Something happens when people visit Glen Innes Highlands. Many of them start wondering what life would be like living and running a business in the heart of New England High Country. Being at the intersection of the New England and Gwydir Highways, Glen Innes Highlands is easily accessible from Sydney and Brisbane, from outback Australia and the north coast of NSW. Until recent years, the district produced more than half of the world’s supply of sapphires, including the famous Reddestone blues. Fossicking for sapphires and other minerals remains a popular pastime for locals and thousands of visitors alike. It is a rich fattening and breeding area for fine wool, prime lambs and cattle. There’s an increasing number of artisan businesses – and always room for more.
Summer is pleasant with warm days and mild nights. In Autumn a wide variety of deciduous trees are in their spectacular full glory. Winter is bracing, with occasional snowfalls. Spring brings the area to life with blossom, new leaves, wildflowers, baby lambs, calves and foals. It is an ideal time for bushwalking in our beautiful National Parks.