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Sport and adventure

Armidale - Andy Matenson Fly Fishing

Phone0434 053 566
Have you ever wanted to Fly FIsh? Are you an experienced fly fisher person? Improve your skills with Andy!
Andy is an internationally certified Fly Casting Instructor with over 20 years experience. He is an executive member of the Professional Fishing and Guides Association and holds a National Parks Eco Licence.

Andy is an Internationally Certified Fly Casting Instructor, with over 20 years experience. He is an executive member of the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association and holds a National Parks Eco Licence

Andy can provide 2hr flycasting lessons, on stream half-day lesson and guide, guide packages and full day guiding, group lessons. Equipment and 4WD transport provided.

Armidale - Armidale Golf Club

Phone02 6772 5837
AddressGolf Links Road
West Armidale
This 18-hole championship golf course is set amongst beautiful native and exotic trees. The club also provides a comfortable, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for members and guests to enjoy year round.

Armidale - Echidna Gully

Phone6775 3708
Armidale, NSW 2350
Activities include Fishing, Bush walking, Paintball, Laser blitz, Archery, Mountain Bikes and Bush Playground.

Armidale - Fleet Helicopters

Phone02 6772 2348
AddressArmidale Airport
New England HWY, Armidale 2350
PO Box 453 Armidale 2350
Whether you’re in Armidale for half an hour, a day or a week – if you’re looking for a mild or wild adventure that you will never forget, one of Fleet Helicopters friendly staff can begin designing an adventure for you.
The New England Gorge Country really is Australia’s best-kept secret and the only way to truly appreciate it is from the air.
Fleet Helicopters have a range of tours and adventures from scenic flights and day trips to out of the way pubs and wineries or a wilderness adventure into the heart of the gorge country heli-fishing.
Taken from: www.fleethelicopters.com.au

Armidale - Fleet Warbirds

Phone61 2 6772 2348
AddressArmidale Airport
PO Box 453
Armidale NSW 2350
Choose your plane then choose your adventure. You can chose between the nostalgic open cockpit Boeing Stearmen or the more powerful T6 Texan. There are 3 different adventures including a 30 minute Aerobatic Adventure; 30 min Gorge Adventure or a 45 minute Gorge and Aerobatic Adventure.

Armidale - Harley Rides

Phone0403 192 211
Motorcycle rides and tours in New England High Country! Motorcycles - 2-wheel (one person), 3-wheel sidecar (three persons). Two-wheel motorcycle unsuitable on SOME gravel roads.

Armidale - New England Camel Company

Phone0439 922350
AddressProvided on request.
Feed camels, llamas and farm animals. Camel rides by arrangement. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm weather permitting.
Adults $15, concession and children 5-12yrs $10 . Under 5yrs free

Guyra - Dunmore Trout Waters

Phone02 67794210
Address"Woollala" Ben Lomand NSW 2365
Dunmore offers both summer and winter fishing with a well stocked selection of Rainbow and Brown Trout. Restocking is carried out annually, creating exciting angling for both Fly and Lure Fisherman. Dunmore Lodge has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people.

Guyra - Milani Trout Fishing

Phone02 6775 5735
Address"Milani" Guyra NSW 2365
Located near Guyra (north of Armidale), Milani Trout Cottages is a popular holiday destination for fishermen, birdwatchers, bushwalkers and those looking for a peaceful escape from the pressures of everyday life.
• Trout fish the 6kms of streams
•Bushwalk the 8000 acres of bush and farm land
•Birdwatch or wildflower spot
•Sit and watch as platypus play
•Soak in the tranquility of the scenery from any of the accommodation options

Guyra - New England Bike Tours

Take a guided cycling tour through New England!

New England bike tours can provide sedate sightseeing tours through historic New England towns, Explore bush roads and the wonderful New England countryside, Learn to ride a mountain bike off-road, Guided tours of the regions best mountain biking tracks or overnight and multi-day adventures.

Guyra - Uncle Billy's Retreat

Phone02 6779 4216
AddressYoolimba, Ben Lomond
NSW 2365
Accommodation and Trout Fishing
Bookings Essential

Inverell - 7 Oaks Sapphire Fossicking

Phone(02) 6725 1582
Address38 Rickeys Lane
(Turn 19kms from Inverell off Swanbrook Road)
Bush Camping Available
Located at Frazers Creek (visitors can fossick along the creek or from sapphire wash provided). The camp sites are in a true bush setting. Birdwatch, bushwalk or just kick back and enjoy the true Australian country side. Fees apply.

