Set in an Upper Richmond River Valley in the Border Ranges, the northern NSW town of Kyogle is the commercial centre for rich dairy and mixed agricultural land.
The World Heritage -listed Border Ranges National Park, with its well-defined walking tracks and its lookouts to Mt Warning and the Tweed Valley, is just 27km to the north-east.
Lismore, 30km to the south, leads to coastal resort towns like Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron Bay. Scenic drives through the ranges lead north to Warwick and the Darling Downs and to Rathdowney in the Gold Coast hinterland.
There are plenty of picnic spots in the Kyogle district and bass and catfish lure the angler to the regional waterways and nearby Toonumbar Dam.
Your first stop in Kyogle should be the Captain Cook Memorial Lookout at the top of Mt Fairy which stands guard over the town. The view of the town and the lush Richmond Valley is spellbinding.
Kyogle is linked to Casino, Lismore and Tenterfield by the Summerland Way and the Bruxner Highway, but the most scenic approach is from the north on the Lions Road which connects with Rathdowney on the Queensland side of the border.