Discover Glen Innes Highlands:
An Adventure Lover's Dream and a Foodie's Delight

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.

Discover Your Next Adventure

Old Grafton Road

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. 

Take a dip in the river, or bring your kayaks and canoes to venture out for a paddle. Notable attractions include the hand-carved tunnel, Tommy’s Rock and the historic village of Dalmorton. Learn more.

Mann River Nature Reserve

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.  

Nature lovers will revel in the abundant wildlife, crystal clear waters and fresh mountain air. And if you're keen on watersports, there are many opportunities for kayaking, canoeing or fishing. Learn more. 

Gravel, Mountain and Road Riding

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. 

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. 

Highlands Paddock-to-Plate

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.

Our three local butchers Campbells, Hooper's and Bruce Family Butchery can introduce you to cuts of beef and lamb that were raised in the surrounding countryside, while many cafes, pubs and restaurants proudly serve local steaks and other tender meat dishes.
Just outside of Glen Innes, one of the world’s best-marbled beef producers, Rangers Valley, specialises in Black Angus and Wagyu beef with marbling scores from MB2+ to MB9. You can find Rangers Valley beef on the menu in Japan, the USA, Singapore, Dubai and more, while here in Glen Innes you can sit down to a mouth-watering steak that was raised just up the road at the Railway TavernThe Highlands Restaurant or the Hereford Steak House Char Grill
In Emmaville free-range heritage Berkshire pigs are raised at Beardy Downs, a farm that’s committed to regenerative agriculture and organic principles. Beardy Downs pork can be found in The Sage and Clover in Glen Innes, and Haywards Fuel Station and the Emmaville General Store in Emmaville.
At the Super Strawberry, which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2021, you can see more than 40,000 strawberry plants that can produce up to 40,000 kilos of strawberries a year. While they provide some strawberries to The LocalThe Highlands Restaurant, and The Makers Shed, most of the fruit is consumed right on site in their café in delicious strawberry milkshakes and jams and on cakes, pavlovas and other sweet treats. 
The Super Strawberry is also among the businesses in town that proudly sell a range of tempting local products including honey, olives and black garlic.
With a number of local apiaries providing honey to Capilano you could be buying Glen Innes honey in stores around Australia and beyond. One of Capilano’s first suppliers, the Alt family has been providing honey to the company for decades and was chosen as the NSW beekeeping family in Capilano’s Proudly Local campaign.
While supermarket honey is often a blend from different places, you can find pure Glen Innes honey from native forests and rangelands in our shops and markets from Alt Brothers Honey, Nature’s Beez Honey and other local beekeepers.
In an olive grove 8km out of town around 600 olive trees produce award winning olive oil. The Hartmann family’s Glen Olives has won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Sydney Royal Fine Foods Show for their Extra Virgin Olive Oil, with our cold climate helping to create a stronger, deeper and more aromatic oil. Glen Olives also has 70 table olive trees with a mix of sevilano, volos and kalamata varieties. 
Foodies will also love discovering our local black garlic. Used for both its flavour and medicinal purposes in Asia for centuries, black garlic is a softer, sweeter take on garlic that is created after regular bulbs are aged and cured for around a month. In the village of Glencoe, Jim and Lynn Gillen produce black garlic that appears on some local menus and is sold under the names Koala Black Garlic and Gillens Glencoe Garlic in Glen Innes, Sydney and South Korea.
On a 168-acre free range farm more than 32,000 chickens scratch in the grass and lay the eggs that are then sorted and packed into cartons at River Gum Eggs on Church Street. As well as buying direct from the source you can also find River Gum Eggs at selected Woolworths stores including Glen Innes, Armidale and Tamworth.
Meanwhile in the tiny village of Dundee, Anne Stackman’s stove top is kept busy turning fresh local produce into jams, chutneys and preserves the traditional way. Anne’s small batch recipes for AnneE’s Brew Specialty Preserves are free from artificial preservatives and colours and can be found on the menu at The Croft beside the Australian Standing Stones, where her Celtic range includes a Blackberry and Apple Jam for the Isle of Man and a Dundee Marmalade for Scotland.
You can also find AnneE’s Brew preserves at the Glen Innes Highlands Shop in the Visitor Information Centre, along with Glen Olives, Koala Black Garlic, local honey and other tasty treats. 

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. 

There are many great cafés, restaurants and pubs in our town and villages, many of which also incorporate fresh regional produce in their dine-in and takeaway menus. For a list of places to eat, drink and shop in Glen Innes Highlands, click here
Upcoming Events
There are always events happening around Glen Innes Highlands, including regulars like the weekly Cottage Markets, movies, theatre productions & open mic nights at the Chapel Theatre and the monthly Markets in the Highlands. For more event info, visit our Events Page and follow us on Facebook.

Workshops at
The Makers Shed

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.

Glen Innes Cottage Markets

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.

Rotary Markets in
the Highlands

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.

 Proudly funded by NSW Government and supported by Glen Innes Severn Council.

PBR Deepwater Invitational

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.

Christmas in the Highlands

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'. 

Red Cross Annual Fundraising Christmas Tree Display

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!

‘Christmas' Exhibition

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.

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.

Silk Scarf by Lloyd Gawura Hornsby

100% silk chiffon scarf designed by renowned local indigenous artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby.
Shop now!


Gumleaf Brooch by Richard Moon

Hand-crafted from copper with sterling silver vein and stem, and crystal bead, by talented local Silversmith Richard Moon.
Shop now!

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