A Cultural Experience Awaits

From award-winning art galleries and bespoke museums to antique shops and charming bookstores, New England High Country has many heritage, arts and cultural offerings to fascinate any and all visitors.

• Get the Soundtrails App and listen to the audio-recorded stories and histories of Tenterfield, Inverell, Uralla, Walcha and Armidale for an immersive experience as you explore the trails.

• View the ever-growing collection of sculptures and public art completed by renowned artists at Walcha’s Open Air Gallery, or head back in time at Walcha Pioneer Cottage and Museum.

• The award-winning McCrossin’s Mill Museum in Uralla is home to an eclectic collection of early Australian memorabilia.

• While visiting Armidale, add the historic Saumarez Homestead, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the New England Regional Art Museum to your to-do list.

• The Pioneer Village and National Transport Museum in Inverell will lead you back to a bygone era. Or see the masters at work at the New England Woodturning and Sculptures in Gilgai, where visitors can also view a range of Australian-made digeridoos and unique oddgeridoos.

• Delve into Glen Innes’ history at The Land of Beardies History House Museum, or for an artistic pursuit visit Gawura Gallery the home of internationally acclaimed Aboriginal artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby.

• Appreciate Tenterfield’s local artisans at Make It Tenterfield and the Artists’ Collective Studio and visit the Tenterfield Saddler that was immortalised in song by Peter Allen.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.