Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

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What's Old in Wollumbin? 

Stack 2003

For current updates see What's New in Wollumbin?

30 December, 2003

On a budget or money's no object?  Now you can choose your accommodation based on how much you'd like to spend per night (off peak tariffs shown).  Select from five price ranges of lodgings: Budget - $50 or less per night, Value - $80 - $150 per night, Mid Range - $100 - $150 per night, Deluxe - $150 - $200 per night, and Luxury - $200 plus night accommodation.

Ripples on Tweed B&B is a couples only absolute riverfront bed and breakfast, just north of Murwillumbah, with magnificent views, offering a private deluxe self contained suite, with sitting room, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, spa, covered patio and BBQ.

15 December, 2003

Kallora Retreat.  Escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life and simply relax at this boutique B&B guest house, situated on the N.S.W - QLD border ranges overlooking the beautiful Currumbin Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland.

3 December, 2003

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.

18 November, 2003

Escape to nature and experience the magic that is Wych-Wood Forest Escape. Give yourself that special treat and relax in exclusive forest studio cottages at this secluded "couples only" hideaway located just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast.

17 November, 2003

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.  New photos.  A new attraction includes the Wollumbin Reptile Display!

10 November, 2003

Lismore Country Music Festival 2003. Sunday 22 November 2003, in Lismore.   See Troy Casser-Daly, Sara Storer, Carter and Carter, as well as up and coming stars of Australian Country Music.

2 November, 2003

Walk of Remembrance and Centaur Memorial.  During the Second World War, 41 allied naval and merchant ships were sunk off Australia's coast by enemy action.  Hundreds of service personnel and merchant seamen were killed in these tragedies.

30 October, 2003

Cottages On the Creek.  Memorable honeymoons, romantic breaks and weekend getaways, just 15 minutes to Gold Coast beaches. Enjoy luxury double spa, private verandah, separate queen sized bedroom and fully equipped kitchen. Massage & horse riding can be arranged.  Read the raves from guests and then book your special break.

28 October, 2003

Health retreats with packages including yoga and meditation instruction, massage, pampering and specialised menus, or you can have self cater holiday accommodation, just north of Byron Bay and convenient to the Gold Coast, at Malacchi Range Retreat.

13 October, 2003

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.

September 18, 2003

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

September 12, 2003

BLUE KITCHEN GOURMET FOODS is a family business - 100% Australian owned. Our products are made on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, and contain no artificial flavours or preservatives. The company sources only quality ingredients, in keeping with our commitment to provide a better alternative to other chilli sauces, relishes, and curry pastes.  All of our products are handmade using the finest, natural and organic ingredients either grown by us at our chilli and fresh herb gardens in the Coraki and Evans Head areas, or sourced from selected local growers.

September 7, 2003

Ecotourism Resource Centre updated in many categories and new category "Sustainable Design & Management: From your home and office through to commercial projects and undertakings of regional and national significance, incorporating environmentally friendly and sustainable development design, planning and management strategies for the natural and built environments is a win-win situation."

September 5, 2003

Accommodation Directory revamped, now with photo, listing and indicative off peak overnight tariffs in each category where customers are available.  Accommodation Packages also updated to reflect lodgings offering special interest activities and tuition such as yoga, meditation, art, cooking and woodworking classes etc.  Check it out!

September 4, 2003

Midweek and Weekend Getaways - Romantic Breaks and Relaxation Whether it's a luxurious rainforest retreat, a cheerful beach side apartment motel or a country retreat offering full resort facilities, there's a midweek or weekend getaway to suit your budget here.

Traps Wireworks . Having trouble with small (and not so small) critters? Traps Wireworks Traps offer the best small wire crates, ideal for controlling furry pests and feral invaders, native animal relocations or scientific research catch and release trapping.

August 30, 2003

Ideal for families and couples, The Oasis Resort & Treetop Houses offers fully self contained apartments or secluded boutique holiday houses, and full resort facilities including tennis courts, swimming pool, BBQ facilities, games room, gym and hot spa, with various services available by arrangement, just 2 minutes drive from Byron town centre.

