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Places of Interest

Fishing Airforce Beach Evans Head

Airforce Beach

One of the most popular beaches on the north coast, Airforce Beach  has fairly consistent surf with the best wave direction being from the east northeast. The beach is patrolled during the summer holiday period. Easy walking distance from the popular Silver Sands Caravan Park.  Kiosk facility located at main beach area.

Surfing at Chinamans Beach Evans Head

Chinamans Beach

Chinamans Beach is located in the Bundjalung National Park and offers spectacular surf breaks in a secluded location. An elevated walkway leads past the lagoon to the beach from the car park area where interpretive signage provides insight into the significance of the area for the local Aboriginal people. From Chinamans Beach car park there is also access to walking trails onto the Goanna Headland, offering magnificent coastal views and further interpretation of the significance of this site to the Aboriginal people.
At low tide there are many rock pools to be explored in the area between the beach and New Zealander's beach before walking to Snapper Rock.
Chinamans Beach is not patrolled. Beaches south of Snapper Rock are closed to the public due to the proximity of the bombing range.
No camping is allowed.

Goanna Headland Evans Head New South Wales

Goanna Headland

Goanna Headland is located in the Bundjalung National Park and is a place of significance for the local Aboriginal peoples. Access is via Chinamans Beach.

 Evans Head New South Wales

Evans River Walk and Cycleway

This is a flat, easy-walking and cycling track through the reserve. The track follows a scenic route along the edge of the Little River to main beach, which offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. It is approximately 2km in length.

 Boradwater National Park Broadwater New South Wales

Broadwater Lookout

Located in the Broadwater National Park, the Broadwater Lookout offers a high vantage point with uninterrupted views over a mosaic of heath land communities reaching all the way to the Pacific Ocean.


Cambridge Plateau

Located in the Richmond Range National Park west of Casino, the Cambridge Plateau Scenic Drive runs the length of the Southern half of the Richmond Range National Park, providing ready access to rainforest scenery. From the Cambridge Plateau Picnic area, take a short stroll or a two-hour loop walk along the Culmarin Valley.

Mallanganee Lookout Richmond Valley Northern Rivers

Mallanganee Lookout

Located 32 kilometres west of Casino, this park contains a rich diversity of plants and animals with World Heritage values. The Paradise Riflebird, Regent  Bowerbird, Red-Crowned Pigeon and Noisy Pitta are all part of the prolific bird life. Picnic grounds and toilets on site.


Pikapene Plantation Picnic Camping Area

This native hoop pine plantation is surrounded by rainforest. A picturesque picnic area and camp ground with toilet facilities is available in the plantation camping area.
Old Lawrence Road  Casino, NSW 2470 Telephone: (02) 6662 4499 Fax: 02 6662 5826

Richmond River Casino Northern Rivers

Platypus Pool

Early morning or late afternoon from both the eastern and the western side of the bridge, you may be lucky enough to view the platypus swimming or feeding in their natural environment. There are also fish, water fowl and ducks to be seen. A walking track down to the river bank allows for a closer look at the magnificent platypus sculpture. Following a short and well trodden, but rough track that brings you out at the weir. Centre Street Casino Phone: (02) 6662 3566

Evans Head Richmond Valley Northern Rivers

Clarrie Kirkland Reserve and Little River

Clarrie Kirkland Reserve offers a fantastic picnic area located on the area of the Evans River known as the Little River. The area has excellent picnic facilities, beach showers, kiosk, cycle and walkways offering views of the Pacific Ocean. The Little River offers a great area for safe, child friendly swimming. Park Street.

Natural attractions in the Richmond Valley - For more information call Casino Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6662 3566