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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

1. Bolt + Buckle | 2. Belle M Boutique | 3.Murwillumbah Wreckers | 4. Echora – Simply Natural | 5. Northern Rivers Property Group | 6. Makers & Finders Market | 7. Print Spot Group | 8. Spring into The Foundry | 9. The Regent | 10. Spring dining at Tweed River House | 11. Cure All exhibition tours at the Museum | 12. Tweed Regional Gallery | 13. Pulp Fiction | 14. Chantilly Lace Boutique | 15. Ben’s Patisserie | 16. BP Murwillumbah

Bolt + Buckle

1. Bolt + Buckle

It’s an accepted fact that men are hard to buy for. Well… it used to be… until Bolt + Buckle came along and they are now the self-professed ‘men are so hard to buy for’ store.
Opening nearly a year ago, Bolt + Buckle has quickly established itself as the ‘go to’ shop for men’s gifts and fashion in the Tweed, all presented beautifully with a rustic industrial fit-out in the art-deco Austral building.
People far and wide have fallen in love with this store, and it’s easy to see why, the moment you walk through the door. A warm, welcoming vibe, a feeling of quality and a wide, eclectic range that creates a sense of discovery with every step. You’ll find quirky gifts, the latest fashion and a range of rustic leather goods.
Bolt + Buckle is a must-visit store on your next trip to Murwillumbah.
11 Commercial Road, Murwillumbah
02 6608 3645

Belle M Boutique

2. Belle M Boutique

New season in store now.
50 per cent off selected clothing and shoes (winter clearance stock only).
Stocking Berlei, Playtex, Bonds, Triumph, Jockey and Bellissima underwear.
114 Main Street, Murwillumbah
02 6672 1224

Murwillumbah Wreckers

3.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.


4. Echora – Simply Natural

When you walk into Echora the first thing you notice is how it feels. It comes from the lovingly created interior and the beautifully designed clothing, homewares and accessories.
The store is filled with classic designs made from quality linens, silks, wools and leathers, and painstakingly sourced natural and beautiful body and wellness products. Echora’s range comes from the Northern Rivers and other Australian suppliers that share their ethos of quality, sustainable manufacturing.
Their Prospero Street store is also home to the Echora Gallery, a revolving collection of nature-inspired artworks from local artists. They invite you to visit them at Echora.
7 Prospero St, South Murwillumbah
Facebook | Instagram @echora.life

Northern Rivers Property Group

5. Northern Rivers Property Group

‘Murwillumbah has always been home for us. There’s just something so special about the Northern Rivers that really captures the heart and we love sharing this beautiful lifestyle with our clients’.
Paul and Adrianna have a combined 25 years of real estate sales experience and over the years have fine-tuned what they do to be the primary market shareholders in the area and successfully continue to achieve exceptional results selling the Northern Rivers lifestyle.
So if you’re looking to buy or sell in our stunning area, contact Paul or Adrianna to help guide you through the process.
Paul Stobbie & Adrianna Jenkins
m: 0448 191 351 | 0422 265 871
Suite 2A Warina Walk Arcade,
114 Murwillumbah St, Murwillumbah

Makers & Finders Market

6. Makers & Finders Market

This market, in the heart of Murwillumbah is almost a mini festival. It brings together makers, growers, recyclers and vintage collectors. Throw a blanket on the grass and enjoy the live music, delicious eats and good vibes while the children play in the huge adventure and skate park. 3rd Saturday of each month.
Knox Park, Murwillumbah

Print Spot Group

7. Print Spot Group

Supporting businesses and bringing design visions to life throughout the Northern Rivers and beyond for over 30 years. A family business that creates eye-catching vehicle and building signage, to increase your revenue and exposure. Print Spot produces signage tailored to your unique requirements.
They also create business cards, flyers, posters, banners, flags, A-frames and much more.
02 6672 8370
18 Quarry Rd, South Murwillumbah
[email protected]

The Foundry

8. Spring into The Foundry

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 browse the beautiful range of giftware, home fragrances, gardening accessories, cards, magazines and books, diaries and journals, toys, games, confectionery, local tourist mementos and more.
Spring has sprung and the store is full of colour! 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

The Regent

9. The Regent

The Regent has been the heart of the arts in Murwillumbah and surrounds for over 70 years! Step back in time, soaking up the history of showbiz that’s steeped into the walls of this glorious Art Deco building, nestled in the M|Arts Precinct. Experience full immersion with our curved screen and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Enjoy live music on the balcony every Saturday, for the Sunset Soirée, sipping on a frozen Margarita ‘Sloshie’, house organic wine, fine selection of locally crafted beer, spirits, plus non-alcoholic beverages. Khanthaly’s Kitchen offers deliciously authentic South-East Asian fare on weekends, with Vegan and GF options, plus scrumptious Byron Bay Pizzas cooked to order anytime, for your dine-in movie. Take the scenic route through the hinterland hills for a beautiful drive and a fun-filled daytrip these holidays. Showing latest releases, art-house, international, and Australian films, and live events. Book ahead and see what’s on at www.the-regent.com.au
5 Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah
02 6672 8265

