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Inverell is a large town (population 11,660 in 2016) in the New England region of New South Wales in Australia.

Understand[edit]

Inverell Court House

The indigenous Kamilaroi people are the original inhabitants of the district. A pioneer settler, Alexander Campbell, established his farm 'Inverell Station' on the Macintyre River in 1848. The name Inverell comes from the Scottish Gaelic language and means 'the meeting place of swans'. A store was established in 1853 where the Macintyre River and Swanbrook Creek meet, and the site of the settlement was surveyed in 1858, with land sales beginning not long after. The railway reached Inverell in 1902, however the line closed in 1987. Diamonds were discovered at nearby Copes Creek in 1875 and mined at Copeton from 1883 until 1922.

The main industries in the Inverell district are the farming of wheat, barley, oats, sorghum, wine grapes, and maize, and the mining of tin, sapphires, zircon, and industrial diamonds. Inverell is known as 'The Sapphire City'. Nearby Copeton Dam is the water supply for Inverell and is a popular destination for water sports.

Inverell is the main centre of the Inverell Shire Council Local Government Area.

Tourism information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Inverell is on the Gwydir Highway (B76), 67 km west from Glen Innes and 62 km south-west from Warialda via Delungra.

Driver rest areas[edit]

From Glen Innes[edit]
  • 2 Sinclair Lookout (15 km west of Glen Innes, left hand side). Light vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelter. Litter bins. Toilets
  • 3 Swan Brook (34 km west of Glen Innes, left hand side). Light vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelter. Wheelchair accessible. Litter bins. Toilets.
  • 4 Schumakers - westbound (47 km west of Glen Innes, left hand side). Light vehicle access. Heavy vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelter. Litter bins. No toilets. The eastbound rest area is about 200 m past this one, with the same amenities.
  • 5 Lauriston (59.5 km west of Glen Innes, right hand side). Light vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelter. Litter bins. No toilets.
  • 6 Runnymede Drive (63.5 km west of Glen Innes, right hand side). Light vehicle access. Heavy vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelters. Litter bins. No toilets.
From Warialda[edit]
  • 7 Kooligur Nature Reserve (2 km south-east of Warialda, right hand side). Light vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelter. No litter bins. No toilets.
  • 8 Tigers Gap (6 km south-east of Warialda, right hand side). Light vehicle access. Heavy vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelter. Litter bins. No toilets.
  • 9 Dumboy Creek (left hand side, 25.5 km from Warialda, right hand side). Light vehicle access. Heavy vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelter. Litter bins. No toilets.
  • 10 Delungra Rest Area (corner of Bingara Road and Railway Street, Delungra). Light vehicle access. Shelters. Picnic tables. Litter bins. Toilets with disabled access.
  • 11 Little Plain (45.5 km from Warialda, right hand side). Light vehicle access. Heavy vehicle access. Picnic tables. Shelter. Litter bins. No toilets.

By coach[edit]

Tamworth-Inverell route[edit]

A NSW Trainlink coach service runs between Inverell and Tamworth to catch the long-distance trains at Tamworth. Coaches stop at the Inverell Visitors Information Centre.

The northbound service (Route 311) departs Tamworth W-M at 3:55PM and arrives at Inverell at 7:15PM. The southbound service (Route 312) departs Inverell W-M at 6:30AM and arrives at Tamworth at 10:06AM.

A map and timetable can be downloaded here.

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

Grafton-Moree route[edit]

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

The eastbound service (Route 142) departs Moree M W F at 10:55AM, arrives at Inverell at 12:55PM and departs at 1:40PM, arrives at Glen Innes at 2:36PM, and arrives at Grafton at 4:40PM. The westbound service (Route 141) departs Grafton Tu Th Sa at 10:20 AM, arrives at Glen Innes at 12:25PM, arrives at Inverell at 1:15PM and departs 2:15PM, and arrives at Moree at 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.
  • Tamworth (Railway Station), Marius Street, +61 13 22 32. Daily 8:30AM-4:30 PM.
  • 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
  • 12 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.
  • Grafton (Railway Station), 23 Through Street (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 (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.
  • Moree (Railway Station), Gosport Street, Moree, +61 2 6750 7161. M-F 7AM-11AM. Parking in Gosport Street (cross over Newell Highway to get to the station) or directly behind the station in Morton Street.
  • M & G Travel, 66 Balo Street, Moree, +61 2 6750 7161. M-F 9AM-5PM. The coach does not stop here - it stops at the railway station.

By plane[edit]

Get around[edit]

Private transport is the most convenient way to get around Inverell, and essential for exploring the district.

