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Population 9398

Beside the Richmond River in the north-east of the state, Casino is a town of grand old buildings and magnificent parklands. Casino is named after the beautiful Italian town of Monte Cassino and is known as the beef capital of Australia. More than 12 000 cattle are sold each year at the Casino Livestock Selling Centre.

Visitor Information

86 Centre St, Casino; (02) 6662 3566

Nearby national parks

  • Broadwater National Park

    Located on the state’s north-east coast, Broadwater National Park’s outstanding feature is its lovely sweep of beach, with...more

  • Border Ranges National Park

    World Heritage–listed rainforest clinging to the edges of an ancient volcano, waterfalls spilling into crystal-clear waterways, and...more

  • Bundjalung National Park

    Bundjalung National Park protects a superb 38-kilometre stretch of the state’s far north coastline, including secluded beaches,...more

Nearby towns

  • Lismore

    This regional centre of the Northern Rivers district is on the banks of the Wilsons River. European settlement came in 1840 when John Brown...more

  • Kyogle NSW

    Located at the upper reaches of the Richmond River and the base of the charmingly named Fairy Mountain, Kyogle is known as the 'gateway to...more

  • Nimbin

    Situated in a beautiful valley, Nimbin is a colourful and interesting town of artists and others trying to live in an alternative to the...more

In Town

Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands These parklands have picnic facilities and are home to native bird species and wildlife including the jabiru (black-necked stork), egret and black swan. The park is circled by a mini-railway that operates each Sun. West St.

Casino Folk Museum: locally significant documents and photographs; open Mon, Wed afternoons and Sun mornings; Walker St.

Self-guided heritage and scenic walks and drives: include Bicentennial Mural, St Mark's Church of England and Cecil Hotel; maps available from visitor centre.


Fossicking: gold, labradorite and quartz (both smoky and clear types); maps from visitor centre.

Freshwater fishing: Cookes Weir and Richmond River are popular fishing spots; maps from visitor centre.

Fishing spots near town

Clarrie Hall Dam - Fishing Sub-region 51 km

Angling is a buzz when you are into a hot bite. It is also a buzz when discovering new territory or out hooking with other anglers, observing their methods and techniques on their home waters. So it was when I fished... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Diving and snorkelling around Byron Bay 60 km

Although there is not much in the way of shore dives or snorkelling around Byron Bay, the nearby Julian Rocks Marine Reserve is a top spot if you can get on a boat, with sea turtles, eagle rays, corals, grey nurse and... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Clydesdale Motel and Steak Barn

Practically a tourist attraction in itself, the Clydesdale Motel and Steak Barn is a hugely popular venue for locals and visitors alike. Serving hearty steaks and offering charming country hospitality, there’s live... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Stone and Wood Brewing 58 km

The popular coastal holiday destination of Byron Bay is the location for one of the country’s newest and most exciting craft breweries – Stone & Wood. The partners behind the venture include a trio of... Find out more

Campsites around town

Bells Bay camping area 38 km

Situated beside picturesque Toonumbar Dam, 31 km north-west of Kyogle via Afterlee Rd, Bells Bay is a vision in green, surrounded by swathes of forest. Boating (8-knot limit), canoeing, swimming and fishing for... Find out more

Peacock Creek camping area 39 km

Located in a bend on the Peacock River, this is a grassy, sunlit camping area popular with birdwatchers, cyclists, walkers and 4WD enthusiasts. It’s off Peacock Creek Rd, 36 km north of Mallanganee. To get here,... Find out more

Rummery Park camping area 44 km

From this roomy, friendly camping area you can take a short walk following Boggy Creek to the beautiful Minyon Falls in Nightcap National Park. Other activities include birdwatching and car touring. To get here, turn off... Find out more

Iron Pot Creek camping area 47 km

Rest in the dappled shade of flooded gums at this spacious, grassed camping area. There’s a 750 m loop track leading to Iron Pot Creek; a night walk with a torch may reveal possums, native mice and gliders. To get... Find out more

Cutters Camp camping area 48 km

You’ll find Cutters Camp where Mebbin Forest and Caddell rds meet. Unsealed Mebbin Forest Rd is a 35 km scenic route with wonderful views of the region’s volcanic, forest-clad landscape; you’ll need a... Find out more

Sheepstation Creek camping area 49 km

With 40 sites, this sizeable camping area is just off Tweed Range Scenic Dr, 31 km north of Kyogle. The easy Rosewood Loop (6 km, 3 hr) and Palm Forest Walk (2 km, 1 hr) begin here: the former will take you through... Find out more

