New South Wales may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

MurwillumbahAustralia

Find a charming art deco town within the caldera of an ancient volcano, from where stunning sub-tropical rainforests and sacred mountain ranges are in easy reach.

Encircled by rolling hummocks, rich farmland and a distant mountain range forged by ancient volcanoes, Murwillumbah is a scenic town and hub for the surrounding agricultural region. The town sits on the northern banks of the Tweed River and offers an excellent base for adventures in riverside parks, stunning sub-tropical rainforests and majestic mountains.

Wander around the town centre and find a historic main street and gorgeous art deco architecture. Visit the Murwillumbah Visitor and World Heritage Rainforest Centre to learn about the awe-inspiring ecology of the surrounding ancient forests and lush gullies. Sit at a local café and try a dish incorporating the region’s produce, which includes bananas, nuts and dairy products.

Don’t miss a trip to the Tweed River Regional Art Gallery to see work by local artists, as well as a renowned annual portraiture prize. Discover the town’s history and learn about the surrounding environment at the Tweed Regional Museum.

Nearby Mount Warning (Wollumbin) is the most prominent peak on the Murwillumbah skyline. It is the first place in mainland Australia to catch the sun’s rays each morning. Tackle the mountain’s challenging hiking trail, but bear in mind the site’s sacred significance to the local Bundjalung Aboriginal people when considering the climb. Follow some of the relaxed walking trails in Nightcap National Park or take a canoeing trip on the lake at nearby Clarrie Hall Dam.

Murwillumbah is located in far northern New South Wales, 13 kilometres (8 miles) south of the Queensland border. The town is accessible via coach from Sydney and Brisbane, as well as by plane to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, Lismore Airport or Queensland’s Gold Coast Airport. The town’s sub-tropical location means there is high rainfall in the summer. Visit during the Tweed Valley Banana Festival in late winter to experience a fun-filled celebration of the region’s favourite fruit. Visit Murwillumbah during a scenic road trip along the Tweed Valley Way or the inland road through the Numinbah Valley.

Top Hotels in Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah Motor Inn
Murwillumbah Motor Inn
3 out of 5
17 Byangum Road, Murwillumbah, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥7,364 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Murwillumbah, this motel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and within 9 mi (15 km) of ISKCON New Govardhana ...

4.1/5Very Good! (261 reviews)

"This property was well managed, close to the town centre and practical."…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Murwillumbah Motor Inn
Mt Warning Rainforest Park
Mt Warning Rainforest Park
3.5 out of 5
153 Mt Warning Road, Mount Warning, NSW
Get Rates

Situated on the waterfront, this campground is 14.4 mi (23.2 km) from Springbrook National Park and 30.5 mi (49 km) from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

4/5Very Good! (36 reviews)

"Location and the cabins were nice ans well equpied"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Mt Warning Rainforest Park
Mt Warning Rainforest Retreat
Mt Warning Rainforest Retreat
5 out of 5
112 Mount Warning Road, Mount Warning, NSW
Get Rates

Situated on a river, this luxury lodge is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hattons Bluff Nature Reserve, Wollumbin National Park, and Mount Warning National Park. Mount ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"Rain forest setting and view of Mt Warning. Private and secluded facilities. Very nice breakfast hamper."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Mt Warning Rainforest Retreat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Murwillumbah

Mt Warning Rainforest Park
Mt Warning Rainforest Park
3.5 out of 5
153 Mt Warning Road, Mount Warning, NSW

Situated on the waterfront, this campground is 14.4 mi (23.2 km) from Springbrook National Park and 30.5 mi (49 km) from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

4/5Very Good! (36 reviews)

"Location and the cabins were nice ans well equpied"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Mt Warning Rainforest Park
Country Getaway at Crystal Creek  - Sleeps 8
Country Getaway at Crystal Creek - Sleeps 8
Crystal Creek, NSW

Situated in the mountains, this romantic cottage is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Crystal Creek Miniatures and within 6 mi (10 km) of Couchy Creek Nature Reserve and ISKCON ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Amazing

"So relaxing. Loved it! Cafe/nursery down the road is great too. And only a 30 min drive to the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Country Getaway at Crystal Creek - Sleeps 8
Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
4 out of 5
99 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is ¥12,952 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17

Located in Coolangatta, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Burleigh Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,718 reviews)

"Amazing position and beautiful view , good size room"…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Murwillumbah

Top things to do in Murwillumbah

Cities near Murwillumbah