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Armidale and District Group

New England Places to see & visit.

Our district has many areas where pristine vegetation is easy to find.The slide show exposes some of these areas. There is much to see here.


The granitic areas of Mt Yarrowyck, Gibraltar Range, Torrington, Cathedral Rocks, Bald Rock and Tingha Plateau (just a few) are home to many rare and endangered species. Many plants can only be found in these areas.


The basalt (and other volcanic) areas such as New England N.P.,Washpool, Ebor and Dorrigo, display ancient rain forests - including Antarctic Beech, wet schlerophyll forests, heaths and swamps. Invergowrie and districts show porphory based soils with many forest and heath type communities (Yallaroo is perched on top of one of these porphorytic ridges).

Ancient sediments and metamorphic areas are common in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Wollomombi/Chandler Falls, Dangars Falls, Mihi Falls, Apsley Falls and Tia Falls have similar vegetation, with many species restricted to these places. Hakea fraseri and Acacia ingramii are but two of these. All of these areas are spectacular places to visit and quite interesting for the botanically minded.



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