The team at Discover Richmond Valley is excited to welcome visitors back to explore our beautiful region. Come out to play in the Richmond Valley to experience pristine beaches, World Heritage-listed rainforests, rich history and country scenery. 

We have put together some of our favourite Richmond Valley experiences for you to explore. 

National Parks, State Forests and Reserves

In the Richmond Valley you will encounter a unique variety of national parks, State forests and reserves. Home to rare and endangered mammals, stunning birds and breathtaking views, our national parks stretch from the beach to the bush to vast open ranges and pockets of World Heritage-listed rainforests.

Broadwater National Park is perfect for hiking, picnics, fishing and whale watching. The park’s walking tracks take visitors from scenic bush land to sandy beaches. 

Bundjalung National Park is popular for visitors seeking an outdoor adventure. The popular Black Rocks Campground is located closely to stunning beaches and Jerusalem Creek

Dirawong Reserve walking tracks follow the stunning headland at Evans Head. Along the walk expect to see beautiful scenery, natural caves, secluded beaches and you might even spot dolphins or whales. 

For more information on national parks, State forests and reserves in the Richmond Valley click here.

Water Activities and Adventures

Broadwater and Evans Head provide perfect lookouts and headlands to spot whales and dolphins. Now is the perfect time to search for whales in NSW as 20,000 humpbacks migrate up the North Coast. Whale watching cruises are available through Arrow’s Fishing Charters in Evans Head. Check out our whale watching guide here

Kayak, canoe or paddle board along the Evans River to take in the sea breeze and coastal scenery. If you are looking for a leisurely country paddle the Richmond River runs through the towns of Woodburn, Coraki and Casino. Keep an eye out in the trees for koalas along the riverbank. 

The Richmond River is a popular fishing spot and boat ramps are located in Woodburn, Coraki and Casino. For deep sea or saltwater fishing Evans Head is the perfect destination for anglers. There are also two fishing charters that operate in Evans Head, Evans Head Fishing Charters and Arrow’s Fishing Charters. 

Water skiing is a popular activity on the Richmond River. There are long stretches of river between Woodburn and Coraki. Both towns also feature jetties which are perfect to tie up to for a break and explore the towns.

Parks and Picnic Areas

Host family and friends at one of the Richmond Valley’s scenic picnic areas. 

Rileys Hill Dry Dock is a hidden gem in the Richmond Valley. There is plenty of space for picnics and outdoor activities. There is also informational signage throughout the area depicting the history of the Dry Dock. 

The Broadwater Koala Reserve is a peaceful spot to have a picnic. Follow the tracks around the reserve and you might find a local koala. 
If you enjoy river views Coraki, Woodburn and Casino are perfect locations to enjoy a stroll through the locals parks and have a picnic. 

For more information on parks and playgrounds in the Richmond Valley click here