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Murwillumbah offers an enormous range of sporting and recreation activities. You can enjoy the beauty of our lush green valley with a relaxing game of golf or get up close to the splendor of the magnificent Tweed River by joining the Rowing Club.

5 world heritage listed National Parks provide enough hiking tracks to keep you busy every weekend and for a real challenge, you can’t go past a climb up Mt Warning – the highest most easterly peak in Australia.

Our international standard hockey fields play host to hockey teams from around the world including teams training for the Olympics. Many sporting fields accommodation sports ranging from netball, soccer, rugby league and rugby union to tennis, bowls and croquet.

Murwillumbah has a number of sporting events which draw competitors and entrants from all over Australia.

The Tweed River Jockey Club at Tygalgah just out of town has regular race meetings throughout the year but the big events are Melbourne Cup Day in November and Murwillumbah Cup Day in June.

Both race meetings draw thousands of people as well as top line racehorses and jockeys and are high on the social calendar list.

Cycling has long been a popular sport in Murwillumbah and the Banana Festival Criterium is one of the feature cycling events for Tweed Gold Coast cycling community.

It is held on the last Sunday of the festival in August.

For car buffs the Speed on Tweed motor racing event is quickly establishing itself as the premier veteran and vintage race meeting in Australia.

From its inaugural meeting in 2002 the event has grown enormously and is held over three days in September.

More than 170 cars strut their stuff over the 1.4km street course.

Other sporting events in Murwillumbah include the hotly-contested equestrian events at the Murwillumbah Show and the annual Tweed River Swim Classic.