From gem fossicking to bushwalking, birdwatching and camping, Warialda is an enchanting town in the gemstone country of the beautiful New England region of NSW. On the Fossickers Way touring route, you can go fossicking in this wonderful area for sapphires and other gems as well as gold.

Pick up a fossicking map from the Warialda Visitor Information Centre and explore the fascinating attractions. Polish up your knowledge of rough, cut and polished gemstones at the Wells Gem and Mineral Collection in the tourist centre. The array of gems, minerals and shells is captivating.

Cranky Rock - Warialda

You can take a self-guided tour of the town’s heritage buildings, such as 1880s-built Carinda House. A short drive away is the Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, where you’ll find galleries, intriguing outdoor sculptures as well as a gift shop. The natural beauty around Warialda is perfect for bushwalking, too.

Cranky Rock Nature Reserve features granite boulders balancing on the edge of pretty Reedy Creek. A picturesque sanctuary, Cranky Rock is popular for picnicking, hiking and camping. Koorilgur Nature Reserve is another haven where nature lovers will be delighted with the wildflowers and birdlife.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park - Warialda

Getting to Warialda is easy, with the drive from Inverell 50 minutes and from Glen Innes 100 minutes. The nearest airport is Moree, where you can rent a car for the hour-long scenic drive. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Tamworth for a connecting bus to Warialda.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 28 February 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018 , Kiama

    The Kiama Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday at Surf Beach, located on Manning Street. You couldn’t wish for a more picturesque backdrop for your weekly shopping expedition! The market is started each week by the “ringing” of the b…

    28 Feb - 28 Mar
  2. High Tea at Bella Char Restaurant

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Saturday 07 July 2018 , Gerringong

    Come along and enjoy High Tea at Bella Char Restaurant - Mercure Resort Gerringong. It is held on the first and third Saturday of every month, from 12noon until 3pm. The price includes a scrumptious selection of Chef's sweet and savou…

    03 Mar - 07 Jul
  3. Healthy Livin Festival

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Kiama

    They've teamed up with one of the largest mental health movements in the country, Livin, to deliver a huge weekend of fitness, health and wellness in Kiama on the first weekend of March 2018. Moodi Dennaoui, Tanya Poppett and Kev Toonen l…

    03 Mar - 04 Mar
  4. Kiama Arts Trail Open Weekend

    Sunday 04 March 2018 , Kiama

    The Kiama Arts Trail takes you through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia, where you can visit award winning artists’ studios and galleries. Entry to each of the venues is free. With a range of artwork and a wide variet…

    04 Mar
  5. Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival

    Friday 09 March 2018 to Sunday 11 March 2018 , Kiama

    Kiama and the surrounding area will be a music lover's haven again over the second weekend of March 2018 with everything from Jazz, Blues, Swing, Roots, Boogie, Gypsy, Rumba, and Rag and Honky Tonk on offer. From concerts in the park to c…

    09 Mar - 11 Mar