Glen Innes


Arts, culture and heritage in Glen Innes

Set in the most prolific sapphire region of Country NSW, Glen Innes hosts the annual Minerama Fossicking and Gem Show and the annual Australian Celtic Festival, and is home to the Australian Standing Stones.

This charming rural town boasts glorious parks, stately heritage-listed buildings, book shops, boutiques and collectables shops.

  • Fossicking
  • Australian Standing Stones

About Glen Innes

In the heart of the New England Tablelands is Glen Innes, known as ‘Celtic country' because of its early Scottish settlers. Enjoy the beauty of the district, which is reminiscent of Scottish and English countryside, by exploring one of the scenic Celtic country drives – pick up a brochure at the Visitor Information Centre.

There are plenty of things to see and do in Glen Innes and around town. Don't miss the Australian Standing Stones, the official national monument to Australia's Celtic pioneers. Stroll along the Glen Innes Heritage Walk, which features more than 30 heritage-listed buildings in the charming historic main street.

This part of Country NSW is home to some of the world's richest gem and mineral fields. Before you leave, be sure to check the busy events calendar for Minerama – the town's wonderful fossicking and gem show. There are also ample opportunities to do your own fossicking.

Also on the events calendar are the Glen Innes Pastoral and Agricultural Show and the Australian Celtic Festival, both of which attract visitors from far and wide.

While in the Glen Innes and Inverell area, enjoy a visit to the World-Heritage listed Washpool and Gibraltar Range national parks, which are fantastic for bushwalking and camping.


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