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November 1, 2022
It's the perfect time of year for outdoor adventuring in Glen Innes Highlands! Whether you choose to do so by car, bike or kayak, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the vast landscapes and waterways that make our region an adventure lover's paradise. And given you'll work up an appetite after all that adventuring, we're giving you the scoop on some great local produce you can enjoy or stock up on during your stay. Read on for ideas to inspire your next visit. And check out our website to find local accommodation and more information on things to see and do.
This scenic route between Glen Innes and Grafton will take you through the historical Cobb & Co track that winds its way around the mighty Mann River. There are plenty of fire trails and lookouts along the way to fill in your time. Mann River campground is the perfect spot to stay the night while you’re exploring.
With loads of natural beauty and historic significance, Mann River Nature Reserve is perched on the eastern edge of the New England Tablelands. With superb scenic views across The Great Dividing Range, it’s ideal for camping or stopping for a picnic on a road trip.
Glen Innes Highlands is the perfect destination for your next gravel grinding, mountain biking or road riding adventure. With routes traversing diverse landscapes on all riding terrains, and exciting annual gravel fondo events, you'll be left wanting more. Learn more.
A visit to Glen Innes Highlands isn’t just a chance to see the sights, but also to taste the local flavours. Our cool climate, temperate pastures and variable but traditionally high rainfall allow local farmers to create quality produce you can enjoy in town and take home with you to make more highlands food memories.
You will also find a variety of locally-grown seasonal produce and home-baked goodies at the regular weekend markets held in Glen Innes. Healthy Take Home by Deborah is a popular choice for travellers seeking a ready-made treat to enjoy on their adventures. Deborah uses locally sourced produce in her gluten-free, dairy-free cakes, savoury delights and bread, with vegan options also available.
Sat 5, Sat 12 & Wed15 & Sat 26 Nov From 10.00am to 4.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St Attend these full-day creative workshops to get across the entire silversmithing process with Richard Moon or take potato printing to the next level with Rhonda Ellem.
Every Sat in Nov 7.00am to 12.30pm Lions Park, Cnr East Ave & Ferguson St, Glen Innes Fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more.
Sat 12 Nov From 9.00am to 1.00pm Town Hall, Grey St, Glen Innes Come along to this great community market and meet local stallholders who grow, make, create, and bake. In partnership with Rotary, this market will include a BBQ, live music and face painting.
Sat 12 Nov Gates open 1pm Deepwater Racecourse 6 Torrington Rd, Deepwater Some of Australia's hottest young bull riders will go head-to-head with some of the toughest bulls on the Professional Bull Riders circuit.
Thurs 24 Nov 5.00pm to 8.00pm (See Santa at 7pm) Town Hall Square, Grey St Between Bourke & Meade St, Glen Innes A magic evening with stallholders, artisans & producers ready to fill your stockings with holiday gifts & spirit with festive cheer. Entertainment, food & the official 'Turning on the Christmas Lights'.
Thurs 24 Nov to Sat 3 Dec Thurs 24 Nov 5.30pm - late; Fri 25 Nov– Sat 3 Dec: Mon to Wed & Fri 9am - 5pm; Thurs 9am - late; Sat & Sun 9.30am - 2pm Town Hall, Grey St, Glen Innes Come along & vote for your favourite!
Mon 7 to Fri 25 Nov 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.
100% silk chiffon scarf designed by renowned local indigenous artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby. $77 Shop now!
Hand-crafted from copper with sterling silver vein and stem, and crystal bead, by talented local Silversmith Richard Moon. $130 Shop now!
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