Armidale lies about halfway between two major australian cities Sydney and Brisbane. Armidale is a large town of about 30 thousand inhabitants.
Voice of Travelers to Armidale
A layover in Sandy with ticket purchased by Ryanair
I traveled on an onward ticket from Madrid through Luton Airport to Ediburgh in Scotland. I purchased the ticket with Ryanair. While the ticket was quite expensive, I preferred this option instead of a return direct ticket from Madrid directly to Edinburgh so that I can see a bit of English countryside. I bought the ticket in a ticket agency in downtown Madrid. Once aboard Ryanair, I was surprised by great onboard service and the possibility to buy a bus ticket to Sandy. When I landed at Luton, I took a bus to Sandy where I spent two days enjoying its calm serenity. I can say I fell in love with Sandy! With a ticket to Edinburgh, this would not have been possible. I am more than happy that I wasn't counting money when I decided for this airfare ticket which allowed me to discover Sandy.
Visiting Sandy for a conference
I visited Sandy last year for a conference. I was invited, so all my costs were covered with the institution that asked me to be their speaker. Thanks to this invitation, I was able to discover first class service aboard the El Al flight from Tel Aviv since the institute booked a first class airfare ticket for me. This return ticket was probably quite pricey, but I just enjoyed the services. Only one event tarnished the otherwise perfect trip, and that was the cancellation of my flight ticket on the way back - the ticket from Luton Airport was rebooked for two days later. Thanks to this, I was able to enjoy Sandy for two more days. If I returned to the United Kingdom, I would like to visit Sandy and its surroundings again.
Armidale Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best season to visit Armidale?
A. The best season to visit Armidale is in the spring and autumn. This is when Armidale has the best weather and not much rain. Armidale is prone to get hailstorms in the summer time while the winter period tends to have quite hot temperatures in Armidale. Don't forget, however, that it is the summer time when a flight ticket will be the cheapest for Armidale because this is the off season time of the year.
Q. What are the most interesting sites in Armidale?
A. Armidale is a pleasant small town with subtropical climate which offers the possibility of pleasant walks in the nature around it. Inside Armidale, it is possible to visit the local churches built in the 19.century. Armidale hosts the Autumn Festival every April.
Q. Is Armidale a safe town?
A. Armidale is a very safe town to visit. While occasional theft may happen in Armidale, most visitors do not feel in danger. In order to avoid any such occurences, be attentive when taking photos and paying, for example for a bus ticket or souvenirs.