Things to See & Do in the Kyogle Area
Don’t be fooled by appearances – beyond
the peaceful façade, there’s always something happening in Kyogle and its
So what’s happening in Kyogle?
One of the main attractions for the region is the stunning natural scenery. There are a number of World Heritage-listed national parks, including rainforests, waterfalls, bush walks and spectacular views as far as the eyes can see.
Border Ranges National Park encompasses over 30,000 hectares along the NSW/QLD border and is easily accessible from town. Go camping at Sheepstation Creek, see the views at Pinnacle Lookout, or enjoy a bush walk or picnic at one of the many picnic areas.
Toonumbar Dam is popular for camping, fishing and water sports.
Kyogle is just a short drive from other National Parks at Mount Warning/Wollumbin, Tooloom, Mebbin, Koreelah and Richmond Range – all of which highlight what a naturally beautiful part of the world we live in. You’ll find waterfalls, swimming holes, bush walks for all abilities and of course an amazing variety of native flora and fauna.
If you’d rather check out the scenery by car, there are a number of scenic drives in the region. The Kyogle Visitor Information Centre website
http://www.visitkyogle.com.au/outlines a number of tourist drives of varying lengths that take in the sights and places of interest.
For those that prefer their time outside with a bit more adventure, the Kyogle Mountain Bike Trails in Boorabee State Forest on the fringe of town offer a family-friendly network of trails to enjoy by foot or bike – and entry is totally free and open to the public.
There are also a number of well-maintained parks and playgrounds across the shire, where you can enjoy a barbecue or let the kids burn off some energy.
Kyogle Council supports a number of excellent resources available to the public, including the pool facilities in Kyogle, Woodenbong and Bonalbo; the Kyogle Library, with a variety of activities for all ages; and the Roxy Gallery, featuring art from talented local artists.
If you need to escape the elements, you can check out a movie at Kyogle Cinema or go bowling at the bowling alley connected to the Commercial Hotel (also known as the Top Pub) – they’ve even opened a new indoor play area for the kids. There are also a number of boutique shops – from clothing to home-wares.
If markets are more your speed, the weekly Farmers Markets on a Saturday morning offer local produce and crafts, often with musicians busking for a vibrant atmosphere. The monthly Kyogle Bazaar features local artisans and craftspeople, as well as some second-hand stalls – you never know what you’ll find! Or head to Woodenbong for the quarterly ‘Yowie Country’ market for great country atmosphere.
And for regular activities, there’s no shortage of sporting clubs, volunteer organizations and community groups to join. From touch footy to belly dancing, there’s something for everyone to try and feel involved in the community. Check out our article on What's Happening in Kyogle for more details.
Throughout the year, the Kyogle calendar is chockfull of events, including the Fairymount Festival, Billycart Derby, and of course the Kyogle Show. For the full list of what’s happening in Kyogle, Woodenbong, Bonalbo and beyond, go to http://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/events/list/
For more details information on attractions and things to do in Kyogle, visit https://www.visitkyogle.com.au/attractions-list/