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Discover the hidden gems of the Sapphire City.

Inverell is nestled in a picturesque valley beside the Macintyre River of NSW. This New England North West region is renowned for its proud pioneering history, its beautiful restored buildings, and the production of many fine gemstones from which Inverell has earned the epithet of ‘Sapphire City’.

There is always plenty to see, do and experience, with both visitors and locals being able to enjoy a wide range of unique opportunities. The city and its surrounds offer boutique shopping, cultural endeavours, outdoor adventures, natural splendours, and more. There are many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered at Inverell.

Arts & Culture

From local attractions to national events, Inverell has plenty to captivate the creatively-inclined and the culturally-minded. Lose yourself among the art gallery exhibitions, meander along the mosaic footpath, or join international visitors for the acclaimed Opera in the Paddock. You won’t be disappointed by the unique and atmospheric opportunities in the Sapphire City.

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Boutique Shopping

Inverell provides a pleasant shopping experience for locals and visitors. You are bound to find that perfect item from one of the city’s many stores, with a diverse collection of eclectic fashion, quirky giftware, elegant homewares, distinctive crafts, locally sourced sapphires, and much more. Shopping at Inverell means discovering genuine local products, unique to our region.

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Inverell is famous for its beautiful sapphires, quartz crystals, and gemstones. You can try your hand at finding your own fortune with a variety of places to fossick, each forged within scenic bush settings. Many places also provide opportunities for camping, bush walking, and bird watching, allowing the whole family to discover the true tranquillity of an Australian country site.

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History & Heritage

Inverell is proud of its heritage and has a number of attractions to help celebrate it. Explore the city and discover the past through our authentic and restored architecture, local art exhibitions, tribute memorials, historic, monuments, museums, cemeteries, and natural wonders. Culturally-rich and proudly-preserved, Inverell is the perfect place to sit and reflect.

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Sport & Adventure

Inverell has plenty to offer to the adventurous and the energetic. You can enjoy a peaceful day of golf or fishing, or get the heart pumping with a fast-paced Paintball challenge. Meanwhile, the region’s natural settings offer opportunities for bushwalking, camping, water recreation, adventure tours, fossicking, and more. There is always an adventure to be had in Inverell.

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From locally anticipated occasions, to larger events that draw international crowds, there is always something to look forward to in Inverell. Our entertainment, exhibitions, fundraisers, and activities are not to be missed! Connect with us to hear the latest news about upcoming events within the city and surrounding regions.

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Food & Wine

With a mouth-watering array of bakeries, cafés, clubs, restaurants, and takeaways to choose from, Inverell has a selection of food and beverages for everyone to enjoy. Test your tastebuds with some different cuisines, relax and unwind in our cosy coffee shops, or enjoy a night out at one of our authentic hotels.

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