As the locals of Armidale, in NSW will tell you – it’s a hidden treasure.
Known as the “city of cathedrals”, it’s a cosmopolitan regional city with a thriving art and culture scene and an almighty backyard – four World-Heritage Listed National Parks within a one-hour radius including the famous Wollomombi Gorge – home to the highest falls in the country. Oh, and there’s 20 more National Parks within a 2-hour radius.
With a population of just twenty-five thousand people, my adventure was one of constant surprises. With National Parks, art and culture, rich aboriginal history and a paddock-to-plate food scene, plus wineries and craft-breweries, it makes for a brilliant getaway for the most discerning of travellers.