Forest Tops camping area 52 km

If you enter the national park along Tweed Range Scenic Dr, 30 km north of Kyogle, you’ll see signposted access for this camping area. The medium–difficult 10.5 km Booyong Walk (5 hr) sets out from here and... Find out more

Black Rocks camping area 54 km

Black Rocks is on Ten Mile Beach, via unsealed Gap Rd, 5 km south of Woodburn. There are concrete bunkers from World War II here – a section in the north of the park is still used by the military for target... Find out more

Flat Rock Tent Park 54 km

This is a simple camping spot 4 km north-east of Ballina on the Coast Rd (Lennox Head Rd) but it’s quiet and protected despite being about a 3 min walk to Angels Beach. With Ballina and Lennox Head close by,... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Silver Sands Holiday Park 47 km

This is a huge beachside park with good facilities just a short walk from the centre of town. It has many permanent holiday vans and is a very popular holiday spot for people from the nearby inland towns. Bookings are... Find out more

BIG4 Ballina Central Holiday Park 51 km

This park is across the road from the water, at the end of the main street and just walking distance from the shops. The park has good amenities. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies at... Find out more

South Ballina Beach Holiday Park 51 km

This is a very neat park on the south side of the Richmond River. It is in a quiet area and is one of the few parks along this stretch of coast where pets are permitted (except in Christmas and Easter holidays). Bookings... Find out more

Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park 54 km

Located alongside Lake Ainsworth and across the road from the beach, this is a good basic park in a great position. The surf club is nearby and the popular beach is great for swimming or walking. This is a council park... Find out more

Ballina Headlands Leisure Park 54 km

On a popular holiday coast, this park is about 500 metres from the water and 9 km north-east of Ballina off the Beach Road. It is a good base when visiting the area and has a heated pool for winter months. Bookings are... Find out more

Broken Head Holiday Park 58 km

This stretch of coast is a busy holiday area. The park is located on the beach and has good facilities, and popular Byron Bay is 8.5 km north. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies in... Find out more

Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park 58 km

A popular beachside holiday park that is busy year-round, this park has good facilities and is 6 km south of Byron Bay. It is close to some popular surfing and swimming beaches. Bookings are required in peak periods and... Find out more

Glen Villa Resort 60 km

This is a high quality park with good facilities, about 400 metres from the town centre. It has the unusual policy of permitting just two people per site. No bookings are taken, and a minimum-length stay applies at... Find out more

Ferry Reserve Holiday Park 60 km

This park is very easily accessible from the Pacific Highway northbound, but requires doubling back through town for southbound travellers. It is situated on a picturesque estuary, popular with anglers. The grounds and... Find out more

First Sun Holiday Park 60 km

Every now and then we discover a park in a fabulous position. This place is on the beach at Byron Bay, within walking distance of the town centre, the restaurants and the nightlife. The park is busy year-round and is... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Clydesdale Motel and 
Steak Barn

This rambling property with its iconic Steak Barn and hotel charms everyone with good old ‘Aussie’ country hospitality. That means there are clean, comfortable rooms and lots of fun to be had for all the... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Emerald Valley Villa 48 km

Nestled in the hinterland some 25 minutes drive from Byron Bay, this is way up the high end of ecotourism in this country. You can rent your own five-star palace (they call it a villa), complete with pool, courtyard,... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Woodburn park area 37 km

At Woodburn

Adjacent to the highway overlooking the river.

Trustons Hill rest area 39 km

40km S of Woodburn (L)

Just off the highway behind some trees. For southbound only.

New Italy rest area 41 km

At New Italy

Just off the highway under shady trees near the museum and cafe. Big rigs at north end of the rest area.

Wardell rest area 42 km

22km N of Woodburn (L) or 14km S of Ballina (L)

Large areas just off the highway on both sides.

Beekeepers rest area 50 km

28km S of Woodburn (L)

Adjacent to the highway. For southbound only.

Tyagarah rest area 56 km

36km N of Ballina (L)     

Just off the highway. For northbound only.

Yelgun rest area 62 km

50km N of Ballina (R) or 42km S of Tweed Heads (L)

Well off the highway.

Sleepy Hollow rest area 67 km

58km N of Ballina (L) or 32km S of Tweed Heads (L)

Just off the highway on both sides.

Maclean park area 70 km

At Maclean

Small area on the riverbank just off the highway at Ferry Park Café.

What's on around town

Flower and Art Show: Mar.

Beef Week Festival: May.

Gold Cup: horseracing; May.

Primex: primary industry exhibition; June.

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