What's Old in the Big Volcano?
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31 December, 2014 New! Cape Byron Marine Park, Cape Byron SCA, Whian Whian SCA and Tooloom Falls Aboriginal Place, and updated other listings including David Fleay Wildlife Park, Lennox Head Aboriginal Area, Nightcap National Park and Wollumbin (Mount Warning) National Park
22 December, 2014 Updated Midginbil Hill If you're looking for school camp or group accommodation for a wedding or family reunion, located between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, Midginbil Hill are the Tweed Hinterland group specialists, with accommodation for groups of 10 to 120 plus people, and full resort facilities including a heated saltwater swimming pool, all weather tennis court, dining room, conference room and recreation room.
20 December, 2014 New! Whale Facts is an article about whales of Eastern Australia, with information about whale diets, krill, breeding in Australia, and links to research and other articles. Whale Facts is reproduced from the brochure “Humpback Whales of Eastern Australia” with the kind permission of Max Egan, The Centre for Coastal Management, Southern Cross University, 1995.
15 December, 2014 New! Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Learn about the history of the Tweed Art Gallery, exhibitions, programs and facilities, including the Margaret Olley Art Centre. Offical opening video and links to a variety of news articles and public figures involved in the development of the current gallery.
12 December, 2014 Updated. Esconder Mountain Lodge is under new management and currently closed for upgrades. Join their mailing list and be among the first to know when they're open for business. Exclusive luxury guest suites in a tranquil environment with spectacular Gold Coast views at this 5 star retreat, with stunning facilities for intimate ocassions.
6 December, 2014 Updated. Kallora Escape. Located in the Currumbin Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland, Kallora is a boutique B&B, with just 3 themed Guest Suites. Enjoy the personalised service, rainforest views from the cabana with outdoor spa tub, day bed and outdoor dining. Dinner available by arrangement.
6 December, 2014 Updated Midweek and Weekend Specials. Accommodation specials, midweek packages and weekend standby rates at hideaway B&Bs and accomodation in the Byron Bay - Gold Coast region.
3 December, 2014 Updated Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah Opening hours. After a multi million dollar upgrade and expansion, the former Tweed River Historical Society Museum is now open to visitors. Displays include a massive Robey steam engine, video interviews from local families and business owners, and an impressive radio collection.
19 November, 2014 Updated Byron Bay Rainforest Resort. Nine spacious and comfortable self-contained cottages are set in the seclusion of 16 hectares (35 acres) of remnant coastal rainforest, dry heath and ti tree wetlands. Native birds and animals abound in this oasis just 3 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay (Wheelchair and pet friendly).
14 November, 2014 Updated Weekend Markets and Farmers Markets directory listings with Spring/Summer times.
31 October, 2014 NEW! Hastings Cove Waterfront Holiday Apartments Special Deal. Autumn Coolers - Fall Fun! Get your 2015 back to school holiday recovery break sorted with this special, Valid only for stays in February and March 2015. Stay 6 nights - get the 7th night FREE.
Updated Campgrounds directory with new listings in Camping Grounds and Public Reserve categories.
28 October, 2014 Updated Murwillumbah Show page with information for this year, and EchoNet Daily YouTube video showing the fun and events of the 2013 show.
19 October, 2014 Updated Professional Trapping Supplies, Addison blow pipe kits for medical administration to zoo animals, farm livestock and animals in care.
9 October, 2014 Updated Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah After a multi million dollar upgrade and expansion, the former Tweed River Historical Society Museum is now open to visitors. Displays include a massive Robey steam engine, video interviews from local families and business owners, and an impressive radio collection.
5 October, 2014 Reconyx IR Motion Sensor Cameras. Updated with new model offering true 1080px HD vidoe capability. Also updated existing models with videos showing image video and image resolutions. Ideal for unobtrusive security, wildlife research and field surveys, RECONYX Silent Image Game Cameras have been the choice of Australian universities and wildlife researchers since 2002.
Updated Spypoint Australia. Updated with new Black flash and no glow wireless motion detection ir camera models, with demonstration videos showing their in-the-field capabilities. Infrared digital surveillance cameras for use in remote areas, where covert monitoring is needed, and for wildlfe conservation field research and native animal surveys.
19 September, 2014 Updated Professional Trapping Supplies . Australia's most effective feral cat trap now upsized to suit larger cats and brush turkeys, with a new rigid cage trap model (made at their Gold Coast factory).
11 September, 2014 Updated Houseboat Holidays, Boat and Yacht Charter directory, with Coomera Houseboat Holidays New Listing.
8 September, 2014 Updated Entertainment; Nightclubs & Pubs, Theatre and Cabaret directory with new listings.
4 September, 2014 Updated Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments. Now with Real-time availability and online bookings. On absolute waterfront in Kingscliff, choose from 2 and 3 bedroom fully self contained family holiday apartments. Facilities include saltwater swimming pool, sheltered pool side barbeque and sun deck, lock-up undercover parking, WiFi hotspot, and remote control security gate.
3 July, 2014 Updated Mt Warning B&B Retreat guest comments and kudos.
2 July, 2014 Updated Midginbil Hill Weddings page. Great low cost wedding venue for three day celebration, so family and friends can really enjoy this special time, especially those who have travelled far to be with you.
Updated Midginbil Hill School Camp OEC page. and slideshow with new pics. The ideal low cost alternative for primary schools and high schools, Midginbil Hill offers Y2-12 school children, an adventure camp on a 400 acre farm bordered by the rainforests, just 2 hours south of Brisbane, 45 minutes drive south from Coolangatta, and 3 hours north of Coffs Harbour.
