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Jeremy Kleeman -looking forward to returning to perform in Armidale.

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Q.  What are you most looking forward to about performing at Opera in the Paddock?

A.  I am really happy with how we have put together the program for Opera in the Paddock — it is a wonderful mix of opera, operetta, and classic songs, and I can’t wait to sing it all with orchestra.  I am also looking forward to teaming up with Tim Sexton again having really enjoyed worked with him on Cloudstreet in Adelaide last year, and finally, Armidale is where my Mum was born and where my grandparents lived and worked for a time — so it is always meaningful for me to come and sing in the area.

Jeremy Kleeman as Colline in Opera New England’s La Boheme (2014)

Q.  Have you had the opportunity to perform very often in rural Australia?

A.  I have a few relatives who live in regional areas and I would say that has developed a strong connection and understanding of the bush and the fantastic opportunities and challenges of living in a regional community. I have also performed quite a bit in rural Australia — Last year I got to see a lot of regional Australia on the Opera Australia regional tour of the Marriage of Figaro.  We visited about 20 towns including Armidale.  I have also taken part in another regional tour — The Magic Pudding throughout Victoria.  And I sang in Opera New England’s production of La boheme in 2014, again in Armidale.

Q.  What are some of the things you enjoy about the country?

A.  The fresh air, the many stars in the night sky, and the more relaxed setting.

Jeremy in Victorian Opera’s ‘ The Magic Pudding’.

Q.  Do you think there are any differences between rural and metropolitan audiences?

A. Certainly not when it comes to opera knowledge.  I regularly come across big opera fans in the country.  Perhaps if anything a greater appreciation for each performance as there aren’t generally as many.

Jeremy in ‘Voyage to the Moon’ with Emma Matthews and Sally-Anne Russell

Q.  What has been the highlight of your career to date?

A.  Being part of the creation of two new Australian operas last year, Cloudstreet, and Voyage to the Moon — the latter also being my first professional lead, my first national tour, and my first individual Helpmann Award and Green Room Award nomination.

 

Award winning Panayiota Kalatzis hits the highest note!

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After completing her Bachelor of Music in 2010, she continued to complete a Master of Music Studies in 2012 (QCGU).
Panayiota has recently returned home to Australia after being awarded the 2014 Australian International Opera Award, which grants the awardee a scholarship to study an MA in Advanced Vocal Studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice under the tutelage of Dennis O’Neill,
During her undergraduate studies Panayiota was a Mezzo-Soprano singing such roles as Zita Gianni Schicchi, Suor Zelatrice Suor Angelica, Dorothèe Cendrillon and Hermia A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Since transitioning to Soprano in 2013 Panayiota has been invited to sing in many distinguished events in Australia, UK and Europe and is delighted to have the opportunity to perform in the forthcoming Opera in the Paddock in 2017.

Read the full story about her Herald Sun Aria win HERE

 

 

 

 

FAQ’s about Opera in the Paddock – Mimosa

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Where is Mimosa located?

Opera in the paddock takes place on the property ‘Mimosa’

273 Blyth’s Lane, Delungra, NSW 2403. It is 25kms west of Inverell on the Gwydir Highway.

The concert is held in a rural paddock with risks associated with being in a bush environment. For those young children please be aware there is a creek nearby. Please take appropriate measures for your own safety and have a great night!

What time should I arrive?

Gates open at 3.30pm. Performance commences at 6pm. BYO seating, food and beverage.

What is the coach service available and how do I book it?

The Coach is $15 per person and will be picking up from the Tourist Centre and accommodation houses as required between 3:45 and 4pm to head out to the performance of Opera in the Paddock. There are two times available for the return trip. The 1st return will be at 8:40pm and the 2nd will be at 10pm. Guests will need to choose their return time at the time of booking.
Bookings can be made directly though the Tourist Centre on 02 6728 8161.

What should I wear?

The venue and audience seating areas are completely uncovered. The event is an all-weather experience and Opera North West is committed to going ahead with a performance of Opera in the Paddock at Mimosa even in doubtful or unfavourable weather conditions.

However whilst we all love the opportunity to get frocked up, remember that once the sun goes down it can become cool in the evening so please come prepared so that you are as comfortable as possible bring warm, weatherproof clothing and  as the concert is held in a rural paddock we highly recommend sensible footwear!

