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March 31, 2023
Glen Innes has joined parkrun's network of over 460 locations around Australia, following the launch of the Australian Standing Stones parkrun. This fee 5k community event welcomes anyone to walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate every Saturday morning. You only have to register once before being able to attend any parkrun around the country. It's a great way for community members to meet up with friends and family. The events are also popular for tourists, enabling them to connect with different communities when travelling and to experience the benefits of exercise and social interaction in a new environment. More info. Photo credit: Australian Standing Stones parkrun Facebook
Exciting news for those attending this year's Australian Celtic Festival (ACF) - The website will soon offer the option to download or print a 'What's On' guide to assist with making plans to attend the huge lineup of events taking place 4-7 May. There will also be a special ACF Collector's Souvenir Program to purchase from 1 May from the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre or at the festival. Stay tuned! More info.
Highlands HUB programs regular workshops and training events. Community organisations and local businesses are invited to get in contact to discuss specific training and development needs that the HUB may be able to support. To enquire, visit in person at 167 Grey Street, Glen Innes, or send an email to [email protected].
Organising a local event? We can help to spread the word! List your event online via the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) and it will then appear on the Glen Innes Highlands event calendar, as well as hundreds of others. It's free, so register today! Browsing our online events calendar for details of other local events may also be helpful when planning your upcoming event to avoid date clashes.
The Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) works in unison with landholders, local government agencies, and Federal and State government departments such as the Department of Environment & Climate Change and Office of Water, NSW Department of Primary Industries, and the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.
The Glen Innes Business Chamber (GIBC) was officially launched on 16 March at a wonderful event at the New England Motor Lodge. Business owners and enthusiasts gathered with the community, Council representatives and dignitaries to listen to the vision and goals that President Cassandra Hill and the GIBC committee is hoping to achieve with networking opportunities, mentoring and support.
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Being at the crossroads of the Gwydir and New England Highway, Glen Innes has its advantages in that local businesses can leverage the influx of visitors passing through or staying overnight when travelling to or from events in and around our greater region. QLD/NSW School holidays are also peak tourism times for local businesses to consider.
Glen Innes Historical Society members are continuing upgrades and improvements at the museum for emergency exits, new doors, panic bars, ramps and handrails. These upgrades will ensure the safety of their visitors, volunteers and tradesmen.
New initiatives and incentives are available to tackle our workforce shortages. Changes to the Australian Government's Work Bonus provide an opportunity for mature and experienced workers to help address labour and skills shortages, especially during seasonal and peak periods. Learn how you can earn more without it affecting your pension. More info.
If you are a business wanting to develop nature-based experiences, you may be eligible for a share in $3.5 million to support the creation and enhancement of tourism experiences. More info.
Every Mon 3.00pm The Croft, The Australian Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Watsons Drive, Glen Innes Enjoy a pot of tea (or cup of barista coffee or hot chocolate), a scone, muffin or cake, and an illustrated expert talk on a Celtic topic. $15. Payment on arrival. More info: [email protected] or 0421 470 900.
Every Sat 8.00am start The Australian Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Watsons Drive, Glen Innes A free, weekly, timed 5k event every Saturday morning. Everyone is welcome to walk, jog, run or volunteer More info & registration.
Every Sat in Apr 7.00am to 12.30pm Lions Park, Cnr East Ave & Ferguson St, Glen Innes Check out this great little community market, with stallholders selling fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more. More info.
Open until Fri 21 Apr 10.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri; 10.00am to 1.00pm Sat Glen Innes Art Gallery, 71 Grey St, Glen Innes The Glen Innes Art Gallery proudly represents local artists, hosting exhibitions that reflect our wonderful region and helping artists connect with their audience. More info.
Thurs 13 Apr 10.00am to 4.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes Get across the entire silversmithing process with Richard Moon (resident Silversmith at The Makers Shed) as your guide, from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing. Book now.
