It’s hard to find a better setting for a country town anywhere in Australia than Murwillumbah on NSW’s Far North Coast; set as it is on the stunning Tweed River, and in the shade of the North Coast’s tallest mountain, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wollumbin (Mt Warning).replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe town is still the centre for dairying, sugarcane and banana growing, and the famous Tweed Banana Festival, established in 1955, commemorates the agricultural strength of the region. However, as the area is close to both the Gold Coast with its theme parks as well as Mount Warning and many World Heritage areas, tourism and particularly eco-tourism, is increasingly important to the town and regional areas. The Tweed River is also popular for fishing and boating, and there are many sporting fields, clubs and an excellent golf course.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe town has a wide range of shops and services and is a major centre for many outlying villages, such as Tyalgum, Uki and Stokers Siding, which make great country drive destinations. Murwillumbah’s housing spreads along the western bank of the Tweed and into the hills of the nearby McPherson ranges, providing beautiful mountain, river or valley views to many residents, and attracting new settlers wanting a country lifestyle with conveniences close by.

Images around Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Around Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Our Picks on what to Do in Murwillumbah NSW

Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah - NSW

Mount Warning Tours

Mount Nullum

Knox Park

Nicholl Park

Murwillumbah Golf Club

Our Picks on where to Stay in Murwillumbah NSW

A View of Mount Warning Bed and Breakfast

The Croft Bed and Breakfast

Gallery Motel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Murwillumbah NSW


Coriander Indian Restaurant

Cafe 81

Shopping in Murwillumbah NSW

Community Services  

Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre
281 Tweed Valley Way, Old Murwillumbah Railway Station,

Tweed Shire Council
Civic and Cultural Centre, Cnr Brett Street And Wharf Street,

Murwillumbah Police Station NSW
81 Murwillumbah Street,

Murwillumbah District Hospital NSW
Ewing Street,

Murwillumbah Library NSW
10 Tumbulgum Road,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 8 m
  • Population: 9,245
  • State electorate(s): Lismore
  • Federal Division(s): Richmond
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Beaudesert QLD 4285 (117 km, 1 hr 35 mins)
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220 (48.9 km, 38 mins)
Tweed Heads NSW 2485 (32.3 km, 25 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Murwillumbah NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.