Drop an anchor at the Armidale Tourist Park in country New South Wales.
Given the spectacular natural attractions of the New England region of New South Wales, you’d struggle to find a better place to establish a caravan park.
Encompassing the handsome rural city of Armidale and its neighbours Guyra, Uralla and Walcha, New England has almost too many national parks and splendid vistas to describe in a short piece like this. Promotional material for the region promises ‘an extensive gorge wilderness with over 500km of wild and scenic rivers, magnificent waterfalls, rainforests and exotic flora and fauna’.
Honestly, it’s enough to take your breath away. If you’re young and fit enough to walk these trails, you could also spend goodness knows how long admiring the giant Arctic beech, the rainbow bee-eater, the wedge-tail eagle and the tawny frogmouth. If you’re into things that make a lot more noise, check out the Wollomombi Falls; evidently the second highest waterfall in Australia. Nature has arranged the local geography so that if you come away from that particular experience less wet than you’d hoped, you can always continue the journey to the next wet stop: Ebor Falls, Dangar Falls, Aspley Falls, Baker’s Creek Falls or Tia Falls. Just sit on a log and marvel at the splendiferous wonder of it all.
Armidale Tourist Park is a great base in order to explore all that this breathtaking region has to offer. We were there at the beginning of winter, so most of the leaves that were going to fall had done so, but the park still looked appealing.
There is a large recreation room where you can sit and watch TV. You can also play snooker or table tennis, or just wander about and take pictures of the sun going down behind large liquidambars. If you feel like braving the winter elements there is a camp kitchen behind the tennis court; a short stroll from the recreation room. In the warmer months, there is a swimming pool for guests.
There are several chemical toilet dump points and there are recycling bins everywhere. The amenities block is neat and tidy and there is also a heated amenities block for the disabled; a feature you expect to find these days in any civilised tourist park.
To see this park at its best, visit during summer when temperatures are warmer. Autumn is also a great time to visit, as all the trees are showing off. Whenever you visit, though, you’ll find the staff courteous and obliging and the locals friendly. The park is dog-friendly too, which is a bonus for those travelling with the whole family.
There are an extraordinary number of things to do in and around Armidale, so using the park as a base of operations would be the smart thing to do.
Armidale Tourist Park is located at 39 Waterfall Way, Armidale, NSW. Click here to enquire or book.