Identified as being in the top ten of the most desirable places to live in Australia, based on natural beauty, property values, welcoming locals and good infrastructure, the picturesque township of Murwillumbah is located in the centre of the stunning Tweed Valley on the far north coast of New South Wales, just 15 minutes from the pristine beaches of the Tweed Coast, 30 minutes south of the Gold Coast and 40 minutes north of Byron Bay.
Things to do in the area:
Visit the renowned Tweed Valley Art Gallery. Set on a hilltop location it offers magnificent panoramic views of the Tweed Valley, Border Ranges, Tweed River and Mt Warning. Just a short drive out of town along Tweed Valley Way, the gallery is an inspiration for art lovers and aesthetes of architecture and a good coffee with a view!
Walk around Mount Warning (Wollumbin) in Australia’s Green Cauldron – the remnants on an ancient shield volcano now cloaked in Gondwanan rainforest. This vast caldera stretches from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast and west towards the Great Dividing Range. Learn more
Sunday October 23, Bangalow Markets @ Bangalow Showground
A visit to Murwillumbah’s 60 year old art deco cinema is a must. Simply enjoy breakfast on the balcony or catch a film. See what’s showing.
Cafes and village life
Uki and Tyalgum are quaint villages within a short scenic drive from Murwillumbah.
Uki Cafe is a great cafe to stop at for a coffee and a slice of home made cake. It’s a cafe that looks like it should be photographed for a travel magazine and is beautifully decorated. A nice place to stop to chill for a while in beautiful mountain surroundings and friendly hospitality.
Flutterbies Cafe at Tyalgum evokes the nostalgia and mystery of yester year, with it’s warm and friendly service, wholesome meals reminiscent of grandma’s baking, the smiling waitresses in uniforms of frills and lace, the ambient music, the fresh flowers, the crystal chandeliers, and the shelves overflowing with exquisite home and gift wares. Getting there is half the fun. Follow the river winding, tree lined road, past open paddocks spotted with plump cows and the ever present blue grey shadow of Mount Warning, her voluminous shape silhouetted and towering above. Its a visual holiday and the air is pristine.