Directions to Event Venues

All directions are from Armidale unless otherwise indicated.

Arboretum

Contact: Armidale Dumaresq Council

The Arboretum is on Kentucky Street (Uralla Road) opposite the Armidale High School. Access to the picnic area is off Miller Street at the western end of the park.

Archery Field

Contact: Armidale Dumaresq Council, Archery Club, Dennis Carson (02 6771 2325)

The Archery Field is on Rockvale Road just at the edge of town. The entrance is on the right just past the little creek near Gordon Street. Parking is on the side of the road, so take care when parking and crossing the road.

Avondale Forest

Contact: National Parks Armidale, Glenn Cranfield (02 6738 9100)

Take the Rockvale Road from the northern traffic lights in Marsh Street. At 36 km from the lights, just after crossing the Wollomombi River, turn right into Lyndhurst Road. After another 5 km, take the left fork and continue a further 2 km to the forest entrance.

The vegetation in Avondale is mostly open eucalypt forest typical of the New Engalnd area. The map is crossed by numerous steep-sided gullies and is known for its lack of point features, other than the odd termite mound or rock face along the gullies.

Banalasta

Contact: Manager - Grant Campbell (02 6778 7066, 0458 546 644)

From Armidale: Head south on the New England Highway and turn right into Green Valley Road 35 km south of Uralla.

From Tamworth: Head north on the New England Highway and turn left into Green Valley Road 13 km north of Bendemeer.

Follow Green Valley Road for 10 km and watch for O signs for the turn into the paddock on the left.

Blue Hole

Contact: National Parks Armidale, Glenn Cranfield (02 6738 9100)

Take the Grafton Road (Waterfall Way) to the eastern edge of town and turn right into Castledoyle Road. Follow for 12.5 km to the junction with Blue Hole Road. Continue straight ahead along Blue Hole Road for approx 2 km to the National Park entrance. Follow O signs to assembly area.

Dangars Falls

Contact: National Parks Armidale, Glenn Cranfield (02 6738 9100)

From the railway overpass, travel east on Kentucky Street and turn right into Dangarsleigh Road. After 7.8 km turn left (at the monument). Ater 4 km on a gravel road there is a grid; continue another 6 km on unfenced road to the National Park entrance. Follow O signs to assembly area.

Drummond Park

Contact: Armidale Dumaresq Council

Drummond Park is located on the north side of Donnelly Street between Markham Street and Jessie Street. The assembly area is at the Apex lookout off Jessie Street.

Dumaresq Dam

Contact: Armidale Dumaresq Council

Follow Queen Elizabeth Drive westwards into Boorolong Road. After about 5 km, turn right into Dumaresq Dam Road, then another 5 km to the picnic area.

Enmore Forest

Contact: National Parks Armidale, Glenn Cranfield (02 6738 9100)

Erskine Street playing fields

Meet at the entrance to the playing fields in Erskine Street near Box Hill Drive

Gara Dam TSR

Contact: Livestock Health & Pest Authority, Armidale (Paul Berda 02 6772 2366/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Proceed east along the Waterfall Way (Grafton Road) for 14 km. The entrance is on the left about 200 m before the Gara River bridge.

Long Point

Contact: National Parks Armidale, Glenn Cranfield (02 6738 9100)

Long Point is part of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Proceed east along the Waterfall Way (Grafton Road) for 26 km and take the Hillgrove turnoff on the right. Travel 5 km into Hillgrove, then turn left into Long Point Road (Oxley Wild Rivers National Park sign) and follow it for 17 km on gravel road to the National Park entrance. Follow O-signs to the assembly area. Allow 1 hour from Armidale.

Milsons Bridge

Contact: Eric Baker (02 6771 1070/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Take the Bundarra Road past the Armidale Stock Selling Facility (aka saleyard). After 22 km watch for orienteering signs just before the bridge over the Boorolong Creek.

Moonbi Hill TSR

Contact: Livestock Health & Pest Authority, Tamworth (02 6762 2900/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

From Armidale Follow the New England Highway past Bendemeer to the top of the second Moonbi Hill.
South entrance - turn left at the truck stop just before the crest.
North entrance - turn left at "The Ranges" about 2.3 km before the crest.

From Tamworth Follow the New England Highway north from the township of Moonbi.
South entrance - at the top of the second Moonbi Hill turn right into the truck stop. Caution - the visibility in this area is bad because of merging lanes, a crest in the hill and a parking area for trucks. In the interests of safety, if traffic is heavy, pull over to the western side of the road and wait for a break in the traffic before crossing both lanes of the highway.
North entrance - turn right at "The Ranges" about 2.3 km beyond the crest.

