Our Stories


New England High Country boasts spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world-heritage national parks, cool-climate vineyards and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage. Whether you’re seeking adventure, solitude, romance or just something a bit different, New England High Country will inspire and energise. When you visit, you’ll create your own stories. Before you visit, be inspired by some of ours…

Listen to our stories via audio-locative technology

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. Select the Soundtrail you would like to explore and download.

3. Once downloaded, put your headphones on and, with the app open (and location services enabled), follow the trail and listen to the stories. You can also click directly into the green circles displayed on the map and listen to the stories without physically being in that location.

We've received funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery grants program, an Australian Government bushfire recovery initiative, to develop four new national park Soundtrails. These will be launching in September 2021, so stay tuned!

All Stories

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.