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Glen Innes is a town (population 6,155 in 2016) in the New England region of New South Wales in Australia.

Understand[edit]

Grey Street, the main street of Glen Innes

The indigenous Ngarabal people are the original inhabitants of the district, they called the site of the town 'Gindaaydjin' which means 'plenty of big round stones on the clear plains'. The first farm in the district was established in 1838, and two stockmen (livestock workers) known as 'The Beardies' (because of their long beards) worked on this farm and helped other settlers establish their farms, which led to the district being known as 'The Land of The Beardies' to this day. Glen Innes was gazetted as a town and the first lots of land in the town were sold in 1852. Tin was discovered at nearby Emmaville and the railway arrived in 1884 (now closed). Wool, sheep, and beef cattle are the main agricultural industries, and sapphires are found in the creeks.

Glen Innes is the main centre of the Glen Innes Severn Shire Local Government Area.

Tourist information centre[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Glen Innes is on the junction of the New England Highway (A15) and the Gwydir Highway (B76).

It is 98 km north of Armidale via the New England Highway travelling through Guyra, and 91.5 km south of Tenterfield via the New England Highway travelling through Deepwater (the turn-off to Emmaville).

Glen Innes is 161 km west of Grafton via the Gwydir Highway (B76), and 67 km east of Inverell via the Gwydir Highway (B76).

By coach[edit]

Armidale to Tenterfield[edit]

A NSW Trainlink coach service runs between Tenterfield and Armidale to catch the long-distance trains to Sydney. Coaches stop at the Glen Innes Visitors Information Centre.

Southbound coaches depart Tenterfield M-Su 5:40AM, depart Glen Innes 7AM, and arrive at Armidale Railway Station 8:20AM. Northbound coaches depart Armidale Railway Station M-Su 5:50PM, depart Glen Innes 7:18PM, and arrive at Tenterfield 8:28PM.

A map and timetable can be downloaded here. Bookings are essential.

Grafton to Moree[edit]

A NSW Trainlink coach service runs between Grafton and Moree. Coaches stop at the Glen Innes Visitors Information Centre.

The eastbound service (Route 142) departs Moree M W F 10:55AM, arrives at Inverell 12:55PM and departs 1:40PM, arrives at Glen Innes 2:36PM, and arrives at Grafton 4:40PM. The westbound service (Route 141) departs Grafton Tu Th Sa 10:20 AM, arrives at Glen Innes 12:25PM, arrives at Inverell 1:15PM and departs 2:15PM, and arrives at Moree 4:10PM. Note the alternating direction of travel on alternating days, and no services on a Sunday.

A map and timetable can be downloaded here.

Bookings are essential - Coach drivers do not take payment or offer reservations.

Bookings and stops[edit]

  • NSW Trainlink - regular bookings, +61 13 22 32. Daily 7AM-10PM.
  • NSW Trainlink - multi-trip and Discovery Pass, +61 13 22 32. Daily 7AM-10PM.
  • Glen Innes - coach stop and bookings (Glen Innes Visitors Information Centre), 152 Church Street (next to Woolworths), +61 2 6730 2400. M-F 10AM-noon, 2-4PM.
  • Armidale - coach stop and bookings (Railway Station), Brown Street, +61 13 22 32. M-F 7:30AM-11:30AM, 2PM-5:30PM.
  • Armidale Flight Centre - bookings, Shop 3A, Corner Complex, 108 Dangar Street (near the corner of Dangar Street and Beardy Street), +61 2 6771 5474. M-F 9AM-5:30PM, Sa 9AM-noon. The coach does not stop here - it stops at the railway station.
  • Inverell Tourist Information Centre - coach stop, 11/31 Campbell Street, Inverell. Coach bookings are not made here - they are made over the phone, online, or at Windsong Travel
  • Inverell - booking (Windsong Travel), 45 Byron Street (between Subway and Imperial Hotel), +61 2 6722 3011. M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 9AM-noon. The coach does not stop here - it stops at the Inverell Visitor Information Centre (Transit Centre), 11-31 Campbell Street.
  • Tenterfield - coach stop, 136 Manners Street (opposite the Telegraph Hotel).
  • Tenterfield - bookings (Tenterfield Insurance Agencies), 279 Rouse Street (near the corner of Rouse Street/New England Highway and High Street/Bruxner Highway), +61 2 6736 2426. M-F 9AM-4:30PM. The coach does not stop here - it stops in Manners Street opposite the Telegraph Hotel.
  • Grafton - coach stop and bookings (Grafton Railway Station), 23 Through Street, South Grafton (corner Through Street and Crisp Avenue, South Grafton), +61 13 22 32. M-F 4AM-9PM, 9:30PM-1:30AM Sa Su Public holidays 4AM-noon, 1:30-9PM, 9:30PM-1:30AM.
  • Grafton - bookings (Grafton Travel Agency), 48 Prince Street (next to Grafton Fast Photos), +61 2 6642 3777. M-F 8:45AM-5PM, Sa 8:45AM-noon. The coach does not stop here - it stops at the railway station.

Brisbane-Glen Innes[edit]

Crisp's Coaches run between Brisbane and Tamworth via Glen Innes. Bookings are required - phone or use the website to secure your seat.

Note that the times given are Australian Eastern Standard Time/Queensland Time (GMT+10). From the first Su in Oct to the first Su in Apr New South Wales is on Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (GMT+11), so adjust arrival/departure times for stops in New South Wales by adding 1 hour.

Also note that services may be adjusted or cancelled at little or no notice due to Covid-19 lockdowns, natural disasters, or changes in operations, so please confirm with Crisp's before departure.

Outbound coaches depart Brisbane M and F 10:45AM from the long-distance bus station in Parkland Crescent (outside Platform 10 at Roma Street Railway Station) and arrive at Tenterfield at the coach stop at the Glen Innes Visitors Information Centre 6PM.

