Scenic Drives

Wind along the picturesque Waterfall Way and through World Heritage listed national parks to the most spectacular gorges, waterfalls, crystal clear streams and views in the region.

Tourist Drive 17 is named the Best of New England for good reason. From Armidale, the route takes you along the picturesque Waterfall Way (itself rated second only to the Great Ocean Road in Australia’s top drives) and through World Heritage-listed national parks to the most spectacular gorges, waterfalls, crystal clear streams and views in the region. Highlights of this trip include Gara Gorge and Wollomombi Falls in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Point Lookout in the New England National Park, massive boulders in the Cathedral Rock National Park and Ebor Falls. You also pass through the once thriving mining towns of Hillgrove and Metz, visit a trout hatchery and stop by the calm waters of Malpas Dam.

Tourist Drive 19 takes a delightful route south from Armidale through some picturesque scenery taking in Dangars Falls, views of the impressive 19th century Deeargee Woolshed and the photogenic Gostwyck Chapel which, covered in Virginia Creeper, looks its absolute best in the Autumn.

 

Downloads:

Visitor Guide (PDF 14MB)

Info Pack

New England High Country Map (PDF 1.7MB)

Waterfall Way brochure (PDF 9.1MB)

New England region map (PDF 896.3KB)

Aboriginal and Cultural Heritage Drive (PDF 1.4MB)

Tourist Drive 17 map (PDF 1.4MB)

Tourist Drive 19 map (PDF 1.7MB)

Tourist Drive 21 map (PDF 1.5MB)