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Glen Innes Highlands features four distinct seasonal changes. In autumn be greeted by the beautiful autumnal tones and picturesque views of golden poplars.
The Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre staff will provide you with an autumn drives map. Our winters feature a dusting of snow and cosy log fires. Picture yourself in one of Glen Innes’ farm stay cottages snuggled up to an open fire place with a glass of red. Glen Innes Highlands are renowned for their air conditioned summers. At our higher altitude take a break from the heat and enjoy exploring our town in the warmer months. Spring in Glen Innes Highlands features a burst of vibrant new life. The World Heritage National parks come to life with fauna while native flora blooms. Don’t miss our very own Gibraltar Waratah flower during these months.
Though Balancing Rock is on private property, just next door there are many interesting rock formations at the Stonehenge Recreational Reserve. Here travellers can picnic or just wander around the magnificent granite rocks. The autumnal colours spread as far as the eye can see at Stonehenge including the famous avenues of Stonehenge Station featuring historic Elm trees and Blairmore with its spectacular planting of Lombardy Poplar.
Travelling south from Glen Innes on the New England Highway start looking right when approximately 5 kilometres from Glen Innes.
View the fiery red Pistacia trees on a short drive or stroll through Lindsay Avenue.
To enjoy the autumn splendour a pleasant drive can be taken to the picturesque Furracabad Valley. Drive past the Glen Innes sale yards to see Chinese poplar and continue along Furracabad road to see a range of deciduous trees including Lombardy Poplar, Pin Oak, Claret and Golden Ash and Elm. Follow Furracabad road until it turns into Haymarket Road and continue on the loop to Cherry Tree Road and West Furracabad Road to the Gwydir Highway and back to town.
This view extends over the town where you will be able to sight the spectacular colours dotted throughout the town.
The golden colours of Chinese Elm will first strike you when visiting the Showgrounds take in the sights of the vibrant yellow Poplar Trees.
The deep burgundy colours of Claret Ash and the spectacular hues of Golden Ash form a remarkable sight during a drive or stroll in Grey Street.
The deep reds and golds of the Manchurian Pear can be viewed at the eastern end of Meade Street. Young Manchurian Pears have also been planted through the town centre in Grey Street.
View the generations of planting in our pristine parklands and enjoy the brilliant, rich reds of Pin Oak, Red Oak and other deciduous trees. This is a great opportunity to play in the fallen leaves.
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