Armidale, located in the northern tablelands of New South Wales, is a sophisticated city full of charm. Housed in Armidale are two cathedrals, a university (University of New England) and many great restaurants, shops and museums for visitors to explore. In addition, Armidale is surrounded by four national parks, resulting in some beautiful, jaw-dropping scenery.
Armidale has a lively pedestrian mall, which stretches across three blocks, where the locals and students spend their time. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops cater to students and residents, and there are plenty of historical sites to see, including the noted Art Deco building Tattersalls Hotel, Armidale Courthouse, the Post Office, the New England Hotel and the former Commonwealth Bank. The New England Regional Art Museum on Kentucky Street has the Hinton Collection; 1,200 pieces of art that has been described as the only complete collection of Australian art in the country.
Near Armidale, there are several World-Heritage listed national parks such as New England National Park and Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.