What's on in Inverell, New England Region NSW

Inverell is a major rural service town and tourist gateway in the New England Region of New South Wales located on the banks of the on the Macintyre River. Inverell is situated about 690 km north of Sydney and 500 km South West of Brisbane, Queensland. The locality has a fascinating mining heritage focused on tin, sapphires, zircons and diamonds. The locality is very popular for fossicking for a variety of gems and fossils including topaz, agate, sapphires, petrified timber, quartz, silver, diamonds, rhodorite and tourmaline. You can get maps and various fossicking equipment in Inverell and other townships and try to make your fortune! Inverell is also focused on mixed horticulture and agriculture enterprises that includes oats, barley, sorghum, wheat and other grain and oilseed crops, grapes and number of fabulous local wineries. There are also major sheep and beef cattle grazing properties in the area. The Inverell district has a large variety of attractions, activities, events, amusements and entertainment - something for every tourist and visitor. The local tourism items inlcude: # Bushwalking in the Goonoowigall Bushland Reserve # Fossicking for gemstones such as sapphires # Enjoying the many Food outlets and Winery Tours # Seeing the local arts and crafts, home wares, woodturning, antiques at the numerous fie art galleries # Enjoying angling, canoeing, kayaking, boating and huge array of water sports available at Copeton Waters State Park # Thrilling whitewater Rafting on the Gwydir River # Exploring the Inverell Pioneer Village and the Inverell Transport Museum . Some of the major events in the district are: # Telstra Countrywide Sapphire City Festival in October # Inverell Show Society Annual Show in February.

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