Murwillumbah NSW
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Rowing on Tweed River. Tweeds Tourism
Rowing on the Tweed River. Tweeds Tourism
Aerial View of Murwillumba. Tweeds Tourism
Aerial View of Murwillumba. Tweeds Tourism
Tweed River Cruise. Photo Grenville Turner
Tweed River Cruise. Photo Grenville Turner
Mt Warning. Photo Wildlight, Destination NSW
Mt Warning. Photo Wildlight, Destination NSW
Murwillumba District. Photo by Hamilton Lund
Murwillumba District. Photo by Hamilton Lund
Driving to Mt Warning. Photo Destination NSW
Driving to Mt Warning. Photo Destination NSW
Tweed River Art Gallery. Tweeds Tourism
Tweed River Art Gallery. Tweeds Tourism
Tweed River. Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW
Tweed River. Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW

Murwillumbah Information

Murwillumbah is a medium sized town with a population of about 10,000 people in New South Wales. Locals tend to abbreviate the town and refer to it as Murbah and in the Aboriginal language Murwillumbah means “Camping Place”.

The first people to inhabit the area before white settlement were the Bundjalung Aboriginal people. In the 1840’s White settlers moved to the area to create the township it is today. A fascinating aspect of history here is the great bank robbery of 1978 that has not been solved to this present day.

Murwillumbah has a significant tourism presence for visitors. The local economy however is also boosted by the sugar cane industry with numerous sugar cane farms found throughout the region and the main mill is located at nearby Condonong.

For a great festival don’t miss the Tweed Banana Festival held every year in Murwillumbah. It is well known as the second oldest banana festival in Australia that has been running since 1955. Another great festival sprouting up in modern times is the annual historic motor racing festival through the streets of Murwillumbah.

For art lovers in Murwillumbah a place not to miss seeing is the world-renowned Tweed River Art Gallery. Although opened only recently in 1988, the art gallery features some amazing artworks by local and famous Australian artists and contains the Marks Family Art Research Library that is open to the public for your educational benefit.

Another great place is the Murwillumbah Historical Society Museum known as the Tweed Heads Historical Society. The museum has a fascinating insight to the local history with photographs and artefacts of the region.

Environmental lovers will also appreciate the spectacular environments of Mt Warning nearby being one of the best tropical forests to visit in NSW.

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Entrance Sign at Mt Warning. Photo by Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW
Entrance Sign at Mt Warning. Photo by Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW
Inside National Park at Mt Warning. Hamilton Lund, Destinations NSW
Inside National Park at Mt Warning. Hamilton Lund, Destinations NSW