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What's Old in Wollumbin? 

Stack 2001 - 2002

For current updates see What's New in Wollumbin?

Sunday, 22 December, 2002

Inter-Action Experiential Learning has moved to it's own domain! Specialising in outdoor education (OE) and school camps, adventure based retreats, parent/child programs and corporate training/coaching programs which run from one day to over ten days, they can implement your program or help you design a course appropriate to your needs.

360° virtual reality (vr) panoramas added to North Star Holiday Resort!  View a luxury villa, romantic honeymoon cabin, theme park style swimming pools, fantastic Kids Club, restaurant and conference facilities.

Updated Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments with new rates.

Monday, 9 December, 2002

Updated Esconder Mountain Lodge with new midweek rates.

Torokina Cottage has moved to it's own domain! A delightful and private 3 bedroom fully restored colonial cottage, atop a hill overlooking sugar cane fields, in the heart of the beautiful Tweed Valley. The perfect base for a relaxing holiday or weekend escape, you can unwind in the privacy of the cottage and surrounds, or take advantage of the region's many attractions.

Saturday, 30 November, 2002

Durobby Retreat. If you are looking for a health retreat offering personalised programs, or a romantic break at a discreet and private eco resort in stunning natural surroundings, then visit a place in harmony with its environment, so you too, can experience more than just our five star standard accomodation and service.

Tweed River Boat Hire. Explore the most peaceful waterway located just south of the Gold Coast, on the Queensland - New South Wales border, and enjoy a great day out fishing, snorkelling or sightseeing from one of their well maintained and reliable dinghies, cruisers or BBQ boats.

Pottsville Beach Motel has moved to their own domain! In the heart of Pottsville and just 150 metres to the beach, the 2½ star motel is an ideal holiday getaway or stopover for families, with clean, spacious and modern rooms (some with full kitchens), children's play area, BBQ, swimming pool and licensed restaurant.

Friday, 18 October, 2002

Wych-Wood Forest Escape. Escape to nature and experience the magic the is Wych-Wood B&B. Give yourself a special break in the rainforest at this totally private retreat.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Added new operators and updated existing listings in the Activities and Attractions, Retail and Services Directory and Accommodation Directory

Thursday October 3, 2002

Mt Warning Caravan Park. Cabins, powered and unpowered camper, caravan and motor home sites, and a grassy, wooded camp ground, ideal for bird watching, bush walking, tramping and hiking enthusiasts.

Monday September 16, 2002

Cottages on the Creek has moved to it's own domain! Memorable honeymoons, romantic breaks, weekend and midweek getaways at deluxe eco friendly cabins.  Read the raves from guests and then book your special break.

Monday September 9, 2002

The interactive map of the region has been updated, showing the new Pacific Motorway through the Tweed Valley and location of regional airports. Ideal if you're planning a driving tour itinerary and aren't familiar with the towns and villages in the region. Locality descriptions and links to local accommodation and tours are included, as well as nearby towns and villages. The Introduction to the region and Scheduled and Charter Transportation has also been updated.

Monday September 2, 2002

Updated Hastings Cove Holiday Apartments, the quiet family getaway on the Tweed Coast offering fully furnished self catering units on the waterfront, just 100 metres to the beach. Ideal for couples and families.

Updated Michael Borton designer craftsman. With more that 20 years experience in antique reproductions, antique furniture restoration, custom cabinet making and custom furniture making, Michael Borton has built up an impressive award winning portfolio of original and reproduction woodcraft, and offers classes in the furniture design and creative wood carving. Visitors are also welcome by arrangement, to his workshop.

Monday August 26, 2002

4 Star waterfront holiday units at Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments updated. With friendly, professional onsite managers, and the beach and Kingscliff village a leisurely stroll away, it's less than 20 minutes drive to World Heritage national parks and the Gold Coast.

Murwillumbah Potters Inc is a group of self-help potters which meets at the old Fernvale Primary School, 8 minutes south of Murwillumbah. Members of the club vary greatly in experience, ability and expertise. Beginners are always welcome to join at any time of the year and learn from the others by observation and participation.

Saturday August 24, 2002

Updated Wangaree Homestead. Ideal for couples seeking that special break, enjoy the romance of Wangaree Homestead, an historic "Queenslander" situated in 35 acres of private grounds and landscaped gardens.

Berger Houseboats updated. From Runaway Bear with 2-4 berths, through to the luxurious Image Anne with 2-12 berths, one of our four boats is sure to suit your needs.

Friday July 19, 2002

Updated EcOasis.  Perfect for a honeymoon, romantic holiday, special occasion or to give yourself a well deserved break, you can do anything your heart desires ... fill your day with adventure, or just relax and enjoy the peace of your intimate hideaway, where you can unwind from the stress and pressure of daily life.

