Australian Standing Stones
Officially opened in February 1992, the Australian Standing Stones
honours those from the Celtic communities who had helped to pioneer our nation. It also marks the Celtic heritage of Glen Innes. As a result of the invasion and occupation of England, the Celtic people retreated to Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Wales, the Isle of Man, Brittany, Asturias and Galicia, and eventually spread across the world.
The standing stones include a 24-stone circle representing each hour of the day as well as three central stones - the Australis, Gaelic and Brythonic. There is also an avenue of six stones towards the northeast, and inner stones towards the northwest, southeast and southwest.
The Southern Cross constellation is mirrored by five of the stones. A Bardic festival stone stage is symbolised by the distinctively flat Gorsedd Stone while an Ogham inscription consisting of short, long and sloping lines can be found on the tall square Irish Stone. Plaques on the ground mark the earth's annual movement around the sun.
View of township from lookout
For a good visual of all the stones, I'd recommend heading up the steps to the dedicated viewpoint. Also, not far from there is a lookout with views of the township. The standing stones are located on Watsons Drive in Glen Innes. I've included a map below for your convenience.