There are car rental agencies in Inverell.

By taxi[edit]

  • Inverell Taxis (Inverell Radio Cabs Co-op Ltd), +61 2 6722 3533. Taxis must be booked, not hailed. Taxi bookings to/from Inverell Airport must be made well before departing to/from Inverell.

See[edit]

Inverell Town Hall

In and near town[edit]

  • 1 Inverell Art Gallery, 5 Evans Street (Butler Hall, near the corner of Evans Street and Otho Street), +61 2 6722 4983, . M-F 10AM-4PM,Sa 10AM-1PM. An art gallery showcasing works by local painters, photographers, potters, and craftsmanship. Gold coin donation per person ($1 or $2).
  • 2 Inverell Pioneer Village, 64 Tingha Road (near Inverell Showground), +61 2 6722 1717, . Tu-F 10AM-4PM, Sa Su 9:30AM-4:30PM. A recreated historical village comprised of restored local buildings. The museum also showcases historical collections of farming impliments, photgraphs, and other relevant memorabilia. Adults $1, Children under 5 free, Children aged 5-15 $5, Seniors and Pensioners $10, Family Pass (2 Adults with 2+ children) $30.
  • 3 National Transport Museum, 69 Rifle Range Road (head south on Tingha Road and cross the Macintyre River bridge, pass the Inverell Pioneer Village on the left, turn left onto Rifle Range Road, museum is on the left), +61 2 6721 2270, . M-Su 10AM-4PM closed Christmas Day. This museum showcases a collection of over 120 vehicles including vintage, veteran, and classic cars and motorcycles.
  • 4 Sinclair Park, corner of Glen Innes Road/Gwydir Highway and Vivian Street (opposite the Cousins Motor Inn - parking in Vivian Street). Location of the Inverell and District Bicentennial Memorial and the Scottish Memorial Cairn which pays tribute to the Scottish pioneers who settled the Inverell district since the 1830s.
  • 5 The Kurrajong Memorial (George Cartwright VC Reserve), 52 Glen Innes Road (Gwydir Highway eastbound) (on the left hand side). This memorial is dedicated to two groups of young men who enlisted in World War 1, forming largest contingent of men from one town and called the Kurrajongs.

Out of town[edit]

Macintyre Falls, Kwiambal National Park

North[edit]

  • 6 Graman Hotel, 4158 Yetman Road, Graman (43 km north of Inverell via Warialda Road/Gwydir Highway westbound, turn right/north onto Bannockburn Road, contintue through roundabout and continue ahead as Yetman Road, in Graman the hotel is on the right), +61 2 6725 6482. Phone for hours. Historic hotel, established 1876. Accommodation. Pub fare. Phone for rates and availability.
  • 7 Kwiambal National Park, Limestone Road (77.5 km north of Inverell via Ashford Road - at Ashford turn left into Martyn Street, right onto Kniepp Street, left onto Limestone Road, then right again onto Limestone Road - do not proceed straight ahead onto Sandy Creek Road), +61 1300 072 757, . Toilets. Picnic tables. Barbecue facilities. Potable water. Bushwalking trails - Dungeon Lookout, Junction Walk, Macintyre Falls Lookout, Limestone Caves Walking Track, Slippery Rock Walking Track. Accommodation and camping - see website for further information and bookings. Free entry.
  • 8 Pindari Dam, Pindari Dam Road (83 km north of Inverell via Ashford - from Ashford continue north-east bound on Bukkulla Road, turn left/east onto Pindari Dam Road, continue ahead to the dam.), +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

North-east[edit]

  • 9 Kings Plains National Park, Ironbark Drive (46 km north-west of Inverell via Glen Innes Road/Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn left/north onto Moore Street, at the hospital turn right onto Swanbrook Road, pass the Orchard Court turn-off on the right and continue ahead as Kings Plains Road, turn left onto Jindalee Road, turn left onto Ironbark Drive, continue straight ahead through the four-way intersection, continue ahead 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 essential for camping.

South-east[edit]

  • 10 Stonewoman Aboriginal Area (34 km south-east of Inverell via Tingha Road southbound, cross the Macintyre River Bridge, pass the golf club on the left and continue ahead as Bundarra Road, continue through Gilgai, turn left onto Guyra Road and pass the Inverell Airport on the left, continue through Tingha on New Valley Road, turn right onto Kempton Road, turn left onto Long Gully Road). This area hold special cultural significance for the local Aboriginal people. Car parking. No facilities. 750 m walk to cultural site.
  • 11 Wing Hing Long Heritage Emporium, 12 Ruby Street, Tingha (25 km south-east of Inverell via Tingha Road southbound, pass the golf club on the left, continue through Gilgai and turn left onto Guyra Road, pass the Inverell Airport on the left, cross the Copes Creek bridge and continue ahead into Tingha, Wing Hing Hong is on the right opposite the Royal Hotel.), +61 2 6723 3156. Tu Th Sa Sun and public holidays 10AM-3PM, other times by appointment. Former store established by a Chinese tin miner, now a museum on the NSW State Heritage Register. By appointment. $3 per person $3 per person.

