TRAVEL

Feel your spir­its soar in New Eng­land’s High Coun­try, an early colo­nial re­gion of great beauty.

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Dis­cover the beauty of New Eng­land’s High Coun­try in north­ern NSW.

WITHOUT GET­TING ON A PLANE, you can ex­pe­ri­ence a place where sum­mer nights are cool, au­tumn colours vi­brant and win­ter morn­ings icy, some­times even snowy. You can snug­gle in front of the fire while the kids watch for snowflakes at the win­dow, without driv­ing fur­ther than three-and-a-half hours from Bris­bane. Sur­prised? New Eng­land High Coun­try in north­ern NSW has that ef­fect.

The re­gion’s cap­i­tal, Ar­mi­dale, is the high­est city in Aus­tralia and also one of the pret­ti­est; its stately build­ings, grand homes and Euro­pean tree-lined streets in­dica­tive of the wealth many early set­tlers found in the re­gion.

A trip to New Eng­land can en­com­pass a walk through Gond­wanaera rain­for­est to ver­tigo-in­spir­ing gorges and water­falls, an in­ter­ac­tive, fam­ily-friendly stay at a work­ing farm and count­less fan­tas­tic din­ing and shop­ping op­por­tu­ni­ties in Ar­mi­dale, as well as its smaller, more quaint towns of Ten­ter­field, Glen Innes,

Uralla, Guyra and Walcha.

So, what are you waiting for? The high life awaits! An­cient walks Ex­plore the Gond­wana rain­for­est along Weep­ing Rock track.

Tea time There are plenty of places to sam­ple a scone.

Back in time New Eng­land is rich in his­tory.

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