The New England Tablelands

Travelling north, Australia’s Country Way traverses the stunning tablelands around Armidale. Buffered against the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, rugged terrain gives way to the beautiful natural settings of the New England National Parks, Cathedral Rock and Oxley Wild Rivers. Armidale offers the finely tuned combination of sophisticated amenities, beautiful produce, dining and a welcoming country ambience. Guyra on the top of the Range is an attractive town with a diverse blend of attractions.


Renowned for their natural beauty, the New England Tablelands are distinct from one season to the next. The Glen Innes region is known as Celtic Country, an identity proudly taken on by locals and physically manifested in the Standing Stones.

The town’s lively spirit is also evidenced in the range of festivals and events. There’s a generous allocation of World Heritage National Parks including the Gibraltar Range and Washpool. Some of the regions other great assets actually have a price on them – the sapphires, emeralds and topaz of the gem and mineral fields.

West of Glen Innes, in the heart of the gemstone country is historic Inverell, an ideal place to try your hand at fossicking.

Following the Australia’s Country Way north leads you to the centre of Tenterfield where the famous Saddlery still stands. Throughout the town there is nostalgia for bygone eras preserved in the landmark buildings. The Tenterfield area is a visual feast, with the breathtaking surrounds incorporating Bald Rock and Boonoo Boonoo Falls National Parks.