As the highest town in the New England high country, trout fishing in local streams is a popular past time for Guyra residents.
Guyra is less than a half hour drive (27 km) from the regional city of Armidale and is about 500 km (6 hr 15 min drive) from Sydney.
Due to Guyra’s elevation there are snow falls in winter. The cool climate makes it a major potato growing area, it is also home to the largest glasshouse in the southern hemisphere
Armidale Airport is the closest airport, a 30 min drive from Guyra. It is serviced by two airlines: Regional Express (REX) and Qantas who provide regular flights to Sydney.
NSW TrainLink provides a daily service between Armidale and Sydney.
The population of Guyra is more than 2000 people, their median age is 42 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 7% of the population.
Guyra is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this Health Planning Compass provides an overview of community health for the region.
Guyra Multi-Purpose Service is a small regional public hospital with less than 50 beds. It has an emergency department and offers services including acute care, residential aged care, respite care, community nursing and physiotherapy. Visiting services include speech pathology, women’s health, diabetes education, and dietician, and drug and alcohol services.
The larger Armidale Hospital is a 30 min drive from Guyra.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Guyra.