Inverell - Billabong Blue Sapphire Fossicking Park & Bush Camping

Phone(02) 67251798
Address2479 Kings Plains Road, Inverell
Open 9am - 4pm everyday including public holidays (except Christmas & Boxing Day) weather permitting
Try your luck at fossicking on Frazers Creek or Sapphire wash provided together with equipment and guidance. Bush Camping available onsite. Bus tours and large groups catered for. Fees apply.

Inverell - Copeton Nothern Foreshores

Phone(02) 6723 0250
Address17 kms south of Inverell on the Auburn Vale Road
Copeton Northern Foreshores is located only 17km south of Inverell. Perfect for day visits with primitive camping facilities available including powered and unpowered sites and an amenities block. The reserve has a resident caretaker/ranger and a small kiosk which stocks ice, gas, drinks, bait and other basic provisions.

Inverell - Copeton Waters State Park

Phone(02) 6723 6269
AddressCopeton Dam Road, Inverell
Copeton Waters State Park is located only 40km from Inverell and is a 900 hectare recreational and adventure playground. Accommodation and camping facilities are available including powered and unpowered sites along with a general store and kiosk. In front of the Northcott Centre is an Adventure Playground, Splash Park and Giant Jumping Pillow, very popular with kids of all ages. Other activities which the park offers are a maintained golf course, floodlit tennis courts, walking tracks, picnic facilities and free barbecues. Golf clubs, tennis racquets and fishing boats are available for hire from the Kiosk.

Inverell - Great Inland Fishing Festival

Phone0427 221 057
AddressAnnual Event - Copeton Dam, Inverell
For more info contact
Held in December Annually
The Great Inland Fishing Festival is three days of fishing held at the magnificent Copeton Dam based on catch and release. Murray Cod is the main species targeted by anglers. Yellow Belly, Catfish and Redfin are also on offer, all of which are potentially the prize winning catch. The Festival offers cash prizes each day for a variety of categories as well as daily mystery prize draws for length and entry number. To be eligible to collect the mystery prizes you must be at the presentation on Sunday, at 12pm. Champions to be determined and trophies awarded for junior female and male, senior female and male, and great inland fishing champion.

Inverell - Inverell Golf Club

Phone(02) 6722 4203
Address4078 Bundarra Road, Inverell
Beautifully maintained 18 hole country course. Clubs and equipment available for hire. Motorised buggies, social players and visitors welcome. Play a round - relax, enjoy and stay a while.

Inverell - Inverell Swimming Pool

Phone(02) 6722 3939
AddressCnr Lawrence and Evans Streets, Inverell
Open 7 days a week
Solar heating keeps the temperature pleasant all year round. Olympic sized with submergible boom can create two 25m pools, one half is enclosed for comfortable swimming (even in winter.) Toddlers pool, kiosk, change rooms & surrounding gardens.

Inverell - Joeys Kayaking Tours

AddressKayaking tours on lakes and rivers around Inverell
Joey's Adventure Tours offers a range of sensational kayaking tours. Tours run 7 days a week but bookings are essential. Tours are a 8 to 9 km paddle with a break half way. They are very relaxing with an abundance of birdlife to see. A drink and an energy bar are supplied. The cost for this is $25 per person. Morning tours are available between 6:30AM and 9AM. The tours take 2 to 3 hours depending on fitness level of participants. In the afternoon tours operate from 4 PM onwards. Returns in the dark are also possible under lights for the kayaks and canoes.

Joey's Adventure Tours can also supply breakfast at the half way stop with coffee and tea the cost for this tour is $35. Tours including full Lunches or dinners cost $65 for a 4 to 5 hour tour. This suits larger groups, family gatherings , reunions and parties.
All kayaks are sit on top single or double kayaks. Safety vests and paddles, sunscreen and guides are included. The tour will suit all fitness levels and all age groups. For groups that have someone that may not be able to paddle there is the option of canoes with electric motor and guides available. This service also will suit smaller children and older people.

Joey's Adventure Tours can cater for two people up to group sizes of 32 people. Larger groups of up to 45 can be accommodated with three weeks notice.

Inverell - Nullamanna Fossicking Area

Phone02 6728 8161
AddressFrazers Creek
Nullamanna 20km north of Inverell
Free designated sapphire fossicking site open to the public. The alluvial sapphires are the easiest to find and it’s best to start in and around a creek bed.

