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Glen Innes in the Summer:  Cool Climate, Warm Welcome

With average maximum temperatures of 26 degrees, Glen Innes is the perfect place to visit in the Australian summer. There is so much to see and do in the Glen Innes Highlands, although its the people and the community that make this place a must to visit.

Everywhere you go in this town, you are welcomed with open arms. The town is proud of its heritage and has an overwhelming sense of community spirit. You cannot help but walkaway singing its praises to anyone who will listen.

A four-day visit only scratched the surface of this beautiful region as there are many attractions within the Glen Innes Highlands. Your Glen Innes holiday can be as busy or as relaxing as you make it, here are some suggestions;

  1. Honour Australia’s Celtic past with a guided tour of the Australia Monument Standing Stones.
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  2. Slurp on a strawberry thick shake at the Super Strawberry or tuck into some traditional strawberries and cream.
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  3. Appraise contemporary art pieces by internationally acclaimed artist Lloyd Hornsby Gawura along with guest artists at the Gawura Gallery.
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  4. Get back to nature by visiting the local National Parks of the Glen Innes Highlands including; Kings Plain, Washpool and Gibraltar Range.
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  5. Step back through the town’s history at the Land of Beardies History Museum, this place is full to the brim of memorabilia, artefacts and celebrates Glen Innes’ colourful past. DCIM100MEDIADJI_0041.JPG

Make sure your first port of call when arriving in town is to visit the Visitor Information Centre. The friendly welcoming committee will have you walking out with a long list of things to do in this diverse region.  While you’re there take a sneaky look at a range of local sapphires at Reddestone Sapphires, they are beautiful you will just have to buy one.

If you are travelling with your caravan, why not book a shady site at Fossicker’s Caravan Park. The park is right in the heart of town and walking distance from the historic main street, despite being on the highway the park is quiet and set in a natural setting.

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Glen Innes is certainly upping its food game with a wide-range of options to suit all dining experiences. While in town make sure you visit;

  • The Railway Bistro Tavern serves amazing pub-fare with a modern flair served with old-style country hospitality – the Baileys cheesecake is an absolute must!
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  • The Hereford Steakhouse chars a mean steak, using locally-sourced beef and fresh ingredients you won’t be disappointed.
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  • The Crofters Cottage is a great stop to refuel after exploring the Australia Standing Stones, the brownie and macadamia slice were absolute delicious.
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Glen Innes is perfect for the romantic weekend getaway or a week-long holiday with the family and it is perfect all year round; Winter, Autumn, Spring and even Summer too.

 

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