WOODBURN

Woodburn is a small crossroads town that is encounted when traveling from Maclean to Ballina. The turn-off to Evans Head is also at Woodburn. Woodburn is pretty much a strip town that has most essential services. Lismore is a short distance to the west of the town.

Woodburn is also on the banks of the Richmond River, and the reason for the name is not clear.

Prior to the arrival of European settlers in the 1840s, the Woodburn area - known as Maniworkan to the Indigenous inhabitants - was the home of the Bundjalung people. Woodburn was an important river port until the decline in river transportation along the Richmond led to a decline in the town's own fortunes. Today, the income associated with the town's position on one of Australia's major highways is important to the local economy, as are the fields of sugar cane surrounding the town. The tourist resort of Evans Head is 10 km south-east of Woodburn.

Woodburn has two churches. The Anglican and a Catholic. The latter was not sighted.

The Woodburn War Memorial is represented with a small stone and garden.

The Woodburn Hotel is a tavern type pub.

Woodburn has some nice features, not the least the Clarence River.

Woodburn would not be a destination town but if passing through a coffee or refreshment may be in order.

 

 

 

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