An easy four hours drive from Brisbane, 2 hours from Grafton and 7 hours from
Sydney, on the intersection of the New England and Gwydir Highways, Glen Innes
is located in rolling countryside on the Northern Tablelands. At about 1,062
metres above sea-level, the town and region offers plenty for the visitor with
distinctive seasons that has seen occasional snow.
in history, the town of Glen Innes and the Severn Shire is known as Celtic
Country, site of the unique Australian Standing Stones and venue of the
Celtic Festival. Glenn Innes was named after a Archibald Clunes Innes, a scotsman from
For more information about Celtic Country,
Also on display at the Cooramah Aboriginal Cultural Centre is the history and
culture of the Aboriginal people.
Other attraction for the visitor include fossicking for the semi precious
stones, the region being the prolific sapphire region in New South Wales,
although you can also find other semi-precious stones such as emeralds, garnets,
topaz and quartz crystals.
If you are into fishing, the area also offers some of the best Murray cod
fishing in Australia, as well as some great trout waters and other fish species.