Murwillumbah - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located along the banks of the Tweed River, at the foothills of the McPherson
Ranges, is the township of Murwillumbah. Only 13 km south of the Queensland
border and about 850 km north-east of Sydney, Murwillumbah offers plenty to see
and do in the region.
Check out some of our listed travel guide tours and attractions.
Also check out our great range of listed
Far North Coast
Cudgen Nature Reserve
This 671 ha reserve includes Cudgen Lake (great for
canoeing), Cudgen Mountain providing great views across the lake,
ocean and hinterland. An Aboriginal stone quarry has been
found on the edge of the lake, with the
area being of significance to local
Kooris. From the eastern shore there are
great views of Mount
Warning. Home to a number of threatened flora and
fauna, the reserve also support a large koala population. There are
Madura Tea Estates
Ph: 02 6677 7215
Australias first commercial tea estate, located
about another 5 km along Clothiers Creek Road. Inspections are
possible by prior arrangement.
Natural Bridge section
Follow the Nerang Road from Chillingham through the
Numinbah Valley, then about 4 km north of
the Queensland border tick gate is a narrow winding side road, that
is signposted for the Natural Arch. The access road is
narrow and winding. Formed by lava from
Mount Warning, this geological phenomenon
had then solidified into a cavern.
Erosion from the creek above,
then caused a huge hole to form in the
roof of the cavern, letting water falls
through the hole into a water pool below. There
are no camping facilities, but there are toilets, picnic and
electric, coin-operated BBQs.
Pottsville Rd, MOOBALL NSW 2483
Ph: 02 6677 1215
Located just 30 minutes
drive south of Tweed Heads-Coolangatta, nestled on 85 ha farm is
Pioneer Plantation, an award-winning tourism complex based
around a banana plantation. Highlights include
the 6WD trip to the top of Banana Mountain, the Friendship Farm and
the Wildlife Sanctuary, a free-range
enclosure featuring kangaroos, wallabies, emus, koalas, wombats,
pademelons and a lake with waterbirds. There
is also the Banana Garden, the Gardens of Australia, a family
restaurant, walking tracks, and a giftshop.
Mount Warning National Park
Famous as the first point on
the east coast to be touched by the suns morning rays, Mount
Warning and Mount Warning National Park, is a 2,379 ha rainforest
park with World Heritage listing. The mountain is significant to the
indigenous people who know it as Wollumbin. Its European name was bestowed by
Captain Cook to warn mariners of offshore reefs which he encountered
in May 1770.
The park offers walking tracks, 360 degree views from the mountain
peak, many vulnerable and protected species of flora and fauna,
picnic and BBQ facilities. There are no camping facility.
Stotts Island Nature
Only 13 km from
Murwillumbah, Stotts Island provides an example of the lush lowland
rainforest that covered the Tweed Valley prior to European
settlement. There is a boat ramp and opposite
the reserve is Hogans Park picnic area.
Tree Tops Environment Centre
Clothiers Creek Road
Ph: 02 6672 3068
You can watch hand-crafted furniture in
the making at the Tree Tops Environment Centre.
There is also an art gallery and restaurant.
Tropical Fruit World & Research Park
Duranbah Road, DURANBAH
Ph: +61 2
One of the worlds largest tropical fruit
plantations and research parks, an internationally acclaimed tourist
attraction, with an arresting collection
of informative and enjoyable rides, shopping and gourmet dining
experiences. With over 500 varieties of
fruit, attractions including Treasure
Island with childrens play facilities and
a miniature train ride, a boat cruise to
the fauna park to hand-feed the animals,
a giant koi pond and the Gardens of the World. The
Gardens of the World is a series of gardens where the botany
is based around specific geographical-historical themes. There
is also the Magic Garden Show, a
discussion of the fruits which can be grown at home followed by
Tweed River Historical Society Inc. Murwillumbah Museum
Cnr of Bent St and Queensland Rd, MURWILLUMBAH NSW
2484 Ph: 02 6672 1865
Uki and Clarrie Hall Dam
Located 4 km beyond the turnoff to Mount
Warning is the village of Uki which first
began as a service centre to the
cedar-getting area. Today, there are mainly
hobby farms in the area.
Beyond Uki about
4 km, is a turnoff on the left into Doon
Doon Rd leading to Clarrie Hall Dam.
There are BBQ facilities.
The World Heritage Rainforest Centre
Budd Park (eastern bank of Tweed River), Cnr Pacific Hwy & Alma St,
MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484
Ph: 02 6672 1340
The centre shares
office space with the tourist information centre
and the National Parks and Wildlife
Service. One stop shop for all tourist related
enquiries including houseboat hire, guided tours,
accommodation, cruises, gemstone
and souvenirs. Rainforest Week is an
annual event held in the early spring.
Adventure National Tours
Condong Sugar Mill Tours
Ph: 02 6670 1700
Established in 1880, is located on
the left-hand side of the Pacific Highway, 4 km north-east of Murwillumbah, in
the midst of predominantly sugar cane plantations. From July to November
visitors can view the processing of the sugarcane being crushed. Small groups
tours by prior arrangement (fully-covered shoes are essential).
Miniatures and Palmdale Stud Home of Miniature Animals
Cnr Numinbah Rd and Upper Crystal Creek Rd, MURWILLUMBAH NSW
Ph: 02 6679 1532
Home to Australia's smallest horses and cattle just a ten
minute drive from Murwillumbah in the Northern Rivers region of Tropical NSW
near the New South Wales/Queensland border. A unique and fun tourist attraction
for the whole family.
Come along, do one of our tours and meet the mini animals
here at Palmdale Stud - Crystal Creek Miniatures. There are plenty of great
photo opportunities when you do the tour to meet the minis at Crystal Creek
Miniatures! Don't forget to ring and book.
PO Box 5, MURWILLUMBAH
Check out their calendar.
Civic & Cultural Centre, Tumbulgum Rd (PO Box 816),
MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484
Ph: 02 6670 2400 Fax: 02 6670 2429
Includes tourist information and shire
events. Also map of region.