Discover Your Next Adventure
in Glen Innes Highlands

A Sky Full of Stars

It's the final month of winter and photographers from near and far have been making the most of the opportunity to capture breathtaking night-sky scenes above Glen Innes Highlands, where there is very little light pollution. Whether you're a photographer or not, make the most of this time of year by donning your winter woollies and gazing up in awe at the magic of the galaxy as you admire the shimmering beauty of the Milky Way.

Image credit: Chris Bakon

Coombadjha Walk Soundtrail

Explore Washpool National Park’s rich history through stories of people who’ve wandered its trails.

World heritage-listed Washpool National Park is a place of dramatic gorges, crystal-clear waters and magnificent ancient rainforest. 

For many thousands of years, Washpool has been important. It was a meeting place for the Bundjalung, Ngarrabul and Gumbaynggir nations: a place of creation stories, initiation and sacred sites, of abundant food and water and, when Europeans arrived, a place of refuge.

In the 1900s, it was a place of work for cedar cutters and saw millers. One of them, Bill Haydon, a man known as ‘the Cedar King’, got lost there and was never found, after one of the largest searches in NSW history.

Later still, it was a site for strong protest from conservationists, leading to its eventual listing as World Heritage protected. Washpool’s importance now lies in the study of its natural beauty – its diverse trees, plants, birds and wildlife tell us much about its past and our collective future.

A great way to get a taste of the area's rich history is by listening to the stories of people who’ve wandered this trail, recorded in Soundtrails - a self-paced audio trail.

Simply follow the steps below and start your walk from Coachwood Picnic Area.

Image credit: Destination NSW
  1. Download the Soundtrails app from the App Store or Google Play (it’s free).
  2. Open the Soundtrails app and enable location services.
  3. Find the Coombadjha Walk Soundtrail and select download.
  4. Connect your headphones or turn up your speakers and follow the map trail listening to the stories as you go.

You can also listen to the stories online and view a map of the walk - click here

Note: Download the Soundtrail prior to arriving at Washpool National Park, as service is limited. Once downloaded, you can access it offline.

Before venturing out, check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website or download the NSW National Parks app for the latest park information.

Discover Your Home Away
From Home

Glen Innes Highlands offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit everyone's taste and budget. From boutique getaways to experiencing country life on a working farm, and everything in between - you won't be disappointed! 
Find a place to stay.

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What's On
There is always something to look forward to in Glen Innes Highlands, including regular events like movies, theatre productions & open mic nights at the Chapel Theatre, as well as weekend markets. To find out about more events, visit our Events Calendar and follow us on Facebook.

Glen Innes Art Gallery Exhibitions

Until Fri 4 Aug:
Glen Innes Archies Exhibition
Mon 14 Aug to Fri 8 Sep:
Cameron Art Group
10.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri;
10.00am to 1.00pm Sat
Glen Innes Art Gallery
71 Grey St, Glen Innes

The Glen Innes Art Gallery proudly represents local artists, hosting exhibitions that reflect our wonderful region and helping artists connect with their audience.
More info

Glen Innes Highlands
Lions Lioness Club
Quiz Night

Sat 5 Aug
6.30pm for 7.00pm start
Glen Innes Services Club
120 Grey St, Glen Innes

Tables of 8. Bar & meals available. Silent auctions, raffles and prizes to be won raising money for local charities and community projects. Tickets $10 - Available at Glen Innes Services Club Mon to Fri, 10.30am to 5.00pm. 

Silver-working Workshop

Sat 12 Aug
10.00am to 4.00pm
The Makers Shed
123 Grey St, Glen Innes

Get across the entire silver-working process with Richard Moon (resident Silversmith at The Makers Shed) as your guide, from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing.
Book now

Glen Innes
Cottage Markets

Every Sat
7.00am to 12.30pm
Lions Park, Cnr East Ave
& Ferguson St, Glen Innes 

Check out this great little community market, with stallholders selling fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more.
More info

Australian Standing Stones parkrun

Every Sat
8.00am start
The Australian Standing Stones,
Watsons Drive, Glen Innes

A free, weekly, timed 5k event every Saturday morning. Everyone is welcome to walk, jog, run or volunteer.  
More info & registration

Glen Innes Highlands Shop
Supporting Local & Regional Businesses
When it comes to homegrown and handmade, we've got you covered! Visit us at the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre to browse our range of local goods, unique souvenirs, and gifts or shop online.

Now Stocking Mountain Lotus Organic Skincare

We're excited to be stocking the Mountain Lotus organic skincare range in our shop! These all-natural products contain the highest quality ingredients whilst promoting wellbeing and vitality. 

Mountain Lotus primarily sources ingredients from the mountains of New England High Country and other parts of Australia, ensuring they are of exceptional quality, ethically produced and free from hidden nasties.

Shop the range both online and at the Glen Innes Highlands Visitor Information Centre. 

Organic Lemon Myrtle Hand Cream

This nourishing blend infused with zesty, fresh and uplifting native lemon myrtle is a refreshing, stimulating and deeply beneficial cream that will help to heal all dry hand ailments.
Shop now!


Organic Mandarin
Lip Balm

Moisturise, protect and heal dry, chapped and cracked lips with this natural blend of organic olive and coconut oil formulated to repair and rejuvenate your lips. 
Shop now!

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Visit the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre

Pop in and chat with a friendly local at the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre to access a wealth of information on all there is to see and do in Glen Innes Highlands. The centre has maps, brochures, displays about local history and attractions, and a variety of items for sale in the shop. 

152 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW

Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Sun: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Share Your Adventures

We love sharing our visitor's experiences on our social media accounts.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and tag us in your posts! 

Facebook: @GlenInnesHighlands
Instagram: @gleninneshighland

Visit our website for more ideas of things to see and do in Glen Innes Highlands.

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