Strategically located at the junction of the Bruxner Highway and Summerland Way and sitting astride the upper reaches of the Richmond River, Casino is the rail and freight hub for the far north coast of New South Wales, and best known as a beef production and agricultural centre, with two major agricultural shows mid year.
It’s also a primary stopover on the Summerland Way, the alternative inland route between Brisbane and Coffs Harbour.
This is the country beyond the coast, and some say, “the Real Australia”.
Accommodation is limited mainly to hotels, motels and caravan parks, with a growing base of farmstays offering a wilderness retreat experience, in the rural settlements and larger land holdings.
The Jabiru Geneebinga Wetlands, adjacent to the Golf Club, is a sanctuary for native birds and wildlife, with picnic facilities and public toilets.
It’s also home to the local mini railway club which runs on every Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm, public holiday weekends and throughout Beef Week.
Casino Tourist Information Centre can provide a range of self guided tourist drive information sheets for the area, ranging from 2 hours to a full day, winding through the varied farming and rual lands, and to the Richmond Range National Park and Cambridge Plateau, to the west.
Check out the Big Volcano Visitor Guide – Casino for more information, accommodation options, local tours & attractions, and how to get there.