The rapidly increasing demand for furniture in the growing middle classes of Victorian England was one of the prime causes of the development of the town of Ballina! The Richmond Valley had become the main source of the prized ‘red gold’ of cedar, and although the colonials used it for …


Suffolk Park

A Byron Bay locality name, Suffolk Park adjoins Tallow Beach and this proximity has led to the area becoming very popular with professionals, artists and writers who enjoy the advantages without the traffic and tourism of the main town. Tallow Beach retains its natural beauty thanks to building restrictions, and …


Brunswick Heads

Often seen as the smaller and quieter cousin of Byron Bay, and just 20 km to the north,¬†Brunswick Heads has rediscovered its heart after the increasingly busy Pacific Highway was re-routed away from the centre of town in 1998. With a pretty river setting, which provides a commercial fishing boat …


Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a global destination, a name on backpackers’ itineraries from Stockholm to Osaka, a town of beautiful beaches and countryside and a famous lighthouse, but fairly ordinary streets, though with some extraordinary shops. Fifty¬†years ago it was a whaling station, today the tourists arrive to watch the whales …


Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads is as far north as you can get in NSW, with the town abutting the Queensland border, and turning into Coolangatta on the other side, with both known as the Twin Towns. Whilst the area is a hotbed of activity, with tourism, shopping, surfing and some of the …



Still a quiet coastal town with excellent beaches and lots of families who return for holidays year after year, Pottsville is set to grow dramatically over the next decade. Although the original area was developed at the mouth of a creek along the pretty coastal strip, the new residential areas …


Cabarita Beach

The locality name is Cabarita Beach after a housing estate developed in the 1960’s, but the original, and postal name for this pretty little town is Bogangar, an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of many pippies’, which refers to the ancient ceremonial shell middens in the area. With large areas of …



Just ‘south of the border’, Kingscliff is becoming a popular destination for Queenslanders wanting a great meal or a good coffee on a day out, as well as a holiday destination for families from all over the region and interstate.