Comboyne Community Centre

About Comboyne

Comboyne Screen SaverExperience the natural beauty with all your senses. Fresh mountain air, green pastures, forests, peace and tranquillity. Comboyne is a beautiful place of rolling green hills, forests, streams, waterfalls and magnificent open skies.

The Comboyne Plateau lies between the valleys of the Manning River to the south and the Hastings River to the north. It is about 60km south-west of Port Macquarie, 35km west of Kew and 54km north-west of Taree. The plateau lies primarily within in the Port Macquarie Hastings LGA and it borders the Greater Taree LGA.

The plateau has an area of approximately 180 square kilometres. The topography is unique; it is a volcanic plateau, ranging from 600 – 800 metres above sea level. The region has deep red basalt soils and a high rainfall. The plateau was originally covered by spectacular rainforests, but extensive clearing has left only a few pockets of remnant vegetation. The plateau edges are surrounded by several State Forests and Reserves.

Farming

Since white settlement, about 100 years ago, the region has been a prime dairy farming area. Over recent years a number of horticultural enterprises have been established. These include plantings of avocados, macadamias, blueberries and other fruits and vegetables.

Population

There are approximately 800 people on the Comboyne Plateau. In the Comboyne Village there are less than 200 residents with about 600 on the surrounding plateau.

Community Facilities

  • Comboyne Public School - a two teacher school and 30 students
  • Comboyne Pre-School - open Tues to Thur with 15 pre-schoolers
  • Comboyne Community Centre - a multi purpose centre with arts, crafts, local gourmet foods and environmental personal & household products; computer & broadband access; training; history group; community health care and Centrelink agency
  • Churches - Catholic, Uniting & Church of England
  • War Memorial Hall - houses the pre-school, aerobics class and community events such as the Comboyne Spring Fair
  • Ex-Servicemens and Citizens Club - Club facilities, bowling & community events
  • Rural Fire Brigade
  • Tennis Courts & Showground
  • Businesses
  • Comboyne Community Store & Post Office
  • Comboyne Rural Produce Store
  • The Udder Cow Cafe
  • Sheathers Garage
  • Eris McCarthy Electrical
  • Comboyne Culture Cheese

Transport

There is no public transport. School buses run to Wauchope and Port Macquarie during school term time only.

 

This website was funded through the Towns and Villages Futures Program.