Glen Innes Highlands Tours
We offer half and full day tours as well as special tours over multiple days and to coincide with local events. All tours are stand alone or can be combined. All tours are accompanied by a local, experienced guide. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch can be added to all tours. Special, hidden gems are on offer for lunch and dinner options. These are available to groups organised by Glen Innes Highlands Tours.
We welcome inquiries and can tailor our tours specifically for your group.
NEW...Tag-a-long tours. We will supply a guide; just follow us in your car to enjoy all the sites of the Highlands with your own personal guide.
Other must see locations on the Highlands.. Ben’s Falls Restaurant; Rangers Valley Homestead and Feedlot; Deepwater Boutique Brewery, Silversmith at the Gate Keepers House at Deepwater.
9979 New England Highway, Glen Innes NSW Australia 2370. Ph: +61 0408 682 802
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Top Tours - Glen Innes Highlands
Australian Standing Stones The Australian Standing Stones is the national monument to Australia’s Celtic pioneers. The Australian Standing Stones are located to the east of the CBD in the Centennial Parklands overlooking Glen Innes. Listen to the haunting sounds of the bagpipes as your guide gives you a personal talk on the history, symbolism and meaning of the only solar-aligned, megalithic stone circle – a working calendar – built anywhere in the world for more than 3000 years.Tour available all year. Costs: Costs on Application To book: call Sheryn – 0408 682 802 OR Judi – 0409 322 026 Visit gleninneshighlandstours.com Museum & History Tour The Land of the Beardies History House is renowned as one of the best folklore museums in NSW, housed in the former Glen Innes Hospital building, showcasing our history from a pioneer’s slab hut, Victorian apparel and textiles dating back to 1860 to outstanding exhibits focusing on the wars, Celtic memorabilia and farm machinery. The archives contain more than 125,000 district family names and businesses with more than 10,000 photos. Tour available all year. Costs: Prices on application To book: call Sheryn – 0408 682 802 OR Judi – 0409 322 026 Visit gleninneshighlandstours.com 2 Day – Highland Highlights Day 1: Kilted Heritage Tour A ‘kilted’ guide will meet you at the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre and travel with you around the beautiful Heritage main street where you will find over 20 heritage listed buildings and the stunning Glen Innes Parklands. From the Royal Hotel built c1860 and holding the first liquor licence in NSW, the magnificent basalt stone courthouse built in1873 – that was just a year after the Adelaide – Darwin Overland Telegraph was completed and 7 years before the first Edison-Bell telephone was installed in Sydney to the impressive buildings at the southern end of Grey Street built 5 and 6 years after the hanging of Ned Kelly – the CBD precinct of Glen Innes gives a glimpse of a rich and diverse history reflecting many architectural features and styles since the mid 1800’s. Land of the Beardies History House. The Land of the Beardies History House is renowned as one of the best folklore museums in NSW, housed in the former Glen Innes Hospitalbuilding, showcasing our history from a pioneer’s slab hut, Victorian apparel and textiles dating back to 1860 to outstanding exhibits focusing on the wars, Celtic memorabilia and farm machinery.The archives contain more than 125,000 district family names and businesses with more than 10,000 photos. On departure from the History House, your tour will proceed to the Australian Standing Stones, the national monument to Australia’s Celtic pioneers. The Australian Standing Stones are located to the east of the CBD in the Centennial Parklands overlooking Glen Innes. Your guide will give the group a personal talk on the history, symbolism and meaning of the only solar-aligned, megalithic stone circle – a working calendar – built anywhere in the world for more than 3000 years. Lunch at Crofter’s Cottage. The Crofter’s Cottage is a replica ‘taigh dubh (tie doo)’ or black house built at the edge of the Standing Stones. It was inspired by a taigh dubh that survived the 1746 Battle of Culloden. Gawura Gallery The home of internationally acclaimed Aboriginal Artist, Lloyd Gawura Hornsby. Your afternoon includes a cultural tour through the gallery, a talk from Lloyd Gawura Hornsby, afternoon tea and a workshop facilitated by Lloyd – no experience or talent necessary! Inclusions: local guide, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, entry fees, workshop materials, cultural tour of the Gallery, souvenir bag. Cost: Day 1 – $128 pp. Prices are indicative and are subject to industry variations. Inclusions can be varied to meet your needs. Day 2: Transported Through Time Today, your 134 km round trip heads west along the Gwydir