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Organisers today confirmed that Gwydir Shire Council has accepted naming rights of the inaugural Copeton Freshwater Swim Read more: Gwydir Shire Sponsors Inaugural Copeton Freshwater Swim


Something else to make your stay in our area memorable would be to sign up for an adventure tour. Thats right I said ADVENTURE. The Joeys Adventure Tours can make your stay fun filled and exciting. Check out some of the things you can do.


Read more: Adventure Plus

The Bingara District and Copeton area is a fossicker’s paradise with diamonds, gold, sapphires and many other gems found in the area. Whichever road you take out of town you will find a spot to fossick for these gems and a plethora of crystals. Gold was discovered in 1852 in the area and that has brought a flow of prospectors to the district and it continues to this day. Copeton even boasts its own diamond mine

Read more: Go for a swim and make your fortune while you're here.

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Bingara Valley is one of picturesque beauty and there is no better way to explore a beautiful valley than on horse back, ask Mr Burke and Mr Wills. (I know if only they had had a GPS) and no trip to Bingara would be complete without a ride along the spectacular Gwydir River.

Read more: Howdy Pardner,

The Gwydir Shire Council has given the Copeton Freshwater Swim a welcome boost by sponsoring the 2km swim. With $1200 prize money up for grabs for the 2km swim for both male and female categories this will provide a good incentive to make the trip to Copeton to take part in the history making swim. Read more: Gwydir Shire and New England Mutual hop on board.


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