""MEETING PLACE OF THE SWAN"" Inverell by balhannah

Inverell Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 45 photos


Alexander Campbell, a Scottish immigrant, gave Inverell its name,

which means 'meeting place of the swans' in Gaelic.

In 1835, Campbell established Inverell Station and set about converting

the bush into a working farm.

Diamonds were discovered at Copes Creek in 1875,

and mining for sapphires started in 1916.

Bauxite, lead, silver and diamonds have also been mined there commercially.

Inverell, is located in what is known as Gemstone country.

Inverell has hot summer temperatures, approx. 30 °c or hotter,

with the summer low temperature about 14 °c.

The winter high temperature for Inverell is approximately 16 °c,

with it getting quite cold at nights, maybe 1 °c or less quite often,

I can tell you it gets COLD!

Go walking or Fossicking

Inverell has an excellent Visitor Information Centre.

You want to take a walk along the streets, there are actually two main

streets, and have a look at the many historical buildings.

As well as enjoying fossicking, there are many attractions,

including the Inverell Pioneer Museum and the Transport Museum

What you can do nearby

Lake Inverell Reserve, located east of the town centre,

is home to many birds and waterfowl.

Copeton Waters State Park is a really huge dam

(three times the size of Sydney Harbour when full)

and is 40km from Inverell.

Goonoowigall Bushland Reserve, located 5km south, has picnic spots

and walking trails, wildlife and over 100 species of birds.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice sized town
  • Cons:Can be very cold in Winter
  • In a nutshell:Good Town for a base to go sightseeing from
  • Last visit to Inverell: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated Jun 21, 2010
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    wonderful photos you put up there.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    What a wonderful memorial, church and heritage buildings. They have such lovely character. I've seen so many towns change their parking patterns constantly. Its never easy getting use to when they change it.

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    I've never been able to understand the need for reverse angle parking. It is so dangerous if you're not used to it. Pity the churh wasn't open. It looks really interesting.


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