Glen Innes

Head to the valleys of Glen Innes to find a place rich in history, Celtic culture, and wilderness unlike any other. Located on the Northern Tablelands of NSW, the region offers valleys and gorges optimal for hiking, gem fossicking and indulging in locally produced wines at any number of wineries in the area.

Upon arriving in Glen Innes, head to the downtown region and embark on a walking tour or a guided tour of the heritage buildings that line the charming town. For a deeper dive into the culture and history of Glen Innes head to the Land of the Beardies History Museum. You’ll soon discover the rich Celtic heritage within the area, as the town is home to the annual Celtic Festival taking place in May. In honour of Celtic roots, visitors should visit the Australian Standing Stones, which are a monument erected for the purpose of cultural gatherings.

Just beyond the picturesque town lies the Gondwana Rainforests, an Australia World Heritage Area that is as mystifying and beautiful in areas such as the Washpool National Park. It is there that hikers can explore as there are several walking tracks that will take you through the forest. The region is also rich in gems, and fossicking can be a fun activity to become immersed in the beauty of the area. Much of the pioneering history can be found in activities, shops, and art within the area. Nothing short of charming, Glen Innes will leave you tickled in history and beauty.