Inbound coaches depart Glen Innes from the Glen Innes Vistors Information Centre M and F 9AM and arrive at Brisbane at the long-distance bus station in Parkland Crescent (outside Platfrom 10 at Roma Street Railway Station) 2:30PM.

By plane[edit]

The nearest airports with regular scheduled services are at Inverell (IVR IATA) and Armidale (ARM IATA).

Get around[edit]

Private transport is the most convenient way to get around Glen Innes, and essential to explore the surrounding district. There is no local bus service in the town.

There is a car rental agency in Glen Innes.

By taxi[edit]

  • 1 Glen Innes Radio Cabs - taxi rank, corner of Bourke Street and Grey Street (outside Coles and opposite Ray White Real Estate), +61 2 6732 1300. Taxis must be booked, not hailed. Do not rely on a taxi eventually showing up at the taxi rank or that there will be one waiting vacant.

See[edit]

Glen Innes Town Hall

In and near town[edit]

  • 1 Australian Standing Stones, Watsons Drive - off the Gwydir Highway eastbound (Centennial Parklands - on the way to Martins Lookout). Built 1991-2 to commemorate the Celtic pioneers and settlers of the Glen Innes district. Pick up a brochure from the Glen Innes Visitors Information Centre that explains the significance of the monument.
  • 2 Martins Lookout, Watsons Drive - off the Gwydir Highway eastbound (past the Australian Standing Stones, behind the large water supply tanks and buildings). Extensive views over Glen Innes - bring your binoculars.
  • 3 Land of The Beardies History House Museum, corner of Ferguson Street (Gwydir Highway) and West Avenue (near Glen Innes Hospital), +61 2 6732 1035. M-F 10AM-noon 1-4PM, Sa Su 1-4PM. Housed in the Old Glen Innes Hospital, this museum displays all manners of artefacts and documents relating to the history of Glen Innes. There are many records for those wanting to trace their ancestors who lived in the town and surrounding district.
  • 4 Glen Innes Art Gallery, 71 Grey Street (next to Glen Innes TAFE College), +61 2 6730 2610, . M-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-1PM. This art gallery showcases changing exhibitions of contemporary art, ceramics, jewellery, and sculptures, by local artists, regional artists, and artists from all over Australia. Scheduled workshops.
  • 5 The Super Strawberry, 9922 New England Highway (2 km south of Glen Innes via the New England Highway southbound, farm is on the left hand side), +61 429 673 216, . M-Su 9AM-5PM, closed Christmas Day. A strawberry farm where you can pick your own strawberries in season, otherwise enjoy treats made with strawberries and other fruits. Coffee available with coffee shop fare.

Out of town[edit]

North-east[edit]

  • 6 Mann River Nature Reserve, Old Grafton Road (48 km north-east of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway eastbound, cross the Beardy Waters bridge, turn right/south onto Old Grafton Road, traverse a long stretch of twisting and turning corners, campground on the right), +61 2 6739 0700, . An excellent spot for picnicking, camping (reservations required), scenic views, fishing, and swimming. See Tommy's Rock Lookout on its walking track. Campsite has toilets, picnic tables, and barbecue facilities (subject to fire bans). No pets, no smoking. Bring your binoculars and cameras. Free entry.
  • 7 Mulligans Campground (Gibraltar Range National Park), Mulligans Drive (78.5 km north-east of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn right onto Mulligans Drive, continue all the way to Mulligan's Campground), +61 1300 072 757, . Campground with flush toilets, picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood) and gas barbecues (free), cold showers, unpowered camping sites. Starting point for The Needles walking track, Forest walking track, Murrumbooee Cascades walking track, Little Dandahra Creek walking track, Dandahra Crags, and Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage Walk. Entry: $8 per vehicle per day - see here for details. Camping: phone for rates - reservations required.
  • 8 Raspberry Lookout (Gibraltar Range National Park), Raspberry Lookout Road (62.5 km north-east of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn right/south onto Raspberry Lookout Road), +61 1300 072 757, . This lookout offers amazing views across the Bindery-Mann Wilderness Area, this place has been used for centuries as a vantage point. Bring binoculars and cameras. The weather here can be unpredictable as is it affected by both coastal and inland weather systems, so be prepared and bring appropriate clothing. Car park has pit toilets and picnic tables. Bring your own drinking water, take your rubbish with you. No pets. No smoking. Entry: $8 per vehicle per day - see here for details..
  • 9 Boundary Falls Campground and Picnic Area (Gibraltar Range National Park), Boundary Creek Trail (61.5 km north-east of Glen Innes via the Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn left/north onto Falls Road/Boundary Creek Trail), +61 1300 072 757, . This campground has a single pit toilet, picnic tables, wood barbecue (firewood supplied). Unpowered sites only. Bring your own drinking and cooking water, take your litter with you when you leave. Access point to Duffer Creek, Lyrebird Falls Walking Track, and the Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage Walk. Boudary Falls waterfall is nearby. No pets. No smoking. $8 per vehicle per day - see here for details. Camping: phone for rates, reservations required.
  • 10 Bellbird Campground (Washpool National Park), Coachwood Drive (76 km north-east of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn left onto Coachwood Drive, pass the Granites Trail turn-off on the left, pass the Tall Timbers Trail turn-off on the right, pass the Moogem Trail turn-off on the left, the turn-off to the campground is the first trail on the left), +61 1300 072 757, . This campground is suitable for tents, camper-trailers, and caravans. There are picnic tables, gas barbecue facilities, and toilets. Bringing your own gas barbecue, drinking water, and cooking water is recommended. The Coombadjha Walk leads to the Coachwood Picnic Area and the Coombadjha Nature Stroll, and walking back down Coachwood Drive to the intersection with Moogem Trail leads to the Gibraltar Washpool World Heritage Walk. No bins so take your rubbish with you. No pets, no smoking, and do not feed the wildlife. $8 per vehicle per day - see website for payment details. Camping - bookings required.
  • 11 Coachwood Picnic Area (Washpool National Park), Coachwood Drive (76.5 km north-east of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn left onto Coachwood Drive, pass the Granites Tral turn-off on the left, pass the Tall Timbers Trail turn-off on the right, pass the Moogem Trail turn-off on the left, pass the Bellbird Campground on the left, the picnic area is on the left), +61 1300 072 757, . A picnic area situated in a rainforest clearing with Coombadja Creek nearby, visitors can take advantage of picnic tables, free gas and wood barbecues, and toilets. Starting point for the Coombadjha Nature Stroll. Bring own drinking water. No bins so take your rubbish out with you. No pets. No smoking. $8 per vehicle per day - see website for payment details.
  • 12 Coombadjha Campground (Washpool National Park), Coachwood Drive (76.5 km north-east of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn left onto Coachwood Drive, pass the Granites Trail turn-off on the left, pass the Tall Timbers Trail turn-off on the right, pass the Moogem Trail turn-off on the left, pass the Bellbird Campground on the left, pass the Coachwood Picnic Area on the left, at the fort take the left track then turn right at the intersection, continue to the campground), +61 1300 072 757, . This campground has pit toilets, picnic tables, wood barbecues (firewood supplied), bring your own drinking and cooking water. Starting point for the Coombadjha Nature Stroll and the Washpool Walk. Take your rubbish out with you. No pets. Do not feed the animals. $8 per vehicle per day. Camping for tents only - bookings required, phone for rates and availability.
  • 13 Granite Picnic Area (Washpool National Park), Granite Trail (74 km north-east of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn left onto Coachwood Drive then turn left onto the Granite Trail, picnic area is on the right hand side), +61 1300 072 757, . This picnic area has pit toilets, picnic tables, free gas and electric barbecues, bring your own drinking and cooking water. Take 800 m walk to the Granite Lookout. No bins so take your rubbish with you. No pets. No smoking. Do not feed the animals. $8 per vehicle per day - see website for payment details.

