The Channon

Famous for its monthly Craft Market held at the showground (follow the cars or look out for the camels…), The Channon is a delightful village with an artistic bent. The Craft Markets (on the second Sunday) feature an amazing array of home-made or handcrafted goods including clothing, jewelry, shoes, incense, …

Rosebank

Rosebank is a thriving village on the edge of some of the region’s most beautiful rainforest. With Minyon Falls just 10km’s from the village centre, there are seven different accommodation houses available. The famous Green Frog café is the general store, and not only provides the necessities, rainforest-grown coffees and …

Nimbin

Until early 1973, Nimbin was just another small dairying community struggling to survive the rural changes in the region. The nationally-promoted Aquarius Festival changed all that, and the influx of starry-eyed visitors from around Australia, intent on exploring new ‘alternative’ ways of living, made Nimbin into the destination of dreams. …

Lismore

The birthplace of Australian eco-tourism, Lismore is also the commercial centre of the north east of NSW and the home of Southern Cross University. However, for more than 6000 years before white settlement of the area, the original Bundjalung people had their own travel routes in the region, usually along …

Eltham

The village of Eltham is nestled in a lush & picturesque valley just a kilometre or two off the Lismore to Bangalow Road. The big old pub, The Eltham Friendly Inn Hotel, a quaint country pub with a wonderful restaurant that serves delicious ‘home style’ food. The pub is a popular …

Clunes

Nick-named “the Holy City” because of the number of fine early Australian churches in this village, Clunes has good local services including a handy general store that is a post office, liquor store & serves delicious take away pizza.The Clunes Coffee Inn located next door prides itself on friendly & personalised …

Wollongbar

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. …

Wardell

The sturdy Meccano-style construction of the Wardell Lift span Bridge across the Richmond River marks this little township in many driver’s minds. Back in the 1850’s, Wardell was a cedar-getter’s settlement known as Blackwall, and it boomed on the fabulous timbers which were the gold of this region. Sailing vessels …

Lennox Head

The surfers know Lennox Head for its internationally famous right hand point break, and the hang-gliders love the place for the sensational views when they take off from Pat Morton Lookout and many generations of children will know the tea tree freshwater lake which formed the nucleus of so many …

Ballina

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 …