Glen Innes is a highland town and is a witness to many bush ranging exploits. Sapphire mining is very important to Glen Innes.
Attractions in the town
There are many historical buildings on the Grey Street, Glen Innes. Centennial Parklands with Martin`s lookout is present on the Meade Street which now has Celtic monument ‘Australian Standing Stones’. Crofter`s cottage adjacent to the Celtic monument provides explanation about ‘Australian Standing Stones’. Cooramah Aboriginal Center present at the corner of McKenzie Street and New England Highway has aboriginal art, craft and historic artifacts. In the month of March Minerama Gem Festival is conducted.
Attractions in the Area
40 km north of Glen Innes one can perform deep water fishing. If you want to get lucky and adventurous then fossicking for Sapphire, quartz and topaz can be done in the old mining town 39 km to the north west of Glen Innes or 66 km North West of Torrington. On the Old Grafton road one can find convict carved tunnel between Glen Innes and Grafton on the Old Grafton road.