Inverell

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Situated on the western slopes of the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, you’ll find Inverell, a quaint town located on the Macintyre River. Also known as the Sapphire City, the town and its rivers are rich with gems like sapphire and quartz, which make perfect for fossicking at several dedicated sites. You can even wander onward as many of these sites include walking tracks and campsites that will take you through native bush.

In fact, the terrain surrounding Inverell is one to be explored, especially the Kings Plains National Park. Visiting this region will take you through rocky terrain and open forest, ideal for bird watching and spotting other native wildlife like kangaroos and wallabies. There are plenty of pools, creeks, and waterfalls to cool off in should you visit in the summer months.

Another popular destination in Inverell is the Pioneer Village, south of the town. Here you’ll be taken through a series of homes built in the 19th century. You’ll be taken back in time to discover the heritage of pioneers that have made Inverell what it is today. If history is something you seek, also give the National Transport Museum a visit which includes both vintage and new vehicles on exhibit throughout the year.

A walk through the town will have you discovering heritage sites and art galleries, notating the influx of pioneers amongst a strong connection of aboriginal history. The town is also home to those interested in activities like fishing, cycling, and other attractions.