3. Visit the Emmaville Mining Museum in the village of Emmaville or explore the designated fossicking areas within the Torrington State recreation Area. Great fun Visit the Transport for NSW transport page to access all the information you need quickly and easily. Glen Innes Highlands have developed a suite of unique 'Pop-Up' experiences to select from for your next conference or corporate event. Driving tired is the second biggest killer on NSW roads after speeding, so it's important to stop, revive, survive. There are over 100+ stalls trading in gemstones, fine jewellery, facet rough, lapidary tools & supplies, crystals, beads, fossils, mineral specimens, arts, crafts and more. Glen Rest Tourist Park Billabong Blue is a Sapphire Fossicking Park on private property located 22 kilometres from Inverell. 15 October 2013 08:20 am. © Copyright 2020 Destination NSW. GemHunters Haven supply a large range of items including gem stone rough, lapidary tools, cabbing & faceting machines, fossicking/prospecting tools, jewellery findings, abrasives and adhesives, silver wire and soldering requirements and much more. Experience traditional dance, smoking ceremonies, art classes and tours to the Severn River George & Willows for dreamtime stories. Search for buried treasure in Glen Innes Highlands a program of guided fossicking field trips to suit both beginner and experienced gem hunters. Enjoy a day out fossicking for an Inverell Sapphire, or take advantage of the camping area to stay on site. At the Yarrow Creek Bridge, less than 25km south east of Glen Innes, at Pinkett, you can fossick for topaz, garnet, zircon and sapphires. And in Glen Innes you don’t have to go far for those rewards. Out back is Foley’s General Store Museum, a replica blacksmith’s shop, an old wood-fired bakery, and a machinery shed filled with old mining equipment. Held every year on the 2nd weekend in March, Minerama is perfect for all gem lovers, rockhounds and outdoor adventurers. Our town centre contains over 50 heritage-listed buildings and more in our villages Emmaville, Deepwater and Glencoe. To check them out and for information on tours, equipment and ethics, call at the Visitor Information Centre. Looking for a unique concept for your conference or corporate event? Glen Innes sits at the crossroads of the New England and Gwydir Highways inside the stunning New England High Country. Find Emerald on our Satellite Map. And in Glen Innes you don’t have to go far for those rewards. We're part of the most prolific sapphire region in New South Wales which has the world’s richest mineral diversity belt. Bullock Mountain Homestead (guided lessons), 8. Camp Sites are unpowered with Septic Toilet and Camp Kitchen facilities. Website designed by gocrossmedia and built by Cloud Concepts. Our ‘Pop Up’ conference packages include themed tours, workshops, field trips, expert speakers and a variety of classes in food and art. Our sapphire is available in a range of colour including Fine Blue, Gold, Yellow, Green, Pink and Partie Colour. It’s a small wonder that more and more people are flocking to Glen Innes Highlands to fossick. Emmaville and Torrington, once thriving mining towns, still have great spots open to the public for fossicking. The Glen Innes Highlands Region is responsible for a large portion of Australia’s total sapphire production and has various creeks and rivers where finding your own sapphire is highly possible. Put on your cowboy boots and join in the fun. Our region features a rich history and stunning natural environment including the World Heritage listed Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks and a large variety of accommodation experiences from 4 star hotels, glamping and farmstays. It’s great fun for the whole family with a wealth of gems waiting to be unearthed and jewels waiting to be worn. We're part of the most prolific sapphire region in New South Wales which has the world’s richest mineral diversity belt. To check them out and for information on tours, equipment and ethics, call at the Visitor Information Centre. Outdoor Activities in Glen Innes. For a gold coin donation enjoy barbecue breakfast supplied by…, The Sapphire Academy of Sport in Inverell NSW is holding a double event: Boxing and Kick boxing in October 2020 and will…, The Northern Inland 4x4 Fishing Caravan and Camping Expo, will be held in Inverell at Rugby Park over three huge and…, Bitter and Twisted Boutique Beer Festival, Northern Inland 4x4 Fishing Caravan and Camping Expo, By signing up, I have read and agree to the, Destination New South Wales (Corporate site). Please take sunscreen, hat, lunch, working clothes and drinking water and ensure that you wear suitable footwear. The Glen Innes Highlands ‘Fossicking around Glen Innes’ brochure is full to the brim with ideas, details and even a treasure map to the best gem hunting spots in the district. Touch base with the Tourist Info Centre at GI and they will be able to put you in touch with the tour leader. Guided lessons are provided at Bullock Mountain Homestead, 15km from Glen Innes, on the Reddestone Creek. Minerama Fossicking, Gem & Jewellery Show in Glen Innes is NSW’s largest annual gem and jewellery show, attracting visitors and dealers from all over Australia. Celtic Country offers a range of other fossicking sites. Along the way try your luck fossicking for gold and gems, visit one of Australia’s last working spinning mills, and explore fascinating colonial heritage and pretty historic goldmining towns in the splendid New England region of NSW. Celtic Country offers a range of other fossicking sites. VisitNSW.com is the official tourism site for Destination NSW, a department of NSW Government. Museums, tours and talks with local history buffs will have you forget you are in the 21st century.