Nature in Casino
Casino is a thriving rural centre in the heart of rich agricultural country near Lismore. Set in lush pastures on the banks of the Richmond River in the heart of the Richmond Valley, the town is surrounded by beautiful rainforest national parks including Border Ranges and Richmond Range.
Casino is a pleasant, easy-going town and a rewarding stop-off point for anyone travelling via the Summerland Way, the alternative inland route to the Pacific Highway. The town has a number of historic buildings that make fascinating viewing.
The first timber cutters settled in the area in the 1850s, and were followed by graziers, but growth was initially slow. Casino developed as a service centre for the surrounding grazing country, and the town has become known as "The Beef Capital". Be sure not to miss the Platypus Pool, below Irving Bridge, and the Casino Miniature Railway or Casino Folk Museum.
Monday 11 May to Saturday 16 May 2015
Australian Disc Bowls Festival Save the date in 2015 for the BIG4
Thursday 28 May to Saturday 30 May 2015
Casino Autumn Orchid Show Come along and view the magnificent
Saturday 23 May to Tuesday 2 June 2015
Casino Beef Week The Casino Beef Week Festival is an
Fly into Lismore Regional Airport
Lismore Regional Airport is located 4 km from Lismore town’s centre. Use the car rental or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip north. Lismore is also a gateway to Byron Bay, less than an hour’s drive northeast. Rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Regional Express operates more than 50 direct flights to and from Sydney weekly. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Lismore.
Casino streetscape. Image David Young, Northern Rivers Tourism
Caf dining in Casino. Image Richmond Valley Council
Richmond River in Casino. Image Richmond Valley Council