South-west[edit]

  • 12 Copeton Dam, Copeton Dam Road (37 km south-west of Inverell via Gwydir Highway westbound, turn left onto Copeton Dam Road, continue ahead to the dam), +61 2 6723 6269. Daily 9AM-5PM. Camping. Children's playground. Picnic Areas. Toilets. Fishing. Kiosk. Shower facilities. Boat ramps. Water sports. Bushwalking. Golf. No flying of drones. See Reflections Copeton Waters Holiday Park.

West[edit]

  • 13 Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Site (51.5 km west of Inverell via Gwydir Highway westbound, pass the Copeton Dam Road turn-off on the left, at Delungra turn left onto Bingara Road, cross the Myall Creek bridge and continue ahead as Delungra Road, memorial is on the left). Location of massacre of local Wirrayaraay people - the first time white settlers were punished for murdering Aboriginals, 1838. You can listen to the Myall Creek Soundtrail here (which is also available as an app).

Do[edit]

  • Birdwatching. Pick up the 'Birdwatching in Inverell' booklet from the Inverell Visitors Information Centre.
  • Fossicking. Search for precious gemstones and minerals in the district. See the website here for locations. Ask at the Inverell Visitors Information Centre for what is required.
  • Inverell Heritage Walk. Take a self-guided tour to learn about the heritage of the buildings in the centre of town. Pick up the booklet 'A Heritage Walk in Inverell' from the Inverell Visitors Information Centre and follow along.
  • 1 Majestic Cinema, 168 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Lawrence Street), +61 2 6721 1222. See website for sessions. Single-screen 160 seat cinema showing the latest movies.
  • Meandering Macintyre Mosaic Footpath, 5 Evans Street (Inverell Art Gallery). Follow the 94 m mosaic footpath from the Inverell Art Gallery. The mosaic represents the flow of the Macintyre River, and has designs of native Australian wildflowers and local wildlife.
  • 2 World War II Remembrance Riverwalk, Byron Street (next to Elders Inverell). A 5 km pathway along the bank of the Macintyre River, continue through Campbell Park, pass the Kurrajong Memorial, and end at Lake Inverell.

Events[edit]

Sports[edit]

Buy[edit]

Self catering[edit]

  • 1 Campbell and Freebairn Chemist, 66 Otho Street (opposite Inverell Motel), +61 2 6722 3089, . M-F 8:30AM-6PM, Sa 8:30AM-12:30 PM. Pharmacy.
  • 2 Camping World and Compleat Angler, 122 Byron Street (opposite the Australian Hotel), +61 2 6722 3620. M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 9AM-noon. Fishing supplies. Camping supplies.
  • 3 Coles, 12 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Campbell Street), +61 2 6722 3811. M-Sa 7AM-10PM Su 8AM-9PM. Supermarket. Liquor store - hours Su M 10AM-7PM, Tu-Sa 9AM-8PM. More parking behind Coles in Campbell Street and Captain Cook Drive.
  • 4 Ditton's Pharmacy, 77 Byron Street (near the Australian Hotel), +61 2 6722 2639. M-F 8:30AM-6PM, Sa 8:30AM-12:30 PM. Chemist.
  • 5 Inverell Newagency, 30 Otho Street (tree out the front), +61 2 6722 1107. M-F 7AM-5:30PM, Sa 7AM-12:30PM, Su 7AM-noon. Newsagent.
  • 6 Inverell Pharmacy, 132-134 Byron Street, +61 2 6722 3146. M-F 8:30AM-6PM, Sa 8:30AM-12:30PM. Chemist
  • 7 LB Hot Bread, 58 Otho Street (opposite the Inverell Motel), +61 2 6722 3300. M-F 7:30AM-4PM, Sa 8AM-2PM, Su 8AM-noon. Bakery.
  • 8 Lennon's Butchery, 170 Otho Street (next to the Masonic Hall), +61 2 6722 1045. M-F 7AM-6PM. Sa 7AM-1PM. Butchers.
  • 9 Let's Meat @ Inverell, 142 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Brissett Lane - opposite the Regional Australia Bank, at the pedestrian crossing, phone box out the front), +61 2 6722 3325. M-F 7AM-6PM, Sa 7AM-noon. Butchers.
  • 10 Macintyre Hot Bread Shop, 20 Lawrence Street (corner of Lawrence Street and Sweaney Street), +61 2 6722 3665. M-Su 9AM-5PM. Bakery.
  • 11 Mal's Market Fresh (Frates Fruit & Veg), 22 Lawrence Street (near Macintyre Hot Bread Shop), +61 2 6722 3350. M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 9AM-noon. Greengrocers.
  • 12 Ritchies Supa IGA Plus Liquor, 99-119 Byron Street (opposite Beds R Us), +61 2 6721 4955. M-F 7AM-8PM, Sa Su 7AM-7PM. Supermarket. Liquor store - hours M-W 9AM-7PM, Th F 9AM-8PM, Sa 9AM-7PM, Su 10AM-6PM.
  • 13 Sapphine City Meats, 73 Byron Street (next to Inverell Palace Chinese Restaurant), +61 2 6722 1903. M-F 7AM-5PM, Sa 7AM-1PM. Butchers.
  • 14 Woolworths (Woolies), corner of Vivian Street and Sweaney Street (near Big W Inverell), +61 2 6721 7102. M-Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 7AM-8PM. Supermarket. Liquor store - hours M-Sa 8AM-8PM, Su 10AM-7PM.

