Contact: Kate Boyd 0429724026 

Walks Contact: Pat Schultz 


Armidale Branch was established in 1974 and we are fortunate to have some of the founding members still active and inspirational.

Some of the achievements over the last forty years include conservation protection in new reserves for many local areas including Torrington, now a State Conservation Area, and Cunnawarra National Park linking New England National Park with Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

We strive for better protection for the western slopes and plains including The Pilliga and for the natural values in Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves and Crown Lands.

There are many threats to fauna and flora in north-west NSW and we work with local organisations to prevent further extinctions as well as to lobby governments to provide more adequate resources and support for environmental agencies.


Meetings are open to community with talks related to the natural environment especially issues affecting New England and north west slopes and plains; wildlife research, particularly relating to national parks, travelling stock routes and reserves, as well as issues relating to land holders.We organise forums and discussions with guest speakers with specialist knowledge of ecology and field experience.

Committee meetings, held in our homes, are open to all NPA members to plan activities and action on environmental issues.


Excursions to local reserves and other natural areas ranging from short and easy to longer medium day walks and occasional weekend trips.

Regular tours to The Pilliga are conducted by Pat Schultz 0428 725 852

Upcoming Pilliga Tour: 20-22 September 2023

Plus optional activities on the days either side of the tour. 
Bookings essential: email

Want to know more? 
Watch these short videos by Brian Mahony for a taste of the tour. 
Reading the map of the Pilliga
Highlight: Pilliga caves
View from the fire tower


Introduction to New England and North West Region