Nestled on the banks of Richmond River in the shadow of Fairy Mountain, Kyogle is a gateway to rainforests and World Heritage-listed national parks. Enjoy spotting wildlife, kayaking, fishing and scenic drives to hidden villages while appreciating the region’s deep connection to Aboriginal traditions.
Things to do in Kyogle
Rainforests and wilderness areas are the big draw in Kyogle, with routed drives offering the best ways to explore the region. The enchanting “Tough the Country Drive” takes you through the picturesque countryside of forests and farms, with the majestic Richmond Range painting the horizon. You can also visit small timber and dairy-farming villages, some dating back centuries.
The World Heritage-listed Toonumbar National Park sits just 30 kilometres outside Kyogle, providing excellent opportunities for bushwalking, horse riding, picnicking and camping. You’ll find an ancient volcano, subtropical rainforests and wildlife ranging from riflebirds to carpet pythons and koalas. Take the Murray Scrub walking track all the way to the Murray Scrub Lookout for sweeping views of the Gondwana Rainforest of Australia World Heritage Area.
Stroll through the main part of town to discover local art at Roxy Gallery and head over to Kyogle Historical Museum for maps, pictorial collections and memorabilia of early settlers. You can also create a self-guided Art Deco Tour to see buildings from the 1920s and 1930s.
Surrounded by farmland, eateries such as Kyogle Country Café serve authentic down-home Australian fare, while “The Girl’s Kitchen” at Exchange Hotel dishes out pub-grub and cold brews. Scoop up local jams, sweets, cheeses, bread and cordials at Gateway Fine Foods, which also serves farm-to plate meals.
Getting around Kyogle
Kyogle is about 40 kilometres from Lismore Regional Airport, where you can pick up a rental car. Taxis and private transport services offer connections to nearby parks and villages.