Eat[edit]

Hotels[edit]

  • Australian Hotel, 81-87 Byron Street (opposite Inverell Newsagency), +61 2 6722 1611. Pub fare.
  • Imperial Hotel, 39 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Otho Street (Gwydir Highway), opposite the Westpac bank), +61 6722 1511. Phone for hours. Pub fare.
  • Tatts Restaurant (Tatts Hotel), 160 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Lawrence Street), +61 2 6722 3437. Phone for hours. Pub fare.

Restaurants[edit]

  • 1 Diggers Bistro (Inverell RSM Club), 68-76 Evans Street (opposite the swimming pool), +61 2 6722 3066, . Su-W noon-2PM 6-8:30PM, Th-Sa noon-2PM 6-9PM. Bistro fare.
  • Inverell East Bowling Club (Inverell Sporties), 35 Glen Innes Road (Gwydir Highway) (opposite Sapphire City Motor Inn), +61 2 6722 1545. Su-W noon-2PM 5:30-8PM, Th-Sa noon-2PM 5:30-8:30PM. Bistro fare. See the menu here.
  • 2 Inverell Palace Chinese Restaurant, 63 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Vivian Street), +61 2 6722 2256. M-Su 11AM-9PM. Chinese cuisine.
  • Riverside Restaurant (Inverell Visitors Information Centre), 11/31 Campbell Street, +61 2 6721 1244. M-Su 7:30AM-3:30PM. Australian cuisine and cafe fare.
  • 3 The General Merchant, 82 Byron Street. Tu-Th 7AM-9:30PM, F Sa 7AM-10PM. Restaurant. Bar. Coffee shop.
  • 4 The Sapphire Chinese Restaurant, 23 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Campbell Lane), +61 2 6722 2266. Su-Th 11:30AM-2PM 5-9:30PM, F Sa 11:30AM-2PM, 5-10PM. Chinese cuisine.
  • 5 Tin Cheung Chinese Restaurant, 8 Oliver Street (opposite the greens of the Inverell Bowls Club), +61 2 6722 4543. Phone for hours and reservations. Chinese cuisine.
  • 6 Yim Thai Inverell, 139 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Lawrence Street), +61 2 6721 0769. M-Sa 11:30AM-2:30PM 5:30-9PM, Su 5:30-9PM. Thai cuisine.

Cafes[edit]

Fast food[edit]

  • Baba's Kebabs, 121 Byron Street (near Ritchies SUPA IGA), +61 425 460 067. M-Sa 10AM-7PM. Doner kebabs.
  • 15 Domino's Pizza, 121 Byron Street (next to Richies SUPA IGA), +61 474853778. Su-Th 4-9PM, F Sa 4-10PM.
  • 16 Hucker's Tucker, 49 Vivian Street (near Inverell Mazda), +61 2 6722 4273. Fish and chips. Hamburgers. Hot dogs. Wraps. Sandwiches. Hot snacks. Cold drinks.
  • 17 KFC, 220 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Mansfield Street), +61 2 6722 3640. M-Su 10AM-10PM.
  • 18 Noodle Paradise, 39 Otho Street (next to Inverell Diagnostic Imaging), +61 2 6721 4578. Su-W 10AM-9PM, Th-Sa 10AM-9:30PM.
  • 19 Subway, 49-51 Byron Street (near Best & Less clothing store), +61 2 6721 1388. Sa-W 9AM-7PM, Th F 9AM-8PM.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Hotels[edit]