From the turn off look for signs leading to the start.

Moran Oval

Contact: University of New England

Moran Oval is part of the Old Teachers College playing fields. The usual assembly point is the entrance at the south end of Taylor Street.

Mount Brown

Contact: Spring Creek, Euan & Pauline Fleming (02 6775 5519)

From Armidale, take the Bundarra Road (signposted off Miller St, opposite the Aboretum) and follow west for 28 km to a T-junction with the Uralla-Bundarra Road (Thunderbolts Way). Turn right and travel a further 2.6 km before turning left into Torryburn Road. Proceed for 4.5 km before turning right into the property Spring Creek and travelling a further 1.9 km before parking as directed.

Mount Duval

University of New England: Paul Arnott (02 6772 9860, 0407 450 093, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Gymbee: Neville & Liz Ferris (02 6771 1343, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Prague: Troy & Kath Gerdes (02 6771 2718, 0429 309 567, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Take the New England Highway north from Armidale for 10 km and, shortly after Tilbuster, turn left into Newholme Road. Continue on gravel road for 4 km and then follow the "O" signs.

Netball Courts, Lynches Road

The assembly area is at the corner of Lynches Road and Judith Street.

Newling playing fields

Meet at the entrance to the playing fields in Kentucky Street

Oakview

Contact: Eric Baker (02 6771 1070/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Head west along Bundarra Road for approximately 20 km.

Gravel pit: Immediately after the descent from the Pinnacle, watch for signs indicating the turn-off on the left side of the road.

Farm house: The entrance to the farm house is on the left another 1 km past the bottom of the steep descent from the Pinnacle.

Pine Forest

Contact: NSW State Forests

The Armidale Pine Forest is on the right hand side of Rockvale Road about 5 km from the edge of town. The first entrance leads to the picnic area. The second entrance, about 200 m past Tilbuster Creek, leads to the medieval village, while other access points are off Pine Forest Road, which turns off Rockvale Road about 1.5 km past Tilbuster Creek.

22 Ross Street

Proceed south on O'Connor Road and turn left at Ross Street. Turn into the private driveway and park beside the road.

Saw Mill Creek

Contact: Ian McLennagan (02 6771 2396)

Saw Mill Creek is on the way to Long Point National Park. Proceed east along the Waterfall Way (Grafton Road) for 26 km and take the Hillgrove turnoff on the right. Travel 5 km into Hillgrove, then turn left into Long Point Road (Oxley Wild Rivers National Park sign) and follow it for 12 km on gravel road. Look for O-signs on the left side of the road. Allow 45 minutes from Armidale.

Sunnyside Road TSR

Contact: Livestock Health & Pest Authority, Armidale (Paul Berda 02 6772 2366/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Sunnyside TSR is approximately 15 km north of Armidale on the New England Highway. The turn into Sunnyside Road is just past the start of the roadworks for the re-alignment of the highway -- take care when leaving and re-entering the highway.

Thalgarrah

Contact: Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre, Matt Mackenzie (02 6775 1736/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Swallowfield, Rob & Lucy Adams (02 6775 1774)

This is the Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre on Rockvale Road 17 km from the traffic lights at the north end of Marsh Street. The entrance is on the right 100 m past the Gara River bridge.

UNE Sports Union

Contact: University of New England, Dave Schmude (02 6773 5185/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), FMS Brian Munro (02 6773 2893/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From Queen Elizabeth Drive turn right into Elm Avenue, left into Trevenna Road, then first left into Sports Union Road.

West Newholme

Contact: University of New England, Paul Arnott (02 6772 9860/0407 450093/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Darryl Savage (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

via Newholme: Take the New England Highway north from Armidale for 10 km and, shortly after Tilbuster, turn left into Newholme Road. Continue on gravel road for 5 km to the homestead and then follow the "O" signs.

via Kirby: Take the Boorolong Road for about 2 km, then turn right into Weirs Road and follow for 1.5 km where it is joined by Kirby Road. Continue straight ahead and proceed through the UNE Research Station, past the homestead and farm buildings, and follow the signs.

Yooroonah

Contact: National Parks Dorrigo, 02 6657 2309

From Armidale, take the Waterfall Way (Grafton Road) east from the traffic lights at the intersection of Barney and Marsh Streets. The assembly area is on the north side of the road about 54 km from Armidale, and 1.3 km past the dog fence grid. There is limited off road parking so it may be necessary to park on the Waterfall Way.