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From humble beginnings, Byron Bay underwent many transitions from dairy farming to major meat exporter, followed by sand mining and whaling. In the last 40 years, Byron Bay has transformed into a popular beach resort and alternative lifestyle. Renowned for its surfing beaches and beautiful rainforests, Byron Bay today enjoys a relaxed and informal lifestyle that has become a favourite for many travellers. Various adventure sports, fine dining and live entertainment are also available. The Cape Byron Lighthouse dominates Australia's most easterly point and is a popular place to visit for its spectacular views.

Byron: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Inverell Jewellers

Visitors to Inverell Jewellers have the opportunity to see a range of quality faceted New England Sapphires.

In store you will find a range of set local sapphires in both sterling silver and gold. Their friendly staff will be happy to show you their range, from affordable keepsakes to a one of a kind piece.

Tour groups are welcome by arrangement. Come in and experience the beauty of this local gemstone.

24 Otho Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.1K from Byron

Billabong Blue Sapphires

Billabong Blue Sapphires is situated in the Tourism Inverell Complex in Campbell Street at Inverell.

They offer rough and cut sapphires and quality jewellery for sale, or you can have your find from the fossicking fields, or a rough stone you have purchased, faceted on-site by highly qualified staff.

Come and browse the extensive range of jewellery, or the friendly staff can help you with your next purchase.

11 - 31 Campbell Street,
Tourism Inverell Complex
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.2K from Byron

Inverell Art Gallery

The Inverell Art Gallery has a diverse range of original art and craft items on display and for sale. The Gallery is placed within two unique heritage buildings, the old School of Arts building built in 1877, and Butler Hall which served as a supper room for balls and other social events.

The buildings were combined in 1995 to accommodate a fast growing Art Gallery. The Gallery is also home to over 100 art acquisitions purchased on behalf of the community, for the community.

Classes and workshops operate on a regular basis throughout the year.

The "Meandering Macintyre" footpath mosaic is located outside the Art Gallery. The mosaic was constructed on 90 by 120 centimetre panels joined to form a 94 metre long path, which depicts native Australian wildflower, local birds, insects, fish, animals and reptiles, and represents the flow of the Macintyre River, which flows through Inverell.

5 Evans Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.3K from Byron

Lake Inverell Reserve

Lake Inverell was formed in 1938, when the dam wall across the Macintyre River just upstream of Inverell was completed.

Lake Inverell Reserve is now a peaceful aquatic sanctuary close to town. The area is home to a large variety of birds, platypus, kangaroos, wallabies and waterbirds, and is a popular area for barbecues, walking, bird watching and fishing. Dogs are permitted on a lead within the reserve.

There are two walking tracks provided. Lake Inverell Walk is a three kilometre return trip, easy grade walk. Keen walkers can continue on the Barayamal Walk, which passes through Barayamal National Park, and is a medium grade six kilometre return trip walk. Dogs are not permitted in Barayamal National Park.

Barbecue and picnic areas are available for your use, and fishing and non-powered boats are permitted in the lake.

Lake Inverell Drive
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.6K from Byron

Byron: Events

Eat Drink Live New England

Eat Drink Live New England is now in its second year and showcases local and regional food and drink products that are grown and produced in the New England Region of New South Wales.

A diverse mix of market stalls will be operating on the day offering tastings and sales to the public from 8am to 4pm.

Entertainment and demonstrations for the whole family to enjoy will also be running throughout the day.

Please be prepared for all weather, as the Eat Drink Live New England Market Day will proceed in all weather conditions.

A Regional Degustation Dinner will be held at the Inverell Club, starting with drinks and canap?s at 6pm. Featuring New England Regional Produce, and held in partnership with TAFE New England. Due to the menu, special dietary requirements cannot be accommodated.

Event Dates
      12th Nov

1-2 Evans Street,
Inverell Club
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.3K from Byron

Telstra Inverell Sapphire City Festival

The Telstra Inverell Sapphire City Festival is celebrating 60 years with 10 days of fun and activities for the whole family.

Some festival events include: Communicator of the Year "A fun fuelled Community Celebration", Gem and Craft Show, Holy Trinity Race Day, Poet's Breakfast, Ultimate Bride of the Year, Inverell's Got Talent, Body Mind and Soul Expo, Country Garden Party, Sapphire City Markets, Ashford Salami Festival.

The finale of the festival starts with the Festival Parade and continues into the evening with carnival rides, food, the great duck race, entertainment for the whole family and the Festival Queen and Princess crowning ceremony, concluding with a fireworks spectacular.

For a full program of events contact Tourism Inverell or download a Festival Program from the festival website.

Various locations around Inverell
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.4K from Byron

Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

This one day event, beginning in Grafton passing through Glen Innes and finishing in Inverell, is a 228 kilometre ride over some of the most demanding terrain in worldwide cycling, starting at 25 metres above sea level and climbing to 1060 metres, then finishing in Inverell at 590 metres.

The race is six to seven hours long, depending on weather conditions. The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is one of the main events throughout the year in world cycling.

Each year at the finish line in Otho Street, Inverell, various street activities are held. Why not bring the family along and enjoy the carnival atmosphere.

Starts at Memorial Park Grafton and Finishes at Inverell
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.5K from Byron

Byron: Travel Tips

Inverell Visitor Information Centre

The Inverell Visitor Information Centre is located close to the central business district. They will provide you with local and regional brochures and maps as well as brochures for New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The centre also houses a collection of local and regional gems and minerals for the visitor to view.

The Visitor Centre complex also houses a cafe and function area.

The staff at the Inverell Visitor Centre look forward to welcoming you to the Sapphire City.

11-31 Campbell Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.2K from Byron

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