Can I bring chairs?

Yes, Seating is not supplied at the event so please BYO folding chairs.

Do I have to bring my own food and alcohol?

Nothing could be better than getting  a group of friends together, packing your picnic baskets and coming early to enjoy the tranquil surrounds of the paddock.  Please note that the event is BYO and that alcohol is not available to purchase on the site. However there will be a GOURMET BBQ WITH MEAT SUPPLIED BY BINDAREE BEEF. For only $15pp you can choose from the following

Hearty Beef Sausage; with Drunken Beer Onions, (Strong flavoured) cheese and chutney inside a crusty roll; Served with chunky chips.
Beef mushroom and caramelized onion Burger with pickles and chunky chips
Steak sandwich with coleslaw and tomato chutney served on sourdough bread with chunky chips
Platter of dips with pita bread and Antipasto

What happens if its raining?

The venue and audience seating areas are completely uncovered. The event is an all-weather experience and Opera North West is committed to going ahead with a performance of Opera in the Paddock at Mimosa even in doubtful or unfavourable weather conditions.

We are well aware of the current weather conditions.  At this stage, we are planning to go ahead in the paddock on Saturday 25 March.

The conditions at Mimosa have not been affected by recent weather.  The all-weather road provides secure access for all vehicles.  The parking bay has a gravel underlay.  The paddock had adequate grass coverage which is ensuring that it is firm underfoot.

However, we also have plans in place for a wet weather alternative venue in Inverell.  The performance will go ahead regardless and if we need to move to an alternative venue we will update our website and contact ticket buyers.  The Armidale performance will go ahead in the same venue regardless of the weather conditions.

In some weather conditions, there may be a delayed start time or the performance may be paused for up to 50 minutes at any point throughout the evening.

Auxiliary expenses including travel, accommodation or hospitality which you have arranged in conjunction with the performance are at your own risk and not refundable by Opera North West

Can I camp?

Bush camping is available at ‘Mimosa’ in the paddock adjacent to where the event takes place. Site are $15. Please book your camping site when booking tickets.

 

Wet Weather

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We are well aware of the current weather conditions.  At this stage, we are planning to go ahead in the paddock on Saturday 25 March.  

The conditions at Mimosa have not been affected by recent weather.  The all-weather road provides secure access for all vehicles.  The parking bay has a gravel underlay.  The paddock had adequate grass coverage which is ensuring that it is firm underfoot. 

However, we also have plans in place for a wet weather alternative venue in Inverell.  The performance will go ahead regardless and if we need to move to an alternative venue we will update our website and contact ticket buyers.  The Armidale performance will go ahead in the same venue regardless of the weather conditions.  We look forward to a wonderful event.

The things we do for love.

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Stories of transformation are not uncommon in the bush. The need to adapt to ever-changing conditions requires the ability to regenerate, reinvent, revitalise.

Tales of overcoming adversity and rising to the challenges thrown up by rural life are customary. There are always those who have the ability to turn events around in a way that has a positive impact, not just on their own lives, but more remarkably, on the lives of others.

This is exactly what opera singer Peta Blyth and her farming husband Bill have achieved. Imagine a professional opera singer at the height of her career, choosing to leave the international stages of Covent Garden and the Sydney Opera House behind, to move with her husband and two children to Delungra, NSW.

In 2002, with limited career opportunities available, Peta and Bill presented a small concert called Opera in the Paddock, on their property ‘Mimosa’. Looking back, Peta describes it as “slightly eccentric.” Their intention was “to have about 100 people, to stage the performance and that would be it,” she said.

Over fourteen years, the concert that began ‘on the back of a truck’ has grown to become a premier regional event in rural Australia. No stranger to major players, the event has attracted internationally renowned stars including Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Bradley Daley, Rosario La Spina, Jacqueline Mabardi, James Egglestone, Roxane Hislop and Elizabeth Lewis, just to name a few.

The event has grown in popularity to the point of attracting over 1,500 annually. This success has translated into the presentation of two performances of the exemplary event; the first at Lazenby Hall on Friday 24th March and the second in the paddock at ‘Mimosa’ Delungra on Saturday 25th March.

