Armidale is one of the most elegant regional cities in NSW, Australia. Located in the New England high country, Armidale is famous for its cool summer breezes and picturesque Autumn foliage. Armidale is lined with historic churches built in the 19th century, hence the nickname Cathedral City. Surrounding these magnificent architectural pieces are modern cafes, bars and restaurants offering various cuisines and flavours to satisfy your cravings.
The Armidale City Bowling Club is a premium modern multi-function room venue, being the host of Weddings, Birthday parties, formal dinners, awards nights, live acts, concerts and more. The Armidale City Bowling Club offers easy dining and beverage options and full facilities. The Armidale City Bowling Club is small to medium Club that you will still receive a wholesome quality personalised customer service experience.
With the ability to utilise a chargeback facility on all food and beverage consumed at the Club, a takeaway option is also available to pick up and take back to your room.
The Club also hosts weekly Thursday Bingo and Trivia sessions, as well as Raffles and Membership draws.
There is something for everyone at the Armidale City Bowling Club.
If you want to witness the majesty of Wollombi Falls, simply drive East of Armidale at the Northern tip of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Wollombi Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the country, towering as much as 230 metres. Wollombi Falls has a picnic area and a lookout that gives you the best view of the area.
Once you’re done with the falls, spend some time exploring the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park which is home to the largest population of brush-tailed rock wallabies. Aside from these animals, the park is also a haven for more than 350 animal species.
Visit the Guy Fawkes National Park to witness the glory of Ebor Falls which stands 115 metres high. There are three lookouts in the area that give you the best view of the wooded gorge. If you want to see ground Orchids and golden everlasting Daisies in full bloom, come in the Summer.
The Cathedral Rock National Park is home to the Round Mountain – the highest peak in the region. The Round Mountain is a domed basalt peak that is 1,586 metres high. The main attractions in the area are the huge boulders of Cathedral Rock formed some 270 million years ago. These rock formations stretch for up to a kilometre and are 200 metres high.
The Saumarez Homestead covers up to 10 hectares of land. There are 16 buildings in the area including a slaughterhouse, blacksmith, milking shed, counting stables, and horse yards. The main attraction in the area is the residence – a Federation Edwardian mansion that is 2 storeys high. You will need at least half a day if you want to tour the 30 furnished rooms of the mansion and the rest of the homestead.
Booloominbah is one of Armidale’s finest heritage sites. Completed in 1888, the Booloominbah was designed by John Horbury Hunt. This Summer residence of the White family features a Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style surrounded by stained glass and hand-made fittings. Today, the Booloominbah is now the property of the University of New England.
The Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral feature a Gothic Revival architectural style. It’s famous for its spire that stands 47 metres high. Made from polychrome bricks which are made locally, the cathedral was completed in 1912. Take some time to appreciate the intricate brickwork, amazing stained glass windows, and the hammer-beam ceiling carved from Australian red cedar.
You don’t need to go far to learn more about the Armidale and its surroundings. The entire city is dotted with many old buildings and monuments dating as far as the 1850s. A self-guided heritage walk using the leaflet guide from the Armidale Visitor Information Centre will take you to 34 famous stops including the New England Hotel, State Bank, St Kilda Hotel, and many more.
Don’t want to walk? Then hop onto the 2.5 hours Heritage Bus Tour which is available at the visitor information centre.
The New England Regional Art Museum houses the second-largest public collection in the region. There are more than 4,500 historical pieces in the museum with some dating as far back as the 1880s. The museum has six galleries housing various works of art from impressionism to the modern era. The gallery also houses an on site cafe where you can enjoy food and a drink.
Just beside the museum is the Armidale & Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place. Here you can learn more about the rich aboriginal culture of the region from various collections of photographs, paintings, artifacts, and more. The cultural centre also has an interactive area for children to have fun and learn at the same time.
The Bicentennial Arboretum is home to thousands of exotic trees and shrubs. Aside from its amazing autumn colours when the leaves turn red and gold, the Bicentennial Arboretum is also famous for its pond. There are barbecues and picnic facilities in the area as well as a playground for your children.
Conveniently located in the heart of Armidale, Sandstock Motor Inn offers affordable, clean, and spacious accommodations. Retire in the comfort of our queen and single beds and let our team take care of your needs after a long and tiring day of exploring Armidale’s attractions.