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.
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!
Published on 14 Dec 2016