There’s clubs galore around Murwillumbah to make friends and stay fit

Head west from the coast and half an hour later you’ll find yourself in the historic inland town of Murwillumbah. A sport and recreation destination in itself, it’s also an ideal base to a variety of other quaint country villages dotted across the Tweed Shire, like Uki, Tyalgum and Burringbar.

Of course, getting back to nature is one of the most sublime activities you can enjoy in this part of the Northern Rivers, there are National Parks aplenty, but also a number of gyms and clubs that are always happy to welcome new members. So what are you waiting for? Check them out below and get moving!

Outdoor recreation

The Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre in Murwillumbah is a fantastic facility with all kinds of water-based activities on offer. From the outdoor eight-lane pool to the toddler leisure pool, giant hill slide, indoor heated pools, diving boards, hydrotherapy pool, picnic area and cafe, everyone will have a blast spending the day here.

Sometimes all you need is a bit of open space where you can kick a ball around, play a bit of cricket with friends, and maybe have a bbq lunch! So it’s handy that the Tweed Shire Council has a ‘find a park’ feature on their website, where you can search for the nearest park to you – it also has all the park facilities listed too.

Image source: Trail Hiking Australia

For something a little more ‘off the beaten track’ why not try some trail hiking, because you’ll never be short of a new adventure to be had in this part of the world? In the ranges of Nightcap National Park is the World Heritage-listed Protestors Falls which is an ideal short walk for families. It’s about an hour and half from Murwillumbah, but worth the drive.

Another great option for a day trip, or perhaps somewhere to stay a night or two, set your GPS for Border Ranges National Park. There’s walks aplenty for all abilities, places to set up camp, and scenic drives to enjoy.


If you’re ready to get your ‘fitness’ on, Misfits Training Club in Murwillumbah is a supportive community exclusively for women who want to feel a part of something more than just a gym. They encourage women of all ages and abilities to come along, try out the first class for free, and also make the most of the free childminding service they have available on-site.

Is kicking a football around the field your idea of a good time? Then you’ll want to join the Murwillumbah Football Club, and maybe the kids will want to as well. They have comps for under six-year-olds right up to seniors – both men’s and women’s.

Murwillumbah Rowing Club is located right on the Tweed River and is very popular with locals. It offers opportunities to get out on the water for both recreation and competition, hosting many regattas across NSW and Queensland, and also offers learning to row classes for novices.

Murwillumbah Golf Club is a sociable golf club with stunning grounds, top-class facilities and a great restaurant – it’s popular with locals and also draws visitors from outside the area.

Image source: Bodhi Pilates

Gyms and fitness studios

Bodhi Pilates is a boutique pilates reformer studio located in Murwillumbah, and they welcome anyone who is not only interested in exercise but join a fun, friendly community. Their classes are kept small, so the trainer can focus on each individual and ensure they are getting the most out of their class.

Whether you’re looking for group cross-fit classes, yoga or both, Red Box Gym has you covered. They also have a modern gym floor for you to use at your convenience, with 24/7 access. Enjoy childminding services and a workout app that comes with online programming and more.

Dynamic Fitness Solutions is another great 24/7 gym in Murwillumbah, offering a wide range of commercial gym equipment that is suitable for all types of strength, conditioning and cardio training. They’ll set you up with a personalised programme, and you can also join group classes or book personal training sessions.

One of the best things about the options above is that they all offer something for everybody. No matter your age or fitness level, it’s about finding something you enjoy and getting involved. So whether you’re a nature lover or find motivation from exercising with others, this inland region of the Tweed Shire will keep you active.

Interested in learning what other sports and recreational facilities are in the area? Check out our business directory.