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Architecture in Glen Innes. Paul Foley, TNSW
Architecture in Glen Innes. Paul Foley, TNSW
Autum Colours, Photo Nick Rains, Tourism NSW
Autum Colours, Photo Nick Rains, Tourism NSW
Australian Standing Stones. Paul Foley, TNSW
Australian Standing Stones. Paul Foley, TNSW
Buildings in Main Street. Paul Foley, TNSW
Buildings in Main Street. Paul Foley, TNSW
The Crofters Cottage. Paul Foley, Tourism NSW
The Crofters Cottage. Paul Foley, Tourism NSW
Lamp Post in Glen Innes, Paul Foley TNSW
Lamp Post in Glen Innes, Paul Foley TNSW
Couple Fossicking in Reddestone Creek, TNSW
Couple Fossicking in Reddestone Creek, TNSW
Fossicking, Photo Paul Foley, Tourism NSW
Fossicking, Photo Paul Foley, Tourism NSW

Glen Innes Information

Glen Innes in New South Wales is a medium sized town with a population of about 9,000 people. Located in the Northern Tablelands the town is elevated being 1,062 meters above sea level. Glen Innes is warm during summer and winters are cold with regular frosts and occasional snowfalls.

The town was named in honour of AC Innes by Mosman and the town was officially established in 1852. The 1870’s brought a big mining boom to Glen Innes which also led to great prosperity and is reflected in the magnificent federation buildings that are abundant throughout town. Today Glen Innes is a major producer of wool, sheep and cattle. History, culture and tourism are ripe and fast becoming a major industry for the Glen Innes economy.

A main attraction in town is the Land of the Beardies History Museum. Housing a fantastic collection of historical records, here you will learn the story of the two stockmen known as “The Beardies”. Named because of their long beards the two stockmen were cemented in history for being ambassadors to the town and introducing squatters from afar to come and reside here.

Glen Innes also contains the Australian Standing Stones which is a project dedicated to Glen Innes’s Celtic Heritage. The standing stones were officially opened in 1992 and inspired by the Ring of Brodgar in Scotland’s Orkneys. Each stone weighs 17 tonnes and is 3.7 meters from ground level.

Fossicking is another great activity for the happy traveller to experience in Glen Innes. Although the gold rush of the past may be over there is still plenty of fun to be had pretending to be one of the great pioneers of the past.

There are also many other fantastic activities to explore in Glen Innes such as fishing, bird watching and exploring the magnificent nearby national parks.

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Magnificent Australian Countryside in Autum, Photo Tourism New South Wales
Magnificent Australian Countryside in Autum, Photo Tourism New South Wales
Glen Innes Streetscape in Town Centre. Photo Paul Foley, Tourism New South Wales
Glen Innes Streetscape in Town Centre. Photo Paul Foley, Tourism New South Wales