Wattleridge Farm, North Sullivan / Tourism New South Wales

Population 1755

Guyra is the highest town on the New England tablelands at an altitude of 1320 metres on the watershed of the Great Dividing Range. Snow is not unusual in winter and at other times the town is crisp and green.

Visitor Information

87 Malpas St; (02) 6779 1876.

Nearby national parks

  • Guy Fawkes River National Park

    Guy Fawkes National Park in the state’s north-east is isolated, extensive and wild. The Guy Fawkes River winds its way through the...more

  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

    Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, much of it World Heritage–listed, is a stunning environment of majestic gorges, deeply incised river...more

  • Cathedral Rock National Park

    Cathedral Rock National Park, in the New England Tablelands, is great bushwalking and rock-climbing territory, and offers peaceful camping...more

Nearby towns

  • Armidale Intro

    Armidale is the largest town in the New England district. It has over 30 National Trust–listed buildings, and is home to New England...more

  • Uralla

    This charming New England town is famous for its connection with bushranger Captain Thunderbolt, who lived and died in the area. It is no...more

  • Glen Innes

    This beautiful town, set among rolling hills on the northern tablelands of New South Wales at an elevation of 1075 metres, is known for its...more

In Town

Mother of Ducks Lagoon The reserve is a rare high-country wetland and home to hundreds of waterbirds. The migratory Japanese snipe is known to stop here and it is a nesting site for swans. There is a viewing platform with an identification board covering dozens of different birds. McKie Pde.

Blush Tomatoes: largest greenhouse growing tomatoes in the Southern Hemisphere. It has boosted Guyra's population and economy enormously over the last 3 years; Elm St.

Historical Society Museum: themed room displaying town memorabilia and the story of the Guyra ghost; open by appt; Bradley St; bookings (02) 6779 2132.

Railway Station: large display of antique machinery, rail train rides; Bradley St.


Thunderbolt's Cave: picturesque and secluded cave, rumoured to be where the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt hid from police; 10 km S.

Handcraft Hall – The Pink Stop: hand-knitted garments, paintings, pottery and Devonshire teas; 10 km N.

Chandler's Peak: spectacular views of the tablelands from an altitude of 1471 m; 20 km E.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Copeton 74 km

Lake Copeton has an excellent catchment area, fed by the Gwydir River and runoff from the New England Tablelands. The lake is about 46 km west of Inverell on the Gwydir Highway. Its dam wall was constructed primarily to... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Birdwatching - Port Macquarie to Lismore 1 km

There are a couple of top birdwatching spots in the New England area. One of the most spectacular is an all-weather bird hide among masses of waterbirds at Quipolly Dam, about 18 kilometres north-east of Quirindi. Mother... Find out more

Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum 32 km

Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum, a dozen blocks from the centre of town, has thousands of native plants, walking tracks, picnic shelters and aquatic gardens with a waterfall.... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Rafters of Guyra

This restaurant has gone through several changes and now offers modern Australian and Thai-influenced cuisine, both to eat in the contemporary dining room, or for takeaway. Breakfasts range from the tried and true... Find out more

Campsites around town

Dumaresq Dam camping area 25 km

This peaceful, relaxed setting is on the shore of Dumaresq Dam, 12 km north-west of Armidale, via Handel St, Boorolong Rd and Dumaresq Dam Rd. Fishing, birdwatching and canoeing are all popular activities, and... Find out more

Green Gully camping area 50 km

Just off Waterfall Way in the north of the park, Green Gully has short walks to lookouts over Chandler and Wollomombi falls – the latter being the largest single-drop waterfall in Australia (240 m). It’s a... Find out more

Rocky River Fossicking Area camping area 50 km

Get into the spirit of the goldmining era – Rocky River Fossicking Area, 6 km to the west of Uralla, was the site of a major goldrush in the 1850s. Pop into the visitor centre for some equipment, then set up a tent... Find out more

Dangars Gorge camping area 51 km

Located in the north-east of the park and accessed via Dangarsleigh, this popular 10-site spot delivers impressive views of the gorge; after rain, the falls are charged with water, and in springtime wildflowers carpet... Find out more

Long Point camping area 56 km

Set amid forest in the north of the park, this camping ground is accessible via the old goldmining town of Hillgrove from Waterfall Way. The easy Cassinia Walk (1.5 km, 45 min) and medium Chandler View Circuit Walk (6... Find out more

