The High Country is Calling
Located along The Great Dividing Range in north-eastern NSW, New England High Country is a region with many facets. From charming country towns steeped in history and natural wonders that will take your breath away to the gourmet attractions born from this region, you are sure to have an elevating experience. Journey along the winding roads that offer views of the region’s renowned landscapes at every turn, and find fresh adventures all year with four distinct seasons transforming the vistas.
Armidale, New England High Country’s capital and Australia’s most elevated city at 1000 metres above sea level, is located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, and two hours from the coast. The smaller towns of Glen Innes, Guyra, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha each bring their unique flavour and experience to the region.
Delve into the extensive gorge wilderness that winds through New England High Country, complete with spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and exotic flora and fauna. Climb the giant rock formations, stroll through the rainforests, watch the powerful waterfalls, or camp in the wilderness — there are endless breathtaking views to seek out. And to make it even better, these experiences are accessible to all ages.
New England High Country is rich with history, and there are plenty of things to discover. Journey through the region and find out more about the inspiring stories of the earliest Aboriginal inhabitants, European explorers, Chinese gold diggers, bushrangers and generations of pastoralists. Visit the stately historic cathedrals and buildings, or dive into the eclectic array of art galleries and museums for a cultural immersion.
With so much to see and do, one of the best ways to truly appreciate the region is to indulge in a road trip and cover all there is to see from Walcha in the south to Tenterfield in the north. New England High Country is where all roads lead, and a new adventure awaits you.