With so much uncertainty in the current environment, it is reassuring to know that some things never change. One thing that doesn't change is the warm reception and incredible experience you will enjoy upon visiting the Inverell Shire.
Inverell is in the middle of the Macintyre Valley, in the north of the state known as New England High Country.
The green hills and open spaces of the farming land throughout the district is truly a sight to behold.
The area is steeped in heritage and this is evident in the extensive museums and impressive avenue of facades of the buildings throughout the CBD.
Many of these sites can be enjoyed by taking the heritage walk, which offers a large amount of information on the history of the buildings throughout the towns colourful history.
You can continue to delve into the past at both the Pioneer Village and National Transport Museum. The Pioneer Village is the perfect spot to soak up the atmosphere of the early years of the district, with all the buildings onsite having been relocated to create the village, not built on site. There is a wide range of memorabilia, some beautiful photographic displays and plenty more for you to enjoy.
The National Transport Museum is one of the biggest on the eastern seaboard with 4000 square metres of vehicles from over 100 years of transport in Australia. Motor enthusiasts will be in heaven with the diverse range of vehicles including cars, buses, bikes and trucks. More than 120 exhibits will keep you occupied for hours.
Art lovers will be excited by the Evans Street Arts Precinct where you will find the Inverell Art Gallery. This community gallery houses beautiful arts and crafts and hosts numerous exhibitions throughout the year. You must visit the Meandering Macintyre Footpath Mosaic. At 94 metres long, the mosaic tells the story of the flora and fauna of the area and mimics the flow of the Macintyre River.
If wood work is your thing, then you need to experience New England Wood Turning. Rob is a master wood turner who creates authentic Australian didgeridoos and some incredibly unique ones called Oddgeridoos because of their shape. With a workshop and gallery, plus a fantastic sculpture garden, New England Wood Turning should be on your to do list.
Need to relax? We have you covered at the gorgeous Blair Athol Day Spa. The day spa's 10.5m mineral bath harks back to the Roman Baths of old with grand columns and an atrium roof. Treat yourself to the infra-red sauna or book a treatment in one of the beautifully appointed massage suites.
This is just a taste of what is on offer.
Call the Inverell Visitor Information Centre on 6728 8161 for more information.