Wednesday 26 June 2002

Updated Hanging Rock Chalets.  Self contained cabins in the Gold Coast hinterland, ideal for a midweek or weekend getaway for couples or that long awaited family holiday, Hanging Rock offers excellent bushwalking and birdwatching opportunities while still being convenient to the attractions of the Gold Coast.

Malacchi Range Retreat is a luxurious and secluded rainforest retreat for couples only, conveniently located between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, offering self contained accommodation and health packages including specialised menus, yoga and massage.

Updated Byron Bay Rainforest Resort. A peaceful retreat where you can escape to relax and revitalize, health and beauty spa services are available by arrangement, and it's just 300 metres walk through unspoiled coastal rainforest to the sparkling clear waters and white sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Excellent wheelchair access and dogs welcome.

Monday 17 June 2002

Updated Tweed River Houseboats, with new pictures of the newest addition to the fleet.

Lodon Lodge updated. A working beef cattle property in the upper reaches of Crystal Creek, Lodon Lodge farmstay and B&B is ideal for couples or young families, with just 3 guest rooms available in this spacious homestead. A hearty country style home cooked or continental breakfast is included in the tariff. Disabled travellers, children and pets (by arrangement) are welcome.

Tyalgum Diggers Family Day. A great family day out! Whether you're a local or a visitor to the region, there's something for everyone at the historic "Diggers" day, an annual fundraising event in support of local community groups and volunteer services. Over 100 market stalls, competitions, displays, live music, rides, arts and crafts, barrel racing, rural bush fire brigade demonstration and more.

Tuesday 30 April 2002

From Top Hat Producations, who brought us "Noel and Gertie", Kate Peters presents ... Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It, the life and times of Mae West. For one night only, Friday 24th May, at the Limpinwood Amphitheatre.

Updated the Ecotourism Resource Centre. An award winning resource for students, academia and tourism operators interested in environmentally sustainable tourism and travel development; all existing ecotourism related categories have been updated, and new categories like Activism: Environmental Campaigns, Democracy, Human Rights; Accreditation & Certification Programs; Development, Environment & Sustainability; Australian Political Parties - Policies; and Australian Government Agencies, are included, plus more!

Tuesday 2 April 2002

Updated North Star Holiday Resort, the first AAA 5 star rated caravan park in NSW and one of only 7 in Australia. Choose from an excellent range of accommodation, including caravan and camping sites, chalets, holiday homes and luxury apartments. Kids Club and special attractions during schools holidays!

Wych-Wood Forest Escape updated. A magical experience, just 10 minutes to Murwillumbah. A self contained studio deep in the rainforest, with expansive areas of glass bringing the bush into your cabin. Queen bed, log fire, ensuite spa, luxury fluffy towels, exquisite rainforest soaps and organic local produce used where possible.

Monday 25 March 2002

Updated Pottsville Beach Motel with specials and photos. Last minute Easter Vacancies updated.

Thursday 21 March 2002

Updated Mountain Trek Adventures . Discover the Gold Coast and Hinterland by four wheel drive (4WD). Choose from day tours visiting World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, O'Reilly's Guesthouse, the unique village delights of Tamborine Mountain, or experience their new wine tasting.

Updated Drifters Holiday Village. Nestled on 10 acres of landscaped gardens between the Pacific Ocean and the Tweed River, Drifters has accommodation including deluxe cabins, cabanas, and ensuite, powered and unpowered caravan and tent sites.

Thursday 14 March 2002

New accommodation category, Eco Lodges and Nature Retreats, updated Wilderness Retreats and Guest Houses and Lodges.

Tuesday 12 March 2002

Updated Natural History editorial section, adding an index page, a new chapter "The Lost World - Record in the Rocks" and updated some CERRA information.

Pyramid Caravan Park is is ideally located for you to enjoy everything the Gold and Tweed Coasts have to offer, situated minutes from the surfing beaches for which the Gold Coast is famous, and close to the Tweed River, offering a range of camping, caravan and cabin accomodation options.

Mount Warning Holiday House a country house retreat suitable for 2 couples or a family, updated to include interior and exterior photography.

If you are looking for a health and well-being retreat, the chance to slow down in stunning natural surroundings, or just a romantic break, Durobby Retreat offers five star accomodation and service in stunning natural surroundings.

Relax, relax, relax, at the private and luxurious Esconder Mountain Lodge. Located in the Gold Coast hinterland just 15 minutes from Mount Tamborine and Surfers Paradise, Esconder provides the hospitality of a B&B, with dinner menu, licensed bar, swimming pool and spa available.

