Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

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What's Old in Wollumbin? 

Stack 2005

For current updates see What's New in Wollumbin?

21 December, 2005

Bundaleer Retreat. New Photo albums for cabins and grounds. Nestled on 15 acres between Byron Bay and Lennox Head, four self contained rainforest cabins are perfect for that couples only midweek or weekend getaway.  A perfect base to explore the region, or just relax by the landscaped saltwater swimming pool, enjoy a BBQ, or stroll through the natural coastal heath and discover our "hidden lake".

Torokina Holiday Cottages.  Choose from the original Torokina Farm Cottage with B&B or self cater, at a delightful and private 3 bedroom fully restored colonial cottage, atop a hill overlooking sugar cane fields, or enjoy the lure of sun, sand 'n surf at Torokina Beach House beachside holiday rental (dogs permitted) at Fingal Head.  Either way, it's the ideal way to relax and unwind on your holiday break.

Midginbil Hill Country Resort. An advanced ecotourism accredited farmstay with guesthouse style facilities and campground, swimming pool and tennis court, adjacent to a World Heritage listed national park. Go birdwatching and bushwalking, or participate in rainforest replanting and echidna monitoring programs.  Optional canoeing, horse riding, bass fishing and archery activities are available.  Facilities also available for group functions, weddings, conferences, family celebrations, school excursions and camps.

9 December, 2005

Seminars for Eyesight Education Learn how to maintain and improve your eyesight with Natural VISION Improvement techniques which have proved effective worldwide for reducing eyesight problems like shortsightedness, longsightedness, old age reading blur, astigmatism, wandering eye, squint, visual strain, etc..  Eyecare in the  Workplace, and Weekend Workshops, Classes and Private Sessions available.

28 November, 2005

Conveniently located at Kangaroo Point, City Star Motor Inn - Brisbane, has 45 spotlessly clean and comfortable ensuite rooms, ranging from $70 to $130 per night.  Choose from single, double, twin share, triple share, or two bedroom family suites. Close to major hospitals, the CBD, the Gabba, and Southbank.

Esconder Mountain Lodge Voted by Gourmet Traveller December '03 issue as the best B&B/guesthouse in Queensland for 2003. Also voted in the top 25 destinations in Australia on GETAWAY channel 9, 2001.  Luxury B&B with fully licensed bar. For complete guest comfort and enjoyment no smoking, children or pets, are permitted on the property.

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 equiped kitchen. Massage & horse riding can be arranged.

11 November, 2005

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.

7 November, 2005

Grandview on Shelly 2 bedroom deluxe apartments overlooking Shelly Beach with views to the south and hinterland.  Ideal family holiday aaccommodation for weekly and longer holiday rentals, and also corporate secondments and relocations.

Oceania on Kingscliff A stylish and spacious luxury 3 bedroom penthouse directly opposite the beach, on the Tweed Coast, with stunning ocean and hinterland views, suitable for weekly and longer holiday rentals.  Ideal for corporate secondments and relocations.

The Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra (NRSO) is a non-profit organisation offering a wide variety of high quality, affordable musical productions to local communities. Originally an eighteen-member chamber ensemble founded by Barry Singh in 1993 in Murwillumbah, the Orchestra now draws as many as 60 players from as far afield as Lismore, Brisbane and Toowoomba.

29 October, 2005

 Malacchi Range Retreat.  A secluded rainforest lodge suitable for couples, conveniently located between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, offering self contained self catering accommodation or Rejuvenation Health Packages including B&B with specialised menus, massage, meditation and personalised yoga lessons and sessions. 

INTEGRAL YOGA ~ Holiday Retreats - Bali Yoga Retreat. All inclusive Bali Holiday Retreat, July 2 - July 9, 2006. Daily yoga sessions, cuisine based on ayurvedic principles, pampering, massage, tours and more.

24 October, 2005

Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments have moved to their own domain.  Absolute waterfront luxury apartments, suitable for family holidays and longer stays.

Traps Wireworks. New catalogue of animal traps, trapping supplies and animal control products, including Sherman (Elliott style) folding traps, ideal for field studies.  Also rigid cage traps for native animal relocations and furry pests, and soft catch traps and control sticks for canines and foxes.

