Country Drives in Glen Innes Highlands

Explore the fascinating mining and mountain villages of Glen Innes Highlands and be transported back in time when you take a self-guided driving tour of the countryside.

The three mining villages of Emmaville, Torrington and Deepwater have richly contrasting landscapes immersed in the history of the mining boom days.

Tour Drive 11 is a 140km round-trip that traverses rolling New England pastures, majestic trees, and the mining country of the area’s famous Reddestone sapphires.

Tour Drive 2 takes you on a journey through the mountain village of Glencoe to Ben Lomond.

This route is particularly popular during autumn, as the tree-lined roads are ablaze with seasonal colour.

Explore the towering granite boulders and parklands at Stonehenge Recreation Park and ponder gravity as you view the famous Balancing Rock.

Pick up a copy of the Country Drives Guide from the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre

Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre
152 Church St, Glen Innes NSW 2370
02 6370 2400

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.