  • Imperial Hotel, 39 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Otho Street (Gwydir Highway), opposite the Westpac bank), +61 6722 1511, . 24 rooms, basic accommodation. Single $30 per night, Double $50 per night.
  • Australian Hotel, 81-87 Byron Street (opposite Inverell Newsagency), +61 2 6722 1611. Phone for rates and availability.
  • Royal Hotel Motel Inverell, 260 Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Wood Street), +61 2 6722 2811. Phone for facilities, rates, and availability.

Motels[edit]

  • 1 Inverell RSM Club Motel, 58-62 Evans Street (next to the RSM Club, opposite the swimming pool), +61 6721 0800, toll-free: +61 1800 681 788, . 28 rooms (2 with disabled access) with plasma TV, large kitchenette, ensuite with shower, large beds, free WiFi, electric blankets, ironing facilities, mini bar, toaster, microwave oven, tea and coffee making facilities. Meals at the RSM Club can be billed back to your room. From $130 per night.
  • 2 Top of the Town Motel, 137 Warialda Road (next to the Caltex/Ampol Inverell Roadhouse), +61 2 6722 4044, . 21 ground-floor rooms with mini-bar, room service, LCD TV, free WiFi, air conditioning, electric blankets, hair dryer, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, work desk, Foxtel cable TV. Microwave oven and cot available on request. Swimming pool. Barbecue facilities. On-site restaurant. Phone or email for rates and availability, or enquire here.
  • 3 Sapphire City Motor Inn, 30-34 Glen Innes Road (Gwydir Highway eastbound) (corner of Glen Innes Road and Greaves Street, opposite the East Inverell Bowling Club), +61 2 6722 2500, . 17 rooms with air conditioning/heating, extra blankets, Blu-Ray player, electric blankets, private bathroom, hairdryer, microwave oven, cable TV, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge. Shower chair available on request. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 4 Twin Swans Motel, 189-199 Glen Innes Road (Gwydir Highway eastbound), +61 2 6722 2622. On-site parking for cars, boats, trailers, and small trucks. Daily room service. Barbecue facilities. Free WiFi. Free tea and coffee making facilities (and bottled water). No smoking in rooms. No pets. 24 rooms with tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, ironing facilities, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, TV, refrigerator, kitchenware, air conditioning and heating, room service.
  • 5 Inverell Motel, 49-57 Otho Street (at the pedestrian crossing, opposite Campbell and Freebairn Chemist), +61 2 6722 2077, . 24 rooms with free WiFi, microwave oven, fridge, toaster, kettle, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and heating, electric blankets, hair dryer, flat screen TV, ironing facilities. Guest laundry. DVD player available upon request. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 6 Inverell Terrace Motor Lodge, 28 Warialda Road (Gwydir Highway westbound) (corner of Warialda Road and Auburn Vale Road - entrance in Auburn Vale Road), +61 2 6722 5200. Rooms with ensuite bathroom, free WiFi, flatscreen TV, air conditioning, toaster, fridge, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities. 1 disabled-accessible room. Phone for rates and availability, or enquire here.
  • 7 Cousins Motor Inn, 9-11 Glen Innes Road (Gwydir Highway eastbound) (opposite Sinclair Park), +61 2 6722 3566, . Rooms have air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave oven, ironing facilities, mini bar, fridge, TV, DVD player, Foxtel cable TV, free WiFi. Swimming pool with spa. Barbecue facilities. Phone, email, or check website for rates and availability.

Bed & Breakfast[edit]

  • 8 Blair Athoil Boutique Hotel and Day Spa (Blair Athol Estate), 37 Blair Athol Road (7.5 km north-west of Inverell via Gwydir Highway westbound, turn left onto Blair Athol Road, hotel is on the right), +61 2 6722 4288, . A 19th century country estate on 54 acres, with opulence, grandeur, and character. Boutique rooms with individual styling. Day spa. Phone or email for rates and availability, or enquire here.
  • 9 Killarney Cottage Bed & Breakfast (Tintagel), 114 Houghs Lane, Gum Flat (15 km west of Inverell via Gwydir Highway westbound, turn left onto Copeton Dam Road, turn right/north onto Houghs Lane, property is on the right). Historic homestead with kitchenette and bathroom. Phone for rates and availability.

