Welcome to Armidale - What to Do

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What to do around Armidale

Armidale is a diverse centre offering a great range of things to do and see.  Below are links to just a small sample of what is on offer. 



Armidale Art Galleries & Museums

Food Guide

Armidale Autumn Festival

Health & Fitness
Armidale by Air National Parks

Armidale Family History

Armidale Gardens Shopping & Walking
Armidale Playhouse


Armidale Symphony Orchestra

Sustainable Living






Community Organisations


-Clubs & Pubs



Upcoming Activities - Feb & Mar 2014

Things to keep you Fit and to enjoy

Park Orienteering each Wednesday afternoon starting 5:30 pm for February, Venues: Aboretum (see video above), Moran Oval, Creeklands and Drummond Park. - good way to see a bit of Armidale.

Athletics each Wednesday afternoon starting at 5:30 pm- Harris Park.  Caters for the serious runner and those that would just like to have some fun.

Mountain Biking is very Active in Armidale and they have a range of activities.

Dragon Boat racing - Thursday evenings during day light savings from 6pm and Sunday mornings at 9am at Malpas Dam.

Walk the Pine Forest.

Take a stroll through the Mike O'Keeffe Memorial Woodlands

Day on the Green - March 1

Clean up Australia Day - March 2

Armidale Show - March 7 & 8

Armidale Campus Canter - March 15

State League Orienteering - March 15

Autumn Festival - March 15 to 17

West Side Story - March 26 to 29

UNE Graduation




Arts; Humanities; Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Science Awards




Law; UNE Business Awards




Education Awards




Sciences; Health; Medicine Awards




HERITAGE DRIVE (25kms). A 2 hour self-drive tour of Armidale's fine architectural landmarks, museums, parks and lookouts. 

HERITAGE WALK (3.2kms). A self-guided loop walk which highlights the interesting features of Armidale's city centre, including many beautiful buildings and churches.

SAUMAREZ HOMESTEAD (New England Highway (Waterfall Way) - near airport). National Trust Property. Guided and self guided tours available daily at a small charge.

BOOLOOMINBAH (at the University of New England). Built in 1888, it is a magnificent former Gentleman's Residence in the fashionable English style, housing the Gordon Window & surrounded by beautiful grounds.



ARMIDALE FOLK MUSEUM. Cnr Faulkner & Rusden Streets. Free admission. 

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL ART MUSEUM- NERAM (Kentucky Street). Houses the largest permanent collection outside Sydney - is a must for all art lovers.

MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES (Arts Building - UNE). Free Admission

ZOOLOGY MUSEUM (Department of Zoology - UNE).  Free admission.

ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTRE & KEEPING PLACE (Kentucky Street). Craft & Aboriginal displays.

RAILWAY MUSEUM (Railway Station). Exterior display viewing anytime.         


ROSENEATH GALLERY.  Roseneath Lane. Fine English Antiques.



THE ARBORETUM - Kentucky Street/Uralla Road.  Picnic area.  Native trees and plants, a lookout and aquatic gardens.  See Arboretum Video above.

ARCHERY on Sundays at the Archery Range

ARMIDALE APEX LOOKOUT - Jeffery Street, west

BELGRAVE TWIN CINEMA - Dumaresq Street.  Shows various mainstream and alternate films till late.  Cafe Royale is also open late for light meals and refreshments.

CYCLING. Bikes for hire from Bicycle Central on Marsh, The Armidale Bicycle Centre and the SportUNE Centre - 72 3718 or

DEER PARK (UNE)  Deer and kangaroos can be viewed in an enclosed area. You can't pat or feed the animals.

DUTTON TROUT HATCHERY, Point Lookout Road,Ebor.

FARMERS MARKETS - First and Third Sunday of each month.

FISHING. There are a variety of beautiful locations around the New England area for fishing - trout, bass, etc.

HORSE RIDING TOURS There are several horse riding venues around the area.

MONTHLY MARKET'S IN THE MALL Every last Sunday of the month except December. Over 150 stores.

O'KEEFFE WOODLAND - Entrance's Kennedy Street and Kentucky Street, great place for a walk in town.  Near NERAM and the Aboriginal Keeping Place. See O'Keeffe Woodland Photos.

TENPIN BOWLING AND ROLLER SKATING ( Armidale Sport & Recreation Centre, Mann Street.

SWIMMING at the outdoor Town Pool (Dumaresq Street) from October to March and indoors at SportUNE(restricted hours).

SELF-DRIVE SCENIC TOURS 5 different tours available from the Armidale Visitor's Centre.




Wollomombi Gorge Located 40 kms east of Armidale.  Houses the 220 metre Wollomombi Falls.  Spectacular views and  gorge rim walks.

Dangars Gorge. Located 21 kms south-east of Armidale.  Home to 120 metre Dangars Falls.  Great long and short walks.

Gara Gorge (Blue Hole)  Located 16 kms east.  Site of Australia's first Hydro-Electric scheme.  Great area for picnics and for children/families.


Located 85kms east of Armidale. Heritage listed 29985 ha haven for bushwalkers and siteseers.  Majestic views and good walking.  

CATHEDRAL ROCK Located 80 kms east of Armidale.  The 360 degree view from the top of the rock is magnificent and definitely well worth the climb.

GUY FAWKES NATIONAL PARK  Located 80 kms east of Armidale.  Visit theEbor Falls, a gorgeous two tier waterfall.

STYX RIVER STATE FOREST Located 60 kms east of Armidale.  Alpine forest, rugged escarpments and fast flowing rivers.  Good 4wd tracks.

MOUNT YARROWYCK NATURE RESERVE  27 kms west of Armidale.  Significant landmark of Aboriginal Cultural heritage.  Includes a short 3 km walk to the sites.

DUMARESQ DAM  15 kms north west of Armidale.  Great for families and picnics.  There is an easy walk around the dam which is relatively flat.

DANGARS LAGOON  27 kms south of Armidale.  A lagoon filled with an abundance of birdlife, viewed from a bird hide.


Armidale has over 50 places for eating - visit the Armidale Food Guide for your choice of eating out in a variety of different venues or finding locations to purchase the food you wish to cook for yourself.

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