West[edit]

  • 14 Sinclair Lookout, Gwydir Highway westbound (16 km west of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway westbound, turn-off is on the left hand side, signposted). On the northern end of the Waterloo Range, this lookout has remarkable views of the country. Also a Driver rest area, it has shelter, picnic tables, toilets, and litter bins. Bring your cameras and binoculars.

North-west[edit]

  • 15 Emmaville Mining Museum, 86 Moore Street, Emmaville (68 km north-west of Glen Innes via the New England Highway northbound, at Deepwater turn left onto Wellington Vale Road, continue into Emmaville, the museum is opposite the Tattersalls Hotel), +61 2 6734 7025. F-W 10AM-4PM - closed Th and public holidays. Showcases over 4,000 mineral and gemstone specimens, Foleys General Store Museum, a replica blacksmith's shop, an old wood-fired bakery, old mining equipment, the interior of an hessian-lined miner's hut, photographic collection, bottle collection. A gold coin donation ($1-$2 per person).
  • 16 Kings Plains National Park, Ironbark Drive (49.5 km north-west of Glen Innes via Ferguson Street/Gwydir Highway westbound, turn right/north onto Coronation Avenue, turn left/west onto Grafton Street/Martin Street, cross the Furracabad Creek bridge and continue ahead as Strathbogie Road, turn left/west onto Wellingrove Road, turn right/north onto Polhill Road then left/west onto Kings Plains Road, pass the Eastern Feeder Track on the left, turn right/north onto Jindalee Road, turn left/west onto Ironbark Drive, continue through the four-way intersection at the entrance of the national park and proceed to the campground), +61 1300 072 757. Kings Plains offers excellent bushwalking, swimming, ephemeral waterfalls. Campground (tents only, unpowered sites), picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets. Bring own drinking water, cooking water, firewood. No mobile phone signal. Free entry - bookings required for camping.
  • 17 Pindari Dam, Pindari Dam Road (76.5 km north-west of Glen Innes via Ferguson Street/Gwydir Highway westbound, turn right/north onto Coronation Avenue, turn left/west onto Grafton Street, pass Derby Street on the left and continue ahead as Martin Street, cross the Furracabad Creek bridge and continue as Strathbogie Road, turn left onto Nullamanna Road, turn right/north onto The Pocket Road, continue around the bend to the left, turn right/north onto Pindari Dam Road, continue ahead to the dam which will be on the right), +61 2 6728 8161. Open 24 hours. Camping, barbecues, picnic areas, toilets, shower facilities, fishing, water sports, boat ramps, bushwalking. Phone number is the Inverell Tourist Information Centre
  • Town Hall and other heritage buildings in the town centre
  • Churches

Do[edit]

National Australia Bank, Grey Street
  • Self-guided CBD walking tour. Discover the history and signifcance of the main buildings of Glen Innes. Obtain a map from the Visitors Information Centre or download an app for Android and Apple here. Tour is approximately 5.5 km in length and takes about 2 hours.
  • Self-guided town driving tour. Discover this highlights of Glen Innes in the comfort of your own vehicle. Obtain a map from the Visitors Information Centre or download an app for Android and Apple here. The trip is about 9.5 km and takes about 1.5 hours.
  • Self-guided Country Drive tour. Discover the countryside and the mining towns of the Glen Innes District. Download the map here.
  • Fishing. Download a map of the best fishing spots and how to get a fishing licence here.
  • Fossicking. Download a map on where to start searching for precious metals and gemstones here.
  • Kayaking and canoeing. Ask at the Visitors Information Centre for locations.
  • Mountain biking. There's 80 km of trails altogether in the Gibraltar Range National Park and Washpool National Park - see here for suggestions.
  • Motorcycle touring. See here for suggested touring options.

