The New England or New England North West is a large inland area bordering
north to the Darling Downs and south to the Hunter region. Extending from
Tenterfield in the north to
Walcha in the south and includes
Glen Innes and Severn Shire.
Whilst the boundaries of the region may vary depending on your source, the most
common definition shows that New England includes the Northern Tablelands or the
New England Tableland, an area that rises more than 800 metres above sea level,
forming part of the Great Dividing Range. With two major centres being Armidale
and Tamworth, the region includes both the North West Slopes and the Liverpool
Plains, among other areas, that re-defines the region as New England North West
or the Northern Region.
What ever the definition, the region offers the tourist a unique look at inland
New South Wales, and an experience of what makes the outback what it is.
are also World Heritage National Parks, all with excellent walking
trails, camping areas and viewing platforms and all within easy
reach of major towns. Some of the natural attractions include Oxley
Wild Rivers National Park, Copetown State Recreation and
Dams, Washpool and Gibraltar Range National Parks, Mann River Nature
Reserve, Torrington State Recreation Area, Boonoo Boonoo Falls
National Park, Girraween and Sundown National Parks. Information available from
the local Tourist Centres.
Check out our listing of New