Mallanganee Memorial Park

 

A memorial park featuring an entrance consisting of a two-tone brick arch with gates. The left and right pillars each have an honour roll attached. A relief sculpture is set in the wall to the left of the gate. The memorial was dedicated by Lt Col. The Hon. M. F. Bruxner.

Covered eating areas, children’s play facilities, toilets.

The Mallanganee National Park is a short drive from the village and worth a look/drive to it.

 

Mallanganee & District Centenary

16-May-2017
16-May-2017
16-May-2017
Photographs supplied by John Huth

The monument commemorates the centenary of Mallanganee and District from 1878 to 1978. The structure, which is located in the Memorial park, contains a time capsule to be opened in 2028.

Patrick McNamee Anzac Memorial Park-Bonalbo

Situated on the Cnr of Koreelah St and Clarence Way, Bonalbo, next to the District Hall, this is a lovely little park to stop and take a break in. Toilets are located nearby and there is a café open some days in the adjacent Hall.

Patrick McNamee ANZAC Memorial Park was established on land donated by Mr Patrick McNamee and dedicated in memory of those who served in World War One. The Memorial Park was officially opened in 1938. Roses, in memory of those who served, are planted around the edge of the park and there is a small rotunda where visitors can sit and enjoy the view.

In 2017  a Bronze Statue of  “The Bonalbo working dog” was unveiled in the park as a tribute, marking Bonalbo as the birthplace of working cattle dog trials and to honour our working dog mates.

Bonalbo village with a population around 300 is an ideal location to base yourself and to explore the Upper Clarence River valley. Visitors can enjoy the variety of facilities available, including a round of golf, take  a walk watching the birdlife, observe the sentinel Hoop pines or take a pic of the old gaol door outside the Post Office.

 

Norman Johnston Park -Bonalbo

Located in the small village of Bonalbo on Woodenbong Rd (also known as Clarence Way). The rest area provides clean toilets and has a large area to exercise pets. Close to all village facilities.  There is also a childrens play ground facility and the park is mainly used as a day rest/picnic area.

The site includes sporting facilities, public swimming pool, camping grounds and a small water body. Peacock Creek forms a vegetated corridor along the rear southern boundary of the site. The
Bonalbo Caravan and Tourist Park is at the easternmost edge of the site and includes a toilet and shower block, camp kitchen and powered and unpowered sites

The Bonalbo swimming pool is just down the road and open only during the warmer months.

Opening hours for the pool:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays – 2-6pm
  • Tuesdays – Closed

MOORE PARK NATURE RESERVE

This tiny reserve is not part of the area of the ‘Big Scrub’ but is all that remains of an area once known as Boyd’s Scrub. Several stands of gallery rainforest, including black bean and silky oak, provide habitat for a large colony of grey-headed flying-foxes and endangered black flying-foxes.

It is the most important example of black bean rainforest in NSW and is just off the Summerland Way near the locality of Old Grevillia, 26klms north of Kyogle.

Moore Park picnic area, at the north end of Moore Park Reserve, is the best place to start any visit to the area. Pack a barbecue lunch and settle down around some tables in the cool shade of the rainforest. The picnic area is surrounded by beautiful scenery at the junction of Findon Creek and Richmond River. You might notice the high ridges of McPherson Range and Border Ranges National Park. Richmond Range begins to rise to the west and south.

You may see groups of grey-headed flying foxes hanging from tree limbs near the picnic area Their natural foods are native fruits and the blossoms and nectar of eucalypts.  Massing together, they make a dramatic spectacle, but be careful not to disturb their camp when it’s occupied. When the bats are in residence, please avoid disturbing them as much as possible. Birds which is may be seen include Brown capped Emerald Dove, Rose-Crowned Fruit Dove, Noisy Pitta, Bared cockatoo-shrike, Golden whistler and the Azure Kingfisher.

MALLANGANEE LOOKOUT

Situated on the peak of the Richmond Range is the spectacular Mallanganee Lookout. Located approximately 40 minutes west of Casino, just off the Bruxner Highway.

