What to do and see in Murwillumbah, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

November 21, 2017 Ying Subia

Discover the best top things to do in Murwillumbah, Australia including Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Red Rattlers Gallery, Mount Warning River Tours, Mount Warning Tours, The Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre, Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre, Caldera Wildscapes, Murwillumbah Golf Club.
Restaurants in Murwillumbah

2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia +61 2 6670 2790
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5 based on 470 reviews

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

Surrounded by beautiful Gardens and lawns and offering panoramic views of the Tweed River, the Tweed Regional Gallery is the perfect place to visit to view first-rate Exhibitions. The Gallery's six exhibition spaces host a vibrant program of historical and contemporary touring Exhibitions of national significance, alongside curated Exhibitions of established national and regional artists. The program includes the $20,000 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture. The Gallery's collection includes a world class collection of portraits representing Australians from all walks of life. Visitors can participate in the Gallery's exciting variety of programs including public events, Concerts, exhibition openings, artists' talks, demonstrations and workshops which cater for all ages. The Gallery also offers a workshop and education area, Gallery Café with indoor and outdoor Seating, Gallery Shop and research library. The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre is a Tweed Shire Council Community facility, supported by Arts NSW, the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., the Tweed River Art Gallery Foundation Ltd., and private donations.

Reviewed By gbwhale - Yamba, Australia

The Gallery's setting is sensational for a start! The views across to Wollumbin/Mt Warning are worth going for in themselves.
This is an interesting collection, but without doubt the feature is the Margaret Olley Art Centre. It really seems as if she has just popped down the street, leaving her wonderfully chaotic rooms untidied. We had always liked her work, but came to a greater appreciation of her after visiting the gallery.
The gallery café is delightful, once again capitalising on the views over the valley, and serving good quality food.

385 Tomewin Rd, Dungay, New South Wales 2484, Australia +61 2 6672 7254
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Red Rattlers Gallery

Café and Gallery Two original 1928 Red Rattler Train Carriages are set within the picturesque Tweed Valley. Restored to their former glory with renovations to include a gallery space and refreshment area. The Gallery offers beautiful artworks, stained glass pieces and jewellery for sale. Local artists also display pottery, crafted wood works and a collection of unique crafts. Sit down and enjoy the beaut coffee, teas, cold drinks, delicious muffins, cakes and cheesecakes. The café is well known for its freshly made scones which people do travel miles for. Car parking with separate motorbike parking, hitching rails for horses and turning space for vans.

Reviewed By amazon36 - Australia

I love this place. Not only do they do the yummiest scones with jam and cream with coffee the history inside the trains is great so many things to look at. A great day trip or if you just want to do something different. The ladies that run it are jyst lovely.

3. Mount Warning River Tours

108 Riverside Dr, Tumbulgum, New South Wales 2490, Australia
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Mount Warning River Tours

River tours and cruises at the historic meeting place of the waters. Eco tours, birdwatching and nature tours. Kayaking hire and tours. Stand Up Paddle Board hire and tours.

Reviewed By Casey E - Sunshine Coast, Australia

The Tweed and Rous River afternoon cruise was fantastic. Drinks served straight away, informed guides with knowledge of a wide range of information from bird species to natural and Indigenous history. Great views of Wollumbin. Birds galore. Hotel transfers. Its a very relaxing river cruise with very little watercraft activity on the water. The lunch provided gave us 6 different types of seafood on one plate! Friendly staff. Will go again!

4. Mount Warning Tours

Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
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Mount Warning Tours

We offer an amazing assortment of outdoor adventures and tours, Eco tours and Eco cruises in Australia’s Green Cauldron. We specialise in providing day tours and overnight tours around the iconic Mount Warning, the World Heritage listed Border Ranges and the picturesque Tweed Valley. Our clients can choose from guided kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, 4WD and mountain biking tours. We offer a diverse collection of tailored small group experiences from 4 to 10 people per tour. Our fantastic range of outdoor adventures and tours, will take you to extraordinary places to discover fabulous scenery, which many visitors to the region never get to experience.

Reviewed By Rogerbelvedere - Melbourne, Australia

We found the Tweed River Cruise by Mount Warning Tours from Tumbulgum a really nice 4 hours.
The Seafood Lunch was ample and a nice variety including Bugs and Prawns.
One of the highlights was the untouched Island of Virgin Tropical Rainforest surrounded by Sugar Cane Plantations, a real eye opener. The birdlife was extensive and really interesting with very informative and friendly commentary.
Well worth the half day. No wonder they have won some of the local tourism awards.

5. The Regent Cinema

5 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia +61 2 6672 8265
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The Regent Cinema

Reviewed By RichQ - Murwillumbah, Australia

My partner and I have attended several fundraising events and new movies at this theatre. The owners are renowned for giving huge support to community service clubs,
fundraisers for the afflicted locally and internationally. They do their best to support local, national and international performers but unfortunately the public often do not appreciate their generosity to the community. The ambience of this old Art Deco cinema is very enjoyable and it is a great place to have a coffee or wine whilst awaiting or at intermission of movies or Performances.

6. Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre

281 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia +61 2 6672 1340
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Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre

Located just off the main roundabout at the entrance to the town centre, Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre is your one-stop-shop for information, tour bookings, souvenirs and local knowledge about what to do in Murwillumbah and the Tweed Valley. Chat to our friendly staff and volunteers who are always happy to help.

Reviewed By pleaseohplease - Murwillumbah, Australia

Although forced to relocate over the road to the old railway station the centre remains well stocked with local merchandise and a wealth of information for visitors the staff and volunteers are most friendly and knowledgeable a must to visit before you start to explore...MoreMany Thanks for your kind review. All of our friendly staff and volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge and information about the area. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

7. Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah

2 Queensland Rd, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia +61 2 6670 2493
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Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah

Tweed Regional Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the unique history and heritage of the Tweed Valley. Comprehensive displays at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah are housed within the original 1915 Shire Hall, and a contemporary extension that opened in 2014. Permanent displays provide a glimpse into past settlement and development of the Shire. Changing displays showcase the Tweed Regional Museum collection, along with contemporary stories about places, events and people significant to the Tweed community.

Reviewed By kpiddy - Brisbane, Australia

This is an excellent regional museum to visit, housed in the old council chambers. This beautifully restored 1915 building has been cleverly redesigned to incorporate a large modern showroom with a mezzanine level at the back of the building, the museum exhibits are spread out throughout all sections of the building. Even before entering the museum, seeing the large 1896 twelve ton Robey Steam engine near the small car park got us interested.
On entering the building we were impressed by what we saw and were greeted by one of the volunteers at reception. In the reception room guests are welcomed to the region known by the local aboriginal people as Bundjalung nation, here and throughout the museum there are some interesting facts and artefacts on some of their recognised people.
We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of local history, collections on life activities in years gone by, the equipment used for the chopping cedar trees, the postal service, how the waterways in the region were used, WW1 and WW2 memorabilia. All the exhibits are well documented and very interesting. Throughout the museum there are iPads available to search over 9000 objects and 8000 images of the museum's collection.
I very much enjoyed watching the projecting short movie footage of old steam boats and people having fun on the Tweed River. Also Reading the old travel guides and viewing the laminated photograph collection in the peace and quiet of the restored council chamber.
On the mezzanine floor there were a number of temporary private collections: butterflies, old radios and thunder eggs which we also enjoyed. Access to this floor is via a staircase or elevator.
This is a well planned and organised regional museum, a lot of thought and attention to detail makes for a great hour or more of discovering some of the history of this beautiful region of Northern NSW. The museum is free and is located a few steps away from the centre of town, there is plenty of street parking available. When finished maybe a visit to one of the lovely local cafes to round off the experience.

8. Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre

Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 6670 2750
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Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre

TRAC offers everything families need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and has the facilities to provide an extensive range of options. With three complexes within the Tweed, we can cater for all your families swimming needs. Access options are available at all centres for individuals with disabilities. Our main facility is at Murwillumbah which has both indoor and outdoor pools, teaching pool, hydrotherapy pool, kids interactive play pools, diving boards and giant hill water slide. Our smaller facilities are situated at Kingscliff, which has an outdoor heated pool and teaching pool, and Tweed Heads South, which has an indoor heated pool and teaching pool.

Reviewed By Dodgemcars - Murwillumbah, Australia

In particular this centre has an indoor heated therapeutic pool which is reserved for people with disabilities. This is a marvelous concept with toilets, showers and change rooms and facilities for getting people with severe physical disabilities into the pool. The staff are friendly and courteous. There is also another indoor pool as well as a large outdoor pool and a cafe which sells good nourishing food

9. Caldera Wildscapes

60 Main St, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia +61 499 009 888
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Caldera Wildscapes

Reviewed By jinilil - Australia

This amazing work of art is a must see. Stunning! And you can meet and chat with the artist! Climb some stairs to enter a room with an amazing Panorama painting depicting the 360 degree views from the summit of Wollumbin Mt Warning.
​This spectacular 18 metre long artwork is geographically accurate and features paintings of the birds of prey of the Tweed region.​​​
And it's free to view!

10. Murwillumbah Golf Club

233 Byangum Rd, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia +61 2 6672 1799
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Murwillumbah Golf Club

Reviewed By johngeraghty01 - Sydney, Australia

We recently travelled to the Far North coast of NSW. We played this beautiful golf course.Magnificent views and well manicured course were the highlights. The greens were running very true and fairways were lush. I would recommend a round here and i am sure you will have a wonderful experience.

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