Cawongla is an unusual name which combines Campbell, the name of the area’s first white settler and ‘wonga’ an Aboriginal word for hill.

The traditional farming community has been boosted by the arrival of new settlers buying into multiple occupancies with many residents forming alternative lifestyle communities. A number of artisans call this culturally creative community home. Cawongla General Store and Gallery Restaurant proudly display local works. The restaurant is also a great place for lunch or dinner or just a quick refreshment break. Cawongla is about a 15min drive along Kyogle Road, over the Cawongla Range east of Kyogle.

The World Heritage listed Border Ranges National Park is close by and well worth a visit. Nimbin and Wollumbim/Mt Warning National Park are also accessible further along Kyogle Road making for a wonderful day trip.