Events[edit]

  • Australian Celtic Festival (Australian Standing Stones), +61 2 6730 2400. Held in May. An annual celebration of Celtic heritage, with entertainment, market stalls, demonstrations, poetry. Restrictions in place due to Covid-19.
  • 1 Glen Innes Show, George Street (Glen Innes Showground, opposite the sports ground of Glen Innes High School), +61 2 6732 1744, . Held in Feb. Annual local fair.
  • Minerama, George Street (Glen Innes Showground). Held in Mar. Fossicking (prospecting), gem, and jewellery exhibition. Field trips and workshops. Gold coin donation per person ($1 or $2).
  • 2 Deepwater Jockey Club Cup, Torrington Road, Deepwater (42 km north of Glen Innes via New England Highway northbound, continue through Deepwater, turn left onto Torrington Road then take the dirt track on the right). Held in Jan. Annual horse racing with fashion shows, food, and live entertainment.
  • 3 Markets in the Highlands, 375 Grey Street (old Dimmeys Store, behind Coles). Held 2nd Sa of the month. Local art and craft markets.

Sports[edit]

  • 4 Glen Innes Bowling Club (The Bowlo), 49 Macquarie Street (corner of Macquarie Street and Wentworth Street), +61 2 6732 1930, . Lawn bowls.
  • 5 Glen Innes Golf Club, Hutchison Road (6 km north-east of Glen Innes via New England Highway northbound, turn right onto Golf Links Road, turn left onto Hutchison Road), +61 2 6732 1555, . 18 hole golf course. Alternative entrance via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn left onto Golf Links Road, turn right onto Hutchison Road..
  • 6 Glen Innes District Tennis Association, corner of West Street and Ferguson Street (near the Glen Innes Hospital), +61 2 6732 1080. Tennis courts. Phone for court hire.
  • 7 Glen Innes Swimming Pool (Glen Innes Aquatic Centre), 179 West Avenue (corner of West Avenue and Taylor Street, near the Glen Innes Hospital), +61 2 6730 2440. Seasonal - phone for hours. Disabled access to main pool by means of a ramp. See website for fees.

Buy[edit]

View of Glen Innes from the Australian Standing Stones

Self catering[edit]

  • 1 Woolworths, Corner of Wentworth Street and Grey Street (next to Glen Innes and District Services Club), +61 2 6739 7000. M-F 7AM-9PM, Sa 7AM-8PM, Su 8AM-8PM. Supermarket. BWS liquor store nearby.
  • 2 Coles, 357 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Bourke Street), +61 2 6732 2067. M-F 7AM-9PM, Sa 7AM-8PM, Su 8AM-8PM. Supermarket.
  • 3 Timbs Pharmacy, 240-242 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Bourke Street), +61 2 6732 3016. M-F 8:30AM-6PM. Chemist.
  • 4 Graydon's Amcal Chemist, 230 Grey Street (next to the National Australia Bank), +61 2 6732 3066. M-F 9AM-5:30PM, Sa 9AM-12:30PM, Su 9AM-noon. Pharmacy/chemist.
  • 5 Schafer's Glen Innes Newagency (Schafer's Newspower), 276 Grey Street (next to the Commonwealth Bank), +61 2 6732 2181. M-F 9AM-5PM. Newsagent.
  • 6 Bruce Family Butchery, 169 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Wentworth Street, diagonally opposite the Club Hotel), +61 2 6732 1901, . M-F 7:30AM-5:30PM, Sa 7:30AM-noon. Butchers.
  • 7 Campbell's Butchery, 193 Grey Street (near Landmark), +61 2 6732 3047, . M-F 7AM-5:30PM, Sa 7AM-noon. Butchers.
  • 8 Glen Pie Shop, 288 Grey Street (near the Commonwealth Bank), +61 2 6732 4928. M-F 9AM-5PM. Bakery - bread and other baked goods as well as pies.
  • 9 Smeaton's Bakery, 176 Bourke Street (opposite BWS), +61 2 6732 1108. M-F 5AM-5PM, Sa 6AM-1PM. Bakery, with cafe fare.
  • 10 TSG Glen Innes, 190 Bourke Street (next to Vinnies/St Vincent de Paul's store), +61 2 6732 2519. M-F 6AM-9:30PM, Sa Su 7AM-9:30PM. Tobacconist.

Arts and crafts[edit]

  • 11 Garuwa Gallery, 9979 New England Highway (southbound) (next to the Clansman Motel), +61 403 383 080, . Tu-Sa 9AM-4PM. Established by indigenous artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby, this art gallery promotes comtemporary and traditional Aboriginal artists and their works. Changing exhibitions and workshops. Coffee shop on-site.
  • 12 The Alder Grove, 9921 Glen Innes Highway (opposite The Super Strawberry), +61 487 553 568, . W-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su noon-4PM, closed market days. The Alder Grove at The Glen presents Peter Grimes Celtic Art, locally crafted woodwork, Gillen's Black Garlic products, Gardener's Recipe, The Book Shelves, Birch Cottage candles, Little Fox Forge, Magic by Moonlight, and Esoteric supplies.
  • 13 The Makers Shed, 123 Grey Street (opposite the Services Club), +61 450 039 320. W-Sa 10AM-4PM. A marketplace for works by Richard Moon, Michael Burge, and other artists. Jewellery, artworks, and books. Workshops.

Fine food[edit]

  • 14 The Sage and Clover, 298 Grey Street (near the Commonwealth Bank), +61 2 6732 3156. M W 10AM-2PM, Tu Th F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-noon. Organic foods store.

Eat[edit]

Great Central Hotel, Glen Innes

Hotels[edit]

  • Great Central Hotel, 313 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Meade Street), +61 2 6732 1966. The Castlereagh Restaurant offers fine dining, the Pipe and Drum Bar serves bistro fare, and the Coffee Central Cafe does breakfasts, lunches, and coffee.
  • Railway Tavern, corner of Bourke Street and Lambeth Street (200 m north of the old railway station along Lambeth Street), +61 2 6732 1504. Bistro fare, pizza, pasta.
  • Club Hotel, 150 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Wentworth Street, next to Woolworths), +61 2 6732 3043. Bistro fare.

