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armidale accommodation and things to do

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nz
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armidale accommodation and things to do

hi,

Has anyone stayed in Armidale and can recommend a place to stay under $100 -- clean and comfy?

Can you get around Armidale without a car?

Any recommendations for things to do there -- such as the Aboriginal centre?

thanks so much :)

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

1. There are about a dozen motels along what used to be the New England Highway. Unless it is graduation weekend at the University, most of them will have placards outside offering cheap rooms.

2. The centre is small and can be walked. The University is some 5 km out of town.

3. Armidale is not really a tourist destination.

East Gippsland
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2. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

Presume you do mean 'Armidale, New South Wales'? and not Armidale, Victoria. which is a fairly inner Melbourne city suburb and depending where you wish to go no need of a car as has train, tram and bus services.

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

There are plenty of places to stay in Armidale. We recently stayed at Lindsay House which has cheaper rooms downstairs. see review below.

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g255315-d137…

Also have a look on wotif.com/hotels/australia-nsw-armidale-hote… to see what suits your budget.

Armidale is a University Town - so heaps of students and plenty of churches and Catherdals. Its a pretty town with some stunning buildings.

Canberra, Australia
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4. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

There are some good sightseeing opportunities out of town too, particularly to the east (Waterfall Way) but you'd need a car.

sydney
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5. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

As others have said a lot of the attrctions are around the surrounding countryside. There's a beautiful old National trust property called Saumarez about a ten minute drive away and some interesting buildings /museums in nearby Uralla. Be aware that in Dec -Feb it is very hot walking around Armidale but it is a pretty place even if not quite a tourist destination.

nz
posts: 92
6. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

thanks very much everyone.

yes, armidale, nsw

nz
posts: 92
7. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

"There are about a dozen motels along what used to be the New England Highway."

Just wondering if the New England Highway (or what used to be) is very far from the Armidale train station? Would it be walkable (with a suitcase on wheels)?

thanks

nz
posts: 92
8. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

hello again,

Well, I think I've worked out that the New England Highway is not all that close to town...

Canberra, Australia
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9. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

Yep, if walking from town to the motels on the highway, take a cut lunch...

nz
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10. Re: armidale accommodation and things to do

staying in town seems to be the go methinks...

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