • Fishing
  • • Four Wheel Driving
  • • Free WIFI
  • • Hiking & Bushwalking
  • • Historic Buildings
  • • Hospital
  • • Library
  • • Markets
  • • Motorcycle Routes
  • • Museums
  • • National Park
  • • Newsagent
  • • Optical
  • • Petrol Station
  • • Pharmacy
  • • Physiotherapist
  • • Police
  • • Post Office
  • • Pubs/Taverns
  • • Restaurants
  • • RSL Club
  • • Schools
  • • Showground
  • • Souvenirs
  • • Squash Courts
  • • Supermarkets
  • • Swimming pools
  • • Theatre
  • • Tourist Attractions
  • • Train
  • • Tyre Service
  • • University
  • • Visitor Information Centre
  • • Waterfalls
  • • Winery

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Armidale Visitor Information Centre
82 Marsh Street
Armidale NSW 2350
Email: tourism@armidale.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 6770 3888