The Gleniffer valley is located approximately 12 kms north west of Bellingen on the mid north coast of NSW. The valley was originally settled in 1863 and the area was named Gleniffer by early settler John McFadyen as it reminding him of his home near the Gleniffer Braes to the south of Paisley, Scotland ("brae" is the Scots word for hill).
Within the Gleniffer valley are the local areas of Gleniffer, Promised Land, Tallowood Point and Gordonville. The Never Never River with its headwaters in the Dorrigo National Park flows through the valley and past the Gleniffer Hall.
The Gleniffer School of Arts Hall celebrated its centenary in 2008 it is constructed on land donated by Nicholas Keough one of the early settler families.
The hall has been maintained over the years by fundraising and labour by local volunteers. The hire of the hall also provides funds for the maintenance and improvement of the hall.
To get to Gleniffer the main access is via Bellingen. Cross the Bellinger River (turn north at the Post Office) and following the road signs to Glennifer. This road is sealed all the way but is a narrow road winding through the forest.
You can also travel directly to Gleniffer from the Pacific Highway. Take the Bonville turnoff (south of Coffs Harbour). Turn into Gleniffer Road to Valery, and continue west on Timboon Road through Tuckers Nob State Forest until you reach Gleniffer. Please note this road has rough unsealed sections with a number of blind corners.