Minerama is a great opportunity to explore the Glen Innes district with all its natural beauty, interesting attractions and mining/agricultural history. And with a great range of accommodation options, you are sure to find somewhere perfect to stay.
Minerama is held at the Glen Innes District & Services Club in Grey Street, Glen Innes. Field trips are run to a variety of locations in the Glen Innes and Inverell district. Glen Innes is just four hours drive from Brisbane (seven hours from Sydney) and is conveniently located at the intersection of the New England and Gwydir Highways.
Autumn is the perfect time to visit Glen Innes and a great time of year to go fossicking.
WHERE TO STAY:
Glen Innes offers a wealth of choice - from camping for those who like to “rough it”, motels and caravan parks through to luxurious B&B’s and self-contained apartments. Please visit the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre website
to select from the range of accommodation available. Included in this list is a selection of businesses who support Minerama
through sponsorship and donations - we encourage you to support them.
Please see the Minerama Full Program
and the Field Trip Information
pages to help plan your visit. Whether it be for just a day or the whole week, Minerama is the perfect time to explore Glen Innes and the surrounding district. Please see our latest news page for updated information about competitions and activities during Minerama.
MORE TO DO AND SEE:
• Emmaville Mining Museum
- world class collections of gems and minerals on display as well as many historical photographs and memorabilia from the old mining days when Emmaville and Torrington were boom tin mining towns.
• Fossicking - the Glen Innes and Inverell district has a number of public fossicking sites offering the chance to find a variety of different gems and minerals.
• Land of the Beardies History House
– this excellent museum has an excellent display of the pioneering history of the Glen Innes district including a great collection of old machinery.
• The Australian Standing Stones
– national monument to Australia’s Celtic pioneers and venue of the very popular Australian Celtic Festival
in May each year.
• National Parks – Glen Innes is central to a number of National Parks and Nature Reserves, each with its own distinctive character.
For more information about fossicking in this area or anywhere in Australia, we recommend that you visit the new Aussie Lapidary Forum
If you are into rocks and gems, this online forum is specially for you. Want to catch up with other rockhounds at Minerama? Organise it at ALF !!