Monday 4 February 2002

Updated The Teahouse - Limpinwood, offering lunch, morning and afternoon teas in spectacular surroundings, to coach and group tours and day visitors on scenic drives. Affordable studio style B&B accommodation also offered, along with a delightful garden venue and catering for special occasions.

Tally Park Farmstay rates updated. Just 5 minutes drive from Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, perfect for couples and families looking for an active holiday.

Friday 25 January 2002

Updated Tweed River Houseboats . Check out the newest addition to the fleet, and the 180° interior panoramic photo from "Bonnie Dundee", then imagine stepping aboard for your own unforgettable Great Escape Holiday.

Monday 21 January 2002

Travel in air conditioned comfort with Northern Breeze Tours; offering free pick up and drop off from Gold Coast and Tweed Coast accommodation, and touring through the Gold Coast, Tweed and Byron Bay hinterland. Visit local attractions like Cape Byron lighthouse, The Crystal Castle, Nimbin and world heritage listed national parks, with an informative commentary on the natural and cultural history of the region.

Monday 7 January 2002

Eagle Harley Tours have moved to their own domain. Do you wanna be bad? Then choose from a range of exhilarating tours around the region on a Harley bike, trike or sidecar. An adventure tour you won't soon forget! Special packages for MICE organisers too.

Red Rocket Rent-A-Car, Gold Coast car rental from $15 per day. Latest Yamaha Jog and Zuma mopeds, Electric Scooters, Pushbikes and Tandem bicycles also available for hire.

At Nirvana B&B your hosts, Bob and Lesley Pennock, invite you to enjoy the unique experience of personal and homely B&B accomodation, providing the utmost in hospitality and fine food, in a wonderful location high in the hills of the order Ranges overlooking the Terranora Broadwater.

Updated Tweed River Houseboats . Check out the 180° interior panoramic photo, and imagine stepping aboard for your own unforgettable Great Escape Holiday. You'll love this tranquil, stress free adventure where you can set your own pace.

More private than a B&B, more relaxed than a motel, Byron Bay Rainforest Resort Guest House with swimming pool, is on 5 acres of rainforest and only 3km from down town Byron with all it's action, nightlife, shops, restaurants and cultural events. Cheerful and spacious accommodation for those on a budget.

Updated Pottsville Beach Motel. In the heart of Pottsville and just 150 metres to the beach, the 3 Star Pottsville Beach Motel is an ideal holiday getaway or stopover, providing clean, spacious and modern rooms (some with full kitchens), swimming pool, BBQ, children's play area, and licensed restaurant.

Self cater or have bed and breakfast at Torokina Cottage, a delightful and private 3 bedroom fully restored colonial cottage, atop a hill overlooking sugar cane fields, in the heart of the beautiful Tweed Valley. The perfect base for a relaxing holiday or weekend escape, you can unwind in the privacy of the cottage and surrounds, or take advantage of the region's many attractions.

Friday 14 December 2001

Hanging Rock Chalets have moved to their own domain.  Self cater in self contained cottages, or choose from the eateries and restaurants on the Gold Coast.  Ideal for a midweek or weekend getaway!  Now EcoTourism Accredited from the National Ecotourism Accreditation Programme (NEAP). Great bush walking and birdwatching opportunities.

Monday 10 December 2001

Whether you are a teacher, corporate team leader or community group co-ordinator, Inter-Action Experiential Learning Pty Ltd, has the experience and skills to implement your School Camp and Outdoor Education Program, Corporate Outdoor Training or help you design a course appropriate to your needs.

The quiet family getaway on the Tweed Coast, Hastings Cove Holiday Apartments are on the waterfront just 100 metres to the beach offering self catering, ideal for couples and families.

Wednesday 14 November 2001

Mount Warning Holiday House is a country retreat suitable for up to 6 people, available for weekend stays, weekly vacation rental and short term holiday rentals up to three months.

Wednesday 7 November 2001

Midginbil Hill Country Resort has moved to their own domain. This award winning farmstay and guesthouse is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, offering activities including horse riding, bushwalking and wildlife canoeing safaris, as well as having a swimming pool and tennis court. Ideal for nature lovers!

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat site updated. An an international award winning and ecotourism accredited retreat, ideal for intimate getaways and special occasions. Also available for executive retreats.

Real Estate for Sale. Choose from a pole and timber retreat surrounded by rainforest, or an income producing farm with these well presented Crystal Creek properties for sale.

Gilston Retreat, an elegant guesthouse in the Gold Coast hinterland behind Nerang offers B&B, for those who want the convenience of the Gold Coast without the hectic pace.