Restaurants[edit]

  • 1 Yim Thai Restaurant, 98 West Avenue, Glen Innes NSW 2370, +61 2 6732 3368. M 11AM-2:30PM 5-7PM, Tu-Sa 11AM-2:30PM 5-9:30PM. Thai cuisine.
  • 2 Thai House Glen Innes, 292 Grey Street (opposite the Westpac Bank), +61 2 6732 4446. F 10AM-9PM, Sa 10:30AM-9PM Su 5-9PM. Thai cuisine.
  • Glen Innes Bowling Club Chinese Restaurant, 49 Macquarie Street (corner of Macquarie Street and Wentworth Street), +61 2 6732 2989. Tu W noon-2PM 5-9PM, Th F noon-2PM 5-9PM, Sa 11:30AM-2PM 5-9PM, Su noon-2PM 5-8:30PM, closed M. Chinese and Australian fare.
  • 3 Dragon Court Chinese Restaurant (near Landmark), +61 2 6732 1368. M Tu 5-9PM, W-F 11:30AM-2PM 5-9PM, Sa 5-9PM, Su 11:30AM-2PM 5-9PM. Chinese cuisine.
  • 4 The Singing Chef Italian Restaurant, 67 Church Street (corner of Church Street and Oliver Street - entrance in Oliver Street), +61 2 6732 5666. M Tu 11AM-9PM, W Th 6AM-9PM, F 6AM-10PM, Sa Su 6AM-9PM. Delivery M-Su after 4:30PM. Pizza, pasta, doner kebabs, breakfasts, desserts, cold drinks, hot beverages.
  • 5 Eat Bite Italian Restaurant, 292 Grey Street (opposite the Westpac Bank), +61 2 6732 2510. Sa-Th 10AM-9PM, F 10AM-10PM - delivery M-Su noon-8:30PM. Pizza, pasta, doner kebabs.
  • 6 Taj Curry House Indian Restaurant, 281 Grey Street (next to Westpac Bank), +61 2 6732 5779. M-F 11:30AM-8:30PM, Sa Su 5-8:30PM. Indian cuisine.
  • Glen Innes District Services Club, 120 Grey St (corner of Grey Street and Lang Street, next to Woolworths), +61 2 6732 4292. Open for lunch and dinner, phone for reservations. Fine dining in the Crystal Room, and pub fare served as well. Kids meals.
  • Hereford Steakhouse Char Grill (Rest Point Motor Inn), 72 Church Street (New England Highway) (next door to the motel), +61 2 6732 2255. Open M-Sa 6PM, last orders taken 8PM. Steakhouse fare, but not only beef. Vegetarian dishes available. Local wines. Kids meals.

Cafes[edit]

  • 7 The Furry Cow, 251 Grey Street, +61 401 183 881. Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 9AM-4PM, M closed. Cafe, ice cream parlour
  • 8 Peppermints Cafe, 201-207 Grey Street, +61 2 6732 5914. M-F 8AM-3PM. Cafe, ice cream
  • 9 The Coffee Incident, 316 Grey Street (opposite the Great Central Hotel), +61 455 445 634. M-F 6:30AM-2PM, Sa 9AM-noon. Cafe fare.
  • 10 Town Hall Coffee Shop, 269 Grey Street (Glen Innes Town Hall), +61 475 054 349. M-F 8:30AM-5PM, Sa 8:30AM-2PM. Coffee shop.
  • 11 The Local Glen Innes, 308 Grey Street (next to the Great Central Hotel), +61 447 071 607, . W 8:30AM-3PM, Th 8AM-3PM 4PM-10PM, F Sa 8AM-3PM, 4PM-11PM, Su 8AM-3PM. Cafe fare.

Fast food[edit]

  • 12 Annie's Fish and Chips, 204 Ferguson Street (oppsite Home Timber and Hardware), +61 2 6732 6868. M 9AM-7:30PM, Tu 11:30AM-7:30PM, W-F 9AM-7:30PM, Sa Su 11:30AM-2:30PM 5-7:30PM. Fish and chips, hamburgers, hot dogs, hot snacks, cold drinks.
  • 13 Ship to Shore Seafood, 296 Grey Street (next to Centrelink), +61 2 6732 5515. Tu 10AM-7:30PM, W-Sa 10AM-8PM. Fish and chips, hamburgers, hot snacks, cold drinks.
  • 14 Charlie's Chickens, 120 Wentworth Street, +61 2 6732 2828. Th-Tu 10:30AM-8PM, W 10:30AM-5PM. Roast chicken meals, chips.
  • 15 Magic Noodles, 189 Grey Street (next to Landmark), +61 2 6732 6638.
  • 16 KFC Glen Innes, 142 Meade Street, Glen Innes (corner of Meade Street and Church Street), +61 2 6732 5402. M-Su 10AM-9PM.
  • 17 McDonald's, corner of Meade Street and New England Highway (next to/behind the Ampol/Caltex petrol station), +61 2 6732 4019. M-Su 5AM-9PM.

Drink[edit]

Railway Tavern, Glen Innes
  • 1 Great Central Hotel, 313 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Meade Street), +61 2 6732 1966.
  • 2 New Tattersalls Hotel Motel, 210 Grey Street (opposite Coles), +61 2 6732 3011.
  • 3 Railway Tavern, corner of Bourke Street and Lambeth Street (200 m north of the disused railway station along Lambeth Street), +61 2 6732 1504.
  • 4 Club Hotel, 150 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Wentworth Street, next to Woolworths), +61 2 6732 3043.
  • 5 Glen Innes District Services Club, 120 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Lang Street, next to Woolworths), +61 2 6732 1355.

Sleep[edit]

Club Hotel, Glen Innes

Hotels[edit]

  • Great Central Hotel, 313 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Meade Street), +61 2 6732 1966. Phone or check website for rates and availability.
  • New Tattersalls Hotel Motel, 210 Grey Street (opposite Coles), +61 2 6732 3011. 10 rooms with TV and ensuite bathroom. $85-$120.
  • Club Hotel, 150 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Wentworth Street, next to Woolworths), +61 2 6732 3043. Each room has a balcony. Shared bathroom. Free WiFi. Phone for rates and availability.

