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Birds of Torrigton - D. Gonzalvez
Flowers of Torrington - D. Gonzalvez
Information following on this page is provided by Hylda Bracewell
A visit to Glen Innes is not complete without experiencing the delights of Torrington.
Located 68km north-west from Glen Innes, Torrington is situated 1300 metres above sea level, on a granite batholith known as the Mole Tableland, and in close proximity to the Queensland border.
Accommodation and fuel are available at the Tablelands Hotel.
The Torrington Caravan Park is situated right in the heart of the village. A public telephone is situated opposite the caravan park.
Picnic Areas: Nomad's Picnic Area, Mystery Face Circuit track and at Blather Arm Creek.
Thunderbolts Lookout Walk.
A two kilometre graded walk from Nomads Picnic area takes you to the base of the lookout. The lookout is a further 200m by way of a steep climb through rock shelters. Not for the faint- hearted, but well worth the truly spectacular panoramic view from the top.
Fossickers are welcome in the Torrington State Recreation Area. Intending fossickers should have sieves, geology pick, small pick and shovel and tweezers. Fossickers can expect to find, topaz, quartz, beryl, fluorite, as well as tin, wolframite, and bismuth.
Directions to the Mystery Face, Thunderbolts Lookout and to fossicking areas can be found in the locally produced book, Torrington Mud Maps and Information, available from the Glen Innes Tourist Information Centre, Blue Belle Cafe & Crafts at Deepwater, Tenterfield Tourist Information Centre, as well as at the Torrington Rock Shop.
Torrington offers something for everyone. Camping, sightseeing, bushwalking, fossicking; it is all waiting to delight the visitor.
Take time to look at some of the views of the area in our Photo Gallery
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In 1981 Torrington celebrated its centenary, and was officially classified as a village.
Mining has given way to fossicking and tourism and now visitors enjoy the spectacular scenery of rocky granite outcrops, steep gorges, gently flowing streams as well as fossicking for topaz, quartz and the many minerals found in the area.
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