What they say about our town.....
Murwillumbah has been 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 (Bernard Salt).
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. Coolangatta Airport is a short 25 minute drive away.
Watched over by the awe inspiring majesty of Mt.Warning, and surrounded by 5 World Heritage National Parks, the countryside around Murwillumbah is a blend of rolling green hills and gently flowing rivers, punctuated with pockets of sugar cane, banana plantations, hobby farms and small village communities.
The town itself has a lot to offer; from some of the best examples of Art Deco architecture to be found anywhere in the country to the award winning Tweed River Art Gallery. Murwillumbah has shopping for all manner of merchandise, dining for all tastes and has sporting facilities for all followings.
With a delightful sub-tropical climate and abundant rainfall, you are invited to come and spend time, and discover this little piece of paradise.
Murwillumbah is an important rural service town on the Tweed River. It is a substantial rural service centre lying on the banks of the Tweed River under the shadow of Mount Warning, an impressive lava plug and part of the Tweed shield volcano caldera.
Given its volcanic origins the local soil is particularly rich, the rainfall is substantial and consequently the farming of cattle and sugar cane ensures that the valley is affluent and prosperous. Murwillumbah is located 807 km north of Sydney via the Pacific Highway, 13 km south of the Queensland border and 130 km south of Brisbane via the Pacific Motorway and Tweed Valley Way.
It is widely believed that Joshua Bray, an early selector in the valley, adopted the Bundjalung word "murwillumbah" which is thought to mean either "a good place for camping beside the river" or "a good place to catch possums"!
It’s hard to find a better setting for a country town anywhere in Australia than Murwillumbah on NSW’s Far North Coast; set as it is on the stunning Tweed River, and in the shade of the North Coast’s tallest mountain, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wollumbin (Mt Warning).
Murwillumbah is in a green caldera, the vast crater of the eroded Tweed Volcano covered in rainforest and farmland. The shield volcano last erupted 20 million years ago, and the striking Wollumbin peak – named Mount Warning by Captain James Cook in 1770 – is the remnant core.
It's an ideal base for exploring the region’s stunning national parks, including World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park. There are numerous national parks of the Gondwana Rainforests Of Australia to explore. You can go boating and fishing at sites like Clarrie Hall Dam or tee off on the 18-hole course at Murwillumbah Golf Club.