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. Should you need to gain access you can borrow a key from the Armidale Council Office ($50 refundable bond applicable). 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
The Armidale Pine Forest is not controlled by Council, 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 visit the State Forest Corporation of NSW website here or call 6777 4100.
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!