Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

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2 February, 2018Updated Midweek & Weekend Specials The kids are back at school and the crowds are back at work, so book a quiet break and enjoy the company of your best mate, and four pawed baby in tow with Akoonah Cottages in the Byron hinterland.

Updated Weekend Markets and Farmers Markets.  The Plateau Market, Alstonville Showground, reinstated and moved to the 3rd Saturday 8am-2pm.  Lismore Makers Market - NR Conservatorium Lismore 1st Saturday: 10am to 2pm No longer operating, listing removed.

Updated Murwillumbah visitor guide: The Murwillumbah Visitor and World Heritage Rainforest Centre, has relocated across the road to the old railway station, after a cyclonic event in March 2017, and  the popular 360-degree Green Cauldron Panorama, along with the Caldera Wildscapes Gallery, is now located in a Main Street gallery.

Updated details and added photo for Whian Whian State Conservation Area.  A former state forest, Whian Whian State Conservation Area (SCA) was created in 2003 to protect an area surrounded by Nightcap National Park.

24 January, 2018Updated Motels updated.  Popular Murwillumbah accommodation, Poinciana Motel has re-opened after extensive renovations brought about by Ex TC Debbie in March 2017.  Conveniently located close to Tweed Regional Gallery, choose from King, Queen and double rooms, with free WiFi available.

24 January, 2018Updated Midweek & Weekend Specials Mango Tree Cottage via Pottsville, Tweed Coast, End of Summer Special.

1 January, 2018Updated Campgrounds, Camping in public reserves, contact details for Tyalgum Showground.


22 December, 2017Updated Midginbil Hill Ecoresort. New photos and testimonials for your affordable wedding venue offering full facilities and a variety of ceremony venues including garden, outdoor, barn style and homestead wedding locations, with on-site accommodation options from camping and bunkhouse, to lodge and glamping, for 40 up to 140 people. DIY or bring your personalised wedding and function provider, for budget weddings in the Tweed/Byron hinterland, with spectacular views and photo opportunities on your big day.

30 November, 2017Updated Weekend Markets & Farmers Markets Rainbow Lane market, Nimbin removed.  No longer operating.

24 November, 2017 Updated Midweek and Weekend Specials.  Mango Tree Cottage; Enjoy 10% discount for longer stays 7 nights or more.

Fig Tree Retro Studio Updated Web site updated.  Newly renovated stables are adorned in a retro theme complete with classic furnishings and heaps of vintage cookware and trinkets.  Private location ideal for a couple or solo adventurer wanting a peaceful retreat for some downtime. (No Pets or Kids Allowed.) Just 5 minutes drive to Pottsville Beach.

Updated Weekend Markets & Farmers Markets Alstonville Farmers Market Saturday, and The Plateau Market, 2nd Sunday, both removed.  No longer operating.

16 November, 2017 Updated Wedding Venues.  Looking for the perfect place for your special day?  Check out Wedding venues in the Northern Rivers of NSW and Gold Coast hinterland region, QLD.

15 November, 2017 Updated Dining: Restaurants, Cafes & Teahouses, and Fast Food and Take Aways updated with Kingscliff eateries.

3 November, 2017Updated  

The Properties the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Updated informaton for the Barrington Group, Gibraltar Range Group, Hastings - Macleay Group, and Main Range Group, with a Youtube video also added for the Main Range Group.  Related Links - External also checked and updated.

National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, various park descriptions updated including Springbrook NP updated with Numbinbah section and Lamington National Park updated with Youtube video.  Related Links - External also checked and updated.

Natural Attractions - Guidelines for Ecotourists Related Links - External checked and updated.

National Parks - Introduction and General Information Updated descriptions for "Types of parks & reserves in NSW" to include Marine parks and Green List.  Related Links - External also checked and updated.

The Nature Reserves of the Tweed Volcano lists only local nature reserves with visitor facilities like walking tracks, interpretive signage, picnic tables and toilets, or permitted visitor activities.  Boatharbour Nature Reserve has been deleted from this list as the visitor facilities and public access were removed a few years ago.

Billinudgel Nature Reserve, Whian Whian State Conservation Area and Cook Island Aquatic Reserve have been added, and Cape Byron State Conservation Area (SCA) has been transferred from the National Parks page.  Six other reserves have had their details updated.  Related Links - External were also checked and updated where needed.

Gondwana Rainforests Types of Australia Researched and did minor updates to descriptions where needed.  Related Links - External also checked and updated extensively including General Resources, Additional Resources and School Projects.

1985 Application Summary Document The Tweed Volcano Group, Related Links - External checked and updated where needed.

Whale Facts Related Links - External checked and updated extensively including General Resources and Additional Resources suitable for academic study and school projects.

Introduction to Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (WHIN) Related Links - External checked and updated extensively including General Resources and Additional Resources..

The World Heritage Nomination of the Tweed Volcano, Focal Peak and Main Range Groups  Related Links - External also checked and updated where needed.

The Caldera of the Tweed Volcano Related Links - External checked and updated extensively including Year 7-12 for school projects, General Resources, Academic / Tertiary Resources suitable for academic study and other tourism sites where volcanoes are a primary attraction.

The Lost World - Records in the Rocks Related Links - External checked and updated where needed.

For prior updates, see What's Old in Wollumbin? - 2017

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