Bundjalung National Park:
This park protects a 38km stretch of coastline, including Ten Mile Beach. One of the last
wild coastal rivers, the Esk, is conserved here, and there are miles of coastal heathland,
as well as rainforest at neighbouring Iluka Nature Reserve.
Tooloom National Park, named for the nearby Tooloom Falls, is only one and a half hours
drive from Kyogle and a mere 10 km southwest of Urbenville. Aboriginal people of the area
refer to the spot as Dooloomi, from the Gidabal word for head lice.
Tropical New South
Offers information of interest to visitors to the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales.
Six of Australia's precious World Heritage Listed areas can be found in Northern Rivers
Tropical NSW, as well as dozens of smaller parks, nature reserves, rainforest remnants and
Located at the mouth of the Richmond River, Ballina relies on fishing, ship building,
agriculture and tourism for its prosperity, with resort shopping infrastructure expanding
to accommodate the increasing numbers of families visiting and moving to the area.
Accommodation and Tours:
Situated on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River Ballina , surrounded by white,
sandy beaches and shimmering, crystal waterways, Ballina is a funpark for beach lovers,
surfers, boaties, anglers and eco-adventurers.
Ballina Manor is a classic late 1920's Edwardian Manor house, meticulously restored, and
furnished with exquisite period antiques and fine artworks. There are twelve very
individual rooms and suites all with wide private verandah areas; some have spas, king
size beds and water views. Guests can dine in luxury in the fully licensed fine dining
restaurant either indoors, on the verandahs or in the fountain courtyard.
Ballina's natural attractions are world renowned. You can enjoy a leisurely cruise on the
Richmond; explore the wetlands of North Creek by canoe; go bush with a four-wheel-drive
tour; take in Ballina's spectacular coastline from the cycleways or thrill to the
migration of the humpbacks from the lighthouse.
Bangalow's secluded waterfalls, pristine rainforests, rolling green hills, and panoramic
views are just minutes away from Byron Bay and the most awesome beaches and cosmopolitan
vibe in Australia.
Monthly newsletter for the health and wellbeing of the Bangalow community.
The business and accommodation directory for Bangalow, the heritage village of Byron
Broadview is a group of luxurious one and two bedroom apartments situated in the charming
and picturesque village of Brunswick Heads, just north of Byron Bay. From $120/night or
Often seen as the smaller and quieter cousin of Byron Bay, and just 20 km to the north.
With a pretty river setting and beautiful surf beaches, Brunswick has always had devoted
fans who prefer the gentler pace.
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve:
This reserve offers the magical combination of beach, estuary and coastal rainforest.
the Brunswick Valley:
The Brunswick Valley stretches from the beautiful beaches of Brunswick Heads, New
Brighton, South Golden Beach and Tyagaragh along the Brunswick River to the picturesque
town of Mullumbimby and beyond to the upper reaches of the escarpment. Included in the
Brunswick Valley are villages and farming districts such as Main Arm, the Pocket, Yelgun,
Montecollum, Huonbrook, Goonengerry, Coorabell, Durrumbul, Myocum, Ewingsdale, Palmwoods
and Wilson's Creek.
If Kyogle is the gateway to the rainforests, then Casino is the gateway to many of the
region's wilderness retreats, and the national parks of the northern tablelands, via the
Great Dividing Range to the west.
The walk commences at the Museum and continues along Walker Street to Richmond and River
Streets. You'll walk along the same route the early settlers used on their way from
Lismore or Irvington Wharf to the Crossing Place.
A round trip on the scenic miniature railway is about 4km. Trains leave North Casino
station and wind through the beautiful Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands. Only runs on Sundays
and during Beef Week.
The towns and villages in the Richmond River Valley in Northern New South Wales offer a
rich diversity of experiences. From the rolling hinterland hills, with views of World
Heritage listed national parks to the glorious vista of the Pacific Ocean -- Casino, Evans
Head, Coraki, Woodburn, Broadwater and Rappville.
Grafton, on the Clarence River, is one of Australia's most stately country cities --
elegant boulevards lined with grand Victorian homes and Jacaranda trees which flower in
October. Grafton is also the gateway to the pristine beaches and lagoons of Yuraygir
National Park and the fishing ports of Iluka and Yamba, famous for their prawns.
Grafton Regional Gallery occupies historic Prentice House -- a fine example of the 19th
century residences for which Grafton is celebrated. The broad verandas, beautiful gardens
and extensive courtyard create an ambient setting for all visitors.
Yuraygir National Park:
50km east of Grafton, the Yuraygir National Park park contains 60km of the beautiful NSW
Far North Coast -- with striking cliffs, rocky headlands, isolated beaches and quiet lake
systems set against a backdrop of forests, heaths, estuaries and wetlands.