Motels[edit]

  • 1 Amber Motel, 135 Meade Street (opposite the police station), +61 2 6732 2300, . Rooms have air conditioning/heating, ensuite bathrooms, LCD TVs with DVD player, Foxtel cable TV, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, clock radio, microwave oven available, fridge, free WiFi, cot available. Barbecue facilities. No pets. Off-street parking for trucks and trailers. Phone, email, or see here fpr rates and availability.
  • 2 Anna Bella Motel, 60 Church Street (near the corner of Church Street and Oliver Street), +61 2 6732 2688, . 16 rooms with electric blankets, dining table with chairs, reverse cycle air conditioning and heating, 32-inch TV, ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, ironing facilities, bar fridge, microwave oven, tea and coffee making facilities, free light breakfast. No pets. No smoking. Free WiFi. Off-street parking for trailers and trucks. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 3 Central Motel, 131 Meade Street (next to the Great Central Hotel), +61 2 6732 2200, . 14 rooms with fully equipped kitchenettes with full-size fridge and freezer, electric blankets, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave oven, clock radio, air conditioning/heating, 50-inch flat-screen TV with 8 Foxtel channels, free WiFi, ironing facilities. No smoking. No pets. Barbecue facilities. From $110 per night.
  • 4 Clansman Motel, 9981 New England Highway (southbound), +61 2 6732 2044. Rooms with free WiFi, full undercover parking, off-street parking for larger vehicles and trailers, air conditioning, HD TV with CD/DVD/MP3 player, hairdryer, toaster, electric blankets, breakfasts and dinners to rooms. Barbecue facilities.
  • 5 Glen Haven Motor Inn, 26 Church Street (New England Highway) (corner of Church Street and Heron Street - entrance in Heron Street), +61 2 6732 3266, . 14 rooms with undercover parking, room service, TV and DVD player, air conditioning/heating, free WiFi, ironing facilities, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave oven, clock radio. No pets. No smoking. Barbecue facilities. Phone for rates and availability.
  • 6 Glen Innes Motel, 12 Church Street (New England Highway) (next to Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall), +61 2 6732 1211, . Free WiFi, air conditioning/heating, flat-screen TV, fridge, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave oven, electric blankets, desk, ironing facilities, ensuite bathroom, complimentary breakfast. Phone, email, or see here for rates and availability.
  • 7 Jillaroo Motor Inn, 8 Church Street (New England Highway), +61 2 6732 3388. Rooms with flat-screen TV, toaster, electric kettle, microwave oven, refrigerator, electric blankets. Barbecue facilities. Free WiFi. Continental breakfasts. Children's playground. 24-hour front desk. Phone for rates and availability.
  • 8 New England Motor Lodge, 160 Church Street (opposite St Joseph's School), +61 2 6732 2922. 42 rooms, suites, and studios with air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom with shower, electric blankets, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, toaster, crockery, fridge, mini-bar, flat-screen TV with Netflix, free WiFi, ironing facilities, desk, luggage rack, USB charging point. Highland Restaurant licenced restaurant on-site, open for breakfast and dinner. Outdoor swimming pool. Pets OK subject to conditions. Disabled access room available. Phone for rates and availability.
  • 9 Rest Point Motor Inn, 72 Church Street (New England Highway), +61 2 6732 2255, . 25 rooms with air-conditioning, WiFi, Foxtel cable TV, private bathroom, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities. Barbecue facilities. Laundry facilities. Swimming pool. Hereford Steakhouse Restaurant on-site. Phone or email for rates and availability.

Accommodation[edit]

  • 10 Apartments on Grey, 303 Grey Street (next to The Local cafe), +61 427 736 437, . 2 x 1-bedroom apartments with air conditioning, electric stovetop and oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, TV in living room and TV with DVD player in bedroom, digital clock radio, front loader washing machine, ironing facilities, clothes dryer, hair dryer, linen and towels provided. Short staircase to climb. From $140 per night.
  • 11 Apartments on the Park, corner of Bourke Street and East Avenue (next to NRMA Insurance), +61 427 384 969, . See rates here - phone or email for availability.
  • 12 Carelle's Apartment, 248 Grey Street (near Timbs Pharmacy), +61 488 027 147. A 2-bedroom apartment, self contained, completely renovated. Phone for rates and availability.
  • 13 Gimardi Gatehouse, 103 West Furracabad Road (7.5 km west of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway westbound, turn left/south onto West Furracabad Road, Gimardi is on the left), +61 428 451 360, . Cottage with air conditioning/heating, washer and dryer, linen, blankets, toiletries, breakfast provided, kitchen with microwave oven, refrigerator, stove, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, dishwasher, iron, TV. from $160 per night.
  • 14 Starlight Cabin Kai Iwi Estate, 8447 New England Highway, Glencoe (19 km south of Glen Innes via New England Highway southbound, turn-off on the right), +61 419 170 581, . Check-in: after 2PM, check-out: by 10AM. A self-contained cabin with free WiFi, linen and towels, toiletries, books, board games, cards, no TV, full size kitchen with coffee maker, wood-fired pot-belly stove, dishes, cookware, kitchen utensils, kitchen appliances, hair dryer, laundry facilities, ironing facilities. Under cover parking. Children welcome, pets welcome. From $150 per night.

