Discover Glen Innes Highlands: Springtime, Heritage Buildings, Vintage Treasure Hunting & Local Markets

Although the air is still crisp as we farewell winter, we will welcome the seasonal changes upon us over the coming months. Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit Glen Innes Highlands, with an abundance of emerging flora and fauna in our natural surroundings. And with the temperature becoming a little warmer, it's the perfect opportunity to get out and about and discover the many great experiences our region has to offer. 

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Springtime

Spring in Glen Innes Highlands sees our World Heritage national parks come to life with fauna, while native flora blooms, including our very own Gibraltar Waratah, endemic to Gibraltar Range National Park. Our parklands also awaken with beautiful blossoms. Learn more.
Image: Koenraad Dijkstra

Heritage Walk

Walk with history and gaze upon over 60 magnificent heritage buildings in the township of Glen Innes. Discover our rich heritage as you learn about the history, architecture and stories of the buildings as you're standing right in front of them. Pick up your brochure from the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre or download it from our website. Learn more.

The Village of Deepwater

Deepwater was established in 1838 and is located 35km north of Glen Innes on the New England Highway. With the opening of the Great Northern Railway Line in 1886, it became a bustling township exporting wool, dairy, livestock, meat and mining products. 

Many of the village's historic buildings are still in existence, including the Deepwater Railway Station, Picture Theater, Court House, Post Office, School of Arts, Deepwater Public School, and the General Store. Today, it is home to a thriving community of around 400 people and offers visitors local accommodation, great meals, and even a brewery. Learn more. 
Opening Soon! Highlands HUB Co-working
In the month ahead, we'll be launching Highlands HUB - a coworking facility located in the main street of Glen Innes, where you can book a desk or office for an hour, a day, a week or months at a time. The facility also has a training room, boardroom, meeting rooms and a community co-working lounge. 
If you're travelling for work or working whilst travelling, hot desks in the community co-working lounge can be booked for just $20 per day, including internet, tea & coffee. Highlands HUB will also host some exciting training and workshops. Online booking will soon be available. In the meantime, follow the Facebook page for updates or email [email protected] for more information and pre-bookings. 

This local economic recovery project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the NSW Government under Disaster Funding Arrangements.
Discover Glen Innes Highlands with Amanda Woods
Glen Innes-based travel writer, Amanda Woods, toured Glen Innes Highlands to help us share the best regional experiences to enjoy during your next visit. 

Vintage Treasure Hunting

Antiques, collectibles, curiosities and second-hand finds are all waiting to meet their new owners in our stores, op shops and markets.

In an old vintage building on Wentworth Street, Percy the taxidermy peacock looks out over an eclectic mix of antiques, bric-a-brac and one-off items from around the world at Bourke Street Vintage where the fun rabbit warren of a shop is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside.
You never know what kind of pre-loved knick-knacks you’ll find the Knick Knackery opposite the railway station, while at Marlou Vintage on Grey Street you can sell as well as buy collectibles and pre-owned items. Also on Grey Street, Bowerbirds Emporium presents a collection of pretty much anything vintage, antique and second-hand you can think of!
Sustainable and thrifty shoppers can find their latest addition to their wardrobe at Carolyn’s Closette on Oliver Street where pre-loved day and evening wear, shoes, jewellery and handbags can be found. Op shoppers can also find bargains at three Glen Innes charity stores with the recently opened Lifeline shop on Lambeth Street, a Vinnies on Bourke Street, and an Opportunity Shop on Lang Street to explore.
In the village of Deepwater on weekends, antique, vintage and retro collectors can go treasure hunting at Echo’s Antiques, where no two visits will be the same, and Cooee Indoor Markets, where you can also enjoy tasty refreshments in the café. Back in Glen Innes, be prepared to lose track of time when you step into The Book Market on Grey Street.
This second-hand bookstore in an old bank building has around 15,000 handpicked books including children’s stories that date back to the 1850s, as well as old comics, magazines, postcards and other collectibles.
If you love pottering around local markets and getting to know the makers and growers, the Glen Innes Cottage Markets in the Lions Park Rest Area is the place to be on a Saturday morning. Browse through homemade arts and crafts and pick up some fresh locally grown fruit and veg.
And on the second Saturday of the month you’ll also find the Markets in the Highlands in the Mackenzie Mall, which brings together local producers, makers and artists from around the New England region.
Upcoming Events
There are always events happening around Glen Innes Highlands, including regulars like the weekly Cottage Markets, movies and productions at the Chapel Theatre and the monthly Markets in the Highlands. For more event info, visit our Events Page and follow us on Facebook.

‘Australian Flora & Fauna’ Mixed Media Exhibition

Until Fri 2 Sep
10.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri;
10.00am to 1.00pm Sat
Glen Innes Art Gallery, 71 Grey St

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

The Robertson Brothers 1960s Variety Show

Fri 2 Sep
8.00pm start
Glen Innes Services Club, 120 Grey St, Glen Innes
Can you imagine the Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Bee Gees and Neil Sedaka on stage together? Celebrate your favourite 60s superstars! Tickets $50.75. 

Glen Innes Cottage Markets

Sat 3, 10, 17 & 24 Sep
7.30am to 12.30pm
Lions Park, East Ave, Glen Innes 
Fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more.

Markets in the Highlands

Sat 10 Sep
From 9.00am
357 Grey St, Glen Innes (behind Coles)
Come along to this great community market and meet local stallholders who grow, make, create, and bake. Hot food and coffee available.

Silversmithing Workshop

Sat 10 Sep
From 10.00am to 4.00pm
123 Grey St, Glen Innes
Get across the entire silversmithing process with Richard Moon as your guide, from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing.

‘In the Style of the Masters' Mixed Media Exhibition

Mon 12 Sep to Fri 7 Oct
10.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri;
10.00am to 1.00pm Sat
Glen Innes Art Gallery, 71 Grey St

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

Jimmy Barnes & Cold Chisel Tribute Show

Thurs 15 Sep
Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Glen Innes Services Club, 120 Grey St, Glen Innes
Rising Sun blend musicianship & stage presence to recreate Barnsey and Chisel's classics, such as Working Class Man, Khe Sahn, Bow River, Driving Wheels & Saturday Night - plus many more! Tickets $40. 

Highland Classic

Fri 16 Sep - Sun 18 Sep
From 9.00am
Glen Innes Golf Club, Hutchison Rd, Glen Innes
Presented by Glen Innes Golf Club. $10,000+ prize value. Nominations close Mon 12 Sep. Nomination forms, rules & conditions available from www.gigolf.com.au

High Country Book Club

Sat 17 Sep
From 10.00am to 12.00pm
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes

The High Book Club will meet to discuss Banjawarn - a new novel by Josh Kemp. Browse The Makers Shed online bookshop and have a title posted to you. Join the High Country Book Club today - click here

Glen Innes Highlands Shop
Supporting Local Business
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.

Bee Stud Earrings

These tiny little bee stud earrings with beautiful detail are very cute. At 15mm across, the wings sit perfectly on an ear lobe.

$52
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Natures Pure Beez Honey

100% pure chemical-free Australian Honey from the Glen Innes Highlands region. Available in 4 size options: 250gms, 500gms, 1kg, 3kg

From $8.00
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