Woodenbong is the first (or last) town encounted in NSW when traveling the Brisbane to Lismore inland route. Woodenbong is a very small valley town that has most essential services.

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.

It is 798 km north-east of Sydney, 145 km from Brisbane and 60 km north-west of Kyogle.

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.

The Woodenbong War Memorial is represented with the school gates. The names are all acknowledged within the RSL.

The Woodenbong Catholic Church is the surviving congregational church.

The Woodenbong Hotel has a great prominence within the town, this old pub also.

Woodenbong will be diversion trip. But if the traveler is on the nearby Kyogle route refreshment may be in order.

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