Bed and breakfast[edit]

  • 15 Kings Plains Castle B&B, 4171 Kings Plains Road, Wellingrove (37 km north-west of Glen Innes via Ferguson Street/Gwydir Highway westbound, turn right/north onto Coronation Avenue, turn left/west onto Grafton Street/Martin Street, cross the Furracabad Creek bridge and continue ahead as Strathbogie Road, turn left/west onto Wellingrove Road, turn right/north onto Polhill Road then left/west onto Kings Plains Road, pass the Eastern Feeder road on the left and look for the entrance immediately on the right), +61 455 849 099, . A grand mansion with 11 guest rooms and 5 bathrooms. Full breakfast included. Billiard room. Bicycle riding. Tennis. Explore the farm buildings and garden. Closed during winter.. See here for rates, phone or email for availability.
  • 16 The Bank Guesthouse, 320 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Meade Street), +61 404 312 441. Accommodation available by room or for the whole guest house. Free WiFi. Complimentary self-service breakfast. Complimentary tea, coffee, snacks. From $120 per night - phone for availability.
  • 17 The Glass House, 15 Margaret Street (corner of Margaret Street and William Street), +61 409 040 933, . A penthouse and 2 private suites with electric blankets, breakfast hamper included, gardens, air conditiong, WiFi available. From $150 per night.

Farmstays[edit]

  • 18 Bullock Mountain Homestead, 1192 Bullock Mountain Road (18.5 km north of Glen Innes via Ferguson Street/Gwydir Highway westbound, turn right/north onto Coronation Avenue, cross the Furracabad Creek bridge and continue as Emmaville Road, turn right/north onto Bullock Mountain Road, pass Three Waters on the left), +61 2 6732 1599, . Guesthouse, camping, caravan sites, Search for precious gemstones and minerals (fees apply), go fishing, birdwatching, wildlife spotting, deer spotting 4WD driving, evening campfires. See here for rates, phone or email for availability.
  • 19 Glen Waverley Farm Stay and Alpacas, Lot 1 Fawcett Lane (near Glen Rest Tourist Park), +61 2 6732 3314, . A 1-bedroom cottage with air conditioning, wood heating, cooking facilities, microwave oven, electric kettle. Barbecue facilities. Wood heater. Pets welcome with conditions. $140 per night.
  • 20 River Glen Farmstay, 148 Nine Mile Road, Dundee (28 km from Glen Innes via New England Highway northbound, turn right/east onto Bald Nob Road, turn left/north onto Nine Mile Road, cross the Severn River bridge, farm stay on the right), +61 2 6734 4162, . A 4-bedroom homestead, sleep out, and fully-contained accommodation in the guest quarters. Full kitchen. Refrigerator stocked with fresh milk and orange juice. Tea and coffee making facilities. Wood fireplace. Library. CD player. TV. Board games. Meals and afternoon tea extra. See rates here. Phone for availability.
  • 21 Sharron Park, 8624 New England Highway, Glencoe (15 km south of Glen Innes via New England Highway southbound, farmstay on the left hand side, signposted), +61 2 6732 3858. Continental breakfasts, farm activities, home cooked meals available, free WiFi, private rooms with ensuite bathroom, private airstrip, outdoor pets welcome, overnight stays welcome. Phone or enquire on website for rates and availability. Minimum 4 guests.
  • 22 Three Waters High Country Holidays, 935 Bullock Mountain Road, Yarrowford (15.5 km north of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway westbound, turn right/north onto Coronation Avenue, cross the Furracabad Creek bridge and continue as Emmaville Road, turn right/north onto Bullock Mountain Road, Three Waters is on the left hand side), +61 2 6732 4863, . Caracabins, cabins, powered sites, unpowered sites. Pets and horses welcome. Horse riding (fees apply). Barbecue areas and campfire sites. Swimming, fishing, search for precious gemstones and minerals, bushwalking. The Gunyah has communal cooking facilities, BYO bar, wood-fired heater, reading area, showers, flush toilets. Bookings required. See rates here.
  • 23 Waterloo Station, 67 Waterlood Road, Matheson (19 km west of Glen Innes via Gwydir Highway westbound, pass Sinclair Lookout on the left, turn right/north onto Waterloo Road), +61 2 6733 6702, . Stay at the Waterloo Homestead, Stockman's Cottage, Shearers' Lodgings, or the 1-bedroom Schoolhouse. Bushwalkinig, searching for precious gemstones and minerals, birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and other outdoor activities. See here for rates, phone or email for availability.

Caravan parks[edit]

  • 24 Poplar Caravan Park, 15-19 Church Street (New England Highway southbound) (opposite the Glen Innes Motel), +61 2 6732 1514. Phone for amenities, rates and availability.
  • 25 Fossicker Caravan Park, 94-96 Church Street, +61 2 6732 4246, . 2-bedroom villas, 1 bedroom cabins, powered sites, ensuite sites, unpowered sites. Camp kitchen and barbecue area. Pets allowed with conditions. On-site petrol station - discounts for guests. Free WiFi. Fossicking park to practice looking for precious metals and gemstones. See rates here - phone or email for availability.
  • 26 Glen Rest Tourist Park, 9807 New England Highway (southbound) (3.5 km south of the Glen Innes Visitors Information Centre), +61 2 6732 2413, . Ensuite cabins, standard cabins, powered sites, unpowered sites. Pets OK subject to conditions. Courtesy bus to the Services Club. WiFi available. Free gas barbecue facilities. See rates here - phone or email for availability.
  • 27 Blue Sapphire Caravan Park (Blue Sapphire Motor Village), 209 Grafton Street (near United Petroleum petrol station), +61 428 483 099. 2 bedroom ensuite cabin, Queen cabin, powered sites, unpowered sites. Phone for rates and availability.

