Welcome to Fossickers Way, a fabulous road trip and so much more.
There’s nothing better than hitting the open road to explore your own backyard. A great touring route combines vast, open landscapes, quaint country towns, historic buildings, friendly accommodation, fabulous local produce, natural wonders and a healthy dose of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Add to the mix the opportunity to fossick for a rich array of gems and minerals, and you’ve the perfect road trip. Welcome to the Fossickers Way!
Weaving through the Tamworth and New England region, the Fossickers Way is an accessible and varied itinerary with a diversity of experiences linked via good quality tarmac roads and highways.
Beginning in Nundle, 60km southeast of Tamworth, it heads north through Tamworth, Manilla, Barraba, Bingara, Warialda, Inverell, Glen Innes and Emmaville, before finishing up near the Queensland border at the idyllic town of Tenterfield.
The route offers fantastic nature and outdoors experiences, weaving past world-class national parks and providing ample opportunity for hiking, horse riding, biking, boating, fishing, camping and, of course, fossicking.
With a range of fossicking sites on offer, from privately-run properties perfect for beginners and families to off-the-beaten track locations suitable for more experienced prospectors, the Fossickers Way has something for everyone.