Native Dog camping area 60 km

There’s enough room at the campsite for your caravan or camper trailer, and a number of walks leave from here, including the easy Warrigal Track (1 km, 30 min return) and Woolpack Rocks (7.4 km, 3 hr return).... Find out more

Barokee camping area 61 km

Barokee is the most popular campground, with secluded campsites amid eucalypts and banksia. There’s water in a nearby creek, but it needs to be treated or boiled, otherwise bring your own. Walkers can take on the... Find out more

Chaelundi camping area 66 km

The burbling Chaelundi Creek, next to this small campground, is home to the rare New England tree frog, and echidnas and glossy black cockatoos will also occasionally make an appearance. A short walk leads to Chaelundi... Find out more

Wattle Flat camping area 67 km

Named for the acacias that flower along the banks of the Styx River in early spring, Wattle Flat is a spacious, grassed area ringed with eucalypts, with welcoming river pools nearby. Turn onto Loop Rd from Styx River... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Armidale Tourist Park 34 km

A lovely spot with shady trees and wide expanses of lawn, this park is only 3 km from the town centre. There are two kennel areas where guests can leave their dogs while enjoying the local attractions or catching up on... Find out more

Uralla Caravan Park 50 km

Located one block from the New England Highway and within easy walking distance of the town, this is a clean and tidy park suitable for short or longer visits.... Find out more

Glen Rest Tourist Park 50 km

Located 3.5 km south of Glen Innes, in a pleasant rural setting, this park is an ideal stopover for travellers passing through the region. Bookings are required during peak periods and festivals and a minimum-length stay... Find out more

Country Road Caravan Park 51 km

A popular stopover on the New England Highway, this park has good facilities and is an ideal base for exploring the area. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Craigieburn Cottages 51 km

On the southern outskirts of town, this park is in a picturesque setting with green lawns, shady trees and enormous granite boulders.... Find out more

Fossicker Caravan Park 53 km

Only 200 metres from the centre of town, this park is within easy walking distance of most town services. It is one of the best parks in Glen Innes. A minimum-length stay applies at Easter, long weekends and special... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

George’s Creek Cottages

Located on a working cattle and sheep farm, these cottages offer homely self-contained accommodation for families, couples and larger groups. Shepherd’s Hut is an 1860s cosy cabin for couples. Cook’s Cottage... Find out more

Top of the Range Retreat

This retreat has luxurious, self-contained boutique cottages, which include a plasma screen TV with surround sound, a balcony to lap up the stunning natural beauty of the range, a sauna, a spa and a ‘grocery... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Celtic Country South rest area 48 km

92km N of Armidale (R) or 7km S of Glen Innes (L)

Large area adjacent to the highway.

Swan Brook rest area 54 km

33km E of Inverell (R) or 34km W of Glen Innes (L)

Just off the highway on the east side of the bridge.

Beardy Waters Woodland park area 56 km

6km E of Glen Innes (R) or 154km W of Grafton (L)

Well off the highway among the trees. 

Thunderbolts Rock park area 57 km

82km N of Tamworth (R) or 29km S of Armidale (L)

Just off the highway behind the rock.

Beardy Waters rest area 62 km

10km N of Glen Innes (L) or 82km S of Tenterfield (R)

Among a few trees on the banks of Beardy Waters.

Kyabra rest area 66 km

72km N of Tamworth (L) or 39km S of Armidale (R)

Small area adjacent to the highway. Good shade.

Runnymede rest area 70 km

4km E of Inverell (L) or 63km W of Glenn Innes (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Woolbrook rest area 85 km

At Woolbrook

Grassed area 1km off the highway on the riverbank.

Bells rest area 87 km

46km SE of Warialda (R) or 15km NW of Inverell (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Walcha East rest area 88 km

159km NW of Wauchope (R) or 5km SE of Walcha (L)

Just off the highway near a few trees.

Bendemeer park area 89 km

At Bendemeer

At the memorial park via the street into town. 

Apsley Falls camping area 93 km

T/O 145km NW of Wauchope (R) or 19km SE of Walcha (L)

Secluded in the forest 1km north of the highway near the falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Boundary Falls camping area 93 km

T/O 60km E of Glen Innes (L) or 100km W of Grafton (R)

Secluded campground 2km (unsealed) north of the highway in the forest of Gibraltar Range National Park.

Stoney Creek rest area 96 km

141km NW of Wauchope (L) or 23km SE of Walcha (R)

Adjacent to the highway on the banks of the creek.

What's on around town

Lamb and Potato Festival: includes Hydrangea Festival; Jan.

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