Accommodation[edit]

  • 10 Albion Hill Cottage, 80 Glen Innes Road (Gwydir Highway eastbound), +61 432 500 339, . By reservation only. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 11 Inverell Serviced Apartments, 24 Sweaney Street (behind McDonalds and Super Cheap Auto), +61 414 933 507, . 2 bedroom apartments - see website for particulars. Phone for rates and availability.
  • 12 Liberty on Brae, 18 Brae Street (off Warialda Road/Gwydir Highway westbound, west side of the Macintyre River), +61 411 877 157, . 2 bedroom cottage. Phone or email for rates and availability, or enquire here.
  • 13 Rumbalara Cottage, 14 Kookaburra Lane (4 km west of Inverell via Gwydir Highway westbound, Kookaburra Lane is on the right hand side), +61 427 467 949, . 2-bedroom cottage on 10 acres, sleeps 6. Linen supplied, air conditioning and heating, full kitchen and cooking facilities, microwave oven, CD player, tea and coffee making facilities, laundry facilities. Phone or email for rates and availability.

Caravan parks[edit]

  • 14 Inverell Caravan Park, Corner of Glen Innes Road (Gwydir Highway eastbound) and Tingha Road (near Cousins Motor Inn and Sinclair Park), +61 2 6722 3036, . Powered and unpowered sites. Cabins with air conditioning. Camping ground. Linen hire. Disabled amenities. In-groound salt water pool. Pet friendly (subject to conditions). Covered barbecue area. Laundry facilities. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 15 Sapphire City Caravan Park, 93-103 Moore Street (near the hospital), +61 2 6722 1830, . Deluxe villas, cabins, caravans (powered and unpowered sites), camping (powered and unpowered sites). Dump point. Barbecue area/camp kitchen. Gas bottle refills. Coin-operated laundry. Free WiFi. Disabled facilities. In-ground salt-water pool. See here for rates - phone, email, or see website for availability.
  • 16 Fossickers Rest Tourist Park, Lake Inverell Drive (Gwydir Highway eastbound, Lake Inverell Drive is on the right hand side), +61 2 6722 2261, . Large private ensuite sites, powered sites with annexs, sullage, and water, grassed camping area, barbecue and dishwashing facilities, regular pool and children's wading pool, children's playground, dump point, free fossicking equipment hire, campfires, bushwalking and birdwatching on-site. See rates here - phone or email for availability.
  • 17 Reflections Copeton Waters Holiday Park, 3353 Copeton Dam Road (40 km south-west of Inverell via Gwydir Highway westbound, turn left onto Copeton Dam Road, cross the dam wall, holiday park is on the left), +61 2 6723 6269. Cabins, powered sites, unpowered sites. Barbecue facilities. Boat ramp. Bmx bike track. Camp kitchen. Children's playground. Fishing facilities. Fuel. Shop and kiosk. Laundry facilities. School holidays activities. Tennis court. Water park. Pets welcome on powered and unpowered sites only. Phone or enquire on website for rates and availability.

Camping[edit]

  • 18 Copeton Northern Foreshores, 1873 Auburn Vale Road (20 km south-west of Inverell via Gwydir Highway westbound, turn left onto Auburn Vale Road,), +61 2 6723 0250, . Primitive camping with powered and unpowered sites, showers, toilets, laundry facilities, barbecue facilities, picnic tables, showers, toilets, camp kitchen. Walking tracks and bicycle paths. Boat ramps. On-site caretaker. Small kiosk selling ice, gas, cold drinks, bait, basic provisions. Reservations essential.

Cope[edit]

Emergency[edit]

Fuel and mechanical[edit]

