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Fossickers Way - Visitor Guide


There’s nothing better than hitting the open road to explore your own backyard. Add to the mix the opportunity to fossick for an array of gems and minerals, and you’ve the perfect road trip.

This great touring route combines vast, open landscapes, quaint country towns, historic buildings, friendly accommodation, fabulous local produce, an array of 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.

Weaving north through the Tamworth, North West and New England regions, the Fossickers Way is an accessible and varied itinerary with a diversity of experiences linked via good quality sealed roads and highways. Beginning near Nundle, 60km south-east 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 outdoor experiences, weaving past world-class national parks and providing ample opportunity for hiking, horse riding, biking, boating, fishing, camping, birdwatching 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.


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