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Cheap flights to Armidale, Australia

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Can I fly to Armidale right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Armidale along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Australia has enacted temporary travel restrictions for flights to Melbourne due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

Entry requirements

Travelers who are not Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members need to apply for an exemption to enter Australia.

Quarantine requirements

All international travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry, unless they're granted an exemption upon request. Quarantines take place in state-designated facilities and fees depend on the state, ranging from $2500 for one adult in the Northern Territory to $3000 for one adult in New South Wales. International flights are currently being diverted away from Victoria. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next scheduled flight. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Western Australia.

Transiting rules

Foreign nationals may transit through Australia if the connecting flight is within 72 hours of the arriving flight. They must either have a transit visa or be nationals of a visa-exempt country. Transit passengers don’t need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight from the same airport within 72 hours and they are not going to leave the airport. Travelers who plan to leave the airport before boarding their connecting flight or who will be at the airport for longer than 72 hours need to apply for a travel exemption here and will be subject to quarantine until their departing flight. Travelers from New Zealand and Pacific Islanders may not need a travel exemption. More information on transiting Australia is available here.

All other info

Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Armidale and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Armidale, located in the northern tablelands of New South Wales, is a sophisticated city full of charm. Housed in Armidale are two cathedrals, a university (University of New England) and many great restaurants, shops and museums for visitors to explore. In addition, Armidale is surrounded by four national parks, resulting in some beautiful, jaw-dropping scenery.

Armidale has a lively pedestrian mall, which stretches across three blocks, where the locals and students spend their time. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops cater to students and residents, and there are plenty of historical sites to see, including the noted Art Deco building Tattersalls Hotel, Armidale Courthouse, the Post Office, the New England Hotel and the former Commonwealth Bank. The New England Regional Art Museum on Kentucky Street has the Hinton Collection; 1,200 pieces of art that has been described as the only complete collection of Australian art in the country.

Near Armidale, there are several World-Heritage listed national parks such as New England National Park and Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

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Armidale climate

Armidale has a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Luckily, humidity is not a problem, thanks to Armidale’s latitude, and most of the rain falls in summer.The winter months (June to August) are cold, dry, and windy due to the Westerlies blowing at this time. There is some snowfall and temperatures are between 32-60 F. The summer months (December to February) are hot with temperatures reaching 86 F. Heavy rain showers in the afternoons and evenings help to cool things down in during these months.Spring and fall are the best times to visit Armidale. Between September to November (the spring season) the plants burst into life and temperatures are mild, even though the weather can be unpredictable. March to May (the fall season) is also a great time visit to take in the colors of the foliage.

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Best Time to Fly to Armidale

Peak Season: 

May and October are busy months in Armidale due to the University of New England Graduation period. January, May and October are also busy months for festivals, such as the New England Wool Expo, New England Bach Festival (biennial) and the Armidale Women’s Comedy Festival. The Autumn Festival is another popular annual event that takes place in April.

Off Season: 

The winter months (June to August) are, in general, the low season.

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Getting around Armidale

Car rental and taxi services are available at Armidale Airport.

The center of Armidale is best enjoyed on foot. There are bicycle lanes – and lots of great biking trails – if you would like to power your own way. There is a bus service (Edwards) which travels between the town center and the university, but by far the best way of seeing Armidale and the countryside is by car.

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Armidale Travel Information

  • The Armidale Visitor Center offers a free Heritage Bus Tour. It departs daily at 10am and returns at 12.30pm, in time for lunch.
  • The Monckton Aquatic Center in Armidale is heated to 77 F at all times from October to March.
  • Within an hour’s drive of Armidale, there are some great fishing spots. Catches are Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Murray Cod, Golden Pearch, Catfish, Redfin and Black Bream. Fishing licenses are available at any NSW Fisheries Inland Office or various stores around Armidale. 
  • Gara Gorge is just 10 miles from Armidale and is a noted swimming hole and popular place to barbecue and picnic.

 

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