Winter Woollies and Warm & Fuzzies! 

As we enter our coolest months, it's time to cosy up in your winter woollies and come and experience everything Glen Innes Highlands has to offer that will give you all the warm & fuzzies on your next getaway!

With the NSW public holiday for the King's Birthday coming up on Monday 12 June, the Queensland school holidays from Monday 26 June until Friday 7 July, and the NSW school holidays from Monday 3 July to Friday 14 July, why not book a visit and come up and experience the beauty of winter in Glen Innes Highlands? 

Discover Your Next Adventure
in Glen Innes Highlands

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! 
Image: Waterloo Station

Enjoy Hearty Soul Food

Our town and villages are well-equipped to serve you delicious meals sure to warm your soul and many will have their warm fireplaces crackling away through winter to keep you feeling toasty. Dine out in our many great eateries, or stock up on local goodies to cook and enjoy in the comfort of your accommodation after a day of adventuring. There are also many places to grab a good coffee and a quick snack to take away if you've got a busy day planned. 
Image: The Coffee Incident
Image 1: Bruce Family Butchery Image 2: The Red Lion Tavern

Visit Our Local Distillery

Tickle your taste buds at Glen Gowrie Distillery’s cellar door where you can try the Big Winter, Australia’s first beer liqueur, along with a variety of other hand-crafted small-batch high country gins and liqueurs. As well as tasting, this experience offers a tour of their distillation shed and takes you through the process from fermentation to bottling. Their winter trading hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm. Book now!

Shop Unique Finds

Take time out for a bit of retail therapy when you check out our region's many unique stores, where you'll find vintage treasures & collectables, books, clothing, furniture, bric-a-brac, gifts, homewares and more! And check out the weekend markets for all things handmade, homegrown, crafty, fresh and delicious!

Explore Our National Celtic Monument

Head up to the Australian Standing Stones, our national monument to Celtic people, past and present, and find the solar noon shadow marker. See how long winter shadows compare to shorter summer ones when the shadow crosses the mark at midday.

Spot an Endangered Species

If you're lucky, you may encounter one of Australia’s endangered species, the Spotted-tail Quoll, in our World Heritage-listed National Parks, where it thrives in hollow-bearing trees and fallen logs. Mainly nocturnal, you will find the males out and about hunting for a mate in June. They are the size of a domestic cat, and have rich rust to dark brown fur, a pale belly and white irregular spots on their back and tail – hence their unique status. 

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
Upcoming Events
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 in town. To find out about more events, visit our Events Calendar and follow us on Facebook.

Silversmithing Workshop

Sat 10 Jun
10.00am to 4.00pm
The Makers Shed
123 Grey St, Glen Innes

Get across the entire silversmithing 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.

45th Anniversary Celebration of Grease - The Movie

Sat 17 Jun
10.00am til late
Deepwater Longhorn Bar & Grill
102 Tenterfield St, Deepwater

Dress up and dance the night away! Classic car invitation & show, live music from Rockin' Duo, karaoke & requests, restaurant & grill service, and overnight accommodation. To book meals and accommodation, phone (02) 6734 5111.

Paint & Sip at The Local 

Sat 17 Jun
7.00pm to 10.00pm
The Local Glen Innes
305 Grey Street, Glen Innes

Get creative and enjoy a fun night out with friends when you attend this 3-hour guided painting session with live music by Goldheist. The Local is known for its great cocktails and also serves delicious mulled wine - perfect for a winter night! Book now

Winter Solstice

Wed 21 Jun
Sunrise 6.21am; Solar noon 11.55am; Solstice 7.13pm; Sunset 5.01pm
Australian Standing Stones
Watson's Drive, Glen Innes

The Winter Solstice is the day of the year that has the least daylight hours of any in the year. At The Australian Standing Stones, the sunrise enters the circle through an avenue of stones and lights the central Australis Stone. The Croft Celtic Cultural Centre and Cafe (located on-site) will be open for lunchtime service.

Watercolour Landscape Painting Workshop

Sat 24 Jun
10.30am to 1.00pm
The Makers Shed
123 Grey St, Glen Innes

Get back to basics with colour theory and watercolour techniques under the expert guidance of Marianne la Cour of Colours on Grey. Book now.

Helena South’s ‘This and That’ & Peter Champion’s ‘First Impressions’ Exhibition

Until Fri 30 Jun
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.

Artwork by Sarah Fetcher, Anne Hazelwood and Lloyd Gawura Hornsby

10.00am to 4.00pm Wed to Sun
Gawura Gallery
9979 New England Hwy, Glen Innes

Check out the latest exhibition at the home of internationally acclaimed Aboriginal Artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby.

Tea, Treat & a Talk

Every Mon
3.00pm to 4.00pm
The Croft, The Australian Standing Stones
Centennial Parklands, Watsons Drive, Glen Innes

Enjoy a pot of tea (or cup of barista coffee or hot chocolate), a scone, muffin or cake, and an illustrated expert talk on a Celtic topic. $15. Payment on arrival. More info[email protected] or 0421 470 900.

Glen Innes
Cottage Markets

Every Sat in Jun
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 (except 10 Jun)
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 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.

Long Scarf
in Fletcher Tartan

This Fletcher tartan pure wool scarf was hand-made by Cathy Crosby in her sewing room in Glencoe NSW.
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Shopping Bag
in Australian Tartan

This beautiful fabric bag is fully lined and secured with a wooden toggle.
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