Spotlight on Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah,  overshadowed by the majestic Mount Warning, is a lovely town right on the banks of the Tweed River. The rich volcanic soil in the area makes this the perfect place to grow a variety of wonderful fresh produce. But that’s not all that this beautiful part of Northern NSW has to offer.

A delight for culture lovers

If you love the arts, this area has so much to offer, from a world-class art gallery and an amazing arts precinct right in town to a fabulous museum and an eclectic mix of shops offering antiques and Art Deco pieces. Here is just a selection of what’s on offer in Murwillumbah:

  • Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre ‒ 2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah South

There’s always something new to see at the Tweed Regional Gallery. Right now you can see some amazing artworks from Arash Chehelnabi titled ‘This Our Machine’. There is also an exhibition from artist Deb Mostert titled ‘Animal as Object’. 

Image Source: M|Arts Precinct

  • Tweed Regional Museum ‒ 2 Queensland Rd, Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Museum boasts a collection of more than 8,000 photographs and 10,000 objects from around the Tweed area. The area has a rich and unique history and you’ll be able to experience it yourself when you visit this museum.

  • M|Arts Precinct ‒ Cnr Brisbane & Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah

The M|Arts Precinct can be found in a rejuvenated Art Deco building right in the heart of the town. Here you will find micro art galleries, a cinema/ performance space, and creative retail outlets as well as numerous cafes, food outlets, and even a bar and a restaurant.

  • Kuipers & Co ‒ 2/29 Prospero St, South Murwillumbah

If you love art deco furniture, Kuipers & Co is the place to go. They specialise in Australian, British, and Scandinavian mid-century furniture that will inspire you to redecorate the interior of your home.

A place for lovers of nature

For local residents who absolutely love the gorgeous natural environment that surrounds Murwillumbah, there are plenty of places where you can indulge your passion. 

  • The World Heritage Rainforest Centre ‒ at the Visitor Information Centre, South Murwillumbah

If you’re curious about the history of Mount Warning (Wollumbin), the World Heritage Rainforest Centre is the place to go. You can also get a variety of maps of the local region so that you can do some exploring on your own.

Image Source: M|Arts Precinct

Indulge in pampering and award-winning local food

Nothing nourishes the soul and body better than a relaxing spa day. But after all of that pampering, you’re bound to be hungry for some good local food.

  • Lavender Blue Day Spa ‒ 50 Main Street, Murwillumbah

Nothing beats a relaxing pampering session at Lavender Blue Day Spa. You can indulge in a total body treatment, a massage treatment, or just a hand and foot treatment. Whatever you choose, you’re bound to leave totally relaxed and rejuvenated. 

  • Bistro Livi ‒ 1A, 1-3 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah

When you finish, head on down to Bistro Livi. This Spanish-inspired restaurant has recently been reviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food magazine and scored 15.5 out of 20. You’ll love the menu with specialities such as spanner crab with curry butter and pork chops with shiitake mushrooms.

As you can see, Murwillumbah might be a pretty country town but it also has an amazing array of interesting places to visit, no matter whether you love culture, nature, animals, a spot of relaxation, or great food.

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