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Fun and Fitness in Glen Innes

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There are many ways to stay active in and around our beautiful town… plus they offer the ideal opportunity to make new friends! We love our sport in Glen Innes and every weeknight and weekend you’ll find locals enjoying a great variety of activities, and with over 40 clubs in the Highlands, you can immerse yourself in your favourite sport or take up a new challenge. Check out the action at a local comp – hop onto the community directory for a list of clubs just waiting for keen new players to join.

Wander, run and cycle through town

Besides the renowned World Heritage-listed national parks on the doorstep, Glen Innes also known for its beautifully manicured parklands and gardens. Highlights for wandering, running or cycling tracks include Centennial Parklands, King George V Park, King Edward Park, Anzac Park, Veness Park, Melling Park and Mead Park… all perfect to wander or ride.

Mountain biking

There are so many opportunities for a thrilling two-wheeled adventure in the region – check out these six courses for a guaranteed exhilarating day out!

Park Run

Parkrun is a free, timed 5km weekly event where people of all abilities and ages can mix with others in the community, make new friends and kick off the weekend with a little exercise. No fancy running clothes or shoes are required and you can walk or run, whatever pace you like. There are no winners at parkrun, and nobody comes first or last, it’s all about regular participation and having fun.

Every Saturday 8am from the Australian Standing Stones. Registration is required before your first event.

Glen Innes Indoor Sports Centre

All-weather venue with two indoor courts hosting a variety of comps, including basketball, netball and futsal. West Ave, Glen Innes

Glen Innes Aquatic Centre

The centre includes a toddler play pool, a 25-metre pool and hydrotherapy pool, with kiosk, BBQ and shady picnic areas. Opened seasonally. 179 West Ave, Glen Innes

Visit the website for opening hours.

Glen Innes District Tennis Association

Beautiful parkland setting with 7 synthetic grass courts (all under lights) and 3 clay courts, catering for players of all ages and abilities with social competitions, coaching and casual hire. West Ave, Glen Innes

New England Club

Club with squash court, tennis courts, bar and Thai Restaurant. 98 West Avenue, Glen Innes

Northskate Roller Rink

110-114 Lambeth St, Glen Innes

The Glen Innes and District Community Centre

Two yoga style options with weekly classes. 268 Grey St, Glen Innes 02 6732 1682

Moveology New England

Pilates classes. 184 Grey St, Glen Innes

Beardy Waters, Dam and Woodlands

One of the best bird-watching areas in the district, for the great diversity of waterfowl, Beardy Waters is the perfect spot for a wander in the wide-open spaces. You can view the river from the left of the reserve and the dam from the right, with kayaking, canoeing and fishing also permitted… keep an eye out for the elusive platypus! 15237 Gwydir Highway, Shannon Vale

Glen Innes Golf Club

A lush and challenging 18-hole course, attracting players with its stunning landscape, well-maintained fairways, and welcoming atmosphere. Pro shop, large function room with bar and members’ lounge. Hutchison Rd, Glen Innes


The Glen Innes Highlands is fishing paradise, with a reputation far and wide for its populations of Murray Cod,

Rainbow and Brown Trout, Yellowbelly, Silver Perch, Redfin and Catfish. Download the local fishing guide to discover the perfect spots to throw in a line and the fishing season dates for various species.

A recreational fishing licence is required. Visit Service NSW for more information.

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