Chef Hayden Quinn on horseback at Waterloo Station in New England © Boomtown Pictures

Hayden Quinn's guide to New England

Hayden Quinn on a farm in New England, New South Wales © Boomtown Pictures

My top tip is to get a feel for the real rural life. Check out a farm stay, jump on a horse, and meet the animals.

Hayden Quinn, Australian foodie and TV personality

VIDEO: Explore the New England region with Hayden Quinn

Chef Hayden Quinn on horseback at Waterloo Station in New England © Boomtown Pictures

Waterloo Station, New England, New South Wales © Boomtown Pictures

Chef Hayden Quinn gem fossicks on a river in New England © Boomtown Pictures

New England, New South Wales © Boomtown Pictures

Dessert served at Tattersalls Hotels in Armidale, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Tattersalls Hotels, Armidale, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Chef Hayden Quinn buys garlic from local grower in Tenterfield © Boomtown Pictures

Rochford Organic Garlic, Tenterfield, NSW © Boomtown Pictures

 Chef Hayden Quinn catches trout at Deano’ s Springwater Smoked Trout in New England © Boomtown Pictures

Deano’ s Springwater Smoked Trout © Boomtown Pictures

Chef Hayden Quinn sits near campfire in New England © Boomtown Pictures

New England, New South Wales © Boomtown Pictures