Kyogle is the first (or last) major town when traveling south to the Casino and Lismore region. Kyogle is a very nice town that has all essential services. Kyogle is that typical small NSW town that has a wealth buzz about it. . Kyogle is an Aboriginal word meaning "plains turkey's (bustard) egg", a reference to the Scrub Turkey which is indigenous to the region.
Kyogle was founded in the 1830s as a lumber camp and lies on the banks of the Richmond River. Cattle grazing, dairy farming and Forestry are the primary industries. In times past, timber getting was the main reason for settlement in the area, with red cedar and hoop pine the main timber trees. Kyogle is known as a "gateway" to many National Parks.
In early January 2008 Kyogle was subject to major flooding when the Richmond River burst its banks after heavy rainfall around Kyogle and upstream. It was said that Kyogle was the worst affected town on the river with heights of 18.1 metres (59ft). This was the second worst flood in Kyogle on record, after the flood of 1954.
Kyogle is a nice spot and an overnight is recommended to get the best out of a visit.