Ultimate Guide to Richmond Valley
Richmond Valley covers a large portion of the Northern New South Wales hinterland. Beautiful sweeping views, national parks and the relaxing, laid back holiday you’re after. Our ultimate guide is here to help you plan your trip and discover the wonders that Richmond Valley has to offer.
The Coraki Campgrounds are somewhat an institution for those who visit Richmond Valley and the surrounds. Found right beside the river and just west of Evans Head, Coraki is a picturesque and peaceful place to set up camp. It’s all set up with BBQ facilities, fires are permitted, and it’s pet friendly—you don’t have to worry about anything other than finding the perfect roasting marshmallow sticks. They offer grassed campsites, powered and unpowered sites and it’s adjacent to Richmond Terrace who have anything you may need.
Bringing the bit of country that you didn’t know you needed when visiting the Richmond Valley. Scenic accommodation on 5 acres of stunning property close to the heart of Casino and the Richmond Valley surrounds. They have rooms fit for any sort of traveller, including space for the whole family. The Steakhouse warmly called The Barn serves up delicious food and drink, 6 nights a week. You can chill out, enjoy the lovely scenery and make the most of your trip to Richmond Valley.
Things To Do
Northern Rivers Markets
Visiting markets are such a great way to support the locals when travelling and to also get to know the people in the area. Richmond Valley has such a multitude of markets in the area for you to choose from and to enjoy the wares of the local communities. Regional communities were hit hard this year and what better way to assist than enjoying their incredible company.
Check out the Northern Rivers market guide here.
The Richmond River flows around the town of Casino and creates a beautiful walk around along the riverbed for anyone who comes across it. The biggest attraction to the river is the platypuses that hang around the river, they’re shy but most often seen in the early morning or late afternoon. In the river are also rock carvings of the platypus and can be best seen from the Irving bridge. There are riverbank parklands that are perfect for watching the riverbed and enjoying a picnic.
An unexpected delight in the Northern New South Wales hinterland is the Aranyani Bison Adventure Park. Aranyani is a working American Bison ranch, you can stay there on the campground, in a tipi or just go for the day and enjoy the many activities you can do there. Mini Wiffle Baseball, swimming, beach volleyball are all included with entry but you can also hire fishing poles, canoes or hire bikes and play mini-golf. This is an experience that is definitely unique to Richmond Valley and definitely worth checking out.
Richmond Valley has the rare distinction of being home to one of the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the entire world. This world heritage area still contains ancient plants and wildlife from which the world evolved. You can explore the Gondwana Rainforests through driving, walking or even staying overnight. Richmond Valley is also home to the Richmond Range, which is also apart of the incredible Gondwana Rainforests. You’ll be able to enjoy peaceful walks, horseriding, campgrounds and more when visiting.
Need To Know
Anyone can enter New South Wales unless they have travelled to Victoria in the last 14 days. You must comply with the states own entry requirements. If at any point you start displaying symptoms, each state requires for you to get tested immediately.
When travelling from Queensland to New South Wales you’ll need a Queensland Border Declaration Pass, you can apply for a pass here.
South Australia requires all returning travellers to not travel through Victoria and to register their intention to travel, you can do so here.
ACT currently doesn’t have any forms needed to fill out, just make sure you keep up to date with New South Wales’s alerts.
Western Australia is currently not allowing people who have travelled to NSW back into the state unless you are essential personnel.
Anyone arriving in Northern territory must fill in a border form and if you have been in a COVID-19 hotspot are required to quarantine for 14 days.
Tasmania’s borders are closed for recreational travellers currently but they are talking about opening up in October – here’s hoping!