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

Dog N Bull Hotel – Bonalbo

The Dog n’ Bull Hotel guarantees great modern accommodation with 4 motel style rooms. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms including Double, Single and Twin and Triple which are fully serviced everyday. Guest rooms include: private en-suite, air-conditioning, small bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster and a television (breakfast included in tariff). The Hotel is open 7 days per week,   11.00 am-12 midnight (depending on patronage), except Sunday 11.00 am-10.00 pm and The Blue Wren Bistro offers modern Australian fusion cuisine in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere.

 

Price Range

Please contact Hotel directly for room rates

Bonalbo Tourist Park and Campground

Located in small rural village, you will enjoy the peace and quiet of this caravan park. Backing on to the local creek, you can camp/park under the shade of a tree and read a book whilst listening to the birds.

There are many scenic drives, picnic grounds, bush walking and off road experiences to be had in this region and from Bonalbo you can enjoy day visits to the Yabbra State Forest, where stately flooded gums with their white trunks, stand like ghosts, or nearby Bean Creek Falls.

Markets Held around the Kyogle LGA

There is nothing more satisfying that going along to a local market,  and support the locals and help with the local economy.

Kyogle LGA has an assortment of markets held throughout the months or seasons.

** Kyogle Farmers markets.  Held Every Saturday morning, Stratheden St, Kyogle 8am-12noon. Local produce;  Fruit & veg stalls; plus an assortment of other stalls throughout the month which may include crafts, plants, books, cake/biscuit stall. So come along and be surprised.

** Kyogle Bazaar Market. Held the 4th Saturday of each month, at the Amphitheatre Park, behind and around the Visitor Info Centre from 9am-2pm. A huge variety of stalls and live entertainment.

** Bonalbo Markets. Held on the 1st Sunday of each month, at the Bonalbo Hall, adjoining the park from 10am-1pm. Worth the drive to one of our lovely little villages. Lots of other things to see in and around Bonalbo whilst you are there.

** Tabulam Community Markets. Held the 2nd Sunday of each month, in the Hall and surrounding grounds in Barnes st, Tabulam, (behind the Tabulam Co-op) from 9am-2pm.

** Woodenbong Seasonal “Yowie” Markets. As the name suggests Woodenbongs market celebrates our changes of seasons ( hence only 4 a year). Held on the last Saturday of the month at the end of each season in February, May, August, and November. Held at the Woodenbong Public Hall grounds 8am-2pm.

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.

Bonalbo Old Gaol Door

The old gaol door was found on a farm outside Bonalbo. Exactly which of the several Bonalbo lock-ups it belonged to has not been determined yet.It has now been restored and is sited outside the Bonalbo Post Office.

The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast-Bonalbo

The Old Bank BNB is located in the heart of Bonalbo, in a beautiful old bank building. It is within walking distance of local shops, parks, the hotel and, a little further away, the local bowls club.

The Bonalbo Working Dog Statue-Bonalbo

A bronze statue of a working dog was unveiled in 2017. It is located in Patrick McNamee Anzac Memorial Park, Bonalbo. The statue was designed and sculpted by Catherine Anderson of Boonah,Qld, under the guidance of local dog triallers who required quality detailing. It marks Bonalbo as the birthplace of working dog trials using cattle and also honours the role played by working dogs in rural life. The Bonalbo Show Society co-ordinated the project A replica of The Bonalbo Township Company seal can also be seen in the park.