Murwillumbah region shopping treasures

For unusual gifts, clothing and food, the region around Murwillumbah including Uki, Tyalgum and Burringbar is a treasure trove.

To get you in the mood, we’ve chosen some lovely boutiques and clothing stores. At Firelilee Boutique in Wharf Street, Murwillumbah, you’ll find a great selection of gorgeous flowing dresses that flatter any figure. And, because life is too short to not enjoy the finer things, they also have a beautiful collection of hand-crafted soy candles.

At Chantilly Lace Boutique, you’ll find something fabulous for every occasion. They stock a curated collection of both Australian and European labels including Banana Blue, Film Lulu Soul, Purity Lace and Joseph Ribkoff. The Chantilly Lace philosophy is simple: special clothes should be worn and not left in the wardrobe for that special occasion.

If you’re looking for something you won’t see anyone else wearing, you simply must visit Shambala Shop On Wheels. You can find them at the Uki Growers Market every third Saturday or the Uki Markets every third Sunday. Shambala also stocks exotic items like Peruvian alpaca blankets, Kashmiri wraps and a range of other products in sensual natural materials like hemp, silk, cashmere and yak wool.

Image source: Chantilly Lace Boutique

Next, we’re going shopping for uncommon giftware. (But remember, you are allowed to buy gifts for yourself!) Wollumbin Dreaming in Wharf Street, Murwillumbah, a 100% Indigenous family-owned business, has a delightful collection of indigenous artwork. Must-have items include boomerangs, fabulous wall art and a gorgeous range of crystals. And if you’re after the rare and unusual, head to one of the antiques shops like New Releases, Little Wing Antiques or Kuipers & Co in Prospero Street.

Your shopping trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Three Rs in Tyalgum. What are the three Rs? Reuse, Repurpose and Reduce. This shop specialises in sustainable eco-friendly products that are hand-made with love. The range includes eco wipes, cotton washcloths, beeswax wraps, boho bags and a collection of divine natural soy candles.

For that exclusive gift item you’ve been looking everywhere for, check out The Foundry in Murwillumbah. This shop is filled to the brim with every gift imaginable. You could spend hours browsing here and find more than one perfect gift for everyone on your list. We love the silk eye masks, linen sleepwear and the range of organic cotton babywear.

Image source: The Foundry

Have you ever tasted native finger limes? If not, you’re in for a treat when you visit Bucks Farm in Chillingham. Gerard ‘Buck’ Buchanan is the farm owner and has been for over 40 years. Apart from growing award-winning finger limes, ‘Buck’ also specialises in other bush foods such as Davidsons plums, Lemon Myrtle and Aniseed Myrtle. You can find all this delicious produce in the farm shop as well as freeze-dried powders you can take home and use in your cooking.

For some deli delights to share with friends at your next get-together, check out The Modern Grocer in Murwillumbah. Here you can find delicious pates, pickles and sauces. Plus, you can have a coffee and something to eat in the café while you’re pondering your purchases.

While boutique shopping is an adventure, we need to remember the basics. Locals know Sunnyside Mall on the corner of Brisbane and Wollumbin Streets in Murwillumbah has them covered. In the mall, you’ll find a Coles supermarket for your grocery needs plus numerous specialist retailers and eateries.

As you can see, when you visit the region around Murwillumbah, you’re spoilt for choice, with some of our selection sure to become favourite haunts when you feel like a day of shopping.

Interested in learning what other shops and markets are in the area? Check out our business directory.