Three Day Hinterland Itinerary


Casino and Beyond

Day One - Casino

Start the Morning

Grab a bite to eat and a coffee at one of the many eateries Casino has to offer before your adventure day.

Take a walk

Experience the beauty of the magnificent Richmond River in Casino and enjoy an early morning stroll along the Richmond River Scenic Walk. Offering delightful views and peaceful strolls for visitors of all ages, the Richmond River is the place to cool your feet and take in the natural beauty of the thriving ecosystem. You might even be lucky enough to spot a platypus.

Take a quick drive

Some people like winding country roads and others prefer long straight freeways. If you are the country road type, then you’ll love our Richmond Valley Hinterland Short Self Drive Tour. This tour takes you to the ‘top of the world’, where you will enjoy spectacular views, diverse landscapes, historic sites and great picnic facilities. You will pass through Casino, Hogarth Range, Mallanganee and Rappville, with many stops in between. Call in at Mallanganee Lookout for a peaceful picnic overlooking magnificent views of the Richmond Range, and on a clear day, you will see Mount Warning.

Have a rest

Enjoy a peaceful nights rest in Casino before your next big day.

Day Two - Casino

Start the 2nd Morning

Grab a bite to eat and a coffee at one of the many eateries Casino has to offer before your adventure day.

Grab a Paddle

If you’re a paddler, we have the perfect guides for you. Start your day off by exploring the Richmond River on our Casino paddle route. Between Jabour Weir and Cookes Weir, the Richmond River follows a 12 kilometre peaceful winding path through casuarina and callistemon decorated banks. This sets the scene for a brilliant day on the water. There are several beaches along the way for you to stop and have a rest. Turtles and platypus are locals you might encounter, both are shy and not easy to spot, however if you are quiet and alert, you could be treated to magical moments you will never forget.

Step Back in Time

Have a peaceful break and learn about the early days of our villages and the events that shaped our towns to what they are today. Steeped in history and with the wonderful resources and dedicated volunteers, you won’t be disappointed with our informative and engaging museums in Casino.

Enjoy some Art

If you enjoy street art, Casino has several painted buildings and alleyways that can be seen along the streets of our charming country town.

Meet a Buffalo, sleep in a Tipi

Head to Aranyani Bison Adventure Park for the afternoon. Just 35 kilometres from Casino, where you will experience and visit a working American bison ranch. You can go for the day or glamp it up in one of the Native American style tipis or there are campsites available. There are plenty of fun activities on offer including, mini golf, canoeing, beach volleyball, argo tours, swimming, feeding the Bison’s, plus many more. Situated at Myrtle Creek, this is an experience you will never forget.

Day Three - Richmond Range National Park

Explore National Parks

A great day trip from Casino to explore the subtropical bush, relax at scenic picnic and campground areas or even use the park management trails to go horse riding. Richmond Range National Park offers World Heritage rainforest walks, tranquil campgrounds, scenic views, and horse riding, just a short drive from Casino.

Stretch your legs on a walk through the ancient rainforest, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, or take panoramic views across the Richmond River valley from a lookout.

Are you more of a 4WD type of person? The well-maintained Cambridge Plateau scenic drive is a great way to explore the striking views between Mallanganee in the south and Mount Brown to the north. The road skirts along the ridge through Richmond Range National Park, overlooking steep slopes towards the Richmond Valley below.

This 32km scenic stretch road is an easy drive that takes you through superb examples of World Heritage rainforest, drier landscapes of grass trees, tall eucalypt forest and open woodland before pulling into the Peacock Creek campsite.

The picnic area and camping spot await you whenever you’re ready to stretch your legs. Near a bend in Peacock Creek, a peaceful and picturesque clearing is available to park your tent or caravan before heading to the Cambridge Plateau picnic area to unwind.