3 Reasons To Visit New England Region
New England is known for its rich history and for its dramatic gorges, extremely high waterfalls, extensive wilderness, wild & scenic rivers, dry rainforest and rare plants and animals. Enjoy a bounty of delicious locally-grown produce and award-winning cool-climate wines as well as lamb and beef’s that have long been sought after by chefs and specialist butchers across the state that produces exceptionally tender and succulent cuts of meat.
Home to World Heritage wilderness and world-class wines, the New England Australian wine region will give you a new perspective. Grape growing has a long tradition in New England Australia, starting off in the early 1800s and quickly earning international acclaim. Today, the region’s stable of classic cool-climate wines are joined by alternative varieties and creative young winemakers keeping things fresh. The region’s hills are home to some of Australia’s highest vineyards, along with gorges, wildlife and dramatic waterfalls.
New England region offers quality restaurants and produces some of Australia’s finest lamb and beef. As well as a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. Load up on local seasonal produce and treats at the Armidale Farmers’ Market, held on the second Sunday of every month, and the monthly Walcha Farmers’ Market. The market includes produce, pastries, espresso coffee, baked goods, cheeses, body products, condiments, honey, edible by-products, plants, a breakfast barbecue and a community stall.
There is an annual Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival held in January. In Uralla, halfway between Armidale and Tamworth. The Seasons of New England Expo in March brings together the best winemakers, brewers,
free-range producers, organic growers and artisans.
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. Take 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.