Armidale is located in New England High Country midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Highway and just over two hours’ drive from the coast.
Armidale has many fine heritage buildings, elegant cathedrals and grand pastoral homesteads that you can experience with Armidale’s free Heritage Tour that runs daily from the Visitor Information Centre.
As a university town with a sophisticated lifestyle, Armidale embraces arts and culture. The museums include the Aboriginal Culture Centre, Folk Museum and the New England Regional Art Museum that permanently house paintings donated by benefactors including Howard Hinton and Chandler Coventry.
The serene beauty of Armidale contrasts dramatically with the timeless beauty of the rugged gorge country, waterfalls and the wilderness along the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range nearby. Located a short drive from Armidale, Oxley Wild Rivers, Cathedral Rock and New England National Parks offer awe-inspiring scenery and great walking tracks.