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New England Bathed in Golden Glow This Autumn

May 17, 2019 Destination Global No Comments

Golden sunsets, picturesque vistas and hearty local produce feature at the core of a new highlights package, designed to showcase the rich and unique experiences that make the NSW New England region the perfect Autumn escape.

The series of sensational videos and photographs focus on the key attractions on offer in the regional towns of Armidale and Glen Innes during the cooler months.

Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said this region of NSW is particularly beautiful at this time of year and ripe for a visit.

“From poplar tree-lined streets bathed in warm golden hues, to cosy country hotels offering delicious rustic dishes and local wines, NSW’s New England region absolutely thrives in Autumn,” Mr Ayres said.

“This new contents package shows why we continue to invest record funding in rural and regional NSW.

“Tourism in regional areas contributes a massive $19.5 billion to the NSW economy, and directly employs 90,400 people. Aside from the major economic benefits, we are also determined to share the best of the bush with the world because of the unique and unbeatable experiences on offer.”

Highlights of the new Armidale and Glen Innes content include:

  1. Armidale town centre – Admire colonial heritage buildings in pretty tree-lined streets, explore fine museums and galleries and enjoy delicious food and wine in this elegant regional city. You can join Armidale Heritage Tours for a guided bus tour or take a self-guided heritage walk
  2. Saumarez Homestead – Be transported back to 19th century pastoral life by visiting this ten-hectare grazing property, which features a two-storey, 30 room Edwardian mansion, several farm buildings and extensive gardens.
  3. Welder’s Dog Brewery – Run by three New England region locals, the owners are passionate about sharing quality craft beer with the world. The Welder’s Dog Brewery has been brewing a range of exciting, unique beers and beverages since opening in 2017.
  4. Australian Standing Stones – Created in the early 1990s, the Australian Standing Stones in Glen Innes pay tribute to the Celtic heritage of the early European settlers to the district. The Stones are located in Centennial Parklands, which is home to the Australian Celtic Festival.
  5. NERAM – The New England Regional Art Museum is a leading cultural and arts tourism destination, which is home to one of the nation’s most significant art collections outside the capital cities. NERAM holds a collection of over 5,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art.
  6. Tourist Drive 19 – Pack a picnic, hop in the car at Armidale and take an easy country drive south through some of the most picturesque areas of the New England Highway. Be sure to stop by the photogenic vine-covered Gostwyck Chapel, as well as Dangar’s Gorge for spectacular views of the waterfalls.

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