August 27, 2003

Midginbil Hill Country Resort.  Think Groups - Think Midginbil Hill if you're looking for large group accommodation or the right venue for a special occasion, or enjoy our Bed & Breakfast packages available only on weekends and school holidays, with bushwalking, bird watching, rainforest replanting, echidna monitoring programs and optional archery, wildlife canoeing safaris and horse trail riding activities available.

Ecoasis Retreat.  Nestled in the lush Tweed Valley, secluded architect designed studios feature extensive use of timber and glass. Enjoy private verandahs, gourmet kitchens and a truly contemporary style. Spectacular views of Mt. Warning, national parks and an abundance of wildlife at your front door. Nature in absolute luxury.

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.

16 May, 2003

Ideal for families and couples, The Oasis Resort & Treetop Houses offers fully self contained apartments and resort facilities including tennis courts, swimming pool, BBQ facilities, games room, gym and hot spa, with various services available by arrangement, just 2 minutes drive from Byron town centre.

Wollumbin Biosphere Reserve On Saturday 7 December 2002, environment groups based around the Mount Warning shield volcano hosted an initial public meeting to discuss a proposal for a biosphere reserve in this area.  A number of meetings have been held with more planned, to encourage local communities, stakeholders and interest groups to provide input into the nomination and management, to reduce our collective environmental footprint.

25 April, 2003

Autumn Special at EcOasis.  Stay 2 nights get the 3rd night free or Stay 5 nights and get 2 nights free, at a wilderness retreat that offers a restful paradise for busy couples. Our exclusive eco-retreat, nestled in the lush tropical forests of Northern NSW, is unlike any other Australian resort. It offers all the luxury and privacy of the world's best hotels combined with the sanctuary and natural pleasures of the bush.

16 April, 2003

Pets 'n People Holidays. It's sometimes hard for people with pets to find holiday accommodation that will accept their well behaved and beloved companions, especially in popular tourist destinations.  Just 15 minutes leisurely and scenic drive to Byron Bay, Joy's Mullumbimby Cottage is already making a reputation as the place to stay, for holiday makers with dog (and cat) travelling companions.

14 April, 2003

Kallora Retreat is ideal for a weekend getaway or romantic break.  Escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life and simply relax at this boutique bed and breakfast (B&B) guest house, situated on the N.S.W - QLD border ranges overlooking the beautiful Currumbin Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland.

19 March, 2003

Big Volcano Ecotourism Resource Centre updated, with a new category, "What is Ecotourism?", including a collection of resources suitable for students, operators and travellers, while new links have been included in various categories, links moved to more suitable categories or updated as needed, and obsolete links removed.

12 March, 2003

Eagle Harley Tours. 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.

Tally Park Riding Ranch web site.  Perfect for couples and families looking for an active holiday, offering on-site accommodation and facilities including swimming pool and spa, tennis court, golf driving range, horse riding and more.  Kids Ranch Camps and Children's Birthday Parties are very popular with parents and children alike, as are Lady Rider and Cowboy Polo programs for the grown-ups!

Enjoy all the comforts of home at Midginbil Shoreline, a newly refurbished 3 bedroom apartment, in a small oceanfront apartment block in Hastings Point, just a stroll to the beach through coastal rainforest and dunes, with views to the mountains and the sea.

The Paths of Yoga - Unity in Diversity, by Filomena Aversa, practitioner and teacher in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia.  A brief introduction to the origins of Yoga and the various philosophical systems (Darshanas) which yoga students and practitioners can apply.

Local Dog Exercise Areas and dog friendly places in Byron Shire. A short article about the choice of dog walks, designated pet friendly areas and some eateries with footpath dining, around Mullumbimby and the Byron Shire.

Updated various accommodation listings, Environmental Organisations and the events calander.

Traps Wireworks . Having trouble with small (and not so small) critters? Traps Wireworks Traps offer the best small wire crates, ideal for controlling furry pests and feral invaders, native animal relocations or scientific research catch and release trapping.

Monday, 20 January, 2003

Boat hire business for sale by owners. Looking for an established and successful tourism business with additional growth potential? Enjoy the great outdoors?  Looking for a change of lifestyle? Then visit this opportunity!

For prior updates, see What's Old In Wollumbin - Stack 2001 - 2002


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