Welcome to Inverell
Place Of Surprises & Contrasts
Just a leisurely drive east of Moree is the
picturesque town of Inverell, located on the
edge of the Macintyre River.
The Inverell Business Centre is renowned for one of the best shopping centres in country NSW with trading seven days per week. All facilities are available to the shopper, with coffee lounges, clubs and good old pub counter lunches to tempt the taste buds.
Inverell Transport Museum –
Consists of a growing and changing display of cars, trucks, fire engines, motorcycles, tractors, bicycles,
pedal cars, scooters and numerous models and transport related items. As well as a huge variety of the
more popular makes of vehicles, there are some rare and exotic creations on display. Such makes as the 1906 Reliable Dayton, Moon, Diana, Turcat Mery, Chenard Wackler and Bristol can only be seen at The Transport Museum. New displays are added at all times, so it always looks different.
Inverell Pioneer Village –
Take a walk down memory lane through this village with its authentic buildings, working engines and memorabilia. A beautiful recreated Village with all local buildings holding district treasurers. Many different displays are housed within the buildings, War Museum, Gem & Mineral Display, Photographic & Camera Display, Local Government Museum, unique lock collection and many others. Not to be out done is a huge range of steam engines, (some working), horse drawn vehicles from large station wagons to graceful carriages of the gentry housed in large display sheds. See the district’s proud history on display.
Inverell Shopping –
Inverell has a unique boutique shopping district with a diverse range of specialty shops along with the bigger chain stores, ensuring that customers needs are serviced. Inverell is widely regarded for superior customer service.
is still available at reserves throughout the district and you can try your luck, especially our sapphires for which we are known. The 7 Oaks Sapphire Fossicking Park & Frazer’s Creek Sapphires Fossicking Park are great destinations for fossickers, offering advice, equipment hire, view a mining plant in operation and scenic creek picnic sites, these private properties are open for visitors and locals alike to try their luck. View local sapphires being cut and polished at the DeJon Sapphire Centre which is open every day for viewing and to try your luck at Fossicking by the bucket which is the easy way.
Billabong Blue Sapphires and The Gem Centre are a must to see with their huge range of local sapphires on site where cutting of the stones may be viewed.
Copeton Northern Foreshores –
Just 17kms from Inverell with powered and unpowered sites, amenities block available with fishing, skiing, fossicking, birdwatching, boating etc. available. Playground, picnic areas, boat ramp and resident caretaker are all within the reserve.
Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Woodturning –
Can be found at several locations, Inverell Art Gallery with Exhibitions and Local Products for sale and on display. New England Wood Turning has an extensive range of woodturned products made on location. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis. Shabu Art on Byron also has some wonderful unique items on display.
Kwiambal National Park –
Lies on the scenic junction of the Severn and Macintyre Rivers. The park features woodlands, rugged valleys and waterfalls, with long waterholes lined with red rivergum. All weather roads lead to the Macintyre Falls Area and the Lemon Tree Flat Picnic & Camping Area beside the Severn River. Visitors can enjoy five different walking tracks and perhaps catch a fish if they throw in a line. The Ashford Caves in the park are home to rare bats, and visitors with their own lighting can see the limestone formations.
Kings Plains National Park –
Kings Plains Creek runs through this park and bush walkers and bird watchers will enjoy the spring wildflowers and unusually rich variety of birds. Visitors can picnic or use the walk in campsites beside the creek.
Pindari Dam –
East of Ashford is a lovely park of the world and is a boating haven and excellent fishing is offered in the dam and the many steams that feed it. Boat ramp, picnic and BBQ areas and a modern amenities block.
Olives of Beaulieu –
Visit an Olive Grove. Walk through a Grove and see different varieties, tempt your Taste Buds with Olive Oil Tasting. Learn the health benefits of using olive oil products. Taste tempting morning and afternoon teas.
New England Estate Wines –
Located at Delungra, taste premium quality wines from a beautiful part of the country in the Woolshed Cellars. See the fascinating display of sporting memorabilia on show. Located on the highway for easy access.
Ferret’s Run (formerly Gilgai Wines) –
Revived an industry which started in the district as early as 1849. The small vineyard produces limited quantities of red, white and fortified wines.
Beautiful natural attractions such as Goonoowigall Bushland Reserve and Lake Inverell Reserve offer walking tracks and an abundant of Flora & Fauna.
Blair Athol Estate –
This lovely old mansion, built around 1904, has all the charm and spacious grandeur of its era and offers beautifully appointed rooms in historic surrounds. The gardens surrounding the home are truly magnificent. Meals available upon request.
Why not visit the Sapphire City – Inverell, for the time of your life, something for all to enjoy.
Copeton Waters State Park -
This magnificent Park is located adjacent to the dam wall, at the western end of the Lake, and is an excellent spot for the whole family for a day, weekend or a long holiday.
900 ha area of forest and open grassland offers luxury self contained cabins, on-site vans, 76 powered sites and unlimited free-form camping areas. The new bunkhouse can accommodate up to 44 people and has its own kitchen facilities. A modern camp kitchen is available for hire and is a great spot for a reunion or party.
The park also has a laundry, many amenities blocks with hot showers and disabled facilities. Electric, gas and wood barbecues with picnic tables are located in many different locations throughout the park.
Also a feature of the administration centre is the well stocked kiosk where morning, afternoon teas and lunches are available together with grocery lines, fuel, gas and ice and the water park for children.
Two free tennis courts and a six hole golf course are available to the visitor along with an Adventure playground.
This is truly a total recreational experience with boating, skiing, sailing, great fishing, safe swimming areas, boat ramps, many picnic areas. Good clean amenities, walking tracks, unique flora and fauna and fossicking.
For more information about any of these interesting, fun, free activities and other great things to see
and do in the Inverell Shire contact the friendly team at the Inverell Visitor Information Centre.