Experience old world charm at Blair Athol Estate, a turn of the century country manor set in magnificent gardens. Set on 54 acres of premium land with sweeping vistas, it includes five acres of natural and formal...
The so-called "Sapphire City", Inverell is a delightful jewel of a township, nestled in a valley beside the Macintyre River. Whether fossicking for gemstones, immersing oneself in the local art and craft scene, or enjoying some of the thrilling water activities to be found in the area, there's plenty to love. And with rural centres such as Armidale, Moree and Tamworth nearby, Inverell is conveniently situated for a tour that takes in the highlights of northern NSW.
Inverell accommodation is superbly appointed for a relaxing and invigorating stay no matter what your taste or budget. If you're in the mood for indulgence, you might consider booking yourself into a magnificent country manor set within beautiful gardens, or a self-contained cottage with a gorgeous outlook over the picturesque Macintyre Valley. Meanwhile, for those on a budget, there are a number of cheap Inverell hotels and motels which offer comfort at an affordable price. Campers are also well served, with quality sites available close to town and further afield in magnificent bushland settings.
The town's eclectic attractions and beautiful natural surrounds will inspire an extended stay. Take a trip to the dazzling Copeton Waters State Park, for example, to enjoy all the exciting possibilities for swimming, boating, sailing and skiing. This spectacular area is also a fisherman's paradise, with Cod, Yellowbelly, Silver Perch, Catfish and Redfin in abundance.
To tap into the heritage of the town, visit the Pioneer Village with its authentic historical homes and buildings, then check out the Sapphire Centre or The Gem Centre to experience the beauty of the stones that have made Inverell famous. And to discover the produce of the town, try a sample of a local vintage at one of four nearby vineyards or take in the flavour of the olives at one of the large-scale groves in the area. With so much on offer in such a beautiful setting, the "Sapphire City" lives up to its glittering nickname!