The town is most famous for the wide scale tin mining in the area in the 1800s and 1900s.

Tingha is a quaint township, a leisurely 24km drive south east of Inverell. Tingha was established on Anaiwan land with the name believed to mean “flat or open land”.

In 1870, Tin was discovered in Tingha after an initial find north of Elsmore. At its peak, Tingha was the largest tin producing area in NSW, employing approximately 8,000 people, 2,000 of which were Chinese.

Wing Hing Long was purchased in 1881 by storekeeper, Ah Lin to establish a
general store servicing the tin mining communities of the Tingha district. His was a typical general store where you could buy anything and everything. Today this amazing museum is open as a dedication to the Chinese miners who called Tingha home.

Green Valley Farm was born in the 1980’s to create happiness, smiles, memories for children, big kids at heart and their families from all over the world. Family owned and operated, this Bush Oasis is a labour of love. Featuring a small zoo, water slide, numerous rides, camping and much more, this “piece of God’s Earth put to
wholesome pleasure” is a place you won’t want to leave.

Toppers Mountain Wines. Over two decades, Mark Kirkby in close collaboration with winemakers Mike Hayes (Sirromet), Jared Dixon (Jilly Wines) & Glen Robert (La Petit Mort) has developed a vineyard & range of wines packed with exciting emerging varieties that revel in their terroir. Cellar door by appointment.

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