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1. Tweed River House | 2. Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat | 3. Bowerbird Emporium | 4. Cabin Life  | 5. Pulp Fiction | 6. Murwillumbah Wreckers | 7. BP Murwillumbah | 8. Mayberry Meldrum Anderson | 9. The Foundry | 10. Mavis’ Kitchen & Cabins | 11. Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre | 12. Tweed Regional Gallery | 13. Tweed Regional Museum | 14. Aura Gardens Nursery | 15. Northern Rivers Property Group

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.

Tweed River House

1. Tweed River House

Tweed River House is a stunning new bistro located on the lush green banks of the Tweed River with sweeping views of Wollumbin and the Hinterland ranges. Come and delight in the flavours of their curated prix fixe menu, crafted by their chef to showcase the very best of each season’s produce from the region’s fertile farmlands, riverways and ocean. The magnificently restored century-old grand River House evokes the gentler pace of the Northern Rivers, where you can dine enjoying the panoramic views from the River Terrace, or inside under the elegant, pressed tin ceilings.
Reservations and information: www.tweedriverhouse.com.au
131 River Street, Murwillumbah

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

2. Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

Relax. Luxury. Rainforest.
Seclusion, privacy, and an exquisite natural backdrop make Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat the ideal setting for a weekend escape, a romantic getaway or honeymoon. Nestled at the base of the World Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park, on the NSW/Qld border are just 13 luxurious private cabins, bungalows and lodges, hidden amongst 250 acres of stunning rainforest. Each bungalow contains a king-sized bed, fully equipped kitchen, stereo, and a luxurious double spa-bath or solid marble bath overlooking the rainforest.
201 Booker Road, Upper Crystal Creek
02 6679 1591

Bowerbird Emporium

3. Bowerbird Emporium

Situated in the Art Deco town of Murwillumbah, Bowerbird Emporium is a beautifully curated destination homewares store, established in 2001, offering a carefully selected range of well made, eclectic, useful giftwares for inside and out. If you're looking for something different come and visit. Open Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9am–3pm and the occasional Sunday.
9 Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah
Instagram: bowerbird_emporium
0400 167 391

Cabin Life

4. Cabin Life

‘Cabin Life’ timber cabin kits are the best quality, most affordable and most attractive ‘Cabin Kits’ in today’s market. Kits are made from 44mm or 70mm thick solid timber with double glazed windows and are well insulated. Kits are easy to DIY (with over 88 YouTube videos showing the various kits) or one of their expert teams can construct your cabin for you. They choose not to have expensive displays so that they can pass on those savings directly to customers. Whether you need a backyard cabin, she shed, man cave, art studio or a guest room - the options are endless. Over 10 years in the business.
Please go to www.cabinlife.com.au for detailed information.

Pulp Fiction

5. Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction is a little gem of a shop that has a wonderful, eclectic mix of offerings. Their unique secondhand store is home to an abundance of funky clothes and fiction, perfect for the unique individual! Whether you’re a complete bookworm or a fearless fashionista, you’re bound to find something to enjoy at Pulp Fiction & Fashion. You can get lost for hours in this treasure trove of a shop. The entry room is lined with Australian and local authors; the sitting room is filled from floor to ceiling with general fiction. A fan of literature? You can meander into the worlds of music and art, philosophy, history, autobiographies, crime, science, and a host of other genres. Fossick further to explore rooms full of eclectic fashion items – nostalgic fabrics and styles from bygone eras in Pulp Fiction & Fashion’s extensive collection of vintage and secondhand clothing and accessories. Visit them for extreme literary fiction, non-fiction, and eclectic funky fashions.
309 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah
0403 169 616

Murwillumbah Wreckers

6. Murwillumbah Wreckers

Established in the early ’70s, Murwillumbah Wreckers has been serving the local community under the current owner for over 20 years.
They have a courier network that can transport your much needed car part to all corners of Australia. For local customers they have fast and reliable couriers servicing the Northern Rivers. They dismantle all makes and models, specialising in post-2005 model vehicles. They can source and supply any part through their network of over 250 members Australia wide. With over 60 years of combined automotive experience, they look forward to your call.
02 6672 2869
11-15 Lundberg Drive, Murwillumbah

BP Murwillumbah

7. BP Murwillumbah

If you could dream up the ultimate service station stop then this place is it! So much more than a fuel stop, their shop pretty much has it all. They not only have amazing coffee and a great range of delicious, healthy, fresh food on offer, as well as pantry items and freshly made take home meals (including gluten free, organic and vegan options) – they even stock a range of eco friendly gifts. If you’re looking for a yummy healthy treat, you’re sure to find one to recharge and refresh you. Don’t feel like cooking? This is the ideal place to pick up a healthy snack for your drive or take home a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner for your family.
216 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah
02 6672 8355
Facebook: bpmurbah

