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.

Casino township, Lismore Area

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.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Circa - Peepshow

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Saturday 24 March 2018 , Lismore

    Escape into the world of Peepshow, a thrilling new creation that infuses world-class contemporary circus with the nostalgia of bygone eras. Circa has performed in 39 countries to over one million people with standing ovations, rave reviews…

    23 Mar - 24 Mar
  2. Geoff Harvey: Dogged

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Lismore

    Geoff Harvey is a Sydney based artist who has been a practicing artist for over forty years. His practice moves across the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, assemblage and sculpture. He has exhibited widel…

    23 Mar - 01 Apr
  3. Penny Evans: Death to a Stereotype

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018 , Lismore

    Ceramic and mixed media wall pieces exploring women as carriers of culture, history and information which also pick away at stereotypes and their uneasy history and continuing treatment of Aboriginal Australians.…

    23 Mar - 15 Apr
  4. Beguile: European Masters: 17th-20th Century

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Lismore

    Looking back at the greats of European art history one cannot help but be impressed by the mastery of the art, and captured by the artistic, social and political climate around which it was made. Lismore Regional Gallery is truly privileged…

    23 Mar - 06 May
  5. Eric Clapton Life in 12 Bars

    Friday 23 March 2018 , Lismore

    Directed by Oscar-winner Lili Fini Zanuck (Rush, Driving Miss Daisy), is an unflinching and deeply personal look into the life of legendary 18-time Grammy winner Eric Clapton. Told through his own words and songs, it is a moving and surpr…

    23 Mar