Get a natural high without leaving earth

Imagine a place where the geology and biodiversity is unique, where you can climb giant rock formations, stroll through rainforests, encounter rare wildlife, watch powerful waterfalls, camp in the wilderness, paddle wild rivers, and find endless breathtaking views. This is all part of the New England High Country experience – a place where you can explore hundreds of thousands of hectares of national parks, state forests, and more.

New England High Country boasts an extensive gorge wilderness with over 500 kilometres of wild and scenic rivers. Discover a unique natural playground with magnificent waterfalls, rainforests and exotic flora and fauna.

Discover our national parks

Listen in nature - coming soon!

You'll soon be able to experience nature in New England High Country a little bit differently by immersing yourself in our National Park Soundtrails.

Our regions is developing four new national park Soundtrails thanks to funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery grants program, an Australian Government bushfire recovery initiative. Our new Soundtrails in Washpool National Park, Bald Rock National Park, Apsley Falls and Wollomombi Falls are launching in September 2021, so stay tuned!

Experience our region’s history and culture through Soundtrails - self-paced locative audio walks delivered to you through an interactive app platform suitable for most mobile devices.

Discover a rich weave of memories, voices, myths, and archival footage. With original compositions, local voices, and world class production, Soundtrails uses locative storytelling to truly bring places and their stories to life.

The Soundtrails App is available on apple or android.

1. Download the Soundtrails App from the App Store or from Google Play.

2. Within the app, select the Soundtrail you would like to explore and download.

3. Connect your headphones with the app open and location services enabled, follow the trail and listen to the stories. You can also press the green circles displayed on the map and listen to the stories without physically being in that location.

You can also listen to Soundtrails online via the Soundtrails website - just select the desired Soundtrail, ensure your volume is turned on, and hover your cursor over the pinpoints on the map image, which will reveal the different stories.

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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.