Aptly known as 'Sapphire City', Inverell today is a leading supplier of Zircon, industrial diamonds, tin and an amazing 80% of the worlds sapphires.
For the enthusiast, maps and fossicking licences are available from the tourist information centre. Principal fossicking areas near Inverell are; Chatham, Elsmore, Stannifer Creek, Wallangra, Staggy Creek and Nullamanna.
Inverell is also the centre of a diverse mixed rural business including grain crops, sheep and cattle.
Imagine the chance of a lucky strike, try your luck at fossicking for sapphires
Step back in time at the Inverell Pioneer Village
Take a trip through history to the Inverell Transport Museum.