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Inverell Lifestyle

Funki Monki specialty produce store

Inverell is a charming and elegant rural service centre located on a bend in the Macintyre River in a mixed farming district known for its wheat, grapes olives, maize, barley and oats. Since the 1870s the area has been also known for its tin, sapphires, zircons and diamonds.

Now home to around 12,000 people Inverell is an elegant town of lakes, parklands and pristine streets and with its strong farming and sporting community, families of all ages benefit from the area’s abundance of opportunity and casual pace of life.

Inverell has a great range of dining options, all experienced in a variety of wonderful environments – from CBD footpath caffeine hits or a lazy brunch in the sun, to special occasions with tranquil riverside views or an a la carte menu featuring outstanding local produce. Kick back within gorgeous, historic landmarks, enjoy top-shelf pub grub, pick up a woodfired pizza or a Chinese or Thai feast.

Conveniently, the town has two service stations/convenience stores open 24hrs, in addition to a 24hr fast food restaurant and two gyms open around-the-clock.

Key attractions

Every night in Inverell our welcoming pubs, tavern, bowling and RSL clubs and bars host raffles, trivia, live music, DJs and regular social events– the perfect chance to meet some of our very friendly locals!

On the weekend there’s always something fabulous happening, either in town or in one of our delightful surrounding villages.

Key places of interest include:

  • Self-guided heritage street walk - features the unique architecture and fascinating history of 30 sites all within an easy walking distance of the CBD
  • Inverell Art Gallery - community gallery exhibiting and selling local art and craft, regular exhibitions plus well-equipped classrooms and pottery studio hosting a variety of classes and workshops
  • National Transport Museum - over 120 vintage, veteran and classic vehicles and motorcycles on display including a 1906 Dayton, believed to be the only one left in the world
  • Local fossicking sites - there are many spots in the area to try your luck at finding a world-famous Inverell sapphire
Fun and fitness

There are many ways to stay active or enjoy an outdoor adventure in and around our beautiful town. You’ll find team sports galore, with competitions running every night of the week and all weekend, including hockey, rugby league and union, netball, cricket, football, touch football, AFL and tennis.

Enjoy over 17km of shared cycling/walking trails, including Lake Inverell Walking Track (a gentle 4km wander from the CBD to tranquil Lake Inverell) and the WWII Remembrance Riverwalk (5km pathway meandering along the Macintyre River and through lovely public spaces). Download a map of cycle and walkways.

Inverell Swimming pool is solar heated for year-round swimming, and the town features a large tennis centre, an 18-hole golf course and an indoor sports arena that caters for volleyball, cricket, netball and soccer.

Religious Groups

Joining a faith-based or cultural group is the perfect way to meet likeminded people – check out this list to see many of the local religious groups and places of prayer ready to welcome new friends to town: Inverell and District Community Directory and search for “church groups”.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet people and there are a variety of local organisations who are ready and waiting to welcome new members, a number of these include: Apex, Lions, Probus, Rotary, Red Cross, the Country Women’s Association and the State Emergency Service. For additional options and contact details see the Inverell and District Community Directory -

Community & Business Guides

Inverell Shire Council maintains an Inverell and District Community Directory and an Inverell Business and Retail Guide for the information of residents and visitors.

2024-Inverell-District-Community-Directory.pdf (

2024-Inverell-Business-Retail-Guide.pdf (

Useful Local Socials

Upcoming Events – Inverell Council

Tourism Inverell | Facebook

Glen Innes & Inverell, Country NSW - Accommodation, things to do & more | Visit NSW

Inverell Cultural Group | Facebook

WHAT'S ON in Inverell and surrounding area's | Facebook

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