Armidale is a cosmopolitan and sophisticated city located in a picturesque rural setting on the doorstep of some of the most scenic national parks in Australia.

Admire the region’s rugged beauty including the New England National Park, a World Heritage listed natural wonder or Wollomombi Falls (second Highest Waterfall in Australia). Walk the tree-lined streets and admire the grand cathedrals, heritage buildings and extensive parks and gardens.

Home to the University of New England and the New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale is a cosmopolitan city with country hospitality. The best way to learn about the history of the city is to hop on board the Armidale Heritage Bus Tour for an entertaining two and a half hour guided sightseeing jaunt that takes in the most important sites.

Stylish cafes buzz with activity and serve up great coffee and regionally-inspired meals. Award-winning restaurants, clubs and pubs also offer a wide range of contemporary Australian and international cuisine.

Where to stay depends on how far into the wilderness you’re prepared to go. You can, on one hand, descend into the wilderness gorge country to camp and shower under the waterfalls, or, on the other hand relax in a five star guesthouse with plump feather pillows, antique furniture, king sized beds and spa baths.

For those that like to stay connected whilst travelling, Armidale is the first city in Australia to be fully NBN fibered so you can keep in touch with family and friends with the country’s fastest consumer internet.

Quick Facts

Armidale is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Armidale Regional  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 377kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 274.6 square kilometres. Armidale has a recorded population of 23352 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Armidale we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Armidale and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.