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Sydney Escapes: New England High Country

New England High Country

Feel like escaping Sydney?

New England High Country boasts spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world-heritage national parks, cool-climate vineyards and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage. As you can see by the photo above the landscape is breathtaking.

With a range of activities to indulge in like canyoning, mountain-biking, birdwatching, fishing and various outdoor activities New England High Country is the perfect place to visit for the sporty outdoor types. For those who love art, fine food and wine there are plentiful galleries and museums with a host of fab restaurants.

Encompassing Armidale, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha and Guyra, New England High Country is a 5.5 hour drive or a 1 hour flight from Sydney.

With hundreds of thousands of hectares of National Parks and State Forests to explore boasting its unique geology and biodiversity, nature lovers will never want to go home!

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Follow Captain Thunderbolt’s Trail – visit Thunderbolts Grave in Uralla, Thunderbolt’s Cave north of Armidale and Thunderbolt’s Hideout in Tenterfield.

Stunning Lookouts – Two very special national parks located on the edge of the Great Dividing Range offer spectacular views over World-Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.

Cool climate wineries offering boutique wines and the New England Brewing Company in Uralla is the place to visit for beer lovers.

Feel like climbing? Climb Bald Rock in Tenterfield – from the top of this massive granite dome in Bald Rock National Park look out at the stunning views of the beautiful New England region.

Discover Celtic History – settled in the 1830s, largely by the Scottish, Glen Innes continues to celebrate its unusual heritage in different ways. Visit the mist-covered Australian Standing Stones, or join the Celtic Festival in May.

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