Things to do

From picturesque parks to honky-tonk life

For a break from all the nature and a taste of civilization, head to New England's two main towns of Armidale and Tamworth. Home to several city parks, Armidale is also a perfect base for exploring Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, featuring some truly spectacular gorges and scenery. Country music aficionados will want to opt instead for a New England vacation rental in Tamworth, a town devoted to the genre. Here you'll find several country music museums and memorabilia at every turn. Brush up on your two-step for their annual country music festival, held every January.


Set out on a classic Australian bushwalk

Farmland isn't the only nature on tap in New England. If you've come to Australia to enjoy some beautiful bushland walks, you're in luck. A New England vacation rental puts you on the doorstep of countless national parks offering unrivaled scenery and endless hiking trails. Many are home to breathtaking gorges, swimming holes, and waterfalls, as well as opportunities for some rugged kayaking. If you can't make it all the way to the remote Outback, try a visit to Bald Rock National Park, dubbed the Ayers Rock of New South Wales.


Experience all four seasons to the fullest in New England

Much like its American counterpart, Australia's New England experiences a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. The summer months of December to February can see very warm days, but cool or even cold nights, plus thunderstorms that bring heavy rains and hail. The winter months of June to August are known to see below-freezing temps and frosts, but crisp, sunny days. The frosts can continue well into October, making spring the least predictable season. The autumn months are a local favorite thanks to warm days and vibrant yellow leaves, peaking in March and April.

Natural features

Plenty of parks, and, of course, kangaroos

When it comes to nature, Australia's New England region has more than enough to go around. The area counts a whopping 27 national parks and over 30 nature reserves - enough to make even the most jaded urbanite unplug and enjoy the scenery. While the region is dominated by plateaus, there are also several mountains topping 3,000 feet, plenty of farmland, and an impressive number of deep gorges and cascading waterfalls. And, of course, no trip down under would be complete without kangaroos, which you'll find along with other Aussie staples like wallabies, wombats, and kookaburras, to name a few.

Where to stay around New England?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 174 vacation rentals near New England. From 90 Houses to 21 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New England for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in New England?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New England. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Port Macquarie: 328 vacation rentals
  • North Coast: 7,015 vacation rentals
  • Dubbo: 23 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Head: 347 vacation rentals
  • Queensland: 8,675 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in New England! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in New England?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New England:

  • Port Macquarie: 328 rentals
  • Dubbo: 23 rentals
  • Crescent Head: 347 rentals
  • Stanthorpe: 41 rentals
  • Bellingen: 101 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to New England?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in New England are:

  • Tamworth Airport (TMW): 52 vacation rentals
  • Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ): 518 vacation rentals
  • Armidale Airport (ARM): 34 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in New England?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in New England. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dooragan National Park: 376 rentals
  • Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard: 517 rentals
  • Girraween National Park: 56 rentals
  • Rose's Vineyard: 380 rentals
  • North Haven Beach: 367 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New England listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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