When tackling the New England North West region, embracing nature is paramount. Some of New South Wales’ most prolific national parks are spotted here. Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Armidale, forms part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area and has a profusion of natural treasure. It includes the Wollomombi Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the country.
Washpool National Park, accessed from Glen Innes, is also part of this world-renowned area and its wide assortment of wildlife includes rare creatures.
Near Narrabri, Mount Kaputar National Park houses the bewitching Sawn Rocks formation, a fantastic example of ‘organ-piping’.
The Australian Standing Stones at Glen Innes aren’t a natural creation, but these pillars will still have photographers snapping away. They are a tribute to the town’s Celtic heritage.
Point the lens upwards in Gunnedah – this is koala country. While in this New England North West town, take the Poets Drive to combine culture with nature.
In Moree, nature chose to glow from below. This is Australia’s artesian spa capital and there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy a soothing experience.
New England North West history is gripping and museums and other attractions are plentiful. Uncover mysterious bushranger heritage in Uralla, admire important works within the New England Regional Art Museum at Armidale, take an art deco walk around Moree, or visit the Tenterfield Saddler or the Inverell Pioneer Village.
Tamworth is the Country Music Capital of Australia and a wealth of engrossing attractions explores the musical link: start at the Walk a Country Mile interpretive museum.
Dozens of vineyards make up the New England wine region. It produces delicious cool-climate wines that are scattered from Tamworth to Tenterfield.