Situated alongside the bustling Bruxner Highway and approximately 40 Km west of Casino on the western fringes of the Northern Rivers of NSW sits the quiet and quaint rural village of Mallanganee. This hidden treasure of the Northern Rivers is the beating heart of nearby small rural townships, with its rich Australian and indigenous cultural heritage and thriving local economy.
Coining its name from the local indigenous community, the Bundjalung People, Mallanganee means Place of Tall Pines, of which the nearby Mallanganee State Forest is renowned for.
With a general store, post office, mechanic, service station, pub, cafe, hairdresser, French restaurant and more, this small community of 150 has something to offer passersby and those who wish to stay a little longer
Mallanganee offers visitors and locals alike a rich variety of sightseeing and entertainment for the entire family. From bull rides and campdrafts to dances and star gazing, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. The annual Mallanganee Campdraft is the towns biggest event attracting competitors from around the country for a 3 day extravaganza. The event is supported by many local businesses and charity organisations such as the Lions Club.
Please visit our calendar page for what’s coming up.
For all Malanganee has to offer, the breathtaking scenery has to be the crowning glory. From lush pastures to tranquil rainforests, this rural community certainly has it all.
Perched high above the township you’ll find the Mallanganee lookout, where you can experience unhindered views to Mount Warning in the north to the Gibraltar Range to the west, and just about everything in between. On a clear night you can catch the lights of seaside towns and villages.
Adjacent to the lookout is Cambridge Plateau, which also offers stunning views and a nice secluded picnic area.
Enjoy a stroll through the village admiring some of the local attractions, monuments and turn of the century buildings. Stop by the town park where you can have a picnic lunch while the children play on the well maintained playground equipment. All in a welcoming and scenic surrounds.
Many of the local businesses will greet you with open arms and welcome you as a local, offering friendly advice on what’s on and how to get there.
As the day draws to a close the local pub or hilltop French restaurant can accommodate your dietry needs, with the local cafe only too happy to serve you in the morning.