Fri 14 Apr 1.30pm to 3.00pm Chapel Theatre, 143 Church St, Glen Innes The Sydney Youth Orchestra's Youth Orchestral Camp will see the Richard Gill Chamber Orchestra with new recruits from regional NSW perform a concert featuring a repertoire of Holst and Mozart. Book now.
Sat 15 Apr Starts 7.30am Glen Innes Highlands Gravel and MTB riders are invited to attend the annual goodnessgravel Gravel Fondo event, offering riders three loops, including 25km, 35km, or 75km. Tickets will stay open until the event day. More info & to book.
Sat 15 Apr 7.00pm to 8.00pm Bellbird Campground, Washpool National Park Join the NPWS Ranger around the campfire and learn about the history, culture and protection of the park. Then journey into the dark for a guided night walk, where you might spot glow worms, bioluminescent fungi and noctural animals. BYO camp chair and cup for a campfire yarn and a torch and binoculars for the night work. Boiled water, coffee, tea, milo, sugar and milk provided. Booking essential - phone (02) 6739 0700.
Sun 16 Apr 10.00am to 12.00pm Coachwood Picnic Area, Washpool National Park Meet the NPWS Ranger before setting off on the Coombadjha nature stroll. This 400m sealed track takes you through beautiful World Heritage rainforest to a viewing platform on the picturesque Coombadjha Creek. From here, you can return to the picnic area or continue on with the ranger for 1km along a more adventurous loop. Booking essential - phone (02) 6739 0700.
Sat 22 Apr 10.00am to 1.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes Learn the simple techniques to transform natural fibres into utilitarian baskets or sculptural objects. In this class, students will complete a simple, beautiful basket made from Bangalow inflorescence under the guidance of Zimmi Forest. Book now.
Sat 22 Apr 2.00pm to 4.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes This container pays respect to the Indigenous water-carrying baskets of the east coast. Transform a Bangalow palm sheath into a totally unique basket under the guidance of Zimmi Forest. The texture, colour and shapes of this material will delight you, in a workshop designed for both adults and children. Book now.
Sat 22 Apr Doors open 7.00pm Glen Innes Services Club, 120 Grey St, Glen Innes Lisa Hunt is an American Byron Bay-based soul singer-songwriter who has had songs on numerous compilations around the globe and has sold more than a million records. She has performed with Zucchero Fornaciari, Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Miles Davis, Macy Gray, Tina Turner, Bryan May, Dolores O'Riordan and Alen Vitasović. Book now.
The Australian Standing Stones Management Board maintains a tight schedule to ensure they continue to acknowledge and celebrate Celtic nation's national days with flag-lowering ceremonies.
If you are sharing content on social media that is relevant to our visitors, businesses, and community, be sure to tag us in your posts, as we regularly share local content via our Glen Innes Highlands Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Encourage visitors to our region to visit the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre, where they can chat with a friendly local and browse local products, gifts and souvenirs. They can also view our online events calendar and information about local experiences on the Glen Innes Highlands website. We are always on the look-out for items produced in Glen Innes Highlands to stock in our shop - To enquire, email [email protected].
We email our subscribers a monthly newsletter to promote things to see and do in Glen Innes Highlands. Sharing this newsletter or particular content from within it with your own customers is a great way to offer ideas to help them plan their next visit. Subscribe now to receive this newsletter directly in your inbox.
We encourage all accommodation providers, event organisers, tourism operators and hospitality businesses (e.g. cafes, restaurants, pubs) to register with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) to list their own businesses, experiences and events. It's FREE and allows you to easily increase your online exposure and have your business seen by more travellers. Listing your accommodation and event with ATDW also ensures this information displays on the Glen Innes Highlands website. If you require assistance with this process, email our team at [email protected].
Do you have a creative practice or run workshops in Glen Innes Highlands? Arts North West Connect is an online registry promoting creatives, venues, organisations and technical skills in the New England North West. Register here.
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