Welcome to Alstonville
Historic Village of the Plateau
Alstonville is a charming village set amongst fertile, green rolling hills known for their rich red volcanic soil perfect for growing avocados, macadamia nuts, tropical fruits and coffee. The historic buildings have all the charm of yesteryear housing a number of art and antique galleries, an historical museum and places to relax and enjoy the locally grown coffee.
Originally known as Duck Creek Mountain, the village of Alstonville is central to many farms, orchards and nurseries and is famous for its Tibouchina Trees which line the streets and add a vibrant green and mauve colour throughout the village when flowering. Alstonville has a number of festivals and major events throughout the year including a rodeo and numerous trade fairs and expos at the large community centre.
Summerland House, previously known as the “House With No Steps”, has been operating near Alstonville since 1971 providing training and employment opportunities for in excess of 80 people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Now known as the agricultural hub of the region it is a must-see tourist attraction and education centre with over 150 000 visitors per year.
Located half way between Lismore and Ballina, Alstonville was established by the cedar cutters over a hundred years ago and you can still see a remnant of the ‘Big Scrub’ at Victoria Park where you follow a boardwalk through this sub-tropical rainforest.