Tweed River House

10. Spring dining at Tweed River House

Celebrate the best of the Northern River’s fine produce on a seasonal journey as the chef recreates the great nouvelle cuisine classics of the provinces of France.
Dine in the century-old Dining Room under elegant, pressed tin ceilings, or the River Terrace, overlooking the Tweed River with sweeping hinterland views.
131 River St. Murwillumbah South
02 6672 5269

Tweed Regional Museum

11. Cure All exhibition tours at the Museum

Join Museum Curator, Erika Taylor, on a free entertaining tour of Tweed Regional Museum’s newest exhibition, Cure All. The exhibition explores stories of health and medicine in the Tweed through displays of more than 200 fascinating objects and photographs from the Museum, both the strange and the wonderful.
The tour is interactive and full of surprises. Get up-close and personal with the Museum’s leeches, be fascinated by killer pills, cure-all concoctions, and illicit potions, and experience some electrifying quack medicine.
Free. Bookings call 02 6670 2493 or via www.CureAllTours.eventbrite.com.au
Tours: 11am–11.45am, on Sat 10 Sept, Wed 21 Sept and Wed 12 Oct.
Tweed Regional Museum
2 Queensland Road Murwillumbah
02 6670 2493
[email protected]

Tweed Regional Gallery

12. Tweed Regional Gallery

A total of 60 finalists have been selected for the inaugural Wollumbin Art Award.
The finalists were selected from an incredible 473 entries and their work will be on display at Tweed Regional Gallery from Friday 30 September 2022.
The WAA exhibition will highlight the breadth and depth of artistic practice in the region with photographers, printmakers, painters, textile artists, ceramicists and filmmakers all represented in the exhibition, including works from well-established artists on display alongside emerging artists.
Finalists are vying for a $15,000 first prize to be announced at the awards night on Saturday 1 October from 5pm. Winners of the Wollumbin Youth Art Award will also be announced on the night.
All 60 WAA finalists will be on display at Tweed Regional Gallery from Friday 30 September to Sunday 20 November. The WYAA finalists will be on display at the Gallery from Friday 23 September to Sunday 27 November.
2 Mistral Rd, South Murwillumbah
02 6670 2790

Pulp Fiction

13. 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, autobiography, 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,
0403 169 616

Chantilly Lace Boutique

14. Chantilly Lace Boutique

A unique collection of Australian and European labels, with timeless and statement pieces for all occasions.
Azure & Indigo, Banana Blue, Desigual, Joseph Ribkoff, King Louie, Lulu Soul, Naudic, Noa Noa, Odd Molly, Olga De Polga, One Season. POM, Ruby Yaya, Totem.
Visit for a personal shopping experience with ‘In House Stylists’.
4 Wharf Street, Murwillumbah
+61 02 6672 3221

Ben’s Patisserie

15. Ben’s Patisserie

Established in Murwillumbah in 2016, Ben’s Patisserie is an authentic little food lovers’ joint, spreading the love for freshly made, artisanal pastries and patisserie for five years. Renowned for their award-winning macarons and croissants, they create everything from scratch with selected and mostly local ingredients. Celebration cakes available.
5 Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah
0415 570 808
[email protected]

BP Murwillumbah

16. BP Murwillumbah

BP Murwillumbah, aka the newly established Gourmet Garage & Co, has been transitioning for many years from your typical service station to a must-visit family owned and operated BP, doing things a little differently.
Independently managed by a few local girls with a vision to create a unique one stop shop, it’s driven by dreams to continue expanding, with a focus on locally sourced eco products, healthy alternatives, vegan options, gourmet produce and boutique gifts.
The cafe has really taken off with home style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all made on-site alongside fresh juices, smoothies and quality barista made coffees.
Open 365 days, 5am–10pm.
216 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah
02 6672 8355

Marching in with a bang!

Get your party pants on as Nudge Nudge Wink Wink marches in with a bang this Saturday. Arrive early and leave late! Two incredible guest DJs join the Cunning Stunts residents in the Shed.

Bangalow Film Festival starts next week!

Bangalow Film Festival is back for its fourth year and the full program is available in all its cinematic glory – and it starts next week. Grab the popcorn and settle in for exclusive world and Australian premieres of critically-acclaimed feature films, award-winning documentaries, beloved classics, plus masterclasses with industry experts, Q&A sessions, special guest encounters and surprise events.

Interview with Lydia Lunch and Joseph Keckler

Tales of Lust & Madness is a new show from Lydia Lunch, New York’s ‘punk poet queen of extremities’ and Joseph Keckler, a singular performer once crowned the ‘best downtown performance artist’ in New York City.

Tintenbar-East Ballina face tough test to make LJ Hooker cricket finals

Tintenbar-East Ballina (TEB)senior cricketers face a stern test to make it through to the finals of the LJ Hooker first grade league after losing to Casino in their most recent two day-game.