Armidale is at the centre of the New England District. It is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Highway so is easily accessible by car or coach. There is also rail access and regular flights from both Sydney and Brisbane. It is about a 21/2 hour drive from Coffs Harbour on the Pacific coast via the waterfall way. The climate is clear and invigoration, with mild summers, glorious spring and autumn colours and crisp winters with snowfalls that give four distinct seasons.
Armidale boasts Australia's oldest regional university, The University of New England, established in 1938, along with three private boarding schools, two Catholic schools, two public high schools, six state primary schools and pre schools. Armidale is one of Australia's leading regional centres for education. Situated close to the vast gorge country of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and the spectacular wilderness of the New England National Park. The city is home to elegant cathedrals, churches and pastoral homesteads, heritage buildings and fascinating museums and galleries.
The New England region is fast becoming known for its cold climate wines. The unique set of climate conditions tend towards an individuality of the region that manifests itself in a unique style of wine. Visitors to Armidale can spend an enjoyable day savouring these classic wines, among which include pinot noir, chardonnay, Semillon and Riesling. The towns of Uralla and Guyra are both worth visiting while touring in the New England. Uralla is 23 kms south of Armidale and Guyra is 35 kms north. Walcha to the east is a must see destination and visitors should visit Apsley Falls, Tia Falls and the Macleay river gorge area.
Armidale boasts many fine, award winning restaurants and cafes. For more casual dining there is also a wide range of pubs, coffee shops and alfresco cafes. The local lamb and beef is widely renowned and you should not leave the district without partaking. There are now some 44 winegrowers in the district with over 370 ha of vineyards. Many of the wines produced are now award winners.
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