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Out of Town Adventures

After a big working week, why not throw on a backpack for a memorable out of town adventure. There are endless ways to experience the great variety of man-made and natural environments on our doorstep.

Wander through historic streetscapes, sample delicious local produce, bushwalk, plunge into a crystal-clear stream, camp, mountain bike, rock hop or just relax on a picnic rug and listen to the lyrebird’s call. Below are just a few ways to discover the beauty and diversity of our region!

New England High Country road trip

Jump in the car, pump up the radio and marvel at the diversity of landscapes, where the view around every corner is even more stunning than the last. There are endless daytrip or weekend itineraries that take you through the towns and villages of this spectacular area… hit the road and experience the warm country hospitality and breathtaking natural beauty for yourself!

  • Glen Innes - known as Celtic Country, the picture-postcard town is very proud of its Scottish first settlers and celebrates this heritage with unique local landmarks and fantastic annual events. The nearby World Heritage Washpool and Gibraltar Range National Parks are perfect for every kind of outdoor adventure. www.gleninneshighlands.com
  • Tenterfield - Historic town surrounded by rugged mountains and sublime national park wilderness, known as the ‘birthplace of Australia’ - this is the town where Sir Henry Parkes made his famous 1889 speech calling for Australia's federation. www.visittenterfield.com.au
  • Armidale - Australia’s highest city and known for streets ablaze with gold and flaming red foliage in the autumn months. Home to the University of New England, Armidale blends impressive heritage architecture with a cosmopolitan character, a vibrant arts scene, and a culturally diverse population. The surrounding wilderness along the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range includes 20 national parks - towering gorges, thundering waterfalls, monolithic outcrops, and dense, ancient Gondwana Rainforests just waiting to be discovered. Armidale | Visit NSW
  • Walcha - Charming historic town set amongst strikingly beautiful countryside. Open Air Gallery, featuring a permanent display of over 50 sculptures by renowned local, national, and international artists. Walcha | Visit NSW
  • Uralla - Picturesque, colonial gold rush town with retail gems, artisanal food, boutique wineries, a great pub, and craft brewery. www.uralla.com
Moree – 1hr 40min drive from Inverell

Located on the banks of the Mehi River in the centre of the rich black-soil plains, the town is rich in culture, heritage, agriculture, and natural assets and is home to the unmissable artesian hot spring baths, which are famous for their reputed healing qualities.

www.moreetourism.com.au/

Pindari Dam – 1hr drive from Inverell

Popular spot for watersports, bushwalkers, and fishing enthusiasts.

Camping, BBQ, toilets.

Pindari Dam Rd, Pindari

www.waternsw.com.au/supply/visit/pindari-dam

Bingara – 50min drive from Inverell

Delightful, picturesque town nestled in the hills alongside the meandering Gwydir River, highlights include:

  • The Roxy Theatre and Greek Café –built by three Greek partners from the island of Kythera as a magnificent art deco cinema with an adjoining café, the theatre operated until 1958, after which it was closed and left untouched for forty years. Beautifully and faithfully restored to its former glory in 2004 and now open to the public as a cinema, performing arts venue and multi-purpose function centre. The Café operated as a Chinese restaurant until 2011, when it also underwent a transformation back to its Greek café heritage and is a wonderful 1930’s time capsule. 74 Maitland St, Bingara www.roxybingara.com.au
  • Wade Horses Bingara - trail rides for all ages and ability levels along the glorious Gwydir River. "Garrawilla", Keera St, Bingara Wade Horses Bingara | Facebook
  • Myall Creek Massacre Memorial - one of Australia’s most important reconciliation sites commemorating the unprovoked massacre of twenty-eight Wirrayaraay women, children, and old men by a group of stockmen in 1838. This is the only massacre for which Europeans were charged, found guilty and punished. Whitlow Rd, Myall Creek Myall Creek massacre site on National Heritage List - Bingara
  • The Rocky Creek Glacial Areaover 290 million years of weathering and erosion of the original glacial landscape has created many different sizes and types of boulders, all cemented together in the creek bed with finer gravels, sand, and clay. This makes it the perfect spot to picnic alongside the tumbling water, rock hop or cool off in a crystal clear rockpool. Camping and bush toilets. Killarney Gap Road, Bingara Rocky Creek Glacial Area - Visit Narrabri
Topper’s Mountain Vineyard – 25min drive from Inverell

Lovely winery in secluded, peaceful surrounds with lovely panoramic views of the vineyard and forest beyond. Cellar door and tastings.

13420 Guyra Rd, Tingha

www.toppers.com.au

Olives of Beaulieu - 10min drive from Inverell

Family-owned olive grove with cellar door sales of olive products, exotic spice blends and regional produce.

439 Copeton Dam Rd, Gum Flat

www.olivesofbeaulieu.com.au

Dobson’s Distillery– 1hr 30min drive from Inverell

Unique and entertaining foodie adventure with award winning gin and whiskey, speakeasy jazz and blues bar, relaxed dining featuring local, seasonal produce.

Call 0412068243 for hours and bookings.

298 Kentucky Rd, Kentucky

www.dobsonsdistillery.com

Deepwater Brewing

Award winning craft beer “Brewed with Altitude” in the picturesque village of Deepwater. Cellar door and homemade pizza. Call 0458 948 808 for opening hours and pizza orders.

52 Wellington Vale Rd, Deepwater

www.deepwaterbrewing.com.au

Kwiambal National Park – 1hr 15min drive from Inverell

Located at the junction of the Severn and Macintyre Rivers, this tranquil park is a nature-lovers paradise, featuring sandy riverbank beaches, invigorating plunge pools, thundering waterfalls, and dramatic granite gorges. Perfect secluded spot for picnicking, swimming, camping, fishing, canoeing, bushwalking, hiking, and mountain biking. Highlights include Macintyre Falls Lookout, the Limestone Caves and the 4km loop Slippery Rock Walking Track.

Marked trails, picnic tables, BBQ, and toilets.

Limestone Rd, Wallangra

Kwiambal National Park | NSW National Parks

Green Valley Farm – 30min drive from Inverell

One-of-a-kind family-owned fun park with zoo, waterslide, various rides, putt putt golf and quirky curiosities museum. Kiosk, BBQs, picnic tables, camping, and holiday cabins.

161 Jones Rd, Tingha

www.greenvalleyfarm.com.au

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