Mayberry Meldrum Anderson

8. Mayberry Meldrum Anderson

Mayberry Meldrum and Anderson have been servicing the Northern Rivers region for over  37 years. Their custom built office overlooks the stunning views of Murwillumbah, where they offer accounting assistance and business consultancy. They have helped local clients grow from an entrepreneurial idea into large national and internal businesses. ‘We believe in delivering excellent advice at a fair and reasonable price, and we don’t just see our clients as customers, but take a genuine interest in their financial and business lives.’ Since the recent lockdowns, they have continued to help their community by offering up-to-date information and details for the ongoing COVID-19 Grants. If you are interested in keeping up to date with the grants, tax tips and much more, register for their monthly MMA newsletter using the link below!
315 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah
02 6672 4044
Email: [email protected]


The Foundry

9. The Foundry

Gifting at its finest
This ‘News, Lifestyle & Gift Emporium’ boasts a carefully selected range of luxurious and versatile gifting options for the entire family – all within a restored 1908 building. Seeking gifting inspiration for someone special? Your senses will be engaged and excited as you enjoy browsing the beautiful range of giftware, home fragrances, gardening accessories, cards, magazines and books, diaries and journals, toys, games, confectionery, local tourist mementos and more. There has never been a better time to explore The Foundry Murwillumbah.
The Foundry Murwillumbah – News, Lifestyle & Gift Emporium
90 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah
Facebook | Instagram: @thefoundrymurwillumbah

Mavis’ Kitchen

10. Mavis’ Kitchen

Christmas Holidays @ Mavis’ Kitchen
This year the team at Mavis’ Kitchen have put together a few menu options for delighting teams of people to share in their locally sourced, Mavis made produce and dishes. Visit their beautiful property and host your crew with a private long table and private fire cooked feast around the custom fire pit in their kitchen garden. Or just watch the kids, in the new play area, from the famous verandas of Mavis’ Kitchen, with views of Wollumbin, Mt Warning. Call them to create the perfect event, making memorable moments in a very special place!
64 Mt Warning Road, Uki
02 6679 5664

Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre

11. Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre

Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre in the heart of Murwillumbah offers pools to suit everyone.
They have:

  • a warm hydrotherapy pool to help ease those aches and pains.
  • a heated 25 metre indoor pool for laps and aqua programs.
  • a wonderful teaching pool for learning to swim and family play.

When you walk into this centre you will be astounded as to what it has to offer:

  • learn to swim
  • squads for all ages
  • aqua programs for all levels
  • general swimming

Everyone is welcome!
6-8 Tumbulgum Rd, Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 2750

Tweed Regional Gallery

12. Tweed Regional Gallery

The art of sharing knowledge
To coincide with the exhibition Shared Knowledge Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is delighted to host a special evening for artists in our region.
Learn more about the arts industry in a fun and relaxing environment including tips on submitting an application, approaching galleries, entering prizes and more.
Test your knowledge and be in the running to win a gift voucher from Yellow Brick Studio, and a mentoring session at Byron School of Art.
To be held on Friday 22 October at 5.30pm–7pm (DST) | $20 Booking essential:

This event is presented in partnership with Byron School of Art and Yellow Brick Studio. The exhibition Shared Knowledge showcases the work of four BSA Directors: Michael Cusack, James Guppy, Emma Walker and Christine Willcocks; and four long-course teachers: Chris Bennie, Michelle Dawson, Travis Paterson and Kat Shapiro Wood. Exhibition on display until Sunday 5 December.
Gallery open Wed–Sun, 10am–5pm.

Tweed Regional Museum

13. Tweed Regional Museum

Visit Tweed Regional Museum’s latest exhibition, Fight for the Right, which explores the Tweed’s long history of activism and protest, targeting political, environmental and social change. The exhibition highlights the community’s response to issues that united and, at times, divided the Tweed. It includes social justice campaigns of the 1960s, right through to current day issues, and reflects the passion shown by the community on a wide range of issues, including protection of the local environment.
2 Queensland Rd, Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 2493

Aura Gardens Nursery

14. Aura Gardens Nursery

Mark is a qualified horticulturist with 30 years of experience in retail and wholesale nurseries. He has the greenest thumb! Anthony has a creative business background with a passion for great customer service. Together they have created a ‘garden experience’ in the centre of Murwillumbah with a broad range of plants suitable for all gardens, and indoor designs, at reasonable prices.
Open Tuesday to Saturday
8.30am-4pm; Sunday 8.30am-1pm
32-36 Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah
E: [email protected]
W: auragardensnursery.com.au
FB: Aura Gardens Nursery

Northern Rivers Property Group

15. Northern Rivers Property Group

What their clients say: ‘Adrianna and Paul were incredibly helpful. It's not often that you can say that compassion comes into the process of buying a new home, but they have it in droves. They were honest and to the point, prompt in replying and always pleasant. They made the process easier for us.’ – Michelle, Dustin and Madeleine.

‘We couldn’t recommend Adrianna and Paul highly enough. Having entrusted our beautiful home to them to sell, we were delighted with their professionalism and class. They kept us informed, respected us, and paid due respect to our property. From the outset, they had a firm marketing plan, which achieved a sale we could only have dreamed of. These two are an awesome team and we would invite anyone who is wanting a stress-free process with sincere and dedicated agents, to engage them to get the job done.’ – Rod and Llewelyn
Paul  0448 191 351
Adrianna 0422 265 871
Suite 2A, 114 Murwillumbah St, Murwillumbah


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No means no, say traditional owners

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