Murwillumbah is a township in the Tweed Valley on the far North coast of New South Wales. It is the local infrastructure hub for the Tweed Valley area and is blessed with natural beauty especially if you like rainforest and spectacular vistas. It’s just across the Queensland border, just over an hour from Brisbane and 20 odd minutes from the fabulous Tweed Coast beaches.
One of the first things you will notice on approaching, is the spectacular nearby dormant volcano, Mount Warning (named by Captain Cook). The local area is essentially the eroded remains of the volcano which forms a big bowl (caldera) with a volcanic plug in the middle. There are a number of nearby National Parks to visit. The local area is a mix of fertile farms growing cane, bananas or beef and rugged surrounding mountains covered in ancient rainforest.
It’s just a short detour from the Pacific Highway and a great place to break up your journey. You can’t go wrong with a visit to the local Tweed Regional Gallery to see the Margaret Olley Arts Centre and then dropping back into the town centre for lunch or afternoon tea at the Austral Cafe.
If you are adventurous then you can take the roads less travelled down to Nimbin and on to Lismore or back to Queensland via the Numinbah Valley.
Places worth a visit;
- Mt Warning
- Fingal Head
- Cabaria Beach