Beautiful Richmond River

Known as the beef capital, easy-going Casino is at the heart of rich pastures and on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River, home to platypus. On scenic drives from the town, visit beautiful rainforest national parks such as Richmond Range, great for bushwalking.

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  • Richmond River, Casino

About Casino

With green pastures perfect for grazing cattle, Casino on the far North Coast of NSW is known as the beef capital. Treat your tastebuds to mouth-watering Casino beef at the town’s restaurants, bistros and pubs. Or visit during the annual Casino Beef Week, a festival the whole family will enjoy.

Next to the meandering Richmond River, enjoy walks in Casino along the river bank, including at Platypus Pool where you may be lucky and spot platypus, shy nocturnal monotremes, in the early morning or late afternoon. Birdwatchers will be delighted with a stroll in the Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands.

Cambridge Plateau Scenic Drive, Richmond Range National Park

A fun experience is to board a miniature train at the Casino Miniature Railway for a ride through the splendid wetlands before skirting the picturesque Casino Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course. Amble through the town and explore heritage buildings, including a large number of Art Deco buildings.

At the Jambama Art Gallery watch Aboriginal artists at an on-site studio, browse exhibitions, and buy authentic works. From Casino, drive to Richmond Range National Park and enjoy the Cambridge Plateau scenic drive. You’ll find wilderness to explore throughout the Lismore region.

Casino is 30 minutes’ drive southwest of Lismore and 40 minutes’ drive northwest of Evans Head, a seaside town. The drive from Sydney to Casino is eight hours, best split into several days. You can take a train from Sydney or Brisbane to Casino, where you can hire a car, or fly to Lismore airport.

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.

  1. Casino Folk Museum

    The Casino Folk Museum has an amazing collection of photographs, artefacts and machinery, with a focus on local history of the Casino district. The friendly volunteers will be happy to show you around...

  2. Casino Golf Club

    The Casino Golf Club is located in Casino, Northern NSW and boasts a picturesque 18 hole course, which some say is one of the best in the Northern Rivers. The Pro Shop can assist with all your golfing requisites from...

  3. Casino Miniature Railway

    Take a trip on a miniature steam or diesel locomotive, winding through the beautiful Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands before skirting the Casino golf course.Whilst you enjoy your journey, take a free...

  4. Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands

    Come and see the native, local and migratory birds nest and make the Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands their home. The Wetlands were developed in 1988 as a bicentennial project in an aim to preserve habitat primarily for...

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