The popularity comes as no surprise. The program is designed to make the audience marvel at sublime music while being carried away by the power of the masterpieces and the artistry of the performers. It also promises to provide ample doses of fun and frivolity with much-loved opera classics and popular musical favourites.

Peta Blyth is looking forward to the next chapter of this iconic event. “We are really excited about this year’s program and the performers. Each performance will be exceptional.”

With the focus on the next generation of brilliantly talented singers, this year’s line-up includes mezzo soprano Eleanor Greenwood, sopranos Panayiota Kalatzis, bass baritone Jeremy Kleeman, tenor David Hamilton, as well as soprano Peta Blyth, accompanied by the Mimosa Orchestra conducted by Timothy Sexton.

“We are confident this year will be an uplifting experience that the audience will find both stimulating and exhilarating,” said Peta. “Whether enjoying the evening indoors at Lazenby, or unwinding in the beautiful surroundings of the paddock at Delungra, it will be the perfect place to relax and rediscover the very best world-class entertainment in the bush,” she said.

The outstanding success of Opera in the Paddock is testimony to Peta’s unrelenting passion and commitment to developing arts and culture in the bush. “It’s a celebration of what can be achieved by people who believe in our rural communities and our future,” she said.

Visit these spots for a close brush with the arts and culture of the region.

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You’ll find there’s always something inspirational going on in the region’s museums and galleries. We’ve put together a few suggestions for you to visit whilst you are in the area for the performances from a wonderful Tom Roberts exhibition in Inverell to the guided tours of the beautiful historic Saumarez Homestead  you’ll find there’s always something inspirational going on in the region’s museums and galleries and   Here we give you some ideas for some must-see and do experiences all within a short distance of Armidale or Inverell.

  • Shadowing Tom – “Shadowing Tom” by Christine Porter is an exhibition of paintings, mixed media and etchings, about Newstead Inverell, where Tom Roberts painted “The Golden Fleece”120 years ago. On display at the beautiful Inverell Art Gallery in Evans St.
  • Multicultural Day – Saturday, 25 March 2017 @ 10:30am- 2:30pm Campbell Park, Inverell.  Learn about the diverse range of cultures that call Inverell home. Taste traditional foods from around the globe and soak up the atmosphere with entertainment and displays from a multitude of countries.
  • New England Woodturning – Browse through the refurbished Yangoora gallery of hand crafted timber items, woodturning supplies and timber. Rob also makes and plays Didgeridoos. Demonstrations by appointment.
  • Wing Hing Long Museum – Wing Hing Long was established in the late nineteenth century as one of a number of stores servicing the tin mining communities of the Tingha district. Tin was first found in the area in the early 1870s. The discovery created a boom in productivity and population which peaked in the late nineteenth century and which declined as the tin was mined out.
  • Melissa Symonds Art, AK Bellinger Gallery, Itty Bitty Gallery. Beautiful art galleries with an extensive and diverse range of art and craft as unique as the galleries themselves.
  • New England Regional Arts Museum in Armidale (NERAM) is is the custodian of around 5000 works of art, including the Howard Hinton, Chandler Coventry and NERAM collections.. Autumn Program HERE
  • Visit the Armidale Folk museum to see the travelling exhibition ‘The Great War in Broad Outlines – a history of the First World War’ which is a Belgium Department of Foreign Affairs exhibition. It tells stories of the 33rd Battalion which consisted of about 1000 men – maintained at that level by continual reinforcements, from 6 to 27 March 2017.from 6 to 27 March 2017.
  • Country Art Escapes offers visitors and locals the opportunity to plan a day trip or longer cultural tour. Explore the artist studios, galleries, museums and other cultural venues and experiences of the New England North West region of New South Wales. http://www.countryartescapes.com.au/
  • Take a guided tour through the White family’s 30-room Edwardian mansion complete with original furnishings. Stroll through Mary White’s garden, with its Jocelyn Brown style cottage garden, the picking garden and the lawns. Visit outbuildings complete with 19th century tools and equipment.Devonshire teas, lunches and other refreshments are available at the Saumarez Café. Saumarez Homestead, Saumarez Road (enter from New England Highway via Armidale Airport). TIMES: homestead tours 10.30am, 2.00pm and 3.30pm (weekend and Public Holiday ONLY). Grounds open daily between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Café open 10.00am to 4.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 3616.

