historic river village
Upstream on the Richmond River, is the river village of Wardell. Grab your bait and head to the jetty for a spot of fishing or stop in at the Wardell Pie Shop for one of their legendary pies on route to Tourist Drive 28. The drive from Wardell to Alstonville takes in spectacular rural vistas as it rises to the top of the Alstonville Plateau.
Wardell has historic timber buildings, including Mayley House (1910). On the edge of the village in Pine Street is the historic Wardell cemetery. The cemetery has numerous interesting headstones, many belonging to the earliest Europeans to settle in the Wardell area. The cemetery's bush setting makes an important contribution to its heritage values.