Inverell "The Sapphire City"
Inverell is situated on the Macintyre River in the centre of the New England tablelands. It is 590 metres above sea level, 689 kilometres by road from Sydney, 437 kilometres from Brisbane and only a short drive to the popular mid and northern coastline of eastern Australia. The town is situated on the Gwydir Highway, which connects western New South Wales with the eastern seaboard.
The Shire of Inverell covers an area of 8,623 square kilometres of rich farm and grazing land, including large mineral deposits, particularly tin and sapphires – the area produces a significant proportion of the world’s sapphires. The northern tablelands are blessed with superb weather conditions, cool nights and long sunny days.
Information on public transportation providers are available on Tourism Inverell's website.
There will be road closures in Inverell on Sunday morning 10 January 2016 with alternate routes available.