For more information visit www.armidaletourism.com.au  or www.inverell.com.au

 

 

Book your coach transfers from Inverell to Mimosa for only $15

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The Coach is $15 per person and will be picking up from the Tourist Centre and accommodation houses as required between 3:45 and 4pm to head out to the performance of Opera in the Paddock. There are two times available for the return trip. The 1st return will be at 8:40pm and the 2nd will be at 10pm. Guests will need to choose their return time at the time of booking.
Bookings can be made directly though the Tourist Centre on 02 6728 8161.

This years program announced!

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THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM ANNOUNCED.

As the countdown to Opera in the Paddock is down now to days, the program has well been finalised  and it’s looking great!

A real mix of classical and more popular  pieces, so something for everyone.

To start  with  the “full on” opera bit selections from Mozart’s Idomeneo,  Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte . Bellini’s La sonnambula, Verdi’s Ernani , Wagner’s Die Walkure and Bizet’s Carmen  to the realms of operetta  with The Gypsy Baron by Johann Strauss Jnr and  Kalman’s Countess Maritza.

Scottish tenor,  David Hamilton will delight with a bracket of  Scottish folk songs, as only David can perform them  and for a trip down memory lane excerpts from Lerner & Loewes’ Camelot , concluding  with  Nella Fantasia by Morricone.

So a full program that has plenty of variety with many  elements of fun! So pack you picnics and be ready  to be entertained.

 

Timothy Sexton on finding the next June Bronhill

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TIMOTHY SEXTON, CONDUCTOR OPERA IN THE PADDOCK, CEO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, STATE OPERA OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Renowned conductor Timothy Sexton is set to take up the baton once again for the forthcoming major regional event Opera in the Paddock. The program promises to be both stimulating and exhilarating. This year will be the 6th time he takes up the baton as conductor for Opera in the Paddock, what keeps him coming back?  Simple, he really enjoys the opportunity to do things differently and to ” take part in events which communicate in a special way with audiences… It takes music out to people in a very memorable way.”

He is passionate about giving everybody the right to be able to access  high quality cultural events. “Access to culture is a birthright, no matter where you live. What we do with Opera in the Paddock is not elitist, but elite, in exactly the same way that we refer to athletes as being elite – i.e. artists at the top of their game. What better way to find the new June Bronhill (born in Broken Hill) or the new David Hobson (born in Ballarat) than to be out and amongst them, sharing that experience?” he said.

He believes there are lots of other benefits to performing in the bush, from the wonderful sometimes “electric” reaction from the audiences, to the strong sense of community that always feels, like coming home (he was born in county South Australia).

And of course there is the wonderful experience of conducting under the stars, he has a passion for Astronomy having built his own telescope from scratch at the age of 12 and he has his own observatory at home.
” The stars add that extra sense of space and magic to a performance, especially on a very still night.

However his most memorable moments are ” the moments when that magic occurs and there is no barrier between the stage and the audience. It is at those moments that time stands still.”

Read the full article with Timothy Sexton in this month Focus Magazine. 

6 must-do gourmet experiences in the region

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During autumn the parks and gardens show their beautiful colours, but as well as taking in the stunning natural beauty there are some must-do experiences for those who are tempted by wonderful local produce.  Here we have six of the best and all within a short distance of Armidale or Inverell.

Olives of Beaulieu is located near Inverell and is a family owned olive grove and tourist attraction, with cellar door sales of olive products and estate manufactured spices. Walk through an olive grove and see the different varieties, tempt your taste buds with olive oil tasting. Learn the health benefits of using olive oil products. Taste tempting morning & afternoon teas by arrangement.  olivesofbeaulieu.com.au

Sunhill Dairy Goats Farm Tours  Sunhill Dairy Goats  make all our their own Farmhouse Goat Cheeses. Drop by for a tasting of the range or take a tour for the full Sunhill experience.
The goat cheese range varies: Goat Camembert, Traditional Feta, Marinated Feta, Chevrotin, Rolled Ash and Fresh Curd. Tour the farm and dairy operations at Sunhill Dairy Goats, have a cheese tasting and visit the farm shop. $10 per adult, children under 15 free. Approx 45 minutes. Group bookings and coaches welcome. ​Please make an appointment before arriving. Farm shop open daily 10-4 pm. Pick up your favourites goat  milk soaps and skin care products. All handmade on farm from the girls. Sun Hill Dairy Goat

