Attractions

Top Choice Park in Tamworth

Tamworth Marsupial Park

Overfriendly cockatoos, showy peacocks and a mob of native animals live here alongside a playground, barbecues and picnic shelters. There are lovely short walks to the neighbouring botanic gardens. Take Brisbane St …
Historic Building in Bingara

Roxy Theatre (Greek Museum)

The Roxy Theatre was built in 1936 by three partners from Greece, as a magnificent art deco cinema with an adjoining cafe. It has recently been restored to its glory; part of the project has been the development of …
National Park in Tenterfield

Bald Rock National Park

About 35km northeast of Tenterfield (take Naas Rd, signposted 'Woodenbong' – really), you can hike to the top of Australia's largest exposed granite monolith (which looks like a stripy little Uluru). There are lovel…
Historic Building in Tenterfield

Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts

Australian-history boffins will enjoy the museum (adult/child $5/2) in this beautifully restored old hall. It's notable as the place where Sir Henry Parkes, the 'Father of Federation', delivered the 1889 Tenterfield…
Museum in Tamworth

Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum

We think even non-revheads will enjoy this impressive personal collection of over 50 vintage motorcycles, belonging to the bloke who owns the adjacent Powerhouse hotel. The curator tells us he still rides them once …
National Park in Tenterfield

Richmond Range National Park

Off the beaten track, 117km east of Tenterfield, this 15,712-hectare park contains some of the best-preserved old-growth rainforest in NSW. It's part of a World Heritage–listed preserve showing off what this part of…
Historic Building in Armidale

Saumarez Homestead

Explore the lovely grounds and sumptuous rooms of this lavish Edwardian mansion built between 1888 and 1906, once the former residence of Armidale landowner Henry Dumaresq. Guided tours (10.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm Saturda…
Museum in Glen Innes

Land of the Beardies History House Museum

The Land of the Beardies History House fills an old hospital to bursting with eclectic artefacts of old Glen Innes. It's a truly unique experience, with so much to see: allocate plenty of time to appreciate the dive…
Museum in Armidale

New England Regional Art Museum

At the southern edge of Armidale, NERAM has a sizeable permanent collection and good contemporary exhibitions. The Yellow Room Triptych by Margaret Olley is a highlight.
Viewpoint in Tamworth

Oxley Scenic Lookout

Follow Tamworth's jacaranda-lined White St to the very top, where you'll reach this viewpoint. It's the best seat in the house as the sun goes down.