Located in the heart of New England High Country, Armidale is Australia’s highest city and is best known for its picturesque natural beauty, heritage architecture, cathedrals and surrounding national parks. Wander its streets and find 19th century churches mixed with modern cafes and restaurants. Take the Wollomombi walking track to Australia’s second-highest waterfall in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.View our Armidale travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Armidale (ARM)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Armidale
Melbourne to Armidale
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Armidale is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes.
When to visit
Let us help you plan your trip to Armidale with an outline of the best time to visit whether it’s for a few days or a longer stay. Autumn and spring are the best times to visit Armidale. In autumn you have the lovely colours of the trees as they change colour, and in spring the beautiful colours of the spring blooms. The winters are very cold from May through to August, though mostly clear with an average low of -2°C and high of 13°C and a chance of snow.
What is the main airport called?
Armidale airport (ARM).Opens in a new tab or window It is the gateway to the New England high country and is located 8km (5 miles) from the town centre, on the New England Highway.
Arriving at Armidale Airport
When your QantasLink arrives on Armidale, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Armidale Airportto get your visit to the regional town off to the right start. Armidale airport is only 6km from Armidale’s city centre. Once you collect your bags from the baggage collection area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Armidale town
Use the taxi service available at the terminal to make the short trip northeast along the New England Highway. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Getting around Armidale
Private buses operate throughout Armidale and taxi and hire car services are also available. There is a free Armidale Heritage tour that takes visitors to major historic and architectural landmarks, and Armidale has an extensive cycleway. Walking is a great way to see the city centre. Armidale Radio Taxis service the city and Edwards Coaches offer services around Armidale and the wider New England region.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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