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Things to do in Casino and the Richmond Valley area

Exploring the Richmond Valley in the Northern Rivers area of NSW.

The Richmond Valley area of Northern NSW encompasses the towns of Casino, Broadwater, Coraki, Evans Head, New Italy, Rappville and Woodburn.

The area brings limitless opportunities for visitors to Casino and the Richmond Valley region. Whether you’re staying for a while, or just passing through, we recommend you spend time exploring the beautiful Richmond River, our pristine beaches, lush World Heritage rainforests and rugged mountains.  The Richmond Valley is a sanctuary waiting to be discovered.

As you explore the Richmond Valley, you’ll be in awe of the uniqueness of this special region where you’ll travel from hinterland, through farmland all the way to the coast.  The area gives you an insight into our spectacular natural beauty and rural past.

We hope to see you soon.  You won’t be disappointed you came to visit.
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Known as the Beef Capital of NSW, Casino is a charming country town located the banks for the Richmond River.  With a landscape of sprawling farmland and a rugged mountain backdrop, Casino is a stunning place to visit.

Casino Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore the Northern Rivers region.

Things to do in Casino

  • Take a tour of our historic town of Art Deco and heritage buildings
  • Visit the Platypus Pools where a colony of platypus have set up colony along the river.
  • Check out the platypus rock carvings in the riverbed, best viewed from the Irving Bridge.
  • Discover our local history and heritage
  • Explore our stunning hinterland and coastal national parks
  • Gain an insight into our ancient past through aboriginal rock carvings
  • Dine on local produce from the land and coast at one of our local pubs, restaurants or cafes.
  • Explore the natural wonderland that is the Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands where you’ll see an abundance of birdlife including black swans, ducks, egrets and jabiru.
  • Gain an insight into the region’s history with a visit to the Northern Rivers Military Museum, Casino Folk Museum or the Casino Miniature Railway Museum.
  • Download Richmond Valley Visitors Guide (PDF – 25Mb) »

Evans Head

A 45 minute drive from Casino Holiday Park, Evans Head is a laidback fishing village boasting long, unspoilt beaches, fantastic fishing and excellent surfing. Surrounded by national parks and river estuaries, Evans Head is often considered the hidden gem of the Northern NSW coast.

Things to do in Evans Head

  • Take the drive up to Razorback Lookout on Goanna Headland where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the coast.
  • During the winter months, do a spot of whale watching from the land or get up close and personal on a whale watching tour.
  • Launch your boat, kayak or SUP and explore the crystal clear, turquoise waters of the Evans River.
  • Tempt your tastebuds and enjoy a mix of casual and fine dining options.
  • Discover inaccessible beaches in your 4WD.
  • Download Richmond Valley Visitors Guide (PDF – 25Mb) »

Broadwater and Rileys Hill

The quaint village of Broadwater is a sweet place to explore when you visit the Richmond Valley. Nicknamed ‘the sweetest village in Australia’, Broadwater is the regional centre for the local sugar industry. The Broadwater Sugar Mill has been in operation since 1880 and dominates the local skyline.

Things to do in Broadwater

  • Meander along the peaceful walking tracks of the Broadwater Koala Sanctuary where you may see koalas nesting in the eucalypts.
  • Take a tour of the Broadwater Sugar Mill
  • Treat yourself to some fresh bread and pottery at Our Daily Bread Cafe and Australian Pottery.
  • Visit Rileys Hill Dry Docks, just one of three historic dry docks on the Northern Rivers and offering an insight into the interesting and colourful history of the region.
  • Download Richmond Valley Visitors Guide (PDF – 25Mb) »

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Woodburn and New Italy

Located on the banks of the Richmond River, Woodburn is a delightful and peaceful town. Before the area was developed, the river was used a bustling activity of sailing ships, ocean steamers and riverboats. Today it is perfect for a myriad of recreational water sports. The small community of New Italy beholds a small farming community growing fruit, vegetables and grapes.

Things to do in Woodburn and New Italy


Located at the junction of the Richmond and Wilson Rivers, Coraki is a quiet and quaint country town rich in history and heritage.  The rivers are a haven for boaties and water sports while the shady riverbanks are perfect for picnics and relaxation.

Things to do in Coraki


Twenty kilometres south of Casion is the farming community of Rappville.  A former bustling timber and beef village, it is now a quaint insight into its rural past.

Things to do in Rappville

National Parks in the Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley is home to rare and endangered mammals, stunning birdlife and pockets of World Heritage listed rainforests.

Broadwater National Park

Situated between the villages of Broadwater and Evans Head, it’s a great place for hiking, birdwatching and, during the winter months, whale watching. Pack a picnic lunch and your swimmers.

Bundjalung National Park

A water wonderland, here you can explore beaches, rivers, wetlands and lagoons.

Richmond Range National Park

Via the Bruxner Highway, Richmond Range National Park is 45km north of Casino. It is renowned for it’s World Heritage listed rainforest on the Cambridge Plateau and rare gum species. There are plenty of walking tracks to be enjoyed.

Doubleduke State Forest

Covering approximately 2,600 hectares, Doubleduke State Forest is located south of the town of Woodburn. The forest conserves swamp and grassy sclerophyll forests and freshwater wetlands. Within the forest is a network of cross country mountain bike trails.

Bungawalbin National Park

Approximately 30 kilometres west of Evans Head, Bungawalbin National Park covers an area of approximately 6,701 hectares and forms part of a large contiguous wetland system comprising important floodplain subtropical rainforest, coastal swamp forests and coastal floodplain wetlands.