Alstonville - a quaint little town just 13 kilometres west of Ballina and situated on 'the plateau' and provides plenty of hidden gems to discover. Its wide streets, heritage buildings and beautiful gardens, along with its cosy cafes, unique stores and farm fresh produce make Alstonville an experience not to miss. Well known for macadamia farms and coffee plantations in the surrounds, the village has great gift shops to browse, a country pub in the heart of town and some lovely cafes.
The town itself is surrounding by subtropical parks, gardens and farms, including Victoria Park Nature Reserve, a remnant of the 'Big Scrub' - the vast rainforest which once blanketed the Northern Rivers region.
Visit Summerland Farm, a working avocado and macadamia farm. Stop in and experience its beauty, walk through the beautiful gardens, enjoy a coffee or stay for lunch and taste the region's local produce. We highly recommend you book a farm picnic to experience your very own slice of heaven in the Macadamia orchard or gardens, they'll even supply the picnic rug and cushions!
Take a step back in time at the historic Crawford House Museum built in 1910 for William Ambrose Crawford and his bride Olive. The Museum is open Fridays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. It is heritage listed and is part of the Alstonville Heritage Trail that takes in a number of heritage listed buildings on a self-guided walking tour.
There is something for everyone in this gorgeous and friendly town and its surrounds.