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The small town of Bonalbo is a convenient rest-stop on the scenic, border ranges routes linking Queensland's Southern Downs with the Northern Tablelands of NSW.

This is rugged, majestic country to be savoured like a good wine and, nestled at the foot of the Richmond Range, Bonalbo is just the place to sit back and reflect on the surrounding grandeur.

The Mount Lindesay and Bruxner highways and their support roads link such diverse towns as Warwick, Rathdowney, Stanthorpe and Tenterfield, and give access to standout reserves such as Mt Barney, Tooloom, Bald Rock and Giraween national parks.

It is a region rich in both history and natural beauty and is at the heart of the flourishing Granite Belt wine industry. Local Aborigines regard Haystack Mountain" - one of Bonalbo"s distinctive landmarks - as the incarnation of a Gidabal warrior named Nooloigah.

A tranquil picnic area on Peacock Creek, just a few kilometres to the north-east of town, is one of the prime spots to observe some of the local birdlife which includes wrens, bowerbirds, wedge-tailed eagles, black cockatoos, channel-billed cuckoos, spangled drongos and, especially in summer, the magnificent king parrots.

Bonalbo: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Club300 Bowling and Bar

Club300 Bowling and Bar is a premium Ten Pin Bowling venue. Licensed bar and cafe offering hot food, freshly made pizza, cold and hot drinks and snacks. Latest bowling technology and automated bumpers. Full disabled facilities including lift. Recently fully renovated.

Sunday is family day offering special family deals. Check out the weekly deals on the website. League bowling competitions take place four days a week. Functions, parties and corporate events are catered for, also available for hire is the VIP room. This all weather venue is fully air-conditioned and heated for your comfort.

Cox Lane
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.1K from Bonalbo

Greenroom Gallery

Greenroom is a boutique/gallery on the lovely promenade in Coffs Harbour owned and operated by Wayne and Charlotte French. They offer timeless designs, comfortable and flattering clothes for women with a heart for ethical and sustainable fashion and also basics for the men like hemp tees and bamboo socks.

Apart from their bamboo, hemp and organic cotton fashion they stock pure silk kaftans and kimonos in stunning colours all year around. You will also find colourful jewellery, scarves, fair trade gifts and small range of natural babywear. The fantastic ocean inspired art by Wayne French adds to the personal and vibrant ambience. They offer original work as well as reproduction in all sizes. Your options are endless.

Shop D4-5 The Promenade 321 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.3K from Bonalbo

Forest Sky Pier

The Forest Sky Pier is located at Sealy Lookout, within Bruxner Park Flora Reserve, Orara East State Forest - only five kilometres from Coffs Harbour. The Forest Sky Pier offers the visitor an amazing panoramic view from mountains to the Coffs Harbour coastline. The Pier extends 21 metres out from the Lookout and stands 15 metres above the forest floor.

Access is via sealed road for the majority of the drive. Head north from Coffs Harbour on the Pacific Highway, turn left onto Bruxner Park Road (just north of the Big Banana) then left again at the ridge top onto Scenic Drive, following the road up to the Lookout.

Parking, picnic tables and toilets are available at the site.

via Bruxner Park Road
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.4K from Bonalbo

Coffs Harbour City Gallery

The gallery has a very flexible exhibiting space of 200 square metres and presents a diverse programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions designed for the enjoyment and education of the community of Coffs Harbour and outlying regions.

Group visits, visits by schools, TAFE and other organisations are encouraged and the gallery and staff can be made available outside usual opening hours. The gallery runs several classes and workshops such as Adult Art, HSC Visual Arts tutorial, children's art classes and special workshops and lectures for Friends of the Gallery.

Rigby House,
Corner Coff and Duke Streets
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.6K from Bonalbo

Bonalbo: Events

Kitty Flanagan: Smashing (Coffs Harbour)

Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting "smashed".

Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education.


Duration: 1hr 20 mins (no interval).

Event Dates
      23rd Jun

1 Vernon Street
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.2K from Bonalbo

Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls

Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls
July 11 - 15
Australia's most prestigious junior football tournament
Australia's best female footballers compete in this prestigious youth tournament
Coffs Harbour

Event Dates
      4th Jul
      5th Jul
      6th Jul
      7th Jul
      8th Jul

Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.3K from Bonalbo

Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival

The International Buskers and Comedy Festival involves a huge number of shows in 11 different venues over seven days.

Entertainment includes artists from across the globe, including a strong Australian and local contingent, in Australia's largest gathering of professional buskers.

Shows include: family entertainment in Coffs Harbour City Centre ,performances in Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre; the Harbourside Markets along the harbour waterfront; Botanic Gardens:Park Beach Hotel (Hoey Moey), and Moonee Tavern near Moonee Beach and Kids Day at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club.

Adult shows will be staged at the Pier Hotel (on the Jetty Strip),

For a program of performances visit the website.

Please note: most shows are free with a requested donation to the performer's hat at the end , but check website for full details.

Event Dates
      24th Sep
      24th Sep
      25th Sep
      26th Sep
      27th Sep
      28th Sep
      29th Sep
      30th Sep
      1st Oct
      1st Oct

Coffs Harbour and Surrounds
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.3K from Bonalbo

Coffs Harbour Running Festival

The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1 kilometre half marathon, 10 kilometre fun run, five kilometre fun run, and a three kilometre family fun run/walk.

Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek Walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees, from the centre of town to the coast and back.

The event raises funds for local children's charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality, Early Connections Coffs Harbour and St John Ambulance.

Event Dates
      3rd Sep

Coffs Harbour Showground,
123 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.6K from Bonalbo

Made with Love Markets

Made with Love Markets are the first and only dedicated boutique handmade market for the Coffs Harbour region. Starting in August 2011, they are one of the biggest dedicated markets on the North Coast! They aim to showcase handmade, local, boutique and unique items made with love.

With between 80 and 100 stallholders at every market, you can find a wide variety of items - everything from jewellery, homewares, bags, clothing, accessories, toys, woodwork, soaps, candles, artwork, gourmet goodies and much more!

Their handmade market is held four times per year, and stallholders come from all over New South Wales.

Please have a look at the "Stallholder Directory' page on the website for a list of their stallholders for the upcoming markets. You can also find them on Facebook.

Event Dates
      19th Mar
      4th Jun
      27th Aug
      26th Nov

253 Pacific Highway,
Corner Vernon Street
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 2.6K from Bonalbo

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