Wine Tasting. New England is the newest NSW district to be classified as a wine region. At around 1,000 m above sea level, the Armidale and Tenterfield areas produce cooler climate and high-altitude wines, while the Peel and Gwydir Valleys to the south and west produce warmer climate wines. Key producers include Toppers Mountain Wines, Why Worry Wines, ThunderRidge, Merilba Estate, Reedy Creek Estate, Deetswood Wines, Kurrajong Downs  and Petersons Winery, an award winning winery and beautiful guesthouse located 5 minutes from Armidale petersonsguesthouse.com.au

Dobsons Distillery located 5 minutes from Uralla – award winning Gin and Whisky Distillery.  Dobson’s Distillery is situated at Eastview Estate, Kentucky, in the sublime New England Highlands. Eastview is a winery, brewery and restaurant… but above all, it is a distillery.  Dobson’s Gin was recently voted unanimously” Australia’s best Gin and Tonic “, from a field of 23 Australian gins. by Gourmet Traveller.”We pride ourselves on being a venue that is all about having fun…bringing joy to those who choose to share our unique restaurant and bars… Life is short and we try to enrich our guests experience at every turn” and they have the most entertaining website – do yourself a favour and loose yourself in their steampunk speakeasy vintage site  www.eastviewestate.com

The Welders Dog in Armidale. Experience a huge range of craft beverages, local, regional, international craft beers and local award winning wines and spirits, Drink Less Taste More – that’s what they believe in. They are all about a culture of experience – the experience of new tastes, new brewers and a new atmosphere. They also believe in supporting independent brewers and local wineries and you’ll find an ever changing list of Australian producers on tap and in their fridge. For more information: www.theweldersdog.com.au

New England Foodie Tour – Want to let someone else sort out the schedule and take you to all the best local places, then head to the New England Foodie Tour website.  They are a  beer, wine, cheese and local produce tour showcasing the best New England has to offer. Tours starting from either Armidale, Tamworth, Uralla or Walcha. Tailor-made and set trails available. They run Wednesdays to Sundays each week for group sizes of 2 or more contact them for more information. Bookings essential on (02) 6778 488 www.newenglandfoodietrail.com

For more information visit www.armidaletourism.com.au  or www.inverell.com.au

How you can get involved

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There are lots of different ways you can get involved and help to support Opera in the Paddock.

Come along!  Of course we would love as many of you to come along as possible to enjoy the performances for yourself. With a range of prices and tickets we hope to have made the performances as accessible to as many people as possible.

Share our story.  Please help us get the word out about our performances by telling your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues about our event.  Follow us on social media and share our stories and posts.  Or share our newsletter.


Volunteer. Without the generous support and hard work of our volunteers we would not have been able to deliver such an exceptional event over the years.  But we still need help! Volunteering provides the opportunity to meet new people, explore behind the scenes, and be a part of the passionate team that makes the performance happen. We have a range of volunteer positions available including; ticket sales, meet and greet hosts and program sellers, bar attendants, drivers, parking and traffic control, stage and sound crew, administration assistants and more. Please head to our website and fill out the form and we will be in touch.

Donate. As a regionally based company, our vision is to produce fine music in the country. Through your support, Opera North West will continue to present fine quality performances and artists to country audiences at an accessible price. The company is committed to provide much needed professional performance opportunities for young singers and instrumentalists who perform alongside the more established professionals.  Young singers view the event, in particular, as a valued platform on which to perform and over the years the company has showcased a number of young artists.

Help us continue to provide these opportunities for regional audiences and artist. Opera North West Ltd is a non profit company with Deductible Gift and Tax Charity Concession Status.  You can play a vital role in enabling us to share the joy of opera in our community. Please consider donating to the Opera in the Paddock.

 

A green tick of approval

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As a regionally based company, our vision is to produce fine music in the country. Through your support, Opera North West will continue to present fine quality performances and artists to country audiences at an accessible price. The company is committed to provide much needed professional performance opportunities for young singers and instrumentalists who perform alongside the more established professionals.  Young singers view the event, in particular, as a valued platform on which to perform and over the years the company has showcased a number of young artists.

