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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 Murwillumbah accommodation, Mt Warning accommodation and Far North Coast accommodation.

Murwillumbah Attractions

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 picnic facilities.
Madura Tea Estates
• Ph: 02 6677 7215
• Australia’s first commercial tea estate, located about another 5 km along Clothiers Creek Road. Inspections are possible by prior arrangement.
Natural Bridge section • Springbrook National Park
• 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.
Pioneer Plantation
• Pottsville Rd, MOOBALL NSW 2483 • Ph: 02 6677 1215 • Email
• 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 sun’s 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.
Stott’s Island Nature Reserve
• Only 13 km from Murwillumbah, Stott’s 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 Hogan’s 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 NSW 2487 • Ph: +61 2 6677 7222 • Email
• One of the world’s 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 tastings.
Tweed River Historical Society Inc. Murwillumbah Museum
• Cnr of Bent St and Queensland Rd, MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484 • Ph: 02 6672 1865 • Email
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 fossicking, maps and souvenirs. Rainforest Week is an annual event held in the early spring.

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Murwillumbah Tours

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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).
Crystal Creek Miniatures and Palmdale Stud Home of Miniature Animals
• Cnr Numinbah Rd and Upper Crystal Creek Rd, MURWILLUMBAH NSW • Ph: 02 6679 1532 • Email
• 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.
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