Local Area


While in Armidale you wouldn’t want to miss the thrill of the altitude of the New England region with so many stunning National Parks to explore as well as Oxley Wild Rivers, Guy Fawkes River and Cathedral Rock to name just a few.

Add to that the must see waterfalls, including Wollomombi Falls (highest waterfall in NSW), Ebor Falls, Dangars Falls, Apsley Falls and Baker’s Creek Falls.

Armidale has a rich and colourful indigenous and colonial history that can be discovered by exploring the New England region and its inspiring stories of the earliest Aboriginal inhabitants, Chinese Gold Miners, European explorers and bushrangers.

Our heritage buildings are breathtaking and well worth your time to visit. They include Saumarez Homestead, Booloominbah (which is located in the heart of The University of New England), St's Mary & Joseph Catholic Cathedral and St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral. The visitor centre offers a guided heritage tour.

Armidale is renowned for its art and culture. At the UNE there are museums and collections embracing art, classical archaeology, local history, rare books and much more.

New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) is only a short walk along with the old teachers’ college that is now home to the New England Conservatorium.