Murwillumbah (meaning "place of many possums" ) is the central town in the Tweed
Shire on the far North East coast of New South Wales, Australia. It has long been recognised as
the seat of local government and the major service provider to the many and
varied rural industries, communities and attractions of the Tweed Shire.
Together with surrounding villages, including Uki, Chillingham,
Tyalgum, Tumbulgum, Burringbar, Stokers Siding and others, Murwillumbah serves a resident
population in excess of 15,000 people with a total catchment of nearly double
Murwillumbah offers business and investment opportunities in
agri-business, agri-tourism, agri-forestry, industry and commerce. Each one of the villages
also offers its own unique lifestyle and opportunities.
Being part of the "Cellulose Valley" initiative of the Research and
Development Program at Southern Cross University also provides a great deal of
potential for the rural areas surrounding Murwillumbah, with the exploration of
possibilities in growing medicinal, perfumed and culinary herbs.
Murwillumbah is a picturesque town that spreads along the western bank of the
Tweed River and up into the hills of the McPherson Ranges. Surrounded, as it is,
by the rim of the world's largest extinct shield volcano and bordering the Tweed River, almost every street has
magnificent mountain, river and valley views.
As well as being the gateway to five of Australia's World Heritage
listed national parks, Murwillumbah is home to the World Heritage
Rainforest Centre - a visitor information centre which also houses a
National Parks and Wildlife Service office.
Murwillumbah is a place where the lifestyle is relaxed and
informal, the people friendly and welcoming and a perfect place to stop for
lunch on your tour of the region. You can choose from one of the many al fresco cafés and restaurants in
town, or maybe you’d prefer to dine at one of the several pubs and clubs.
Whichever you choose, your meal is bound to include fresh, local produce as well
as a friendly chat on the best places to visit during your stay.
The location, climate and relaxed lifestyle are seen as qualities much sought
after by tourists, investors and people who appreciate the ambiance of the Valley
with its laidback lifestyle.
With clean air, plentiful supply of water, excellent educational facilities, mild
climate, security, proximity to airports, major resorts and shopping centres as
well as ready access to the cities of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Murwillumbah
(and its surrounds) is truly The Jewel in the Crown of the Northern Rivers.
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