New England Gorges & Waterfalls Day Tour

If you’re looking for an amazingly comprehensive guided tour of the best Gorges and Waterfalls in the NSW Armidale Region, then this is the day tour for you.

Starting in the spectacular town of Armidale in the New England High Country, you will experience scenic views and serene walking tracks, drive through some interesting forest trails and learn of the rich cultural and historic significance of the sites we visit.

We take care of all the planning, navigation, National Parks permits, 4WD guidance, safety, First Aid, emergency communications, morning tea, lunch and refreshments during the day. We’ll take you there and bring you home!

Although a 4WD vehicle is preferable for the tour, you may join the tour with a reliable 2WD vehicle (standard car/van/utility). (Call us for more information)


This is the basic tour schedule which can be customised to suit your requirements.

  1. Meet at a mutually agreed site and time in Armidale (Between 8 and 9am)
  2. Drive to the scenic Dangars Falls just outside Armidale
  3. Continue to the historic Gara Gorge (The first Hydro-Electricity Scheme in the Armidale region):
  • Enjoy morning tea and refreshments here
  • Visit the Bluehole lake & picnic area on the drive out
  1. Move on to Metz Gorge lookout to view the remains of the 1887 extraordinary Bakers Creek gold mine
  2. On the way out of Metz Gorge, stop off at the Bakers Creek Falls lookout
  3. Visit the historic mining town of Hillgrove- an 1884 antimony and gold mining town, which, in 1895, became the first town to be supplied with power by means of hydro-electricity operated from Gara Gorge
  4. Drive to Wollomombi Falls Day Area and visit some of the amazing lookouts:
  • Main Falls Lookout
  • Checks Lookout
  • Eagle Lookout
  • Edgards Lookout
  1. Continue on to Ebor Falls in the Guy Fawkes River NP to watch the Guy Fawkes river plunge 100m over two waterfalls- walk to visit the stunning lookouts
  2. On the drive back to Armidale, if time permits, we will visit Points Lookout in the New England NP. On a clear day, it offers panoramic views across World Heritage rainforest to the ocean in the distance.
  3. Finish off with a well-earned pub dinner in Armidale (Optional)

Come join us on this absolutely amazing, picturesque, historical and unforgettable journey through the spectacular Gorges & Waterfalls close to Armidale. You won’t be disappointed.

Map of tour route (Copy & Paste into Web Browser):


Tour Information:

This is an easy tour driving mainly on tarred roads with some off-road travel on unsealed roads suitable for 2WD vehicles (Sedans/Hatchbacks/SUV’s). Weather conditions may affect vehicle suitability for the tour. Experienced guidance will be provided at all times.

  1. Duration- 8Hours
  2. Tour distance- Approximately 250Km
  3. Fuel required- min 25L/max 35L petrol/diesel
  4. Permits- Cost of NP permits included
  5. Meals/Refreshments- Morning tea, lunch and refreshments included (No alcohol)
  6. Drinking water- carry at least 2L per person for an unlikely emergency
  7. Communication-One 5W Hand Held radio will be provided for each vehicle
  8. Clothing- Be prepared to walk easy to moderate National Park trails, wear comfortable clothing and foot wear to suit, carry warm clothing & wet weather gear as appropriate

Please submit a Tour Reservation Form and call or text message us at least 24h prior to your preferred tour date to discuss any special requirements.

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