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January 1, 1970
Misty mornings, blue-sky days, and crisp nights call for layered clothing, country drives, outdoor adventures, a glass of wine by the fireside, and warm country hospitality. Autumn is upon us and it's time to plan your visit to Glen Innes Highlands to experience this magical season at its finest. Traditionally, the best display of colour can be seen in the middle of April, attracting visitors from near and far. So don't delay - plan your visit today!
Pack a picnic and take a drive down a road lined with beautiful golden poplar trees leading you to a unique array of granite boulders and a scenic outlook.
Take in the view of the entire town from Martins Lookout located within Centennial Parklands - the home of the Australian Standing Stones. It’s a great place to stop and breathe in some fresh country air, enjoy freshly made coffee from the café, and admire the friendly local birdlife.
When you take a stroll through our local parklands in autumn, you'll feel like you've stepped into a page of a fairytale storybook. Just west of the CBD, you'll find a series of parks extending several blocks north, with the landscaped Rocky Ponds Creek traversing through the centre.
Explore the fascinating mining and mountain villages of Glen Innes Highlands and be transported back in time. Emmaville, Glencoe, Deepwater, Dundee, and Torrington all offer richly contrasting landscapes immersed in history.
The cooler climate makes autumn a perfect time for adventuring outdoors in nature. And when you're ready to retire for the day, you can put your feet up, relax by a crackling fire, and indulge in delicious local gourmet food and beverages.
Glen Innes Showgrounds (gold coin entry)
Minerama is the largest annual fossicking, gem and jewellery show in New South Wales, and has been drawing regular visitors to the region for almost 30 years. This year's program offers so much for the whole family.
5-6pm, 5 & 17 March
The Australian Standing Stones
St Piran's Day Flag Lowering - 5 March; St Patrick's Day Flag Lowering - 17 March. All are welcome to attend these free events. Raffles and some Cornish treats will be available for purchase.
9am, 13 March, 10 April, 15 May
357 Grey Street, Glen Innes
Come along to these indoor markets held on the 2nd Saturday of the month and meet local stallholders who grow, make, create, bake, sing and fundraise.
4pm - 10pm, 17 March
Watsons Drive, Glen Innes
An initiative that began in Australia in 2010 when the Opera House was lit green to celebrate Ireland's national day. Since then, many iconic structures around the world have 'gone green' and this year the Australian Standing Stones will be a part of the 'green' action.
7.30am, 9 & 10 April
111 Wentworth Street, Glen Innes
Experience Glen Innes Highlands on your bike! Bring your gravel or e-Gravel bike, or, if you don't have a gravel bike, do the loops on your MTB or e-MTB.
When it comes to homegrown and handmade, we've got you covered! Call into the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre to browse our range of products or visit our online shop.
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Acknowledgement of Country
Glen Innes Highlands acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngoorabul people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging, and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.
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