  • 16 Shell, 208 Byron Street (near McDonald's), +61 2 6721 1037. Petrol station.
  • 17 Caltex/Ampol, 262 Byron Street (next to Landmark Inverell), +61 2 6721 5438. M-Sa 7AM-8PM, Su 7AM-7PM. Petrol station.
  • 18 Caltex/Ampol Inverell Roadhouse, 143-149 Warialda Road (Gwydir Highway westbound) (next to Top of the Town Motel), +61 2 6721 1590. Open 24 hours. Petrol station. Diner.
  • 19 BP Truckstop (Campbells Fuel Service), 315 Byron Street (Ashford Road), +61 2 6722 1530. Open 24 hours. Petrol station.
  • 20 The Junction Service Station, 24 Glen Innes Road (Gwydir Highway eastbound) (opposite the Tingha Road turn-off), +61 2 6722 3349. M-F 4:30AM-8PM, Sa Su 6AM-8PM. Petrol station.
  • 21 Liberty Byron Street, 155 Byron Street (opposite McDonald's), +61 2 6722 2994. Petrol station. Mechanics.
  • 22 Inverell Automotive Repairs, 82 Oliver Street (opposite Bunnings Inverell), +61 2 6722 4442. Mechanics.
  • 23 Sapphire Auto Service, 138 Evans Street (next to Inverell Aluminium and Glass), +61 2 6722 5938. M-F 8AM-5PM. Mechanics.
  • 24 Shorty's Auto Centre, Lot 11 Sweaney Street (opposite Woolworths), +61 2 6722 5938. Mechanics.
  • 25 Paul Ray Mechanical, 108-110 Warialda Road (Gwydir Highway westbound) (opposite Top of the Town Motel), +61 2 6722 5938. Mechanics.
  • 26 G J Lavender Automotive Repairs, 15 Mansfield Street (corner of Mansfield Street and Sweaney Street), +61 2 6721 2412. Mechanics.
  • 27 Bridgestone Service Centre, 205 Byron Street (next to Barry's Motors), +61 2 6722 3035. Tu-F 8AM-5PM, Sa 8AM-noon. Tyres. Mechanics. Brakes. Safety checks. Suspension. Wheel alignments.
  • 28 Sapphire City Tyres, 33-35 Oliver Street (next to Vinnies (St Vincent de Paul Centre)), +61 2 6722 1483. M-F 8AM-5PM. Tyres.
  • 29 Brian's Tyre and Auto Centre, 164 Ashford Road (corner of Ashford Road and Brissett Street), +61 2 6721 4529. M-F 8AM-5PM. Tyres. Mechanics.
  • 30 North West Radiator Service, 13 Oliver Street (next to bowling club), +61 2 6722 1483. M-F 8AM-5PM. Radiators.

Public telephones[edit]

  • 31 Public telephone (outside Wade Street Mini Market).
  • Public telephone, Byron Street (at the pedestrian crossing, outside Let's Meat @ Inverell).
  • Public telephone, Byron Street (corner of Byron Street and Vivian Street, opposite Best & Less clothing store).
  • Public telephone, Otho Street (next to Inverell Motel).
  • Public telephone, Otho Street (outside the post office).
  • 32 Public telephone, Warialda Road/Gwydir Highway westbound.
  • 33 Public telephone, Warialda Road/Gwydir Highway westbound (corner of Warialda Road and Swan Street).
  • Public telephone, Tingha Road (outside the Inverell Showground).
  • 34 Public telephone, Glen Innes Road/Gwydir Highway eastbound (corner of Glen Innes Road and Clive Street, outside Albion General Store).
  • 35 Public telephone, Waratah Avenue (in the park).

Public toilets[edit]

  • 36 Public toilet, Vivian Street (at the taxi hub in the middle of the road, corner of Vivian Street and Byron Street). Unknown hours.
  • 37 Public toilet, Campbell Street (in the park near Coles). Unknown hours.
  • 38 Public toilet, Bellevue Park, Wade Street (opposite the Wade Street Mini Market). Open 24 hours. Parking. Disabled access. Sanitary disposal.
  • 39 Public toilet, Old Bundarra Road (Lions Park). Unknown hours.

Banks[edit]

  • 40 nab, 50 Byron Street (at the roundabout), +61 132 265. M-Th 9:30AM-4PM, F 9:30AM-5PM.
  • 41 Regional Australia Bank, 121 Byron Street (at the pedestrian crossing, near Ritchies SUPA IGA), +61 132 067. M-F 9AM-5PM.
  • 42 Commonwealth Bank, 17-19 Otho Street (near the corner of Otho Street and Byron Street), +61 2 6722 2533. M-W 9:30AM-4PM, Th 9:30AM-5PM, F 9:30-4PM.
  • 43 ANZ Bank, 114 Byron Street (opposite Ditton's Pharmacy), +61 131 314. M-Th 9:30AM-4PM F 9:30AM-5PM.
  • 44 Westpac Bank, 68-70 Byron Street (opposite the Imperial Hotel), +61 2 6720 0888. M-Th 9:30AM-4PM F 9:30AM-5PM.
  • 45 St George Bank, 16 Otho Street (near the Imperial Hotel), +61 133 330. M-Th 9:30AM-4PM F 9:30AM-5PM.

