Although much-larger Alstonville is only a few minutes drive away, the township of Wollongbar has its own distinctive identity thanks to the agricultural research of the Wollongbar Field Station and the large new TAFE which draws students from the whole district for a wide range of courses including agriculture and tourism.
In the heart of a lush farming region it is appropriate that one of Wollongbar’s original homesteads, the 1900 Killarney farm residence, is now the beautifully renovated Bellowing Bull, famed as a steakhouse for many years. Wollongbar Shopping Village has all conveniences for locals and visitors, and is adjacent a modern tavern. The area has recently become popular with hobby farmers and services a number of rural residential properties as well as the traditional farmers working the rich volcanic soils. Crops include peanuts and custard apples as well as a wide range of other produce and cattle.
- Population – 1858
- Transport Services – Bus
- Council – Ballina Shire Council
- Farmarama – September