Camping[edit]

Connect[edit]

Cope[edit]

Emergency[edit]

  • 2 Police Station, 126 Meade Street (next to telephone exchange, near the post office), +61 2 6732 9799. Not open 24 hours.
  • 3 Glen Innes Hospital, 126 Meade Street (No entry via Ferguson Street/Gwydir Highway, Macquarie Street, or West Avenue), +61 2 6739 0200. Emergency Department open 24 hours.
  • 4 Glen Innes Veterinary Hospital, 220 Herbert Street (off the New England Highway northbound, near Chaffey's Mechanical and Exhaust Centre, large shed on the right), +61 2 6732 1988. M-F 8:30AM-5PM, Sa 9AM-noon. After-hours emergency number +61 428 490 444

Fuel and mechanical[edit]

  • 5 Ampol/Caltex (Woolworths Caltex), 143 Meade Street (corner of Meade Street and Church Street, next to the Glen Innes Visitors Centre), +61 2 8870 7661. M-Sa 6AM-10PM, Su 6AM-9PM. Petrol station.
  • 6 Shell Glen Innes, 102 Church Street (New England Highway) (corner of Church Street and Lang Street), +61 2 6732 5734. M-Su 5AM-10PM. Petrol station.
  • 7 United Petroleum, corner of Church Street (New England Highway) northbound and Grafton Street (near the Blue Sapphire Motor Village), +61 2 6732 5632. Open 24 hours. Petrol station. Pie Face pies.
  • 8 Liberty Service Station, 203 Ferguson Street (Gwydir Highway) (corner of Ferguson Street and Lambeth Street, next to Home Timber and Hardware), +61 2 6732 6755. Petrol station.
  • 9 John Townsend Mechanical, 131 Bourke Street (down an alley, signs on building next door), +61 2 6732 6140. M-F 8AM-5PM. Mechanics.
  • 10 Biddle's Auto Repairs, 271 Grey Street (next to Glen Innes Town Hall), +61 2 6732 4050. Mechanics.
  • 11 Coopers Auto Service Centre, 143 Wentworth Street (opposite the Northern Community Care building), +61 2 6732 7022. M-Th 8AM-5PM, F 8AM-3PM. Mechanics.
  • 12 Chaffeys Mechanical and Exhaust Centre, Kilkenny Place (New England Highway northbound, turn right onto Herbert Street then left onto Kilkenny Place - near the Glen Innes Veterinary Hospital), +61 2 6732 1872. Mechanics.
  • 13 Tyrepower Glen Innes, 200 Church Street (New England Highway) (next to Glen Innes Hiway Diner), +61 2 6732 2825. M-F 8AM-5PM. Tyres.

Public telephones[edit]

  • Public telephone, corner of Grey Street and Bourke Street (in Grey Street, outside the National Australia Bank).
  • 14 Public telephone, corner of Ferguson Street (Gwydir Highway) westbound and Park Street (in front of a large shed, parking off the road).
  • Public telephone, Meade Street (next to the post office, in front of the telephone exchange building).

Public toilets[edit]

  • 15 Public toilets, East Avenue (Anzac Park). 7AM-6PM. Disabled access. Parking.
  • 16 Public toilets, 205 Grey Street (Mackenzie Mall, near Coles). M-W 9AM-5:30PM, Th 9AM-9PM, F 9AM-5:30PM, Sa 9AM-4PM. Disabled access. Sharps disposal. Sanitary disposal.
  • Public toilets, 199 Grey Street (Parker Place Bicentennial project - down alley next to Campbells Butchery). M-Su 7AM-6PM. Disabled access. Parking.
  • 17 Public toilets, Wentworth Street (King George V Oval). M-Su 7AM-6PM. Disabled access. Parking.

Banks[edit]

  • 18 Westpac Bank, 289 Grey Street, +61 2 6732 8444. M-Th 10AM-2PM, F 10AM-4PM.
  • 19 Commonwealth Bank, 280 Grey Street (next to the newsagency), +61 2 6732 3099. M-Th 9:30AM-4PM, F 9:30AM-5PM.
  • 20 National Australia Bank (NAB), 234 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Bourke Street), +61 132 265. M-Th 9:30AM-4PM, F 9:30AM-5PM. No ATM
  • 21 Regional Australia Bank (NAB), 274 Grey Street (next to the newsagency), +61 132 067. M-Th 10AM-3PM, F 9AM-5PM. No ATM

ATMs[edit]

  • StarATM, 120 Grey Street (Glen Innes and District Services Club). Club hours.
  • Cashcard ATM, 49 Macquarie Street (Glen Innes Bowling Club). Club hours.
  • Commonwealth Bank ATM, 280 Grey Street. Open 24 hours.
  • Westpac Bank ATM, 289 Grey Street. Bank hours.

Services[edit]

  • Australia Post, 289 Grey Street (corner of Grey Street and Meade Street), +61 131 318. M-F 9AM-5PM. Bank@Post agent for Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank, National Australia Bank
  • Centrelink, 300 Grey Street, +61 132 468. M-F 9AM-12:30PM 1:30-4PM.

Go next[edit]

  • Deepwater - north of Glen Innes: 41 km via New England Highway (A15) northbound (28 min)
  • Tenterfield - north of Glen Innes: 92 km via New England Highway (A15) northbound, through Deepwater (1 hr 2 min)
  • Stanthorpe (Queensland) - north of Glen Innes: 148 km via New England Highway (A15) northbound, through Deepwater, through Tenterfield, pass the Bruxner Highway turn-off on the left, cross the state border through Wallangarra, through Glen Aplin, at the large roundabout turn right onto Wallangarra Road, continue into Stanthorpe (1 hr 55 min)
  • Grafton - east of Glen Innes: 160 km via Gwydir Highway (B76) eastbound (1 hr 53 min)
  • Guyra - south of Glen Innes: 61 km via New England Highway (A15) southbound (43 min)
  • Armidale - south of Glen Innes: 98 km via New England Highway (A15) southbound, thorugh Guyra, at the roundabout on the outskirts of Armidale turn right/south onto Glen Innes Road (1 hr 9 min)
  • Tamworth - south-west of Glen Innes: 208 km via New England Highway (A15) southbound, through Guyra, through Armidale, through Uralla, through Bendemeer, continue ahead to Tamworth (2 hr 25 min)
  • Inverell - west of Glen Innes: 68 km via Gwydir Highway (B76) westbound (46 min)
  • Moree - west of Glen Innes: 208 km via Gwydir Highway (B76) westbound, through Inverell, through Delungra (2 hr 22 min)
  • Emmaville - north-west of Glen Innes: 66.5 km via New England Highway (A15) northbound, before Deepwater turn left/west onto Wellington Vale Road, continue ahead into Emmaville (45 min)
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