Just a scenic ferry-ride across the Clarence from Yamba, or a short drive off the highway,
Iluka is quieter and more laid-back than its trendier cousin. With a winning combination
of superb fishing locations, uncrowded beaches and one of Australia's rarest, but most
accessible rainforest remnants, Iluka draws residents and visitors wanting relaxed,
outdoors and nature-based living.
Iluka Chamber of
Iluka has long been famous for fishing and the serious angler never visits without a
frypan in amongst the fishing gear.
Iluka Nature Reserve:
This tiny treasure -- home to a superb range of birdlife -- is a small but very valuable
remnant of what was once an extensive coastal rainforest. The reserve is an important part
of a coastal network of parks that includes Broad-water, Bundjalung and Yuraygir national
Iluka Riverside Tourist
Iluka is a unique village featuring excellent fishing, magnificient surf beach, unspoilt
National Parks, and enchanting walks through a World Heritage Rainforest. The Tourist Park
offers traditional camping and caravanning facilities plus modern holiday cabins set in
Kyogle Business and
Kyogle is situated on the edge of the Border Ranges National Park (Heritage listed for its
rainforest content) on the Far North Coast of New South Wales.
Driving through Kyogle's network of roads affords a variety of vistas, a veritable
tapestry of geography, from deep, lush river plains and a myriad of creeks that feed them,
through to tall timber plantations and dense old forests.
The Commercial Hotel (on Summerland Way) has two bars, a bottle shop, backpacker
accommodation and a restaurant providing all the amenities and comforts of home.
The north eastern corner of New South Wales is one of the most naturally beautiful areas
in the country. At the heart of this area lies Lennox Head -- located on the famous seven
mile beach which is ideal for surfing, fishing, sail boarding and walking.
Listing of properties for rent in the Lennox Head region -- with thumbnail pictures, short
descriptions, e-mail addresses and links to further information or stand alone websites.
Kirklands Coaches provide an extensive bus service in Lismore and Ballina. Coach services
operate to Brisbane and a number of other country centres.
Lismore's Rainbow Region is one of Australia's renowned ecotourism destinations. With
easily accessible rainforests you have the opportunity to look through and swim under a
waterfall in a World Heritage National Park; book an organised tour with one of many tour
groups or join the Bush Walking Club for a one-day or week-end hike.
The intention of this Lismore site is to raise an awareness and to allow viewers from
outside the area to gain a true feel of the district, without the fairy floss glossover of
other business driven web sites.
Lismore Scenic Drives:
City sights and suggested self-drive tours around Lismore and the district.
Strategically located along the Pacific Highway between Coffs Harbour and Ballina, Maclean
Shire enjoys the best of both rural and coastal lifestyles. The Shire's three towns
(Yamba, Maclean, and Iluka), 12 villages and surrounding rural lands are linked together
by the majestic Clarence River, one of Australia's largest river systems.
Mullumbimby, the main service centre of the Brunswick Valley, is nestled at the foot of Mt
Chincogan. Each year locals and visitors compete in a gruelling 7km foot race to the top
of Mt Chincogan and back to the main street of Mullumbimby. This race is known as the
Chincogan Charge and is conducted annually as one of the main events of the Chincogan
Border Ranges National Park:
38km west of Murwillumbah, off Summerland Way or Kyogle Road, this is a World Heritage
rainforest park on the rim of a vast, ancient volcano and protects threatened fauna such
as Alberts lyrebird.
The town of Nimbin, nestled in the sub-tropical foothills of the eastern edge of an
extinct volcano in the rainbow region of Northern NSW, is known as the Alternative Capital
Comprehensive, up-to-date online guide to the Nimbin Region; featuring local maps,
businesses, news, accommodation, movies, theatre and art.
Tweed Heads began to grow from 1870 after a pilot station was opened on the Tweed River.
Today, beautiful golden beaches, a wide range of eateries and spectacular lookouts make
the Tweed Heads/Coolangatta region a popular holiday destination.
Port of Yamba:
The Port of Yamba is Australias Eastern most sea port and is located at the mouth of
the Clarence River. This Port serves the whole Northern Rivers District of New South
Based in Yamba, the Lower Clarence Review is distributed free of charge to every letterbox
in the Clarence Valley. The online pages are updated every week, bringing you the
freshest, most accurate picture of what's happening in the community.
Explore the myriad of waterways, stroll the uncrowded beaches, go swimming, fishing or
surfing but most of all discover Yamba's friendly hospitality all year round. Whether you
have champagne taste or a beer budget you are well catered for in accommodation,
recreation and adventure.