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Magic Murwillumbah – June 2021

1. Cabin Life | 2. The Foundry | 3. Yellow Brick Studio | 4. Tweed Escapes | 5. Aura Gardens Nursery | 6. Murwillumbah Wreckers | 7. Bowerbird Emporium | 8. Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat | 9. The Murwillumbah Citadel | 10. Murwillumbah Cycles | 11. Pulp Fiction | 12. Mavis’s Kitchen & Cabins | 13. Mayberry Meldrum Anderson | 14. The Regent | 15. Northern Rivers Property Group | 16. Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre | 17. Tweed Regional Museum | 18. Tweed Regional Gallery


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.


Cabin Life

1. 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.


The Foundry

2. 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. This is the place for readers, dreamers and creators and those seeking gifting inspiration for someone special. Your senses will be engaged and excited as you enjoy browsing the beautiful range of giftware, cards, magazines, fashion stationery, children’s toys, games, books, confectionery, local tourist mementos and more. A unique retail shopping experience – be treated to gifting and customer service at its finest. 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 Yellow Brick Studio

3. The Yellow Brick Studio

Tools, materials, surfaces and gifts for artists. Find us at M|Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah. Open weekdays 9.30am–4pm, later on Thursdays till 6pm.
Saturdays 9am–2pm.
E: [email protected]
3B Brisbane St Murwillumbah
Ph 0428 266 834


Tweed Escapes

4. Tweed Escapes

A unique range of daycations, staycations, bespoke packages, naturally immersive eco-cruises and tours, boutique charters, picnics on water and local food, farm and brewery tours by road, Tweed Escapes take you to extraordinary local places. Experience the amazing biodiversity of the Tweed Valley. Taste delicious local food and enjoy hand-crafted beverages from locally sourced ingredients, on all of their unique cruises and tours. Explore the Tweed from rainforest to coast, rivers to mountains and paddock to plate, with Tweed Escapes. Book your next authentic experience in nature with them today!
[email protected]
www.tweedescapes.com.au
0422 405 011 or 0439 554 525
108 Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum


Aura Gardens Nursery

5. 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


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.
11-15 Lundberg Drive Murwillumbah
02 6672 2869


Bowerbird Emporium

7. 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: Bowerbirdemporium
0400 167 391


Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

8. 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
ccrr.com.au


The Murwillumbah Citadel

9. The Murwillumbah Citadel

The Murwillumbah Citadel is a beautifully renovated, 100 year-old building located right in the middle of the town. The venue is hopping with great acts of all genres; folk, blues, jazz as well as theatre and Wednesday choir. Their audience is as diverse as the music. With an intimate and welcoming atmosphere, it’s a great place for sole patrons, couples and groups. In the future they will open casually but for now it’s for ticketed events. If you’re lucky you can get tickets at the door but they sell out fast so it’s best to go online to purchase. Ticket prices range from $10-$40 and they accept Dine & Discover vouchers.
21 Queen Street, Murwillumbah
www.thecitadel.com.au
FB: @citadel.murbah
0409 040 280


Murwillumbah Cycles

10. Murwillumbah Cycles

Team Murwillumbah Cycles and their customers have settled in at the Railway Station in South Murwillumbah. They are more excited than ever because once again they enjoy and appreciate the full support of the magic town and customers expressing their approval daily. The team will keep building up their major brands, ‘Specialized’ and ‘Trek’, and, as promised, they brought in a great range of riding gear for everyone with ‘Fox Racing’ and ‘Specialized’ apparel. The new range of high quality ‘Lezyne’ lights keep you safe and their lumens extend your riding day. Murwillumbah Cycles will soon announce a ‘Grand Opening’ on Facebook, for everyone to come along and celebrate a little milestone with them; being a little ‘closer’ to the railway. So watch this space…
Railway Station, 284 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah
www.murwillumbahcycles.com.au
02 6672 3620


Pulp Fiction

11. 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


Mavis’s Kitchen

12. Mavis’s Kitchen & Cabins

Nestled at the base of Mt Warning is Mavis’s Kitchen & Cabins. The 25-acre former dairy farm is home to a modern country restaurant, a bountiful organic kitchen garden, eco-friendly B&B accommodation and a highly sought-after weddings and events venue. Surrounded by World Heritage rainforest and the lush Tweed Valley, the focus is all about sustainability. Mavis’s Kitchen core values: food grown organically (from their garden where possible), sourced locally, picked seasonally. Mavis’s is more than that! Take the time to savour the flavours, to relax into the breathtaking beauty that surrounds you and to enjoy those magical Mavis’s moments.
64 Mount Warning Road, Mount Warning
www.maviseskitchen.com.au
02 6679 5664


