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Discover beautifully hand crafted artworks and craft by our talented local artisans or discover our Celtic history and learn about your own Celtic origins. Experience our spectacular cool climate scenery, high quality food an produce and welcoming community.
Glen Innes Highlands has a long association with Celtic pioneers and was first adventured by John Oxley who discovered the New England Area in 1818.
Glen Innes Highlands is a very close knit community that loves to welcome visitors and newcomers to town.
Locals talk about the many opportunities to get involved in their community – the surprising number of events throughout the year, the numerous social and special interest clubs and organisations.
Want to learn tai chi in a vast manicured park? You can do that in Glen Innes Highlands. Want to socialise whilst you practice your craft? Join a group (spinners, knitters, needle pointers and more) for a regular get-together over a cup of tea.
There are a variety of cultures in Glen Innes which are celebrated by community groups and events throughout the year. The Caledonian society embraces all things European and Celtic while the local community groups run events such as harmony day to display the many cultures living in Glen Innes.
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Glen Innes Highlands is traditionally a high rainfall area and that combined with a cool climate, soils and temperate pastures means we’re noted for our fine wool, lamb and beef production.
If you love beef, lamb and pork, don’t leave Glen Innes Highlands without savouring the superb New England products from our three butchers Campbells, Hoopers and Bruce Family Butchery.
Glen Innes Highlands’ bakeries take pride in their creativity, providing a wide range of breads, pastries and other foods. In Grey Street, the Glen Pie Shop’s
The Super Strawberry, on Glen Innes Highlands’ southern outskirts, produces and sells strawberries, strawberries and cream, jams, sauces, milk shakes, Byron Bay coffee, Guyra tomatoes, locally-produced potatoes and eggs, as well as giftware.
Free range eggs are produced under the River Gum and Sarah Downs labels, are available in Glen Innes Highlands as well as extensively elsewhere in NSW and Queensland.
Regional olives and olive oils are sold at the Visitor Information Centre and other outlets.
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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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