Alstonville is situated on the plateau above Ballina and halfway to Lismore. The main street has a selection of convenience shops, cafes and historic pub. The surrounding Alstonville retions is picturesque countryside, with many farms, orchards and nurseries and is famous for its Tibouchina Trees which line the streets. Alstonville is also known for its rich red volcanic soil producing avocados, macadamia nuts, tropical fruits and coffee.
Originally known as Duck Creek Mountain, the village of 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.
Alstonville has a number of major events throughout the year including a rodeo and numerous trade fairs and expos at the large community centre.
Just south of town, Summerland House Farm is a beautifully maintained working farm, café, nursery and craft shop providing employment for people with disabilities.