Highway to the Pioneer Village at Inverell. Travel past 21st century renewable energy windfarms and be transported back to the 19th century at the Pioneer Village, Inverell. Approximately 16 kms west of Glen Innes, as you descend the Waterloo Range you will begin to see the wind turbines of the Whiterock Windfarm on the southern side of the highway. There are 75 turbines in the first stage and at the time of its construction, they were the biggest to be built in the world. To the north of the highway, is the Sapphire windfarm with slightly larger turbines than Whiterock. Both wind farms are constructing solar farms. Pioneer Village The authentic buildings of the village have been collected from the surrounding districts and represent the lifestyle and pioneering spirit of our forebears. Highlights include the Grove Homestead dating back to 1840, the Goonoowigall School established in 1887 and Paddy’s Pub built in 1874. National Transport Museum The National Transport Museum has over 120 vehicle exhibits, ranging from Vintage, Veteran, Classic and Motorcycles. Some of the vehicles on display include a 1906 Dayton (believed to be the only one left worldwide), 1912 Renault, various Holdens and Fords including GT Falcons, 1926 Diana, 1929 Packard, and wide range of Chev’s just to name a few. Wood Turner Local craftsman, Rob Day at New England Wood Turning delights in sharing his skill. Enjoy his demonstration. Inclusions: local guide, morning and afternoon tea, gourmet picnic hamper, entry fees, wood turning demonstration. Cost: Day 2 – $129 pp. Prices are indicative and are subject to industry variations. Inclusions can be varied to meet your needs. To book: call Sheryn – 0408 682 802 OR Judi – 0409 322 026 Visit gleninneshighlandstours.com Gawura Gallery workshop The Gawura Gallery is the home of internationally acclaimed Aboriginal Artist, Lloyd Gawura Hornsby. The half day workshop can be undertaken in either the morning or afternoon. Your workshop includes a cultural talk by Lloyd Gawura Hornsby and a tour through the gallery. The cost of your workshop includes resident Aboriginal artist, all materials, morning or afternoon tea. Tour available all year. Inclusions: all workshop materials, morning/afternoon teaCost: $45.00 pp To book: call Sheryn – 0408 682 802 OR Judi – 0409 322 026 Visit gleninneshighlandstours.com Delights of Dundee and Deepwater Ranger’s Valley Feedlot and Homestead Rangers Valley is one of the world’s most respected premium marbled beef producers. Rangers Valley specialises in long fed pure Black Angus and Wagyu cross breeds that results in the highest quality, best tasting and consistently tender delicious beef. Rangers Valley has developed as the distinguished name behind premium marbled Black Angus and Wagyu beef for both the domestic and export markets. Producing exceptional marbled beef is the result of passion and experience throughout the entire supply chain. Rangers Valley is the leader in state-of-the-art feedlot operations, and are wholeheartedly committed to caring for their cattle and investing in the future of our planet. Rangers Valley homestead was built in 1835. This stately homestead nestled in the valley is a rare example opulence and grandeur. In need of a refurbish, the homeowners commissioned John Croft Design to reimagine the interior design scheme of the country home in 1989. Following the extension of the home, with an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all of the existing spaces were refurbished. Deepwater Boutique Brewery Silversmith at the Gatehouse Inclusions: experienced local guides, tour of the feedlot, tour of the Homestead, morning/afternoon tea/lunch, brewery tasting, silversmith gallery Costs coach (9.30 – 3 [5½ hours, 80 kms return – Glen Innes, Rangers Valley, Deepwater)GuideMorning tealunchtour of feedlottour of homesteadBrewery Price on application - To book: call Sheryn – 0408 682 802 OR Judi – 0409 322 026 Visit gleninneshighlandstours.com World Heritage National Parks East of Glen Innes are the magnificent temperate rainforests of the World Heritage status National Parks. Your experienced guide will lead you through these stunning areas and will highlight significant sites, wild flowers, other features and share Dreaming stories. Inclusions: expert guide, connection to the 60,000 year old Dreaming, morning tea, gourmet bush tucker lunch. Costs Tour includes coach (9.30 – 3 [5½ hours, 156 kms return toMulligans Hut]) -Guide – Park entry fee – Morning tea – lunch Price on application This tour is available between September and March. Spring and Summer in the Highlands are magic seasons. The best viewing time for the stunning wildflowers in our World Heritage National Parks is mid-September to late October. You may be especially lucky to see the Waratah species unique to our area. To book: call Sheryn – 0408 682 802 OR Judi – 0409 322 026 Visit gleninneshighlandstours.com