Inverell :: The Sapphire City
Inverell is located on the western edge of the New England Tablelands in a pretty valley with the Macintyre River. The town boasts one of the best shopping areas in country NSW, with coffee lounges, clubs, and the good old pub counter lunches to temp the taste buds.
The Inverell District has many attractions that delight both visitors and locals alike. Visit Pioneer Village with its authentic buildings, working engines and memorabilia. Drop into the Transport Museum and view a growing and changing display of transport related items. Copeton Dam is a truly amazing site and is a popular recreation area catering for day, overnight and long stay visitors. There are also National Parks, Arts and Crafts, Wineries, Olive Grove, and Processing Factory, and much more.
Try your luck fossicking for the sapphires for which Inverell is well known - the fossicking equipment is available for hire. You can view local sapphires being cut and polished, and buy local sapphires and jewellery also.
All types and styles of accommodation are available for you to relax in when you are discovering the district.