KYOGLE

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.

Heritage factors are clearly important.

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 has two museums. The Heritage Museum by the pool and Movie Film Museum at the theatre.

There are two classic NSW pubs within the town.

The Commercial has some very interesting boxing photographs that will be of interest. Kyogle has produced a large number of quality boxers.

The congregational churches in Kyogle are a mixture of old and not so old. The Catholic and Anglican being the largest.

The Kyogle War Memorial is located near the swimming pool and is a worthy acknowledgement. The Vietnam by the museum

Kyogle is a nice spot and an overnight is recommended to get the best out of a visit.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course