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In the 1850s, Wardell was a cedar getter settlement known as 'Blackwall' where two saw mills operated and the river trade flourished. As the availability of cedar wood diminished, so the opportunity arose for the planting of sugar cane and this now remains the main industry of Wardell.

Wardell is a great fishing spot and the 'Wardell Walkabout' is a tour of the historic buildings of a bygone era. A brochure is available at the Ballina Visitor Centre.


Wardell: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ballina Byron Skirmish

Paintball Skirmish Ballina Byron, formally known as Ballina Adventure Park, has been providing awesome paintball activities and gaming at affordable prices for over 18 years. They pride themselves in providing a high quality and reliable skirmish service to their gamers, who should only expect the very best experience.

Take your pick of multiple playing fields, paintball battles and skirmish packages. Special paintball deals for bucks and hens parties, large groups or workplace combat team building events.

Accommodation options nearby.

700 Pimlico Road
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 4.0K from Wardell

Frank Miles Bronze Fine Art Studio

Frank Miles bronze sculpture 'Steptoe' (Pelican) can be viewed at Lance Ferris wharf at Fawcett Park, on Ballina's Richmond River. Some of Frank's sculptures can be viewed at his gallery situated next to his studio in Alstonville. Works can also be ordered directly from his online gallery.

Frank is happy to provide a short tour of current work plus discuss techniques and designs, as well as private or public commissions. Frank remains very buoyant about art and so continues to create interesting and diverse sculptures. Everyone should have art around them, as it lifts the spirits and produces general well being.

3/25 Kays Lane
Alstonville, NSW, 2477

Located 11.0K from Wardell

Amaze n Place

Home of the Living Lattice Labyrinth - the largest maze in the world grown in this fashion as a result of the inosculation of over 9,000 trees. Due to its open structure, claustrophobics will be relaxed in this maze, as will parents of young children.

You can explore the labyrinth to find The Tower, play The Seekers Game, or just take a meditative stroll along the broad Living Lattice Paths which are suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

Puzzles are available to play with and range from jigsaws for toddlers to the most mind-bending challenges. These puzzles are also for sale and are ideal as gifts - especially for those who are difficult to buy for.

Experience fine local coffee, tea and home-made cake either the coffee shop or on the veranda, overlooking the maze. Deliciously fresh lunches are available and are made using local produce.

Only open through school holidays.

149 Wardell Road
Alstonville, NSW, 2477

Located 11.4K from Wardell

Summerland House Farm - House With No Steps

Summerland House Farm is a 'must do' attraction in the Northern Rivers. There is something for everyone.

A day at Summerland House Farm has fun for all the family. Children love the water park and playground, and parents love to unwind in the tropical grounds.

The Cafe serves local coffee and a chance to taste the region with a selection of local food on the menu.

The farm's Gift Shop and Nursery has one of the largest selections of plants and gifts in the Northern Rivers and 'The Grocer', a new Regional Food Showcase, is a one stop shop for regional produce and gourmet hampers.

The Farm's newest attraction, the Tractor Tour, winds its way through the macadamias and avocados highlighting historical points of interest and agricultural facts.

Contact Summerland House Farm for more details.

253 Wardell Road
Alstonville, NSW, 2477

Located 11.4K from Wardell

Crawford House

Crawford House is the home of the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society, Community Resource Centre, and a small museum. In 2003 the Society restored this Federation style property which displays household items from the 1900s to the 1960s.

It has a research room and a collection of materials relating to the history of Alstonville.

Originally known as 'Olivene', the house was built in 1910 by DC Connor of Ballina for Mr William Ambrose Crawford and his new bride, Olive (nee White).

Discover how rural families lived in the last century, or research your family history in this lovely Federation home.

10 Wardell Road
Alstonville, NSW, 2477

Located 12.5K from Wardell

Ballina Olympic Pool and Waterslide

Ballina Memorial Olympic Pool and Waterslide is located in the Ballina CBD next to the Richmond River. There are three pools: toddlers pool, learn-to-swim pool and 50 metre Olympic pool with solar heated water, situated across a large lawn area with palm trees.

Wheelchair access ramps enable easy access to the pool grounds and a disabled access hoist is available for use (for further information contact the Pool Managers on the number provided).

Women's and men's change rooms are available for use on site, and include toilet and heated shower facilities.

Food and drinks can be purchased from the pool kiosk, and picnic tables are on the grounds for your use.

There are two waterslides - a shorter slide for a gentle ride, and a longer faster slide for the waterslide enthusiast.

River Street
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 12.8K from Wardell

Wardell: Events

WilderQuest Convict Kids on Goat Island

Do you love stories about long ago? If you do, this WilderQuest holiday adventure's for you. You'l take a trip to Goat Island and into Sydney's past.

Be transported back in time to Sydney in 1836. You'll be a convict working in a quarry gang. You'll play different roles and hear lots of stories. You'll even take part in an absolutely wild 'convict escape' that takes you to a new environment. You'll find out about how the early settlers lacked bush survival skills, contrasted with the excellent bush skills of Sydney's Aboriginal People. Finally, you'll come back to the present. You'll be issued with a 'Ticket of Leave' so you can return to your community not as a convict, but as a free person.

Goat Island
Goat Island, NSW, 2477

Located 4.1K from Wardell

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars- Ballina

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is returning for another stellar season.

The free event kicks off at 5:30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster animation Zootopia screens at sundown.

Don't miss out on the most up to date event information by visiting the website or liking them on Facebook.

Event Dates
      4th Nov
      4th Nov

Kingsford Smith Drive
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 12.5K from Wardell

Trapeze Beach Camp

The Trapeze Beach Camp is a program for everyone who ever had a dream to fly! They have created a unique, group experience in a new venue for aerial arts.

Be part of a unique group experience at the beautiful white sands of Ballina Beach Australia guided by former Cirque Du Soleil star, Olga Sidorova.

Learn swinging trapeze, bungee, rope, aerial hoop, spinning, tissu, duo aerial hoop and handstands/flexibility.

Experience a perfect world between ocean and sky.

Ballina Beach Village,
440 South Ballina Beach Road
South Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 12.7K from Wardell

Wardell: Travel Tips

Alstonville Visitor Information Centre

Call into the Summerland House Farm to access the Alstonville Visitor Information Centre for information on the local area. The friendly staff can provide you with a range of information on local attractions, upcoming events, assistance with accommodation and other services as required.

Maps and brochures are also available, together with a selection of souvenirs and other great merchandise.

While you are there, explore Summerland House Farm, including tractor farm tours which take you around the wonderful surroundings of the farm a grocer and the cottage museum. Watch the kids have a ball in the water park after playing a round of mini golf. Don't forget to check out the newest family attraction on the farm, 'pick your own tomatoes'! Come along between 10 and 12 everyday and have the opportunity to pick your own locally grown cherry or big red tomatoes fresh from the ground.

253 Wardell Road,
(Summerland House Farm)
Alstonville, NSW, 2477

Located 10.4K from Wardell

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