Armidale – a cosmopolitan city with a multi-cultural community offering the best of both urban and country living
Set high on the Great Dividing Range in northern New South Wales, Armidale is located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, and just over two hours from Coffs Harbour on the mid north coast. Known for its distinct seasons, the summers are mild, autumn is spectacular, winter is crisp and in spring the city is ablaze with colour.
With its unique blend of culture, state of the art technology, educational diversity and natural beauty, Armidale is a city offering everything worth living for. Resting high on the Northern Tablelands, it is the most cosmopolitan NSW city outside Sydney catering for harmonious living for 22,000 citizens from 53 different nationalities.
The region offers a diversity of outdoor activities from bushwalking in the vast and spectacular gorge country, to trout and fly fishing, fossicking and horse riding.
Explore world heritage national parks. Wander through beautiful gardens or stroll along streets of yesteryear. Linger at alfresco cafes or marvel at works of great artistry. For the adventurous, opportunities for horse trekking, white water rafting, bushwalking and 4WD exploring are plentiful.
There are strong educational and cultural facilities in Armidale, which have exerted a uniquely cosmopolitan influence on this rural centre. The University of New England and three large traditional private schools each provide a level of education comparable to any capital city in Australia.
Guyra is located a half hour drive north of Armidale in the Tablelands. Continuing on with stunning views on top of the plateau the agricultural towns feature a welcoming community, affordable housing and a mountainous, country lifestyle.