Proclaimed on the 27th March 1907, this picturesque village 13km north from Kyogle on the Summerland Way is a unique rural based community with a population of around 130.
Wiangaree once catered for the thriving dairy and timber industries, both of which declined significantly in the 1970’s. Now Wingaree enjoys a more peaceful lifestyle and is the western gateway of the World Heritage listed Border Ranges National Park. On the banks of the Richmond River, Wiangaree’s rural surrounds consists of beef production, dairying, and general horticulture activities.
Wiangaree General Store is where you treat yourself to a variety of refreshments and cooked meals and experience a big dose of country hospitality while gathering local tourist information. The old style general store is open 7 days a week from 6.30am. They are also licenced, sell orchids, and display relics of local history.
Wiangaree also boasts a Primary School, Rodeo/recreation grounds, Tennis court, Anglican Church and has a school bus service 5 days per week into Kyogle.
Picnic and toilet facilities are available at the newly developed park area in front of the Wiangaree Store where you can sit and relax or you can park your car by the lake at the southern end of the village and enjoy the tranquility and birdlife (no facilities here though).