Arts, culture and heritage in Glen Innes
This charming rural town has parks, autumn colours, stately heritage-listed buildings, arts and craft shops as well as collectibles shops. Set in the most prolific sapphire region in Country NSW, Glen Innes is also the site of the Australian Standing Stones.
About Glenn Innes and Inverell
The first settlers in this region of Country NSW were mostly Scots, and today, Glen Innes cherishes its Celtic origins. Locals built the Australian Standing Stones, a megalithic stone circle, as a monument to these pioneers.
The colonial-style towns in the area have many heritage buildings and museums, and there are rich gem fields at Inverell, Warialda and Bingara. There is no shortage of arts and culture here, covering a range of tastes. Tenterfield is the birthplace of singer Peter Allen, who immortalised the town in his song Tenterfield Saddler.
You'll find the area replete with sapphires, so try fossicking for these precious stones, or go shopping for sapphires and other treasures. Speaking of stones, the theme continues at Warialda with Cranky Rock Nature Reserve, at Stonehenge with Balancing Rock and at Tenterfield with Bald Rock National Park.
Rest from your national park exploration at one of the abundant accommodation options in the area.