Set on the junction of the Summerland and Bruxner highways, the Richmond River town of Casino is often dubbed the city of parks.
Council staff tend more than 20 reserves - most of which are equipped with picnic facilities - which works out at one park for every 500 Casino residents.
The most distinctive of the parks is the Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands reserve to the north of town. The wetlands - a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife, including Australia's only stork, the jabiru - are circled by a miniature railway system.
The local reaches of the river boast some popular fishing spots, and freshwater species are also caught off Cooke’s Weir.
Wide streets and shade verandahs add to Casino’s individual character, which is also reflected in the Folk Museum collections. Significant Aboriginal rock carvings are found about 20km west of the town.
Casino, which takes its name from the district's first pastoral property founded in 1840, is at the centre of one of Australia's most prolific beef producing regions and the town celebrates the cattle connection with the 12-day Beef Reach Festival in May.