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The must do's in Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah offers a vibrant blend of nature, art, and laid-back Aussie vibes, making it a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway or an adventurous escape. Whether you're craving fresh local produce, seeking creative inspiration, or simply wanting to connect with nature, Murwillumbah has something for everyone. Here are some must-do activities to ensure your Murwillumbah experience is unforgettable:

Immerse Yourself in Nature:

Northern Rivers Rail Trail

The  Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a must-do for activity of all ages and fitness levels. This  24-km paved trail follows the path of a disused railway line, offering scenic rides through lush valleys, charming villages, and historic bridges. Here's a quick overview:


    • Gentle terrain: Mostly flat with some gradual slopes, perfect for casual rides and families.
    • Stunning scenery: Immerse yourself in rolling hills, rainforests, and farmland vistas.
    • Charming villages: Stop for refreshments and explore historic towns like Murwillumbah, Stokers Siding, Burringbar, Mooball, and Crabbes Creek.
    • Unique features: Ride through 26 restored bridges and 2 tunnels, including the 524-meter Burringbar Range Tunnel.
    • Accessibility: Great for all fitness levels and ages, with ebike hire and picnic options available.

Perfect for:

    • Families on a fun day out
    • Leisurely cyclists wanting scenic views
    • Fitness enthusiasts seeking a challenging ride
    • History buffs interested in exploring the railway heritage


    • Start in Murwillumbah for more amenities and bike hire options.
    • Pack water and snacks, especially for longer rides.
    • Choose your distance based on your fitness level and time constraints.
    • View our Northern Rivers Rail Trail Map Here

    • Hire a comfy Ebike 

Ok we may be biased here, but choosing Valley Ebikes isn't just about exploring the trail; it's about supporting a local business dedicated to sustainable tourism. Our high-quality, long-range e-bikes minimize environmental impact, and our friendly team, equipped with local knowledge, provides personalised recommendations to enhance your journey. Book your ride today

Other Beautiful nature places nearby  

Natural Arch Murwillumbah

20 mins to the east are the beautiful Northern Rivers beaches

35 mis to the north west is the Natural Arch

25 mins to the south west Wollumbin National Park (Mount Warning)

35 mins to the south Unicorn falls


Indulge in Local Flavours:

Murwillumbah Farmers Market

Farmers Markets: Immerse yourself in the colourful atmosphere of the Murwillumbah Farmers Market, overflowing with fresh, locally sourced produce, artisanal delights, and handcrafted goods. Sample seasonal fruits and vegetables, indulge in locally baked bread, and discover unique treasures crafted by talented artisans.

Cafe Hopping: Embark on a culinary adventure by exploring Murwillumbah's diverse cafe scene. Savor delicious brunch fare at Wild Thyme Dining, enjoy a healthy lunch at JuJu's Cafe, or treat yourself to a decadent dessert at Bowerbird Emporium. Each cafe offers unique ambiance and locally sourced ingredients, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.

Fine Dining with a View: Experience culinary elegance at Apex Dining, perched atop the Tweed Regional Gallery. Savor innovative Australian cuisine while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Tweed Valley, creating an unforgettable dining experience. (open Wednesday to Sunday)

Embrace the Arts & Culture:

Murwillumbah Tweed Art Gallery

Tweed Regional Gallery: Explore the diverse exhibitions at the Tweed Regional Gallery, showcasing contemporary art, local talents, and thought-provoking installations. Get inspired by the artistry, broaden your perspective, and enjoy a dose of cultural immersion.

M|Arts Precinct: Delve into a creative haven at the M|Arts Precinct. Wander through micro art galleries, witness artists at work in their studios, and discover unique handcrafted treasures at retail outlets. Enjoy film screenings, workshops, and events, immersing yourself in the vibrant creative energy.

Live Music & Performances: Catch live music nights at local pubs and cafes, or enjoy theatrical performances at the historic Regent Theatre. Experience the town's vibrant music scene and support local artists, adding a vibrant touch to your Murwillumbah adventure.

Dive into a World of Handmade Wonder: The Makers & Finders Market in Murwillumbah

Makers & Finders Market Murwillumbah

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Knox Park in Murwillumbah, theMakers & Finders Market beckons you with a vibrant display of creativity and community spirit. Held everythird Saturday of the month, this bustling market isn't just a shopping destination; it's an experience that immerses you in the heart of the region's artistic and entrepreneurial spirit.

A Treasure Trove of Handmade Delights:

Wander through the stalls brimming with an eclectic mix oflocally crafted treasures. Discover unique jewelry that tells a story, clothing designed with love, and homewares that reflect the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Each piece is imbued with the passion and ingenuity of local artisans, offering a chance to connect with the maker and support their craft.

Here's what you need to know:

    • When: 3rd Saturday of the month
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Location: Knox Park, Murwillumbah