Access to Innes Ruins is closed until further notice due to the impacts of the 2019 bushfires.

Innes Ruins has a charming setting looking over Lake Innes and is an important remnant of early settlement days on the north coast of NSW. Built by Major Archibald Clunes Innes, it contains rich history about the settlement of NSW, convict labour and the culture of the 1800s.

The Depression of the 1840s brought financial ruin to Innes, and the closure of Port Macquarie as a penal settlement deprived him of convict labour. Following his departure, the house was occupied by a number of people over time, but was derelict by the beginning of the 1900s. It subsequently deteriorated to its present state as a result of natural decay and vandalism.

Today, the ruins are classified by the National Trust of Australia (NSW).

**To keep visitors safe ALL camping in NSW national parks now requires a booking. For day visitors, please plan ahead and visit outside of peak periods (11am and 2pm). Check park alerts and visit COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park – www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au **

This listing was updated on 08/11/2021 by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service - Main Account. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.

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COVID-19 Update

We are welcoming visitors to our region. Please check and comply with the NSW Public Health Orders when planning your trip. In particular, if you are unwell and/or need to isolate, please do not travel until the risk has passed and any relevant restrictions have lifted. *Please note* Pre-bookings for attractions and eateries are advisable, as advertised opening hours may change due to COVID impacts. Thank you for helping to keep our community COVIDsafe.

Urgent Comboyne Road Closure: The Comboyne Road has been closed due to road damage. A detour via Lorne Road is in place. Bayabarra is accessible via Oxley Highway. The access road to the top of North Brother Mountain is also currently closed due to damage.