A drive in the country
Within an hour’s drive of Casino there are fine vintage wares, panoramic views of mountains, tasty coffee in hidden away cafes and you could be lucky enough to pat a bison.
Explore the beauty of Richmond Valley surrounding NSW’S Beef Capital by starting in Casino with a strong coffee at coffee.com cafe, next to the Commercial Hotel.
Or on a warm day head into the historic pub for a cold beer. Plan your day trip while you enjoy the art deco buildings in Casino.
The Casino Folk Museum, opposite the police station on Walker St, has information booklets to guide you through the historical walk.
Head west out of Casino on Sextonville Rd towards Hogarth Range and Mallanganee.
Travel through the lush dairy country of Mummulgum before the Mallanganee Lookout on the left of the highway.
From the lookout, you can view the plateau of rich volcanic soil that supports farms and orchards.
Head 20km south of Casino on the Summerland Way and you’ll find a turnoff on the right to the old Rappville Pub, known as The Rappy by locals.
A timber town, Rappville is a quiet village and the 1911 pub is the meeting place. Every night the XPT passes through on its Sydney to Casino route and customers wave from the top balcony of the restored pub.
Pat a bison
The delightfully named Myrtle Creek is only 30km south of Casino on Summerland Way. Turn left on Elliots Rd and Aranyani Bison is 7km along on the right hand side.
Aranyani Bison Tourist Adventure Park sits along 2.5km of Myrtle Creek, which is a great spot to fish.
The park offers tipi-style camping, archery, putt putt mini golf and, of course, bison.
The surrounding Bungawalbin country is vast and wild and something about the place makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time.
The bridge that crosses the Clarence River at Tabulam is one of the many sights that can be enjoyed on a day trip out of Casino.