We are  very proud to be able to display this  new logo for  charity status.

Launched in December 2016 this new logo gives charities a tick of approval and lets donors know if an organisation is financially sound, letting donors know that organisations who display this logo have met all the relevant financial reporting and governance standards for a charity.  Read more in this SMH article  ACNC registered charity tick

Help us continue to provide these opportunities for regional audiences and artist. Opera North West Ltd is a non profit company with Deductible Gift and Tax Charity Concession Status.  You can play a vital role in enabling us to share the joy of opera in our community. Please consider donating to the Opera in the Paddock.

Why Eleanor Greenwood is a young performer on the rise!

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Eleanor Greenwood is a young start on the rise and we are lucky enough to be able to have her perform for us this year before she sets off on some exciting overseas engagements.

She has received wonderful reviews from international critics who have called her performances “moving, mysterious” (Wexford) Opera Today, “Remarkable clarity, expressivity and flexibility.” And “An outstanding young Australian Mezzo.”

Eleanor Greenwood made her start at the International Opera Festival in Wexford, Ireland. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music Opera Studio in London, and of the Australian National University School of Music, Eleanor has sung both as a soloist and in Ensembles; on stage and on Radio; in London, in the UK, in Australia and most recently throughout China. She is the recipient of numerous major singing Competition scholarships and awards.

In April, she will tour China with the Australian International Opera Company, and in May she has been engaged to sing the Magnificent Weichnachts-Oratorium by JS Bach, with a specialist group – Bach Society of St Louis in the USA.

It’s been an exciting time for Eleanor since winning the prestigious Australasian Opera Competition at the Sydney Eisteddfod with her time in Berlin a great learning experience.

Originally from Canberra, Eleanor is looking forward to performing in front of Australian audiences again and is excited about Opera in the Paddock, “I am really looking forward to Opera in the Paddock, and in particular learning some new pieces that I think the audience will really love” .

 

 

Autumn colours and hospitality make for a winning combination.

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Why not extend your trip and enjoy some of the unique sites and places that New England has to offer?  Here we give you some ideas for some must-see and do experiences all within a short distance of Armidale or Inverell.

Armidale is known for its beautiful stately homes, see all the best sites with a guided Heritage tour of Armidale.  The tour is a two-and-a-half-hour taster of Armidale. You will be taken on an historical journey through Armidale with a lively and personal commentary from one of the tour guides.

There are four opportunities to alight from the bus – at the New England Regional Art Museum, Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the Armidale Railway Museum, and the University of New England’s historic Booloominbah Homestead.

Of course, the stunning varied natural landscape which includes World Heritage environments, national parks, waterfalls and vast granite caves also draws visitors to the area especially in Autumn. If you have limited time, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is the easiest to access from town.

Its Blue Hole, only 15 minutes out of Armidale, is a famous picnicking and swimming spot and has a lovely strolling track along the edge of its gorge.

The Australian Standing Stones in Glen Innes pays tribute to the Celtic heritage of the early European settlers to the district. The site serves as a cultural gathering place for people from the Celtic communities; the Irish, Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Manx and Bretons.

The colonial-style towns in the area have many heritage buildings and museums, and there are rich gem fields at Inverell, Warialda and Bingara. You’ll find the area replete with sapphires, (the area supply around 80% of the world’s sapphires) so try fossicking for these precious stones, or go shopping for sapphires and other treasures.

The bustling regional centre of Inverell is a good place to explore the history of the region, starting with some fine buildings in town such as the Inverell Art Gallery (inverellartgallery.com.au) which was a former school of the arts.

Motoring aficionados won’t want to miss the National Transport Museum, which covers the history of the motor car.

Most of the exhibits are on loan from private owners, many from the Inverell area and with a distinctive local history. Among the 140 vehicles on display are an intact 1906 Dayton, the oldest car in the museum and believed to be the only one left worldwide.

You can also admire everything from a 1912 Renault to a 1929 Packard and various Holdens and Fords. nationaltransportmuseum.info

Then head over to Inverell Pioneer Village, where colonial buildings from the surrounding district have been relocated. It’s well laid out and showcases an 1887 schoolhouse, 1840s homestead and 1874 pub, complete with piano in the front parlour. inverellpioneervillage.org.au

Visit armidaletourism.com.au and inverell.com.au for more information