The New England High Country region is situated in the northeast of NSW, with its capital, Armidale, located nearly six hours — or 475km — from Sydney. The heritage-steeped high country is bursting at the seams with charming country towns, natural wonders and gourmet attractions, not to mention big open roads that reveal the region’s beautiful scenery at every turn. At around 1000 metres above sea level, New England High Country offers a truly evocative and unique experience with four distinct seasons.
Of course, the very best part about touring New England High Country by motorbike is the sheer freedom of it. That’s why New England High Country, in conjunction with Motorcycle Trader, Australasian Dirt Bike and Australian Motorcycle News, have created distinct touring itineraries to help you discover everything this region has to offer on two wheels.
My Favourite Corner is all about inspiring you to take the journey to this stunning pocket of New South Wales and whether you prefer road riding, off-road adventuring, or luxury touring, there’s a motorcycle route through this diverse region to suit everyon’es style. Download the Motorcycling the New England High Country e-book here for more information.
Not a motorcyclist? Don’t worry if you aren’t, as there is plenty to explore on four wheels too!
Historic charm and idyllic settings abound in the city of Armidale and towns of Guyra, Walcha, Uralla, Glen Innes, Inverell and Tenterfield. Visitors can discover a selection of fascinating galleries and museums, as well as more than a few top quality restaurants, cafes and eateries. Each town also hosts their fair share of exciting events throughout the year, from festivals, music shows and theatre through to markets, book fairs, major sport events and everything in between.
Don’t believe us? Check out these first hand experiences from visitors to our region!
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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.