Look out for the ‘Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles’ signage on your next trip and rest easy knowing that your destination is equipped to welcome you and your caravan, camper trailer, motorhome or campervan.
These towns have made a commitment to offer easily accessible long vehicle short term parking within the town centre and have clear directional signage to their local visitor information centre.
This month we are profiling Armidale.
What’s so appealing about Armidale is that it’s a cosmopolitan and sophisticated urban centre located in a picturesque rural setting on the doorstep of some of the most scenic national parks in Australia.
Well known for its cathedrals and heritage buildings Armidale’s best kept secret is the four national parks within an hour’s drive from the city centre, each with extraordinary natural attractions.
There’s a monumental tumble of giant granite boulders to climb in the Cathedral Rock National Park. Along the aptly named Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls and Wollomombi Falls are examples of majestic waterfalls to enjoy. Much of the extensive wilderness in the New England and Oxley Wild Rivers National Parks is World Heritage listed.
The past has a place in modern-day Armidale. Gracious cathedrals and stately buildings dating from the 1860s reflect the lofty aspirations of the early settlers and remain a hive of activity today.
But the best way to learn about the history of the city is to hop on board the Armidale Heritage Tour bus for an entertaining 2½ hour narrated sightseeing jaunt that takes in the most important sites.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, check out Armidale Tourist Park or BIG4 Armidale Highlander Van Village. Both are pet friendly!