Stay a while

In Autumn each year Glen Innes Highlands welcomes visitors from all over the country for the Australian Celtic Festival. Although there are many accommodation options to suit all travellers and visitors, we encourage you to book early. The below information and links may be helpful when considering booking accommodation.

  • Local accommodation in Glen Innes Highlands
  • Glen Innes is an RV-friendly town and there is plenty of parking for day trippers. If you don’t own one, consider hiring a campervan and booking a stay locally
  • Bring your own campervan, caravan or tent to the Glen Innes Showgrounds
    • Please note: Glen Innes Showground bookings generally open around mid-December and do not include festival entry – tickets sold separately
  • Regional accommodation in neighbouring towns of New England High Country
  • Discover local camping sites with Camplify
  • Enquire with LJ Hooker Glen Innes for Homestay Rentals. Ph: (02) 6732 2326 
  • Search for accommodation listed on Airbnb 
  • Day trip from nearby towns and villages: 
    • Deepwater – 27-minute drive (40.3km) via New England Hwy
    • Emmaville – 32-minute drive (42.9km) via Emmaville Road 
    • Inverell – 49-minute drive to Glen Innes (67.2 km) via Gwydir Hwy   
    • Tenterfield – 1 hour drive (91.1km) via New England Hwy   Accommodation
    • Armidale – 1 hour 9 minutes drive to Glen Innes (98.7km) via New England Hwy

Also ask accommodation providers to be put you on a waiting list, then if anything becomes available, they can contact you. 

There is parking close to the festival site and around town, and shuttle buses are available from the Visitor Information Centre to the festival site and other venues around Glen Innes. 

Some bus companies may also offer bus services from nearby towns, and once confirmed, this information will be available on our website.

Need help finding
a place to stay?

You can contact the friendly staff at the Glen Innes Highlands Visitor Information Centre who will be keeping up to date with vacancies and any last-minute changes in the lead-up to the festival.

Phone: (02) 6730 2400 or Email:

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Celtic Festival is held in Glen Innes Highlands, Ngarabul Country.
Glen Innes Severn Council acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngarabul people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging, and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.