Welcome to Armidale
Sitting high on New South Wales' Northern Tablelands, surrounded by prime grazing country traditionally owned by the Anaiwan people, Armidale – with its broad streets, lattice-wrapped pubs and distinctive blue-brick buildings – is the de facto capital of this region. Established in the rush for grazing land that followed from European colonists finally finding a way through the Blue Mountains to the Australian interior, its physical charms are augmented by four distinct seasons and the proximity of ravishingly-beautiful forests and highlands. Summers are mild and clear in this this dignified regional centre, autumnal foliage is spectacular, crisp winters often see light snowfalls, and manicured gardens burst to life in an explosion of bright spring colours.
Home to some of Australia's best boarding schools and the University of New England, Armidale is accustomed to welcoming visitors and gaining admirers, year-round.