Inverell - Sapphire Fossicking Area

Phone02 6728 8161
AddressPindaroi Lane, Bukkulla
43km north of Inverell
Free designated sapphire fossicking site open to the public. Don’t be afraid to get dirty, dress appropriately, take a hat and sunscreen and be prepared to work a little.

Inverell - Staggy Creek Fossicking Area

Phone02 6728 8161
AddressCopeton Dam Road
24km from the turn off to Copeton Dam from Inverell
The districts rich volcanic soils offer other gems and minerals. One such gem, is the amazing Diamond found near Copeton Dam, the Staggy Creek Fossicking Area provides a site where you can look for the Diamonds together with Black Tourmaline and Quartz. This is a rough dry area 28km from Inverell, you can take your own water or dry sieve.

Inverell - Stannifer Creek Fossicking Area

Phone02 6728 8161
Address8km on the Old Mill Road, Tingha
Travelling south to Tingha you will drive into a sandy granite area. The area offers the opportunity to fossick for many different types of Quartz Crystals, including Clear, Smokey, Rutilated Quartz and Yellow Citrine. Visit the creek crossing at Stannifer to find these gems.

Inverell - Tingha Sands Fossicking

Phone02 6723 3523
Address3.5km on the Howell Road, Tingha
This area offers the opportunity to fossick for many different types of Quartz Crystals, including Clear, Smokey, Rutilated Quartz and Yellow Citrine. Fees apply.

Inverell - Wallangra Fossicking Area

Phone02 6728 8161
AddressWallangra Hall, Wallangra 65km north of Inverell
Wallangra located north of Inverell has an area near the hall where you can hunt for Black Tourmaline in Quartz, once again this is a dry fossicking area.

Tenterfield - Clarence River Canoes

Phone02 6664 5251
Address3413 Paddy's Flat Road
Tabulam NSW 2469
Are you on holidays to escape? Looking for an adventure? Come and try white water canoeing amongst the serene wilderness.

Tenterfield - Glenlyon Dam

Phone02 6737 5266
AddressStanthorpe-Texas Road
Texas QLD 4385
68 kilometres west of Tenterfield, Glenlyon Dam is ideal for wildlife viewing and many water sports including skiing, sailing and fishing. Fish species in the dam include Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Silver Perch, Jew and Spangled Perch.

Tenterfield - Law Dogs Australia

Phone07 4683 2246
Address335 Church Road
The Summit QLD 4344
Lawdogs Australia is Australia's first privately owned training kennel that is open to the public to see puppies and adult dogs going through their training and doing demonstrations of protection, detection and agility.
You can get up close and personal while seated behind a safety fence and see the dogs in an experience like no other.
Be captivated as you see the dogs barking on command, developing their bite skills, training for future arrest scenarios, controlling suspects, finding hidden scent and working around agility equipment.
It's an hour of entertainment you will never forget!

Tenterfield - Tenterfield Bowling Club

Phone02 6736 1023
AddressMolesworth Street
Tenterfield NSW 2372
The Tenterfield Bowling Club & Motor Inn is situated one block away from the highway in parkland surrounds, away from any highway noise. The Bowling Club & Motor Inn offers 16 rooms – 1 disabled room with a queen bed and a king single, wheelchair space, support rails and easy access shower. Our Greenview Restaurant has a great range of quality main meals open 7 days a week for Lunch & Dinner. The restaurant also caters for all types of functions.

Tenterfield - Tenterfield Golf Club

Phone02 6736 1480
AddressPelham Street
Tenterfield NSW 2372
The irrigated, undulating fairways and superb bentgrass greens make this truly the golfer's dream course all year round. Poplars, pinoaks, wattles, gums, deodar pines, ash and fruit trees are particularly picturesque in Autumn and there's time to savour the surrounds because the course is never crowded.
Social play is possible every day, with the exception of special tournaments. Ride-on buggies and golf equipment are for hire.
Acclaimed as one of the finest country courses in Australia, The Tenterfield Golf Club indulges the golfer or visitor with 360° views from both the clubhouse and all parts of the 18-hole course.

Uralla - Harlow Park Horseriding

Phone02 6778 4631
AddressGostwyck road
Uralla NSW 2358
Bookings are essential

Walcha - Geraldine 4x4 Park

Phone02 6769 2248 or 0428 692 248
2000 hectares of private 4wd playground. Come for a day or camp on the property for a longer stay.

Armidale • New England High Country