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Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place
Spend some time at this attraction after your flights to Armidale to learn about the local Aboriginal community. The centre celebrates Aboriginal history and culture across a gallery, history room, bush tucker walk, and tribal village. Each of the exhibitions focuses on different aspects of Aboriginal culture, such as visual art, music, dance, and the daily life of Indigenous people in Armidale. The cultural centre is both interesting and a great learning opportunity for children visiting Armidale.
The Saumarez Homestead is located right down the road from Armidale Airport (ARM), making it a great first stop for your holiday. The homestead was built between 1888 and 1906 in a traditional Edwardian style. It was owned by the White family for almost 100 years until it was converted into a museum in 1984. When you book tickets to Armidale, plan a visit to the Saumarez Homestead to wander the mansion’s 30 elegantly designed rooms and explore the lawns and flower gardens outside. The homestead looks much as it did when it was first built, offering a unique insight into 19th-century life in Armidale.
There are a handful of waterfalls to visit when you book cheap flights to Armidale for your holiday. The Wollomombi Falls are located about 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Armidale, making this attraction a great option for a day trip. The waterfall plunges about 230 metres (750 feet) into the Wollomombi River. To reach the waterfall, you can walk along a variety of different hiking trails. The most popular walk is the 4-kilometre (2.5-mile) Wollomombi Walking Track that passes several lookouts with views of the Wollomombi Falls as well as the Chandler River Gorge.
When is the best time to visit Armidale?
There are a variety of outdoor attractions to check out when you book airfare to Armidale. To take advantage of everything the area has to offer, plan your return flights to Armidale for spring, summer, or autumn. Summer temperatures regularly reach 26°C, while spring and autumn are slightly milder with daytime temperatures of about 20°C. During these seasons, visitors who have booked flights to Armidale can take full advantage of the parks and waterfalls around the New England region. Spring and autumn are especially beautiful times to book tickets to Armidale due to the pastel coloured blooms in spring and vibrant hues of the foliage in autumn. If you plan your return flights to Armidale in winter, be prepared for chilly temperatures of about 13°C during the day and nighttime temperatures that can drop below freezing. If you book airfare to Armidale for a winter holiday, spend some time exploring during the day then cosy up beside the fire in a local pub in the evening.
What are the best cafes and restaurants in Armidale?
Archie’s on the Park
Plan to eat dinner at Archie’s one night when you have return flights to Armidale and you won’t be disappointed. Archie’s on the Park has a welcoming atmosphere with a roaring fire that gives the dining room an intimate feel. Tuck into main dishes such as herb-crumbed rack of lamb, Angus scotch fillet with blue cheese compound butter, and crispy skin Tasmanian salmon served with shiitake mushrooms and Atlantic scallops. The restaurant also offers a selection of vegetarian dishes and an extensive wine menu. Archie’s is one of the most popular restaurants in the area, so make reservations if you’d like to have dinner there after your flights to Armidale.
Azka is a stylish spot that serves a fusion of Mediterranean and contemporary Australian dishes. Visit while in town on cheap flights to Armidale to try one of the restaurant’s creative main dishes, including lavender honey glazed duck breast, masala silken tofu, or nori wrapped salmon fillet. Or you could head downstairs to the intimate tapas bar that serves small plates alongside a variety of wines, beers, and cocktails. The tapas are designed to be shared, and showcase classic Mediterranean flavours, such as roasted eggplant with ratatouille and halloumi, potato rosti with smoked salmon, and beef skewers with red wine reduction.
Cafe Patisserie Armidale
Visit Cafe Patisserie after your cheap flights to Armidale to savour the sweet flavours of France. The cafe is open for breakfast every day, as well as lunch during the week. It serves a selection of decadent French pastries that you can enjoy inside or on the outdoor terrace. Treat your tastebuds after your flights to Armidale with chocolate eclairs, raspberry tarts, lemon meringue tartlets, or one of the sweet crepes. If you’d prefer something savoury, Cafe Patisserie also serves ham and cheese croissants, quiche, and a selection of savoury crepes.