Glen Innes & Inverell Area
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.
Thursday 30 April to Sunday 3 May 2015
Australian Celtic Festival Come celebrate the 2015 Australian
Fishing on the Gwydir River. Image Paul Foley
Welcome sign to Bingara. Image Paul Foley
The historic Roxy Theatre in Bingara. Image Paul Foley
Glen Innes streetscape. Image Paul Foley
Fossicking in the New England region. Image Paul Foley
Australian Standing Stones at Glen Innes. Image Paul Foley
Friends shopping at Magnolia Home and Gift store in Inverell. Image Paul Foley
Family fossicking near Inverell. Image Paul Foley
Otho Lane in Inverell, Image Paul Foley
Couple looking through the window of the Tenterfield Saddlery. Image Paul Foley
Hikers at Bald Rock National Park. Image Paul Foley
Tenterfield Railway Museum. Image Paul Foley
A sculpture at the Ceramic Break Sculpture Park. Image Warialda Tourism
Carinda House Community Cultural Centre. Image Warialda Tourism
Cranky Rock Nature Reserve. Image Warialda Tourism
- Bingara Bingara, a popular fishing and birdwatching town on the beautiful Gwydir River, is home to the Art Deco Roxy
- Glen Innes This charming rural town is Celtic country â home of the Australian Celtic Festival and the Australian Stand
- Inverell Go fossicking for sapphires and other gems at several places around the city.
- Tenterfield Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous "birth of our nation" speech in the Tenterfield School of Arts in 1889
- Warialda Fossick for gems at historic Warialda or enjoy fantastic bushwalking and birdwatching in the picturesque bus