Cast your eyes across the canopy of the wondrous Mallanganee Nature Reserve and Cambridge Plateau. On a clear day you can see Mount Warning and across the coastal region to the east. To the west you can see the Great Dividing Range along the horizon, overlooking the village of Mallanganee.

No toilet facilites are here, nearest would be in Mallanganee itself. Funding is being sought for upgrading the picnic shelters/tables, fencing, car park area and better signage. (2020)

Discover the pure beauty of this Heritage area and enjoy the diversity of flora and fauna the Mallanganee Range has to offer.

Also, at the entrance of the Lookout is “Little Cambridge”, a lovely little hidden gem of a great country restaurant. Well worth a visit to sit and enjoy the magnificent views from their verandah. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice social distancing. Contact them on 02 66645143

 

 

Labyrinth

23m-wide labyrinth project  for Kyogle

Kyogle Council has thrown its support behind a 23m-wide labyrinth project.
Kyogle Council has thrown its support behind a 23m-wide labyrinth project.

Since then a group known as Friends of the Labyrinth have worked hard to bring the idea to fruition. Kyogle Council are on board with the project and have committed funds and expertise to make it a reality.

The labyrinth has been constructed by council and community in Alcorn Park near the Caravan park/ tennis courts, an area historically known as the bull pen.

The labyrinth measures 23m across and community volunteers have assisted in the construction of the brick and paver labyrinth.

The labyrinth surface comprises of a turfed path suitable for wheelchairs and people with restricted mobility.

The pavers sit flush with the surface to make the area easy for council mowers to maintain and are laser etched with designs, wording and names created by community members.

Artistic embellishments will be added to the surrounds post construction and include a centrepiece. A large wooden portal entrance way has also been contructed at the beginning,(July 2020) with garden beds surrounding the area.

A great way to relax and contemplate is to enjoy a slow walk around its meandering circle and the  relax on the seat in the middle.

To find out more about the project simply phone Harmony Walsh on 0416 956 744.

Anzac Park -Kyogle

Anzac Park is located in the centre of town, a block behind the main street at the cnr Anzac Drive and Walters St, and near a small lake.

At the Park you will find an fenced children’s play area, picnic tables, skate park are (with some covered seating), 2 basketball  courts, a Pump track,  and some outdoor gym equipment (also suitable for those in wheelchairs).  Nearby there is an electric BBQ along with covered seating and toilets.

All this is  located around a lovely lake where you may get the chance to see a variety of birds.

Please note: Anzac Park is not an off leash area for dogs. The only designated ‘off leash Dog Exercise Area’ is at the rear of the Recreation Ground, which is between Kyogle Gardens Caravan Park and the railway line.  In any other public area or park in the Shire, unless sign posted otherwise, all dogs must be restrained on a leash attached to a person.

Kyogle Skate Park

Let the kids burn off some energy by letting them loose at the Kyogle Skate Park. Ollies, Kick Flips, Shuvits, whatever you call it, it’s good clean fun. Best of all it’s right in town and its doesn’t cost a cent.

Located in Anzac park, cnr Anzac Drive & Walters St.  This parkland area includes fenced childrens play area, Basketball courts, Skate Park, and New Pump track (May 2020)which is very popular with all ages and can be used on any form of bike, scooters etc. You’ll also find some great outdoor Gym equipment, BBQ area, undercover seating, and toilets.

Bonalbo bbq area

A bbq area is located in Norman Johnston Park. A playground, toilets, a historic steam roller and an oval for fun games are all located nearby. The local swimming pool is just up the road and only open during the warmer weather, usually from around the Sept school holidays.

Playground in Bonalbo

The playground in Norman Johnston Park, Bonalbo is a community favourite. Toilets and a bbq area are located nearby and a historic steamroller can be investigated.

The Bonalbo Caravan and Tourist Park is at the easternmost edge of the site and includes a toilet and shower block, camp kitchen and powered and unpowered sites. The local swimming pool, open during the warmer months is also nearby.