This means that it ticks a lot of boxes as a perfect change of scene for jaded city slickers and anyone seeking a serene but interesting place to unwind.
Well known for its cathedrals and heritage buildings Armidale’s best kept secret is the four national parks, each with extraordinary natural attractions, within an hour’s drive from the city centre.
In 1861 the Begot Brothers took over and renamed the Run Ben Lomond.
Ben Lomond is home to a number of tourist attractions; including farm-stays, trout fishing and the longest hand cut railway cutting in Australia.
At 1330 metres above sea level Guyra attracts many visitors during the depths of winter to enjoy the frequent snow falls.
Ben Lomond station closed in December 1985 whilst the Dumaresq to Glen Innes section remained operational until 1993.
Ebor has a colourful past and an interesting place in the history of white settlement and industry in New England.
The wild & beautiful mountains of the Ebor area were a refuge for the Bush Ranger Thunderbolt.
From the beginning of settlement in the 1840's, Ebor was a stopping off point for people and produce travelling to and from the New England Tablelands and Grafton, which was a major deep water port for shipping up and down the East Coast of Australia.
Guyra Fawkes National Park is next to Ebor village.