Glen Innes


Set in the heart of the New England Tablelands, Glen Innes is known as Celtic Country with the surrounding countryside reminiscent of parts of Scotland and England. A historical town, the first settlers arrived in 1838 and it has more than 30 heritage-listed buildings.

Explore the beautiful district on one of the scenic Celtic Country Drives. Or visit Washpool and Gibraltar Range, two World Heritage National Parks.

Stroll along the Glen Innes Heritage Walk and see The Australian Standing Stones, the official national monument to Australia’s Celtic pioneers. Or go fossicking in one of its many fossicking areas.

The Australian Celtic Festival is held in the first weekend of May and celebrates the area’s Celtic heritage with music, singing and dancing. Visit The Glen Innes Show in February or the Minerama Fossicking and Gem Show held in autumn.

Quick Facts

Glen Innes is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Glen Innes Severn  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 460kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 198.299 square kilometres. Glen Innes has a recorded population of 6155 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Glen Innes we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Glen Innes and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.