What’s not to love? A hidden gem close to the Queensland border and under 5 hour drive to Brisbane, it is described as a charming and
elegant rural service centre located on a bend in the Macintyre river in a mixed farming district. Known as the Sapphire City it’s home to
many sparkling gems like sapphires, zircons and diamond topaz, quartz, and agate.
The town itself is just over 12,000 people and in the Inverell shire the population swells to almost 18,000 people.
The perfect combination of history and heritage, with great boutique shopping, restaurants, cafés, wineries,
spectacular natural wonders , country charms and beautiful year-round weather. You’ll be captivated by its beautiful lakes and
national parks. You might even uncover one of the beautiful blue gems with some local fossicking.
In Inverell, the summers are warm and partly cloudy, and the winters are cold and mostly clear. The seasons are
clearly defined, making wardrobe selections a breeze!
Sapphires and other precious gems. Copeton Dam is a fisherman’s paradise and is three times the size of Sydney Harbour!