Sitting at an altitude of approximately 1000 metres above sea level, Armidale enjoys four distinct seasons without enduring the extremes of other areas. Spring and Autumn are especially beautiful for gardening enthusiasts with several Open Gardens available during the year.
Known as a City of Education, Armidale not only is the home of the University of New England but has two state high schools, five private schools (three with boarding facilities) and six primary schools within the town boundaries.
Alongside the stunning Hinton and Coventry collections at the Regional Art Museum, Armidale has several other galleries showcasing local artists. For those investigating local family history we have a dedicated group with research facilities and a Folk Museum, with Saumarez Homestead open to the public during the warmer part of the year. The Visitor Information Centre runs a very worthwhile free tour of the city each day.
Armidale is the ideal base to explore the extensive New England National Park with its fabulous waterfalls and walking tracks. Be amazed by our big, clear night skies - perfect for star gazing.
Sporting enthusiasts will delight in what Armidale has to offer, from mountain biking to golf or rock-climbing to tennis, and everything in between.
A number of local boutique breweries have emerged recently, complimenting our award winning wineries. Guided Food and Wine tours are now available, or simply choose from the numerous fabulous cafes and restaurants Armidale is famous for.
Our Visitor Information Centre is THE best place to go for up-to-date information, brochures, maps and guides, and helpful, friendly staff. It is open every day except Christmas and Good Friday.