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Split Rock Dam (named for a fissure in a great rock near the dam site itself) is a major local irrigation reservoir and water recreation resource.
At Split Rock Dam facilities are available for angling, camping, boating and water sports. Anglers have reported good catches of most inland fish. Fish species include Golden Perch, Black Bream, Jew Fish and the prized Murray... view details
Located on the edge of Guyra, 37km north of Armidale, Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve offers a special birdwatching experience. The reserve is a rare breeding place for several freshwater wetland bird species and a resting place for numerous migratory birds. Plan a visit or stop over while driving through the northern tablelands. You'll see an ever-changing array... view details
If you enjoy some hands-on history, then try a visit to Youdales Hut and Stockyards historic site. You'll be transported to an era when early graziers and farm hands tried to tame this wild and rugged landscape deep in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Stepping inside this slab-sided mustering hut, you might sense what life was like for the early settlers in this remote... view details
The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) is a living museum of national significance located in Armidale in the heart of the New England North West region of New South Wales.
NERAM is the custodian of three important collections of Australian art: the Howard Hinton Collection, the Chandler Coventry Collection and the NERAM Collection. Together they offer a comprehensive... view details
Billabong Blue Sapphires is situated in the Tourism Inverell Complex in Campbell Street at Inverell.
They offer rough and cut sapphires and quality jewellery for sale, or you can have your find from the fossicking fields, or a rough stone you have purchased faceted on-site by highly qualified staff.
Come and browse the extensive range of jewellery, or the friendly staff can... view details
This is the biggest sweet shop in northern New South Wales! They have over 550 lines of quality confectionery from the best manufacturers in the world plus an old fashioned milk bar and ice creamery.
They sell their sweets from the big jars by weight, so you can pick and mix to your heart's content. They also have a wonderful range of gourmet chocolates individually... view details
Anzac Park and Porcupine Lookout 81 Chandos Street, GunnedahNSW2380
To get an even better view of Gunnedah and the Namoi and Mooki River valleys, follow the trails along the Bindea Walking Track. The Track has two walks that vary in length.
The Tower Walk will take about an hour to complete and is a pleasant stroll through the towns parks and gardens and residential areas.
The Porcupine Walk is a little more rugged and takes you through the... view details
Blickling Estate first planted grapes in 1999 and is one of the highest altitude vineyards in Australia. At almost 950 metres above sea level, growing grapes can prove quite a challenge. This leads to grapes with a slower ripening process but the rewards are unique flavours of crisp, fruity, full flavoursome wines.
The vineyards cover 10 hectares (16,000 vines) of the 3000... view details
If Boonoo Boonoo National Park were a house, then Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area would be its living room. Not only is it an ideal place for a picnic or barbecue breakfast, lunch or dinner, but most other park attractions can be accessed from here.
So meet up with friends, family, your birdwatching group or hiking crew and make the most of this great spot. From the picnic... view details
45km (return) - 72 hour (each way) - Hard difficulty
Within the rugged mountainous Northern Tablelands, high above Clarence River Valley, a very special track links Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks. Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk passes through dramatic and ever-changing natural environments with numerous side track options for further exploration. Dry... view details