See Casino on the map: Northern Rivers Map.
The town of Casino in the Richmond Valley has heritage listed buildings, which you can see on their Heritage Walk. There are also a number of art galleries here, including the Paper Bark, the Platypus and the Roxy.
In the surrounds, there are World Heritage Listed rainforests and National Parks and in the west, the pristine rivers of the Upper Clarence.
The museum has artefacts, photos, old newspapers, tools and machinery from the region as it developed into the town it is today. The Aboriginal Bundjalung people first lived in this region, then the first pioneer farmers and ranchers, their stories are told here. Located on Walker St, near Webb Park on the Richmond River.
Phone: +61 2 6662 2893 for more information.
Something different is the Aranyani Adventure Tourist Park, which is a working ranch with American Bison. They even have accommodation here in native American teepees, rated five stars. Located at Myrtle Creek, on Elliots Rd.
Phone: +61 2 6661 7866.
If you love trains and/or history, a visit to the Casino Miniature Railway & Museum makes for a nice day out. There are scenic train rides with a model locomotive or diesel engines, great for kids of all ages. Leaving and returning to North Casino, it stops at the museum along the way, based in the old heritage Casino Train Station. Located on the Corner of West St and Summer Way,
Phone: +61 2 6663 3319.
At the Jambama Arts Centre, there are local Aboriginal paintings and other creations, including all kinds of mediums from traditional wood carvings to oils. If your lucky, the artists may be there, working. Located pn Casino Drive,
Phone: +61 2 6662 6672.
Those wanting to explore nature will find Casino an ideal place to base yourself as there four nearby National Parks and the Gondwana Rainforest. The parks include Bundjalung National Park, Border Ranges NP, Mallanganee NP and the Richmond Range NP.
Head to the Casino Visitor Information Centre on 86 Centre Street, for more info on Casino and the Richmond Valley surrounds, including places to stay and things to do.
Phone: +061 2 6662 3566.
There are caravan parks with facilities as well as bed & breakfasts, farmstays, motels and hotels to stay at, or go camping and stay under the stars.
The Northern Rivers region is next to the border of Queensland, with easy access to the nightlife of Gold Coast and the stunning beaches of north east NSW.
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