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Armidale is a diverse community with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Within the city centre there is a pedestrian mall. Surrounding the mall are many fine cafés and wonderful shopping arcades, from large department stores to small gift shops and more. 

Oxley Wild Rivers, New England and Cathedral Rock National Parks are located within one hour’s drive of the city. Enjoy bushwalking, swimming, fishing and bird watching. No matter what your level of fitness, each of these has easy access. 

Enjoy the history of the Anaiwan tribe by visiting the Aboriginal Cultural Centre located next to the New England Regional Art Museum in Kentucky Street.

Armidale was gazetted a town in 1849. During the late 1800s the opening of the railway and the discovery of gold at Hillgrove saw many of Armidale fine churches, cathedrals,  hotels and private homes established. The New England Regional Art Museum houses some of Australia’s finest art collections.

> See photos of the Armidale region

  Armidale Visitor Information Centre
  82 Marsh Street
  NSW 2350
  Phone: 1800 627 736
  Web: www.armidaletourism.com.au
  Other useful links for Armidale
  Web: Armidale Dumaresq Council
  Web: University of New England
  Web: Cathedral Rock National Park
  Web: New England Regional Arts Museum
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