Planning a road trip from Sydney to Armidale? The driving distance from Sydney to Armidale is 585 km (6.5 hours) which makes it ideal for a day trip for a weekend excursion to this beautiful part of New South Wales. There are two alternative ways of travelling between Sydney and Armidale. The shortest way is to take New England Highway 15 which starts near the city of Newcastle and passes through laid backcountry towns of Scone, Singleton and Tamworth.
These are midsize agricultural towns and popular for dairy, horse breeding and cattle production. New England region of NSW attracted early settlers around the 1820s and enjoyed a boom during Gold mining days.