5 October, 2005

Inter-Action Experiential Learning Pty Ltd 25-27 November 2005, Men and Boys Camps: Boys 9 - 14 years. Enjoy carefully planned, stimulating activities and private time with dad, stepdad, uncle, grandfather or that significant man in a boy's life.

21 September, 2005

Grandview on Shelly. 2 bedroom deluxe apartments overlooking Shelly Beach with views to the south and hinterland.  Ideal family holiday aaccommodation for weekly and longer holiday rentals, and also corporate secondments and relocations.

Oceania on Kingscliff A stylish and spacious luxury 3 bedroom penthouse directly opposite the beach, with stunning ocean and hinterland views, suitable for weekly and longer holiday rentals.  Ideal for corporate secondments and relocations.

5 September, 2005

Sherry's Camping and Outdoor retail business for sale.  Established for 19 years, Sherry's Camping is synonomous with camping in south east Queensland and northern New South Wales. A perfect opportunity to choose the lifestyle and income you want, nett up to $140,000 p.a. No experience neccessary, possible to work 4 days part-time.

28 August, 2005

North Star Holiday Resort - Jubilee Lodges: 6 berth, 4 and a half star rated holiday lodges, with 2 bedrooms, master with king size bed, 2nd bedroom with two sets of double bunks. Separate bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and open plan lounge area, air conditioning and verandah with BBQ.  Conveniently located opposite the beach and a stroll to a family safe estuary at Hastings Point, on the Tweed Coast 10 minutes south of Kingscliff and 30 minutes to Byron Bay.

Byron Bayside Motel.  Stroll to Main Beach, the nightlife, shopping and eateries of Byron Bay. Self contained studio apartments just 200 metres to coach and train station. Singles, families and travellers welcome.  Rooms from $42 per person per night and $255 per person per week twin share.

Tropical Coast Retreat. New photos and midweek specials.  Just 2 self contained ensuite spa suites, on a hilltop overlooking the Tweed Coast, with ocean and hinterland views.  This country resort boasts a swimming pool with lap lane, outdoor spa, sauna, outdoor hot-tub in the rainforest, 4 hole golf course, fruit orchard, rainforest and walking track.

4 August, 2005

EcOasis Retreat is nestled in the lush Tweed Valley, just 5 minutes drive from Uki.  Secluded architect designed studios feature extensive use of timber and glass. Enjoy private verandahs, gourmet kitchens and a truly contemporary style. Ideal for couples travelling together.  Spectacular views of Mt. Warning from your balcony or the swimming pool.  An abundance of wildlife at your front door. Nature in absolute luxury.

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.  Now Advanced Ecotourism Accredited by the Ecotourism Association of Australia (EAA), having gained recognition for their commitment to ecologically sustainable operations.

Traps Wireworks. Now offers Elliott style folding traps and herman traps, ideal for scientific research catch and release trapping, native animal relocations or controlling furry pests and feral invaders!

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 equiped kitchen. Massage & horse riding can be arranged.

 Torokina Holiday Cottages, Choose from a self cater beach house or B&B/self cater farm cottage.  Whether it's an overnight bed and breakfast stay, or a longer self cater holiday house rental, you have sole use of whole holiday cottage for the duration of your stay.

Check out midweek stays, weekend specials and off-peak offers, in favourite places like Byron Bay, Kingscliff and Pottsville Beach on the Tweed Coast, and with Gold Coast hinterland hideaways, and give yourself the quick break treat you need!

27 June, 2005

Human History: The First Australians: Related Links

22 June, 2005

Big Volcano Visitor Guide: Things to See & Do and Sport and Recreation

Byron Bayside Motel.  Motel studio apartments 3 minutes walk to Main Beach, modern self contained units sleep 1-6 people, with kitchens and laundries, daily and weekly rates. From AUD $75 per night

Mountain Trek Adventures. The original and most experienced 4WD tour operator to the World Heritage listed National Parks of the Gold Coast hinterland. Visit Lamington, Mt Tamborine and Springbrook Plateau. See rainforests, waterfalls, wineries, arts and crafts, antiques and more.  Our tours are fun, hightly personalised and great value.

Tweed River Houseboats welcomes the newest addition to the fleet, ideal for couples or families.  Interior photos, floor plan, tariffs and more.

Bundaleer Retreat, located less than 10 minutes drive to both Byron Bay and Lennox Head, offers bungalow style couples only accommodation, in a delightful on 15 acres of coastal heath, opposite coastal reserve.