Mayberry Meldrum Anderson

13. Mayberry Meldrum Anderson

The proudly local team at Mayberry Meldrum Anderson has been serving the people of Murwillumbah and beyond for 40 years, with solution focussed advice for individuals, families, superannuation and businesses. The end of financial year is almost here, so it’s time to think about tax planning and readying for tax 2020/21. Mayberry Meldrum Anderson are available to help you get organised and welcome clients to get in touch before 30 June to discuss strategies and ensure compliance with ever changing tax legislation. As specialist business accountants, they also offer much more than tax compliance. They can assist you with financial strategies which remove uncertainty, helping your business to grow and prosper. For complete financial care, powerful strategies and out-of-the-box accounting solutions, contact Mayberry Meldrum Anderson today.
315 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah
www.mmaacc.com
02 6672 4044


The Regent

14. The Regent

The Regent, built in 1947, has been the majestic heart of culture in Murwillumbah for over 70 years. Refurbished to its authentic Art Deco glory, offering a world-food cafe, licensed bar, alfresco balcony, and 250 seat auditorium, showing a variety of film and live events. Available for private hire.
See more at the-regent.com.au
5 Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah
02 6672 8265


Northern Rivers Property Group

15. Northern Rivers Property Group

I’ve been contemplating selling. Should I make the move?
Nearly all of the properties at NRPG are achieving street records. A prime example is a Church St, Uki property achieving a $744,000 sale price, where previous records sat at $360,000. Don’t get caught in FOMO (fear of moving on) and be saying down the track… I wish I’d sold last year.
I want to buy in the Tweed Shire, but am struggling to get a foot in the door?
Be prepared, have finance approved and be proactive. Show your interest and ask to be notified of offers being put on your desired property.
How can I get ahead of the pack to secure a property?
Check in with your agent. Call and ask what’s coming on. Stay front of mind. Also, keep an eye on the NRPG Facebook pages for previews of their properties before they hit realestate.com.au.
Paul 0448 191 351  |  Adrianna 0422 265 871
Suite 2A 114 Murwillumbah street Murwillumbah
www.northernriverspropertygroup.com.au


Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre

16. Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre

Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre in the heart of Murwillumbah offers heated indoor pools to suit everyone. Don’t worry that it’s cold outside, just step inside.
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 learn 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

All welcome!
6-8 Tumbulgum Rd, Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 2750
www.trac.tweed.nsw.gov.au


Tweed Regional Museum

17. Tweed Regional Museum

Take a different look at history in an informative and fun way at Tweed Regional Museum. Boasting award-winning exhibitions which are engaging and educational, the Museum presents many aspects of the Tweed’s rich natural and cultural history and a few surprises you may not know about! The Murwillumbah branch of the Museum offers the award-winning Land | Life | Culture exhibition, featuring stunning graphics of the Tweed’s most significant landscapes, flora and fauna specimens, children’s interactive area, and cultural stories told by local Aboriginal community members. It is one of many permanent displays which capture the history and development of the Tweed, complemented by their temporary exhibition program. Tweed Regional Museum showcases the region in contemporary and vibrant exhibitions – come along and discover that there’s more to the Tweed’s history than meets the eye.
2 Queensland Rd, Murwillumbah
museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au
(02) 6670 2493


Tweed Regional Gallery

18. Tweed Regional Gallery

In Quiet by Tweed Shire artist Amelia Reid and Figura Subcinctus by Byron Shire artist Michelle Dawson, on display at Tweed Regional Gallery from 7 May until 11 July. In Quiet is an expression of Reid’s experiences and observations during the lockdown period, exploring light, shadow and architectural features. Figura Subcinctus is a continuation of Dawson’s fascination with the juncture where our civilised selves meet with our untamed, instinctual natures. The artworks are themselves hybrid in nature, employing Dawson’s preferences for myth, fairytale, history, natural science, costumery and a pinch of kitsch to ferment a shape-shifting body of work.
In Conversation & Workshop Sunday 13 June | 2-4pm
Join Michelle Dawson and Dr Kellie O’Dempsey as they discuss naturalism and the absurd. Use collage and supplied drawing materials to create a metaphysical self-portrait or hybrid avatar.
Book online: www.dawsonodempsey.eventbrite.com.au
2 Mistral Rd, South Murwillumbah
02 6670 2790
artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au

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Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.