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The last of autumn's beautiful leaves are on show to wrap up what has been a magnificent season of colour around Glen Innes Highlands. This coupled with the cool climate upon us makes May a great time to visit to soak up the beauty of the great outdoors. It's the perfect time of year to book a weekend away for exploring during the days and relaxing in the warmth of your cosy accommodation in the evenings.
May 20, 2022
Let Mother Nature take you on a journey of invigorating rhythm and soulful relaxation, as you immerse yourself in timeless wonders. Discover the many walking tracks and lookouts around the region and make the most of the cool climate days.
Gibraltar Range National Park is located approximately one hour east of Glen Innes along the Gwydir Highway and is renowned for its spectacular rocky outcrops, giant granite tors, refreshing waterfalls, and jaw-dropping scenic views. There are so many great walks and lookouts to experience.
With superb scenic views across The Great Dividing Range, Mann River Nature Reserve is the ideal spot for camping or enjoying a scenic picnic. Nature lovers will revel in the abundant wildlife, crystal clear waters and clear mountain air.
Butterleaf National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including many species of birds, and supports many different forest communities. The huge trees in the old-growth forests house yellow-bellied and greater gliders, as well as powerful owls. You may also see wombats and spotted-tailed quolls.
The perfect way to finish off a day of exploring the great outdoors is by relaxing with a good bite to eat and a glass of your favourite drop. Lucky for you, Glen Innes Highlands has an abundance of dining options and local brews to enjoy during your stay.
Glen Innes Highlands has many accommodation options to suit all budgets, from the humble motel to the luxurious bed & breakfast and secluded farm stay. There’s also a great range of caravan parks and some free camping areas.
There are always events happening around Glen Innes Highlands, including regulars like the weekly Cottage Markets, movies and productions at the Chapel Theatre, and the monthly Markets in the Highlands. For more event info, visit our Events Page and follow us on Facebook.
Wednesdays-Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, until Saturday 28 May
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey Street, Glen Innes
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