The name Woodenbong is derived from a Githabul Tribal Nation word meaning wood ducks on water.
Woodenbong is just 10 km south of the Queensland border. It is situated five kilometres south of the junction of the Summerland Way and the Mount Lindesay Road, which leads to Legume and eventually Tenterfield. At the 2006 census, Woodenbong had a population of 333.
Dairy farming and cattle grazing are the two main industries. It is a very picturesque town nestled among mountains and valleys. A number of National Parks are close to Woodenbong, some of which are declared World Heritage areas.
Woodenbong will be diversion trip. But if the traveler is on the nearby Kyogle route refreshment may be in order.