Inverell is scenically situated on the MacIntyre River, with a population of 12,000 in the town and 17,500 within the Shire Area.

Located on the Gwydir Highway on the western edge of the New England Tablelands. Inverell is very lucky to have a pleasant climate, with warm summers in mid January reaching average highs of 30 Degrees Celsius and mild winters in June with average highs of 17 Degrees Celsius and average lows of 0.6 Degrees Celcus. We may have cold mornings in the winter, but the days warm up to be quite nice as a rule.

Inverell is 489km South West of Brisbane and 675km North West of Sydney.

Travellers can arrive in Inverell by one of the many coach services travelling to Inverell, including
CountryLink,and Greyhound.

Inverell is a mixed farming district, where the main crops are wheat, oats, barley, grain, sorghum and oilseed crops. Sheep & cattle graze mostly on natural pastures, supplemented with lucerne and forage crops.

If you have never visited the district, we are sure you will be very pleasantly surprised at the attractions and services the area has to offer the visitor and because of this visitors return time and time again. The Inverell District boasts many attractions that delight both the visitors and locals alike.

The Inverell business centre is renowned for one of the best shopping centres in country New South Wales, with some stores trading seven days per week. All facilities are available to the visitor with many different and varied shops to visit.

The Inverell Visitors Centre is located in Campbell Street, Inverell. The Centre is open seven days per week: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm. Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 2pm. Public Holidays: 9am - 2pm. Closed Christmas Day.

The Centre has a huge photographic display together with many brochures on the Local District spreading out to all of N.S.W. and Queensland. Video viewing is available and the Centre boasts a Mining Museum, showing the District's proud mining history. There are not only local gems that are on display, but beautiful specimens from around the world. You will be surprised at what comes out of the ground! Some local produce is available together with a wide collection of souvenirs.

Inverell is ranked as the leading town in NSW for customer service and is currently placed second overall in Australia for the customer service it provides. Inverell was the only NSW town to place in the top 10 in a study that took three years with more than 35,000 shops being evaluated based on customer service throughout the whole town rather than just key premises which further confirms whether your coming for one of our nationwide stores or small family owned businesses Inverell is a great place to shop and indicates a bright future for the town.

The staff at the Inverell Visitors Centre looks forward to welcoming you to the Sapphire City.

Contact: (02) 67288 161

Alternatively, for more information on Inverell visit the 'Visit NSW' website -



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