Sport at Altitude
Sport is an integral part of life in Armidale. From rugby matches, mountain biking and all sorts of competitive and adventurous pursuits to leisurely games of golf and tennis, there’s something for everyone.
The Armidale Golf Club with its 18-hole championship course and superb greens is open to all for social and competition golf.
Mountain biking has become a major activity with a number of tracks in the region catering for all standards and ages. The Pine Forest on Rockvale Road is a favourite. The NEMTB is a very proactive club and all tracks are open to visitors.
SportUNE, the University of New England’s state-of-the-art facilities including a gym, climbing wall, pool, playing ﬁelds and tennis and squash courts, is open to visitors and the wider community seven days a week.
Adventure at Altitude
Out in the gorges and national parks to the east, walking, hiking, rock climbing and abseiling expeditions range from easy to difficult, and kayaking down the rivers can be a wild ride, particularly after heavy rains. If calmer waters are more your thing, then you’ll find Dumaresq Dam is a peaceful spot to paddle, or head to Malpas Dam, home to the New England Sailing Club and where locals race on Sundays during summer.
For the adrenalin junkie then take to the skies on a gorge heli-flight, or loop the loop in a Warbird with Fleet Adventures!
Visitor Guide (PDF 14MB)