Armidale is a gorgeous country town located in the aptly named New England region of Northern New South Wales. A glorious area with tree lined streets and heritage listed buildings and homesteads. Situated only an hour from Tamworth and a few more from Coffs Harbour, Armidale is great for weekenders or a stopover when travelling the back way between Sydney and Brisbane. Anyone eager to explore the region should take full advantage of Budget Car Hire’s city centre location and pick up a vehicle.
246 Mann St Armidale, NSW 2350
The University of New England sits at the top of a hill overlooking the region. Take a drive up leafy Elm Avenue and admire the beautiful view from campus. While you eat at the historic Booloominbah building restaurant you’ll soon realise why this place is a popular choice for students from across the country and abroad to be based.
Just a short drive south from Armidale along the New England Highway will take you to the historic township of Uralla. Those familiar with Australian folklore will associate this township with infamous bushranger Fred “Captain Thunderbolt” Ward. Take a self guided tour around the village and visit Thunderbolt’s rock, view the giant bronze statue in the town’s centre and finally over to his headstone in Uralla’s pioneer cemetery. Finish up your day with a good meal and drink at any of the several pubs or wineries.
You can find Budget Car Hire in the Armidale CBD close to many popular hotels and motels. For those arriving in town via the train or coach and are eager to go your own way during your stay then book through Skedaddle for an excellent deal on your car hire.