Murwillumbah is the heart of the Tweed Shire. With a population of over 8,000 people, it is an historic art deco town with many buildings dating back to 1920.
Located on the banks of the Tweed River and nestled in the volcanic caldera of Mount Warning, Murwillumbah is renowned for its picturesque setting.
Earlier industry focused on cedar getting and dairy farming. However more recently the focus is on sugarcane farming, tourism, light industry, and the creative arts.
Murwillumbah is the commercial capital of the region, with a hospital, medical and health services, banking facilities, accounting professionals, a variety of interesting shops, and several art galleries. A major draw card to the town is the Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre.
Small and medium businesses are the backbone of the Murwillumbah economy. We have a well-established light industrial area on the outskirts of town, made up of many very successful businesses, some distributing their products both nationally and internationally. The CBD of Murwillumbah has a wide variety of shops and interesting places to eat.
Murwillumbah and the surrounding villages are renowned for their creativity with the region having the largest number of artists per capita in Australia.
Flannerys Organic & Wholefood Market has been a leader in organic and wholefood living since 1973.
With qualified naturopaths and nutritionists in their stores, there is a strong focus on organic wholefoods, naturopathy and holistic living with personalised health advice, liquid herb tinctures and homeopathy. Friends of Flannerys Save 20% off vitamins and supplements the first Friday & Saturday of each month – it’s free to join in store!
Flannerys Murwillumbah is the community hub for all your wholefood & organic needs.
From certified organic produce, pantry essentials, gluten-free breads, toxic-free skincare, ocean safe household cleaners, quality vitamins and supplements, bulk foods and free naturopath advice – they are open 7 days right in the heart of Murwillumbah.
2. Apex Dining
Nestled in the Border Ranges between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, Apex Dining boasts panoramic views of the Tweed River, rolling pastures, luscious foothills rising up majestic Wollumbin, and the surrounding mountain scape.
This stunning wedding venue in the architect award-winning Tweed Regional Gallery, seamlessly combines its stunning outlook, calm, modern and earthy interior design, and its fresh, contemporary menus creating the most exciting and affordable venue on the Tweed Coast.
Book your wedding with them before the end of February 2024 to receive 15% off your food and beverage total (T&C’s apply).
02 6672 5088
2 Mistral Rd (Cnr Tweed Valley Way), South Murwillumbah
3. McGuiness Funerals
McGuiness Funerals extends its compassionate services through two beautiful locations in Billinudgel and Murwillumbah. Both venues offer an intimate chapel setting for honouring your loved one, the team at McGuiness Funerals is dedicated to providing support during families’ times of need. At Billinudgel, Kellie and Emma extend their services to the Byron Shire and surrounds. Libby and Katriina are located in the heart of Murwillumbah.
These locations serve as compassionate hubs for grieving families. Whether you prefer to call or visit in person, the funeral directors at McGuiness Funerals are available to guide you 24/7 through the planning of a meaningful farewell.
4. Not just your local computer shop
Precise PCs has diversified; they are now an Aladdin’s cave of tech, toys and more.
Shop local this summer for all your household needs-dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, fridges, robovacs, stick vacs, personal grooming, massage guns and more. There’s something for everyone. Precise PCs are now an authorised Jaycar reseller, carrying over 1,500 items. They now carry Creality 3D printers and filament. Their staff pride themselves on friendly, helpful service, they’ve been caring for your computers since 1997. And yes, they still do sales and computer repairs on PC and Mac.
02 6672 8300
Unit 2/75 Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah
5. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
This summer the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre present an exciting line-up of exhibitions, activities and events. One of the star attractions is by French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840 -1926) Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] 1890. This masterpiece is on loan to the Tweed Regional Gallery from the National Gallery of Australia with support from the Australian government as part of the Sharing the National Gallery Collection program.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the paintings from Monet’s famous haystacks series right here at the Tweed Regional Gallery, nestled in the spectacular landscape of the Tweed Valley. The gallery offers free daily guided tours at 11.30am and each day at midday you can enjoy a short talk about this Monet masterpiece. Bookings are only required for groups of 10 or more, visit the gallery website to book.
6. Riverside dining at Tweed River House
Celebrate the best of the Northern Rivers’ seasonal produce when you dine at the chef-hatted Tweed River House.
Dine in the magnificent century-old plantation style house, located on the banks of the Tweed River with sweeping hinterland views.
The riverside Lawn Bar is ideal for a drink and lighter bites.
02 6672 5269
131 River St. Murwillumbah South