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19 things you’ll see in New England High Country


A game of ‘I Spy’ for New England Travellers

1. Gorges


The dramatic gorges of the Oxley Wild Rivers and New England National Parks are a sight to behold.



With all those gorges come a whole lot of waterfalls! The main road from the east coast is even called The Waterfall Way.

3. Granite boulders

Granite boulders

Whether you’re driving, hiking, clambering or climbing, the granite boulders of this region are incredibly beautiful.

4. Subtropical Rainforest

Subtropical Rainforest

Deep in the gorges and gullies of the region’s National Parks you’ll find pristine subtropical rainforest.

5. Antarctic Beech Trees

Antarctic Beech Trees

And those rainforests are dotted with ancient Antarctic beech trees that hark back to the Gondwana era.

6. Amazing views

Amazing views

The region’s high altitude means plenty of breathtaking views across the mountains to the coastal flats beyond.

7. Historic churches

Historic churches

What better place to say ‘I do’?

8. Grand buildings

Grand buildings

A prosperous agricultural region from the early days of European settlement in Australia, there was plenty of money to build grand buildings, homesteads and schools.

9. Locally made gifts and goodies

Locally made gifts

The locals are a creative bunch in New England and plenty of shops sell their wares.

10. Shearing sheds

Deeargee Woolshed

This is sheep country, after all.

11. Sheep


See, we told you!

12. Cute country towns

Cute country towns

Outside the region’s capital, Armidale, you’ll find cute historic villages like Uralla, Tenterfield, Walcha and Glen Innes.

13. Parks


And each of those cities and towns have beautiful parklands!

14. Snow


Make no mistake about it, winters in New England are COLD! Just look at that winter wonderland…

15.Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Autumn, on the other hand, is ablaze in hues of red, orange and yellow. Maybe that’s why they call it New England?

16. Winding country roads

Winding country roads

You’ll do more pulling over for photos than driving in New England, we promise.

17. Local produce

Local produce

Stock up on delicious local produce, from olives to meat and goats cheese.

18. Weird and wacky monuments

Australian Standing Stones

From giant whale sculptures in Walcha to the Stonehenge-esque Australian Standing Stones in Glen Innes, there’s many a monument to admire in New England.

19. Beer


What tastes better than a locally made cold one?

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