Nice sized town
Can be very cold in Winter
Good Town for a base to go sightseeing from
Located across the road from Sinclair park, is the striking Presbyterian Church, the town's second, built to a Gothic design of English bonded brick in 1878. It is a nice looking church, and has a tower, and slate roof with terracotta ridge-capping. As with lots of Australian churches, it was not open for me to wander into.more
I thought there were lots of very nice heritage buildings in Inverell, and a lot of them were in Otho Street.Here are some of them.Inverell Town Hall located in Otho street [photo 1]Located at ....97 Otho street, Inverell, is the Inverell post office, built in 1904 by a colonial architect, Walter Liberty Vernon. [photo2 ]Court House.....Is...more
Also located in Sinclair Park, is this very different Memorial. It has special lighting which allows the memorial to be viewed at night.The Bicentennial Memorial features a series of panels depicting the history of the Inverell area. They are organised into three courtyards, the first depicting the era before European arrival in Australia, the...more
The Scottish Memorial Cairn is located at Sinclair Park,and pays tribute to the achievements and contributions made by the districts pioneers since the 1830's.In, October 1999, in conjunction with Inverell's annual Sapphire City Festival, the Cairn was dedicated. It was also the year in which the Shire Council adopted the Clan Mitchell Tartan.The...more
Copeton Dam is LARGE!................almost 3 times the size of Sydney Harbour when full.The dam was built across the Gwydir River in 1976 and its primary use is for irrigation water storage. Copeton Dam is known as a top Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Redfin & Eel-Tailed Catfish fishery. Rainbow Trout are still taken in Gwydir River...more
Is situated on the COPETON DAM RD 3Kms out of Inverell.Stop by and browse through the shop which offers local crafts, arts, poteery and much more. Try some of the local honey or the gourmet mushroom products.Feeling like a light refreshment? why not sit and relax while you enjoy a devonshire tea? Maybe an icecream or cold drink is more to your...more
Copeton is located in the western slopes of New South Wales. Situated about 550 Kms from Sydney and 440 Kms from Brisbane. It is 900 Hectares of recreational ground. You can go on day trips to look at all the wonders of nature or just relax by the blue waters of the dam.Why not try your hand at fishing? Copeton dam holds many species of fish...more
Cattle are one form of animal life that has sustained rural properties in the area for as long as white man has been here.The open-shut-open again abbatoirs on the hill on the west side of town have never had a shortage of beasts to slaughter though it's hard to think of them in that context when you view them in this rural setting on a balmy...more
Driving around is something I've done a lot of, and plan to do more of.At times this can be a productive activity, especially if you're into photography as I am. This batch of four shots was taken within a short distance of one another on the Gwydir Highway, east of Inverell.The first, pulsating in green, belies the presence of Australia's...more
I used to go to a restaurant here, located in this historical old bank building. Sadly, it closed down and hasn't re-opened. Then again, for two years, neither has anything else. Seems a bit of a waste actually.These days I eat at the Riverside Restaurant, an idyllically located establishment that sits beside a park and the river, as if you hadn't...more
As I have explained elsewhere about Australia, if you're looking for the best buildings in a town, they tend to be public ones; usually the post office, court house, council building and banks.This, as you would have already noted, is the court house and, done up with its new coat of paint, looks rather splendid. I hope you agree.more
One of the things you will notice in the northern parts of the New England and North West of N.S.W. is the Chinese influence, particularly where minerals and gems are concerned.There are stores and decendants of the original settlers still in the area. It is also clear from shop fronts such as this that they prospered in the area.more
34 Glen Innes Rd, Inverell, 2360, Australia
Good for: Couples
Well, not actually from the room but there's a nice aspect over the town from where the motel is...more
Auburn Vale Road, Inverell, 2360, Australia
Good for: Families
A PLACE TO DINE AND MEET THE LOCALS
The RSM club is a great place to go and relax for any weary traveller or visitor. The Club, established in 1919, prides itself on being the premier function venue in the north west.Sit and enjoy a nice cold beer (or what ever takes you fancy) have a shot on the pokies or just enjoy a nice relaxing meal.
A variety of venues within the Club including Aromas Coffee Lounge, Anzac Restaurant, Diggers Brasserie, Flanders House and the VC Cartwright Auditorium ensure that all needs are catered for.
They are open from 10am every morning until 10.30pm Sunday, 11.00pm Monday and Tuesday, 11.30pm Wednesday and Thursday and 12.30am Friday and Saturday.
It is situated at 68 Evans Street
There are not a lot of towns in Australia that have reverse parking, but Inverell is one of them.
When driving in streets with reverse parking, you need to be aware that a Car may stop in front of you suddenly, then reverse into a parking space. It is quite easy to have an accident if you are not completely concentrating on driving.
Kwiambal (pronounced Kigh-am-bal) National Park's main feature and reason for being is Macintyre Falls. Now, these are not your 100 metre-high-plummet, more your trickling-through-granite-and-sometimes-you can't-even-see-the-water type.At the carpark there are view points to the gorge below, the best being Beach Lookout.The main area below the...more
On the brochure, the limestone caves are clearly listed as an attraction. Now, I'll be the first to concede that my time there was limited and perhaps the sign had been misaligned but, I doubt it.I'm a bit of a cave lover as you will note in my Italy page but, having visited many in Australia, I have to say this was so bad I would discourage...more
Here, a depiction of the various pieces of the fabric of life that has passed through Inverell through the ages.
It's a tall tower that catches your eye initially but it's the inside walls of the structure that hold your interest.
Etched scenes of life and significant events of the past are depicted on individual slabs on the four arms of the monument on the western exit of town.