Photo: Mount Warning (1156m) on the Coast of Northern Rivers
See the map: Northern Rivers Map.
National Parks practically surround Murwillumbah, in the lush green Northern Rivers region situated on the north east corner New South Wales. In the town itself, art deco buildings line the streets, where the locals have adopted trendy cafés and a great selection of restaurants that serve menu items made from the freshest locally grown ingredients.
The surrounds of ’Murbah’ provide for a wide variety of activities, whether soaking up the sun on a deserted beach, finding a challenging surf spot, cruising or fishing the Tweed River or exploring one or more of the fourteen National Parks and reserves: Northern Rivers.
Protecting pristine verdant wilderness, the mountains, rainforests, aboriginal sites, the animals and plants, the picturesque National Parks of the Northern Rivers region are some of the most enthralling in the state.
The nearby Wollumbin National Park should be explored from the the World Heritage-listed subtropical rainforest below, part of the Gondwana Rainforest of Australia. The mountain rises dramatically above the landscape, an ancient remnant volcanic caldera. Sacred to the Aboriginal Bundjalung people of the region, the mountain can be seen from many places in the Northern Rivers, including the coast.
Experience the glory of the hinterlands of the Northern Rivers by taking a cruise on the Tweed River and the Terranora Lake. Mt. Warning Tours, located on Prospero St, has not only cruises but also kayaks for rent. Phone: 0439 554 525 for more information.
With collections of Australian art and works from local artists, as well as changing and visiting exhibitions, the Tweed Regional Art Gallery is a lively place to soak up some creative culture. Located at 2 Mistral Road (Cnr Tweed Valley Way) Murwillumbah. More about the Tweed Regional Gallery.
The Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah, at 2 Queensland Road, has recently been refurbished completely. With outstanding displays and more than ten thousand artefacts and thousands of photos from the Tweed region in their collections, the museum explores the history, events, people and places of the region. Phone: +61 2 6670 2493.
Head to the Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre on Alma Street, Murwillumbah, for more info on the town and surrounds, including places to stay and things to do. It is also home to the World Heritage Rainforest and Information Centre as well as displays of local history, other world heritage regions and the geology of the region. Phone:+1800 674 414.
There are caravan parks, with facilities as well as bed and breakfasts, house boats, farm stays, holiday homes, motels and hotels to stay at.
Near the border of Queensland, Murbah offers the best of both worlds, easy access to the nightlife of Gold Coast and the stunning beaches of north east NSW.
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