A delightful town, Murwillumbah is on the banks of the meandering Tweed River in the green caldera, the crater of a huge extinct volcano now carpeted with rich farmlands and enchanting rainforest. Volcanic soils support dairy, sugar cane, banana plantations and hobby farms.
The seasonal produce of the Tweed region is celebrated at the Foodie Friday Food Trail. At the weekly Murwillumbah Farmers Market you can buy a range of fresh seasonal produce, including fruit, eggs, honey, nuts and meats. Places to stay in and around Murwillumbah include retreats, motels, a riverside youth hostel, and caravan and camping sites.
Stroll along the riverbank and enjoy picnics. Art lovers will enjoy Tweed Regional Gallery, home to the Margaret Olley Arts Centre and a gallery shop. The famous Australian artist attended primary school in the town. For more gift ideas, browse the Red Rattlers Gallery in two 1928 train carriages.
Clarrie Hall Dam, west of the nearby village of Uki, is popular for fishing and boating. The waterway is stocked with Australian bass. For golfers, the 18-hole championship course at Murwillumbah Golf Club is in a beautiful setting with the towering Mount Warning in the distance.
In the World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park, enjoy exhilarating walking trails under rainforest canopy. You can explore other World Heritage areas in this spectacular part of the far North Coast of NSW, including Border Ranges and Nightcap.