Glen Innes is encounted when travelling the New England Hgy between Armidale and the Qld border. Glen Innes is also a crossroads town that services the rich New England district. Heritage is clearly important and the towns ‘main street project’ is paying dividends. There are no power lines and this creates a wide open street avenue look. Glen Innes is also a friendly and engaging community.

In about 1838 an Archibald Boyd registered the first run in the Glen Innes district. Two stockmen known as “the Beardies” because of their long beards took Boyd to this area to establish his run.

The Major Archibald Clunes Innes, an early squatter sold this run to an Archibald Mosman. The name Glen Innes is believed to be bestowed by Mosman in honour of AC Innes. Glen Innes was gazetted as a town in 1852 and the first lots were sold in 1854.

The centre of the town retains some of its federation buildings and the owners have painted these buildings in the traditional colours. Many of these buildings have been placed on the Register of the National Estate.

All of the traditional churches are classic buildings of the federation era. The Catholic almost cathedral. The United Church is quite magnificent. The Anglican traditional also. The Presbyterian and Baptist are also represented

The Hotels for the most part are over 100 years old and registered on the estate.

The Museum is located on the western exit. This very good Museum and a visit are highly recommended.

The Glen Innes War Memorial is a multi-location acknowledgement.

A visit to ‘The Australia ‘stonehenge’ is also a must.

Glen Innes is one Australia’s highest towns; the climate goes with this altitude produces a quite beautiful townscape. Be sure to stay a few days.

Heritage diary


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course