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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

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

Inverell and District Bicentennial Memorial

The Bicentennial memorial exemplifies the community spirit of the individuals and organisations who freely gave their time, technical skills, labour and much of the material to create a permanent memorial depicting the history and progressive development of the Inverell district prior to 1988.

It features three courtyards each containing 14 sculptured bas relief panels, with a central connecting courtyard.

Courtyard one depicts pre 1788, when the Inverell District was home to the Anaiwan, Bigambul, Jukambal, Kwiambal and Weraerai people.

Courtyard two spans 1788-1888, the first century of white occupation in Australia, and in particular the settlement and development of the Inverell District.

Courtyard three depicts the social and technological changes which occurred from 1888 to 1988, including the use of the resources of the district, and the growth of the town.

A tile mosaic map depicting Alan Cunningham's travels through the area is at the centre of the memorial.

Sinclair Park,
Glen Innes Road
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.6K from Byron

Goonoowigall State Conservation Area

Goonoowigall is scenic granite country, with low hills and large boulders marking the skyline, and covers 1,057 hectares.

The name Goonoowigall is a Jukumbal Aboriginal word meaning 'wallaby rocks' and it features 120 species of native birds, native fauna, remains of Chinese settlements earth covered for a large part, and 10 kilometres of marked walking tracks.

Within the reserve is the Nhunta Karra Kara (a Jukumbal word for 'quiet and peaceful') Track to commemorate the Aboriginal families who made the Goonoowigall area their home until the 1960s.

At the main entrance you will find a grassy picnic area, toilet, barbecue and tables. Bring your own water.

Brochures are available from Inverell Tourism or National Parks Offices describing the reserve, as well as the flora and fauna.

This is a lovely area for a stroll or a long trek.

Tingha Road
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 1.5K from Byron

Inverell Pioneer Village

Inverell Pioneer Village is a collection of authentic historic buildings and homes from Inverell and the surrounding Districts dating from 1841 set in a peaceful village environment.

Displays in the Pioneer Village include Grove Homestead which was originally built in 1841, Keera Station Blacksmith's Shop showing the tools of trade of the early blacksmith, The Mining Museum housing a collection of photographs and mining tools dating from the late 1800s from the Inverell, Tingha and Emmaville Districts, Rob Roy Hall with the George Devine Photographic and Camera Museum and the old Inverell Hospital Ward housing the RSL Museum of Militaria and memorabilia from all the wars in which Inverell District has been represented.

Visitors to the village can also try their luck at finding a sapphire in the wash pond.

Please be aware that during wet weather Pioneer Village may be closed.

Groups and coaches are catered for by prior arrangement and the village is available for functions.

64 Tingha Road
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 1.9K from Byron

Byron: Events

Regional Australia Bank Inverell Sapphire City Festival

The Regional Australia Bank Inverell Sapphire City Festival runs over 10 days with activities for the whole family.

Some festival events include: Communicator of the Year, Gem and Craft Show, Holy Trinity Race Day, Poet's Breakfast, Inverell's Got Talent, Body Mind and Soul Expo, Open Gardens, 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, when available, from the festival website.

Event Dates
      19th Oct
      20th Oct
      21st Oct
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct
      24th Oct
      25th Oct
      26th Oct
      27th Oct
      28th Oct

Various locations around Inverell
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.4K from Byron

Inverell Show Society Annual Show

The Inverell Agricultural Show is celebrating 150 years and will be held over three days.

Some of the events conducted include a shearing competition, demolition derby, campdraft, and rodeo. The Grand Parade will be held on Saturday at 3pm.

The Pavilion, which displays all of the competition entries including but not limited to garden produce, needlework, decorated cakes, knitting and crochet, fine arts, photography is always very popular.

A fireworks display will be held in the Main Ring on the Saturday night from 9.15pm.

Sideshow Alley is always fun with many rides and general entertainment.

For more information, please visit the Inverell Show Society website, or contact the Inverell Show Society.

Event Dates
      22nd Feb
      23rd Feb
      24th Feb

Inverell Showground,
Tingha Road
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 1.5K from Byron

Inverell Pioneer Village Machinery Rally

Come and enjoy two days of Pioneer Machinery, Stationary and Steam Engines, Vintage Tractors, Cars and much more in the historic setting of Inverell Pioneer Village.

Food stalls will be operating over the two days and the village store will be open for cold drinks and snacks or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the grounds.

Bring the kids and enjoy a great family day out.

Event Dates
      15th Sep
      16th Sep

Inverell Pioneer Village,
Tingha Road
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 2.2K 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.

13-31 Campbell Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Located 0.2K from Byron

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