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September 23, 2022
With two weeks of school holidays kicking off in New South Wales this weekend until Sunday 9 October, and the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 3 October, it's a great opportunity to bring the family to Glen Innes Highlands. With loads of family-friendly accommodation options, attractions, activities and events, 'Are we there yet?' will quickly change to 'What are we doing today?'
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Did you know our region has two World Heritage-listed national parks, just east of Glen Innes? Washpool and Gibraltar Range National Parks are must-dos when you visit! Between them, there is over 80km of walking tracks to explore, as well as beautiful lookouts, great picnic spots and well-positioned campgrounds. Learn more.
Explore Washpool National Park’s rich history through stories of people who’ve wandered this trail by downloading the Soundtrails app. This audio-immersive experience adds a whole new dimension to your adventure, as you traverse through dramatic gorges, crystal-clear waters and magnificent ancient Gondwana Rainforest. Learn more.
Torrington State Recreation Area covers 30,000 hectares of wilderness, including spectacular rock formations, streams, waterfalls, flora and fauna. Now is a great time to visit to discover the beautiful spring wildflowers in bloom. Two popular attractions here are Mystery Face Rock (pictured) and Thunderbolt's Lookout. Learn more.
Discover the villages of Torrington, Emmaville and Deepwater on Tour Drive 11 (a 140km loop from Glen Innes) through richly contrasting landscapes immersed in the history of the mining boom days. Emmaville Mining Museum is a must-do on this route, with collections and displays that will impress the whole family! Learn more.
Home to internationally acclaimed Aboriginal Artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby, Gawuru Gallery is an enjoyable experience for the whole family. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm by appointment (phone Wendy Hornsby on 0403 383 080). Every child to visit the gallery receives a free boomerang! Learn more.
One child’s awesome day out is another kid’s yawn fest. But don’t worry, there’s lots for all sorts of kids to do in and around town when ‘Are we there yet?’ switches to ‘What are we doing today?’
Sat 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Oct 7.30am to 12.30pm Lions Park, East Ave, Glen Innes Fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more.
Mon 3 to Fri 7 Oct Nominations close Fri 30 Sep 9.30am daily, Glen Innes Golf Club, Golf Links Rd Take part in the Glen Innes Veterans Week of Golf and be in the running to share in the total prize pool of over $6,000.
Thurs 6, Sat 8 & Sat 29 Oct From 10.00am to 4.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St Get across the entire silversmithing process from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing. And get creative learning skills to weave your own basket.
Until 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.
Sat 8 Oct 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.
Sat 8 Oct Multiple events:1.00pm to 9.00pm Glen Innes Services Club, 120 Grey St Celebrate the launch of the fourth annual High Country Writers Festival with a day of comedy and story.
Sat 15 Oct From 11.00am 352 Wellington Vale Rd, Deepwater Celebrate Deepwater Brewery's 5th birthday with beer, burgers and live music by the Abbeys. Bookings recommended.
Sat 15 Oct 8.30am to 3.30pm 444 Strathbogie Rd, Glen Innes Celebrating 100 years with a history and machinery display, over 40 market stalls, food vans, trade displays, kids craft, face painting, 'Guess the Weight of the Steer' competition and kids can pet a lamb.
Mon 17 to Fri 28 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.
Pick up a bag of premium fossicking wash from the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre and try your hand at fossicking for sapphire, zircon, garnet and smokey quartz. The centre also has sieve sets for sale and hire (limited number available). $18 Shop now!
Now that the weather is warming up, the great outdoors is beckoning you to explore the many attractions of our region. Be sun smart when adventuring in Glen Innes Highlands with a stylish embroidered hat. Available in various colours. $25 Shop now!
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