Straddling the Gwydir Highway about halfway between Inverell and Warialda, the small town of Delungra services local sheep and wheat farmers.
This is also a dream country for fossickers who come from far and wide in the hope of striking it big-time with a sapphire, diamond, jasper or garnet, petrified wood or maybe even the glitter of gold.
If the gem fields prove unproductive, you might try your angling luck in the local creeks or nearby Copedown Dam.
The dam's recreation area is also a favourite haunt of bushwalkers, swimmers, picnickers and water-skiers.
Delungra is only half an hour from the sapphire city of Inverell and a similar distance from Warialda, the administrative centre for the north-west of NSW.
Warrialda is the birthplace of Elizabeth Kenny and an Anglican church memorial pays tribute to the woman who earned wide respect for her development of a treatment for polio victims.