Armidale Pine Forest

Armidale Pine Forest

The Armidale Pine Forest is located 3.5 km northeast of Armidale on the Rockvale Road. An area of 170ha that is a very popular destination for walkers, mountain bikers and for picnickers. Horse riders are also welcome. They will need to borrow a key from Council to gain access. The pine forest is divided into eastern and western sections by the Tilbuster Ponds creek. 

Motorised vehicle access is prohibited unless a permit is issued for a specified purpose. 

There is good parking and easy access for pedestrians with five gates located around the perimeter.

Download a map of the walking tracks here! (PDF 29.7KB)

Permit Application Process

Permits are required for a range of activities including research, organised events & activities, filming, firewood collection, grazing and apiary sites. Fees apply for some of these activities. For more details click here.


Community projects

Mountain bike cycling tracks:

In the eastern section, the New England Mountain Bikers (NEMTB) have set up a network of cycling tracks and hold a number of events and training programs. Find out more! 

The New England Medieval Arts Society

(NEMAS) is restoring a medieval heritage area on the eastern side of forest and they hold regular events there. Find out more!