Weeknights and Weekends in Glen Innes
Last updated October 18, 2023
Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre
152 Church St, Glen Innes
The Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre is not only a fountain of local knowledge but also has a wide selection of Celtic and Scottish clothing, books, souvenirs, jewellery and giftware, plus local products.
Glen Innes Highlands Tours
Discover the best the area has to offer, complete with a kilted guide sharing intriguing information about the town, its architecture and attractions, surrounding villages and beyond. Contact the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre on 02 6730 2400 to find out more.
Glen Innes Highland Heritage Walk
With over 60 glorious heritage buildings, a wander along the streets and down the back lanes of town is the perfect way to learn the fascinating history of Glen Innes. Don’t miss the breathtakingly elaborate and grand Town Hall, which has a hybrid French Renaissance/Italianate-style design. Pick up a self-guided walk brochure from the Visitor Information Centre or download here. There is also a Heritage Tour app (CBD Walking Tour + Driving Tour) available for download via the Apple Store and Google Play.
Glen Innes Chapel Theatre
Beautiful little Chapel Theatre hosting film screenings, touring and local productions and concerts.
Cnr Church and Bourke St, Glen Innes
Land of the Beardies History House Museum & Research Centre
A unique and extensive collection of Glen Innes and district artefacts housed in the old Glen Innes Hospital (which dates back to 1877) and has grown to become one of the great folk museums in Australia.
Cnr West Ave & Ferguson St, Glen Innes
Sew Many Fabrics
Machine sewing, hand embroidery and doll making workshops plus one-on-one sewing lessons.
1/112 Bourke St, Glen Innes
The Makers Shed
Handmade marketplace stocking the work of artisans, artists and authors, including silversmith Richard Moon and author-artist Michael Burge. Regular workshops in jewellery making, art, crafts and writing.
123 Grey Street
Home to internationally acclaimed Aboriginal Artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby (descendent of the NSW Aboriginal Yuin People) showcasing his outstanding works of art recognised across the globe. The modern gallery exhibits a range of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal artworks from established and emerging Indigenous artists, including photography of the Highlands. Cultural activities and tours, community workshops, master classes, café and gift shop on-site.
9979 New England Hwy, Glen Innes
Glen Innes Art Gallery
Features ever-changing exhibitions of contemporary art, ceramics, sculptures and jewellery, plus regular workshops and events.
71 Grey St, Glen Innes
Colours on Grey
Marianne offers private and group watercolor and acrylic painting lessons and art parties at her gallery, plus sells a beautiful range of abstract landscape inspired paintings, small batches of hand formed organically shaped ceramics, art cards and collages.
303 Grey St, Glen Innes
Glen Innes Pottery Club
A welcoming group of potters and enthusiastic students of pottery, the club runs regular workshops and shares resources and inspiration.
193 Grey Street, Glen Innes
Australian Standing Stones
Erected in 1992, the stones serve as a symbolic connection to the early Scottish and Celtic settlers who played a pivotal role in shaping the region's identity and the contribution to Australian culture made by people from the nations of Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Wales, the Isle of Man, Brittany, Asturias and Galicia. This replica of the ancient original site has become a focal point for cultural events, festivals, and gatherings, inviting locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Australia's diverse heritage.
The adjacent Croft Celtic Cultural Centre and Café housed in the original Crofters Cottage (a replica "taigh-dubh" or "black house"), brings a little bit of Celtic culture to everyday through Celtic-inspired events and food, alongside café classics.
Centennial Parklands, Watsons Dr, Glen Innes
Boorabee and The Willows IPA
Boorabee and The Willows Indigenous Protected Area is a hidden gem, a treasure trove of unspoiled bushland spanning thousands of acres and is home to one of Australia's most iconic species, the koala. Encompassing the breathtaking Severn River gorge, extensive stretches of riverfront, and offering exceptional Murray Cod fishing, this protected area remains one of the region's most well-kept secrets.
The Traditional Owners of Boorabee and The Willows, the Ngoorabul people, recognise the koala as a totemic species and the place name Boorabee is derived from their word for koala, boor-bee. Today the Ngoorabul community continues this close relationship – maintaining a high-degree of respect for the koala by helping preserve the marsupial’s habitat and monitoring its population. In total, there are approx. 10,500 hectares of land, with 22 kilometers of Severn River frontage, which is home to numerous sites of significant cultural importance. The Ngoorabul people are committed to the conservation of wildlife, bush food and medicine.
The area is also home to more than 30 endangered animal species including the Spotted-Tail Quoll and the Regent Honey Eater. The Willows' most famous landmark, the Severn River Gorge is a natural masterpiece of towering rock formations nestled within the heart of the landscape and carved over millennia.
Strathbogie Road, Emmaville,
The region is internationally famous for deep rich, royal blue sapphires and there are many spots in the area to try your luck and fossicking is easy, cheap, and no licence is required in NSW (unless you intend to fossick in a state forest, in which case you will require a permit). Find a treasure of your very own - download this brochure for local fossicking sites.
Glen Innes Cottage Markets Lions Park
Farm fresh vegetables, jewellery, plants, crafts, honey and preserves, paintings, cakes and much more.
7.30am to 12.30pm, every Saturday
Lions Park, East Avenue, Glen Innes
Markets in the Highlands
A collective group of local makers from the region.
9am – 3pm, second Saturday of the month
Back of Coles, Mackenzie Mall, Glen Innes
Glen Gowrie Distillery
Located in the beautiful Furracabad Valley, just on the outskirts of Glen Innes, taste an impressive range of handcrafted contemporary gins and liqueurs all made using traditional techniques. Kick back and relax under the trees with a gin and tonic in this peaceful farm setting, whilst enjoying a grazing platter of your own creation, selected from their delicious cheeses, charcuterie, smoked trout and locally produced antipasto.