Local Attractions

Local attractions

Armidale is a historic town on the New England Tablelands, located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, and only two and half hours from the coast. First settled in the 1830’s, Armidale is a growing regional centre with a population of 25,000 and offers quality services in health and education for the wider New England area. With a range of public and private schools, and the University of New England, Armidale is considered to be an educational hub. The University is continuing to expand, and with its newest addition of a Medical School, it looks to be moving well into the future.

As well as providing great health and educational options, Armidale and the wider area also offers vast natural beauty and numerous culturally significant sites. With a range of national parks, waterfalls, nature reserves and lookouts on our doorstep, getting away for a family day out is made easy. And after a hard days work the night life of Armidale is bustling with culinary delights to suit all, as well as a local vineyard for those with a taste for fine wines. So not only is Armidale a great place to work, but also a great place to explore, live and raise a family.

To see all that Armidale offers, please see the Armidale Information Centre website. http://www.armidaletourism.com.au/
Social Mix
Armidale has approx. 25,000 inhabitants plus a large student population in the oldest Australian University outside the major capitals. Sixty percent of the workforce self classifies as professional.
The University is one of the largest local employers.
With a local medical school and the Hospital providing teaching and clinical work there are opportunities to extend the scope of your practice.
This unusual social mix has created a wealth of music/theatre/film/culture and social events which are unrivalled by other regional centres.

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Situated at a 1000 metres altitude on the Great Dividing Range halfway between Sydney and Brisbane or one hour flight from Sydney, as well as 2 hour drive from the Pacific Beaches of the NSW North Coast.

Armidale’s location makes for a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Summers rarely exceed 30 degrees, New England Autumns are legendary for their colours, Winter tends to be crisp and dry. There is a distinct shortage of heat waves, droughts and water restrictions.

Facilities
Apart from a rich cultural life, there thrives a tradition of education with excellent private and public schools as well as large variety of sporting clubs and facilities all within 10-15 minute drive from the centre of town.

Violent crime is comparatively rare, housing prices moderate; living on acreage with horses or the like within twenty minutes from town is affordable.

An array of National Parks and world heritage areas as well as wild country and large dams are a dream if you like walking, cycling, camping, canoeing, sailing, water skiing, riding, rock climbing, paragliding, hunting or fishing.

Regional / Rural General Practice, offering a varied more fulfilling work environment with scope for development of special interests with a much wider scope of clinical practice.

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