Choose from B&B or "No breakfast option" at Ripples on Tweed B&B, a couples only absolute riverfront bed and breakfast, just north of Murwillumbah, offering just one only private deluxe self contained suite, with sitting room, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, spa, covered patio and BBQ.

Properties and Tourism Businesses for Sale and Lease updated. Tourism businesses and property for sale in the Byron Bay - Gold Coast hinterland and Tamborine Mountain area, updated with photos, descriptions and links.

 Torokina Beach House, where you can enjoy a holiday break, in a 3 bedroom fully restored, modern, self contained beach house, tucked away in a secluded and private position. Surrounded by Littoral rainforest behind the sand dunes, Torokina Beach House fronts onto Dreamtime Beach reserve.

Yulefest - Christmas in July on Tamborine Mountain and the Gold Coast hinterland.  Hankering for a traditional Xmas dinner in front of a roaring open fire?  Midweek Getaways and Weekend Specials also updated.

Tweed Bird Observers are an enthusiastic group of bird watchers, twitchers, amatuer onithologists, and sociable folk with an appreciation for the natural world, who meet (informally) twice a month.  Site contains meeting info., bird watching trails, local bird lists, current projects and more.

25 March, 2005

Dining and Entertainment directory, Government Services, listings updated.

Drifters Holiday Village, photos and tariffs updated.  Accomodation ranging from luxury cabins to powered and unpowered caravan and camp sites at Kingscliff, just south of Tweed Heads.

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

Pyramid Caravan Park Updated photos, tariffs and new campers kitchen.  Unpowered, powered and ensuite camping and caravan sites, family cabins and deluxe villa accomodation in quiet, clean and park like grounds.  Ideally located for you to enjoy everything the Gold Coast is famous for and Tweed Coast has to offer.

Mount Warning B&B Retreat Services and tariffs updated.   With Tweed River access, this budget B&B is just 5 minutes drive from Mount Warning National Park.  Camping sites and outdoor hostels also available, plus guided tours, at this "home away from home" guesthouse set on 5 acres.

For Sale.  The ultimate waterfront property in Murwillumbah, just south of Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast. The ultimate deep waterfront lifestyle property.  Established Bed and Breakfast business, or redevelopment potential.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Property for sale by owners.  Photos and price updated. Less than 15 minutes drive from Murwillumbah, this magnificent property is set on 29 hectares (70 acres) of old growth rainforest, with a stunning open plan pole home, looking out over the rainforest canopy and Tweed Valley to the Pacific Ocean beyond. $1M plus range

Properties and Tourism Businesses for Sale and Lease updated. Tourism businesses and property for sale in the Byron Bay - Gold Coast hinterland and Tamborine Mountain area, updated with photos, descriptions and links.

Pottsville Beach Motel.  New photos.  In the heart of Pottsville and just 150 metres to the beach, the 3 star motel (recently upgraded from 2½ star) is an ideal holiday getaway or stopover for families.  Children's play area, BBQ, swimming pool and licensed restaurant.

Grandview on Shelly New interior photos, for the newest luxury apartment complex in Ballina.  2 bedroom deluxe apartments overlooking Shelly Beach with views to the south and hinterland.  Ideal family holiday aaccommodation for weekly and longer holiday rentals, and also corporate secondments and relocations.

9 February, 2005

Men and Boys Camps: Boys 9 - 14 years. 15-17 April and 6-8 May 2005. Enjoy carefully planned, stimulating activities and private time with dad, stepdad, uncle, grandfather or that significant man in a boy's life.  A  not-for-profit community activity of Family Journeys /Father Son Journeys run in partnership with Interaction Experiential Learning Pty Ltd., auspiced by Community Connections North Coast Inc..

 Malacchi Range Retreat.  A secluded rainforest lodge suitable for couples, conveniently located between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, offering self contained self catering accommodation or Rejuvenation Health Packages including B&B with specialised menus, massage, meditation and personalised yoga lessons and sessions.

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 equiped kitchen. Massage & horse riding can be arranged.

The Oasis Resort & Treetop Houses.  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 massage and beauty services available by arrangement, just 2 minutes drive from Byron town centre. With real time online availability, tariffs and secure bookings.

4 January, 2005

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.

For prior updates, see What's Old In Wollumbin - Stack 2004


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