Byron Bayside Motel site updated. Self cater or stroll to the cornucopia of eateries in Byron Bay. Ideal for families, small groups and backpackers.

Monday 1 October 2001

Wangaree Homestead. Refresh your spirit and enjoy the romance of an Historic "Queenslander", set in 35 acres of private grounds. 3 luxurious queen bedrooms with ensuites open onto a spacious verandah where leisurely breakfasts are served, with dinner by arrangement.

Blue Juice Diving Centre at Tweed Heads offers introductory snorkelling and daily diving tours to the Cook Island Marine Reserve. For more experienced and certified scuba divers, wreck dives, night dives and rebreather open water dives are available. Our dive school also offers the full range of PADI accredited courses.

Updated Houseboats, Boat and Yacht Charter, and Boutique Accommodation.

Monday 24 September 2001

Ideal for your honeymoon or that special break, deluxe eco friendly cabins with ensuite spa, are surrounded by native rainforest plantings at Cottages on the Creek.

Enjoy quietly cruising and exploring the Tweed River and Chinderah bay in a Berger Houseboat.

A home away from home and breathtaking views over the Tweed Valley at Kookaburras Realm B&B, also providing guided and self guided bicycling and canoeing day tours.

Friday, 24 August 2001

Just 15 minutes leisurely and scenic drive to Byron Bay, Pets 'n' People Holidays is already making a reputation as the place to stay, for holiday makers with dog (and cat) travelling companions.

If you're a pet owner, getting away on holiday presents a dilemma. Do you board your beloved pet for the duration or do you hunt around for pet friendly accommodation? At Pets Welcome!, you'll find local accommodation where dogs, cats, and even horses can come on holiday with you!

Rare Mouse Found in the Border Ranges National Park. Considered to be extinct until it was re-discovered in 1981, a new population of an endangered native mouse has been found for the first time in the World Heritage listed Border Ranges National Park.

Tuesday, 14 August 2001

Bali Byron Bay Guest House is available for exclusive rental, and also B&B guesthouse use.

Friday, 10 August 2001

Tally Park Farmstay updated site and moved to domain. Just 5 minutes drive from Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, perfect for couples and families looking for an active holiday, Tally Park has a variety of facilities and activities, including swimming pool and spa, tennis court, 2 hole golf driving range, one kilometre walking and running track, and horse riding.

Saturday, 21 July 2001

A magical experience awaits at Wych-Wood Forest Escape, just 10 minutes to Murwillumbah. A self contained studio deep in the rainforest, with expansive areas of glass bringing the bush into your cabin. Queen bed, log fire, ensuite spa, luxury fluffy towels, exquisite rainforest soaps and organic local produce used where possible.

Saturday, 7 July 2001

5 star luxury cottages for couples at Lisson Grove. Rest and relax in your unique themed cottage in a secluded and tranquil corner of Tamborine Mountain with weekend, midweek and romantic packages.

Updated various accommodation categories, activities and services.

Saturday, 30 June 2001

Tyalgum Diggers Family Day. A great family day out! Over 100 stalls with something for everyone. Competitions, displays, live music, rides, arts and crafts, barrel racing, rural bush fire brigade and more.

Monday, 25 June 2001

Updated EcOasis.  Perfect for a honeymoon, romantic holiday, special occasion or to give yourself a well deserved break, you can do anything your heart desires ... fill your day with adventure, or just relax and enjoy the peace of your intimate hideaway, where you can unwind from the stress and pressure of daily life.

Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Links to new accommodation at Crabbes Creek House for a secluded and quiet getaway. Kouranga Hermitage, offers self contained lodgings with an emphasis on wholistic health and well being.

Updated Hanging Rock Chalets.  Now Nature Tourism Accredited from the National Ecotourism Accreditation Programme (NEAP). Great bush walking and birdwatching opportunities. Self cater in self contained cottages, or choose from the eateries and restaurants on the Gold Coast.  Ideal for a midweek or weekend getaway!

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Mount Warning Caravan Park & Tourist Retreat is just 5 minutes drive from the entrance to Mount Warning National Park. Cabins, caravans, and powered and unpowered caravan, motor home and tent site accommodation, tennis court, swimming pool and walks ideal for bird watching, bush walking, tramping and hiking enthusiasts.

Feature Story: Nightcap Oak, A New Rainforest Tree Species for New South Wales. The discovery of a new rainforest tree in the forests of the Nightcap Range in far northern New South Wales has excited the botanical world, and focused a spotlight on the spectacular Mt Warning Caldera and its World Heritage National Parks and Reserves.

Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Updated various accommodation categories, and completely revamped the Wollumbin Visitor Map, which can be used to plan itineraries through the region, has brief editorial on the towns, villages or localities and links to nearby accommodation and tours.

Updated Mother Natures Bush Tucker, offering guided rainforest group tours customized to your needs or interests. Ideal for mini coach tours, schools, gardening clubs, bird watching and bushwalking clubs and other special interest groups, you can also purchase Bush Tucker Kits, and make use of their bush regeneration, re-afforestation and environmental repair consultancy services.

Friday, 20 April 2001

Updated Macas Camping Ground is on 500 acres of rainforest and macadamia plantation, just 30 minutes to Byron Bay and 12 minutes to Mullumbimby.

Friday, 13 April 2001

Lodon Lodge is a working beef cattle property in the upper reaches of Crystal Creek. Farm stay B&B accommodation is homestead style, with a hearty country style cooked or continental breakfast included in the tariff. Disabled travellers, children and pets (by arrangement) are welcome.

Monday, 2 April 2001

Byron Bay Rainforest Resort is a peaceful retreat where you can escape to relax and revitalize, just 300 metres from the sparkling clear waters and white sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Excellent wheelchair access and dogs welcome.

Original, whimsical and imaginative are just some descriptions of the fine contemporary, reproduction furniture, custom designs and objet dárt produced by Churchill fellow, Michael Borton - Designer Craftsman.

Wednesday, 14 March 2001

Peace and tranquility is the essence of this lush sub-tropical hideaway with accomodation for just seven couples, at the multi award winning Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat, which also has advanced Ecotourism Association of Australia accreditation.

One night only! Limpinwood Amphitheatre 5pm April 28. The Jar are considered amongst Australia's finest traditional folk musicians, renowned for giving dynamic performances straight from the heart, and having relevance and enthusiasm for a wide audience. Join us for a pre performance buffet dinner or set up early and watch the sun set and stars come out!

Updated North Star Holiday Resort, the first AAA 5 star rated caravan park in NSW and one of only 7 in Australia.  Choose from an excellent range of accommodation, including caravan and camping sites, cabins, chalets, holiday homes and luxury apartments. Kids Club and special attractions during schools holidays!

Wednesday, 21 February 2001

Updated Tweed River Houseboats. Welcome aboard for an unforgettable Great Escape Holiday. You'll love this tranquil, stress free adventure where you can set your own pace. Cruise the picturesque and peaceful Tweed River and experience lush rainforests, breathtaking mountain views, abundant birdlife and quaint historic towns.

Updated Drifters Holiday Village. Nestled on 10 acres of landscaped gardens between the Pacific Ocean and the Tweed River, Drifters has accommodation including deluxe cabins, cabanas, and ensuite, powered and unpowered caravan and tent sites.

Wednesday, 7 February 2001

Easter falls in the middle of NSW and QLD school holidays, and this region is always popular at this time of year, with (usually) fine, sunny days and crisp to mild nights. So check these Easter Vacancies and book your break asap.

Desperate to escape? Check out Midweek Breaks, Romantic Getaways & Relaxation. Take a break when the kids and crowds aren't around. Deals range from budget to luxury.

Permaculture Research Institute updated. Create a self-sustaining environment in any situation, from the farm to the city, with Permaculture. Information on courses and farm tours.

4 Star waterfront holiday units at Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments updated. With friendly, professional onsite managers, and the beach and Kingscliff village a leisurely stroll away, it's less than 20 minutes drive to World Heritage national parks and the Gold Coast.

Wednesday, 10 January 2001

If you are looking for a romantic break, honeymoon destination, or to just relax, relax, relax, the private and luxurious Esconder Mountain Lodge awaits. Located in the Gold Coast hinterland just 15 minutes from Mount Tamborine and Surfers, Esconder provides the intimacy of a private guesthouse, with B&B, dinner menu, licensed bar, swimming pool and spa available.

Sunday, 7 January 2001

Updated Pottsville Beach Motel. In the heart of Pottsville and just 150 metres to the beach, the 3 Star Pottsville Beach Motel is an ideal holiday getaway or stopover, providing clean, spacious and modern rooms (some with full kitchens), swimming pool, BBQ, children's play area, and licensed restaurant.

Updated Eagle Harley Tours, who offer a range of exhilarating tours around the region on a harley bike, trike or sidecar! Special packages for MICE organisers too.

Red Rocket Rent-A-Car, from $15 per day. Latest Yamaha Jog and Zuma mopeds, Electric Scooters, Pushbikes and Tandem bicycles also available for hire.

For prior updates, see What's Old In Wollumbin - Stack 1996-2000


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