ATMs[edit]

  • Cashcard ATM, 260 Byron Street (Royal Hotel Motel). Hotel hours.
  • ANZ ATM, 114 Byron Street.
  • Cashcard ATM, 1 Vivian Street (Big W Inverell department store). Department store hours.
  • National Australia Bank ATM, 50 Byron Street.
  • Commonwealth Bank ATM, 17-19 Otho Street.
  • Cashcard ATM, 49 Byron Street (next to Subway).
  • St George ATM, 16 Otho Street (next to Subway).
  • Cashcard ATM, 24 Clive Street (Albion Convenience Store).
  • Cashcard ATM, 121 Byron Street (Regional Australia Bank).

Services[edit]

  • 46 Australia Post, 97 Otho Street (next to Inverell Town Hall). M-F 9AM-5PM.

Go next[edit]

  • Ashford - north of Inverell: 58 km north via Byron Street northbound, pass the Inverell General Cemetery on the left and continue ahead as Ashford Road, at the roundabout turn left/north and continue on Ashford Road, cross the Swan Brook bridge and pass the Nullamanna Road turn-off on the right, pass the Asimus Road turn-off on the right, pass The Pocket Road turn-off on the right, continue ahead to Ashford (43 min)
  • Tenterfield - north-east of Inverell: 158 km via Gwydir Highway (B76) eastbound, at Glen Innes turn left/north into Church Street/New England Highway (A15), pass through Deepwater and the turn-off to Emmaville on the left, continue ahead to Tenterfield (1 hr 49 min)
  • Glen Innes - east of Inverell: 67 km via Gwydir Highway (B76) eastbound (47 min)
  • Grafton - east of Inverell: 227 via Gwydir Highway (B76) eastbound, continue through Glen Innes on the Gwydir Highway, cross the Gibraltar Range (some tight corners in this section), cross the Mann River bridge, cross the Orara River bridge, continue ahead to Grafton (2 hr 39 min)
  • Guyra - south-east of Inverell: 90 km via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn right onto Tingha Road and cross the Macintyre River bridge, pass the Rifle Range Road turn-off on the left and continue ahead as Bundarra Road, pass the golf club on the left, continue through Gilgai, turn left into Guyra Road and pass the Inverell Airport on the left, in Tingha turn left onto Opal Street and continue ahead out of town on Guyra Road, continue ahead to Guyra (1 hr 2 min)
  • Armidale - south-east of Inverell: 127 km via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn right onto Tingha Road and cross the Macintyre River bridge, pass the Rifle Range Road turn-off on the left and continue ahead as Bundarra Road, pass the golf club on the left, continue through Gilgai, turn left into Guyra Road and pass the Inverell Airport on the left, in Tingha turn left onto Opal Street and continue ahead out of town on Guyra Road, at Guyra turn right/south onto the New England Highway (A15), continue ahead to Armidale (1 hr 30 min)
  • Uralla - south-east of Inverell: 119 km via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn right onto Tingha Road and cross the Macintyre River bridge, pass the Rifle Range Road turn-off on the left and continue ahead as Bundarra Road, pass the golf club on the left, continue through Gilgai, pass the Guyra Road turn-off on the left, cross the Copes Creek bridge and continue ahead as Thunderbolts Way, continue through Bundarra on Thunderbolts Way, cross the Gwydir River bridge, at Uralla turn left onto Hill Street (1 hr 36 min)
  • Tamworth - south of Inverell: 207 km via via Gwydir Highway eastbound, turn right onto Tingha Road and cross the Macintyre River bridge, pass the Rifle Range Road turn-off on the left and continue ahead as Bundarra Road, pass the golf club on the left, continue through Gilgai, pass the Guyra Road turn-off on the left, cross the Copes Creek bridge and continue ahead as Thunderbolts Way, continue through Bundarra on Thunderbolts Way, cross the Gwydir River bridge, at Uralla turn left onto Hill Street then turn right/south onto the New England Highway (A15), continue through Bendemeer, through Moonbi, through Kootingal, through Nemingha (2 hr 22 min); Alternative: 254 km via Gwydir Highway (B76) westbound, through Delungra, through Warialda then turn left onto Allan Cunningham Road (B95), continue ahead south through Bingara, through Barraba, through Manilla (2 hr 59 min)
  • Moree - west of Inverell: 141 km via Gwydir Highway (B76) westbound, continue through Delungra, continue through Warialda, continue through Gravesend, pass the Grattai Road turn-off to Pallamallawa on the right, continue ahead to Moree (1 hr 37 min)
  • Boggabilla - north-west of Inverell: 180 km via Bannockburn Road/Yetman Road, pass the Graman Hotel on the right, turn right/north onto the Warialda Road (B95), turn left onto the Bruxner Highway (turn right for Yetman), continue ahead for Boggabilla (1 hr 58 min)
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