INVERELL – DISCOVER THE HIDDEN GEMS OF THE SAPPHIRE CITY.
Inverell is nestled in a picturesque valley beside the Macintyre River of NSW. This New England North West region is renowned for its proud pioneering history, its beautiful restored buildings, and the production of many fine gemstones from which Inverell has earned the epithet of ‘Sapphire City’. Inverell has a beautiful CBD framed by heritage buildings which can be enjoyed via the heritage walk. The retail precinct is a mix of charming boutique shops along with national chains and lots of places to stop for a bite to eat, or relax with a coffee.Copeton and Pindari dams are an absolute paradise for those who like to drop a line in the water and the spectacular scenery makes them ideal camping locations, There are wonderful national parks and nature reserves, fascinating attractions like the National Transport Museum, Pioneer Village, New England Woodturning and Olives of Beaulieu to mention just a few. The area is fertile with gems and minerals making it popular with fossickers, both seasoned and those trying their luck for the first time. Due to its location, Inverell is the ideal spot to stay and explore the wider region.
You will be surprised how much Inverell has to offer. So much so that we know you will want to come back again and again.
Enjoy a getaway in the Sapphire City, where you’re always welcome. Tourism Inverell
INVERELL HAS AN EXCELLENT RANGE OF ACCOMMODATION TO SUIT ALL NEEDS, TASTES AND BUDGETS.
Well appointed motels ranging right through to four star facilities are available to the visitor. Some motels have swimming pools for beating the summer heat and some also cater for the traveller with restaurants to tempt even the fussiest eater.
Beautiful Bed and Breakfasts are available in modern as well as historic homes in the area. Stay in a renovated shearers quarters, homes with fantastic gardens or a regal manor home built at the turn of the century.
Caravan Parks all have ensuite cabins, on-site vans, powered sites and areas for camping. There are cabins and on-site vans also located at Copeton Dam.
National Parks and Pindari Dam also have camping available in lovely locations.
Accommodation in Inverell is at a premium at the time of the opera, if you are experiencing difficulties, please phone either Inverell Visitors Centre 1800 067 626 or Opera North West 1800 240 301.
Bush camping is available at ‘Mimosa’ in the paddock adjacent to where the event takes place. Site are $15. Please book your camping site when booking tickets.
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS OUTSIDE
Additional accommodation is also available in the neighbouring towns of Delungra, Bingara (www.bingara.nsw.gov.au) Glen Innes (www.gleninnestourism.com) Warialda
(www.warialdansw.com.au)and Moree (www.moreetourism.com.au).
ARMIDALE – NEW ENGLAND HIGH COUNTRY
One of Armidale’s best kept secrets is that there are four national parks, each with extraordinary natural attractions, and all within an hour’s drive from the city centre. The World Heritage listed Oxley and New England National parks provide a playground of spectacular gorges, dramatic waterfalls and giant granite boulders
The past has a place in modern-day Armidale. Gracious cathedrals and stately buildings dating from the 1860s reflect the lofty aspirations of the early settlers and remain a hive of activity today. But the best way to learn about the history of the city is to hop on-board a free Armidale Heritage Tour bus for an entertaining 2½ hour narrated sightseeing jaunt that takes in the most important sites.
If you’re wondering where to eat, stylish cafés buzz with activity and serve up great coffee and delicious meals all day. Restaurants, clubs and pubs also offer a wide range of contemporary Australian and international cuisines, often featuring food and wine produced in the surrounding countryside
Armidale has something for everyone from guesthouses, cottages and hotels with old world charm or properties in town within walking distance to the shops and sights. Friendly motels and stylish self-catering apartments also make an ideal base to explore Armidale and the region. Tourism Armidale