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Woodburn - Gateway to the Rainforest - Richmond Valley - Northern Rivers - NSW
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Woodburn – Southern Gateway to the Rainforest Way

   

Woodburn is a delightful and peaceful town situated next to the Richmond River. The town is well known to regular travellers on the Pacific Highway as a junction town, with roads leading from Woodburn to Evans Head, Broadwater and Ballina to the east, Coraki and Casino to the west and Lismore and Alstonville to the north. 

Location:

Woodburn is located on the Pacific Highway in the North Coast region of NSW, 11 km west of Evans Head.

  
Population:
620 in town and 1500 in surrounding areas.

  

Climate:

Warm to very hot conditions in summer and mild to cool conditions in winter.

  

About:

The river has always been an important part of life in Woodburn. It is an excellent focal point for recreational water sport activities including rowing, sailing, swimming, fishing and water skiing. 

  
The riverside beach, park and picnic facilities established by the Apex Club, provide the perfect spot to relax for an hour or a day while the nearby Bundjalung and Broadwater National Parks are just a short drive away.

  
Be sure to stop in at the Woodburn Visitor Information Centre for a local’s perspective and to find out more about what Woodburn has to offer or for more information before you arrive, go to the Woodburn Chamber of Commerce's website at:

http://woodburn-nsw.net.au

 

 

 

  

 Woodburn Wharf is popular during summer

New Italy Museum & Cafe – A Living Heritage

  

Location: 

Located on the Pacific Highway just 12 km south of Woodburn in Northern NSW, the New Italy Museum Complex is a unique tourist attraction.

  

About:

The Museum was developed as a tribute to the courage and strength of the pioneering emigrants from Veneto in Northern Italy who survived a disastrous voyage to Australia and, defying the odds, created a Garden of Eden from a parcel of sterile forest.  The Italian Pavilion tells the story of 200 years of Italian immigration and its impact on the development of this nation. 

  

Today’s Italian community still holds strong ties to the area, commemorating and celebrating the settlement of previous generations through regular festivities and in the cultural centre and museum that is housed at the site right on the Pacific Highway.

 

Take yourself in to another world and treat yourself to a rest from driving. You can tempt your taste buds with the culinary delights on offer in the cafe, or a delicious coffee to brighten you up and discover the Italian story. Plenty of parking and room for the children to get rid of some energy! For more information before you arrive, click on the following link and check out the full story on their website: http://newitaly.com.au 

  

 New Italy Courtyard