24 June, 2014We've teamed up with Experience Oz to bring you the best day tours, attractions, cruises and more, in the Byron Bay - Northern Rivers and the Gold Coast region, so our Day Tours and Cruises and Things to See and Do have been updated with exciting new Experience OZ tours, cruises and attractions options that you can book directly.
19 June, 2014 Cairns Snake Removals added link to recent news item video, from Cairns original snake catcher, as seen on National Geographic's “Python Hunters” and Channel Ten's “Bondi Vet”.
10 June, 2014 New catalogue uploaded for Professional Trapping Supplies , Australia's leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of rigid cage and folding animal traps, traps accessories, animal control and rescue products, game and trail ir camera traps suitable for native wildlife field research, and ir cameras suitable for on farm security purposes.
10 June, 2014Updated Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments. On absolute waterfront in Kingscliff, there are 28 luxury AAA 4 star rated 2 and 3 bedroom fully self contained luxury apartments. Saltwater swimming pool, sheltered pool side barbeque and sundeck, lock-up undercover parking and remote control security gate with intercom.
2 June, 2014 Updated Hastings Cove Holiday Apartments with new Winter Warmers - Winter Sun. Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night FREE! Hot Deal available June and July.
Kallora Escape updated with new guest comments. Located in the Currumbin Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland, Kallora is a boutique B&B, with just 3 themed Guest Suites. Enjoy the personalised service, rainforest views from the cabana with outdoor spa tub, day bed and outdoor dining. Dinner available by arrangement.
Uploaded new Wedding video to Midginbil Hill Weddings page. It's a great showcase for what you can do at your low cost wedding venue booked for three days, so family and friends can really enjoy this special time, especially if they have travelled far to be with you.
24 May, 2014 The Tweed Coast is popular for beach and outdoor weddings, with Hastings Cove Holiday Apartments being the ideal affordable accommodation option for family groups and friends attending weddings and receptions in the area.
16 May, 2014Updated Retail Outlets: Shopping Centres & Malls with listings for local shopping centres and plazas.
11 May, 2014Updated Function Centres and Reception Venues listings.
17 April, 2014 Updated Mount Warning B&B Retreat slideshow photos. Located just 5 kilometres drive from Wollumbin (Mount Warning) National Park, choice from guesthouse rooms, a self contained flat, yurt and couples only cabins, located in an idyllic setting on 5 acres, with Tweed River frontage.
11 April, 2014 Updated Dining: Cafes, Teahouses and Restaurants with new listings, and created new directory page for Fast Food, Take Aways and Home Deliveries, including subcategories for Fast Food Chains, and Home Deliveries and Phone Orders.
7 April, 2014Updated Pets Welcome! Pet Friendly Accommodation with Abbiente House and Akoonah Cottages, a Byron Bay hinterland property where pets stay free, and are allowed inside just like they are at home.
Updated Community Groups and Associations with Bangalow Chamber of Commerce listing.
18 March, 2014Updated Big Volcano Visitor Guide Accommodation directory categories for Holiday Apartments, Hi Rise units, Condominiums, with Hi Rise Apartments (condos) now split out into its own sub category.
Family Friendly and Small Group Accommodation, Holiday Units, Flats and Townhouses, Holiday Resorts, Motor Inns, Hotels (Pubs) and Hotel/Motels listings updated, with new operators included and out of business operators deleted.
16 March, 2014Updated Wollumbin Biosphere Reserve Useful links resources, and Bushwalking, Bicycling and Horse Riding category.
15 March, 2014Updated Weekend Markets & Farmers Markets to inlcude Darlington Community Markets at Darlington State School, located in the Scenic Rim, Gold Coast hinterland region of QLD.
Camping Gear, Outdoor Equipment & Supplies split out from general retail category, with business listings checked and deleted if no longer operating, and new listings included.
Real Estate; Properties, Tourism Businesses for Sale updated, with Property Services and Real Estate Agents also listed.
Big Volcano Visitor Guide Transportation: Scheduled and Charter airports, airlines and trains information confirmed and updated where needed. About this Region - Getting Here: Regional Airports information updated.
10 March, 2014 Updated Sunrise Cove Waterfront Holiday Apartments, Kingscliff. On absolute waterfront in Kingscliff, there are 28 luxury AAA 4 star rated 2 and 3 bedroom fully self contained luxury apartments. Saltwater swimming pool, sheltered pool side barbeque and sundeck, lock-up undercover parking and remote control security gate with intercom.
5 March, 2014Updated Big Volcano Visitor Guide Camping Grounds directory. Now you can more easily select and choose from private camping grounds, campgrounds in national parks (with links to more infomration about the national parks and any camping available), and updated listings with some links, to free and gold coin campgrounds at public reserves and showgrounds in various villages in the region.
5 March, 2014Updated Big Volcano Visitor Guide Motels directory, now with selected Detailed Links to booking.com direct reservations enabled.
20 February, 2014 NEW! Hastings Cove Waterfront Holiday Apartments Special Deal. March Madness! Stay 7 - pay 5! That's right. Pay for 5 nights holiday accommodation and stay for 7 nights.
12 February, 2014 New Story! The Cedar Cutter is a well known and locally beloved sculpture located in adjacent to the car park in Knox Park, Murwillumbah. This article is a reprint of the commemorative brochure which provides a brief history of the founding of the Tweed, and the place of Cedar cutters in establishing it, originally published courtesy of local community identity Phil Taylor.
11 February, 2014 Updated Professional Trapping Supplies with new security cameras, camera traps and native animal and mammal trapping supplies. For all your animal trapping, wildlife surveys and field research needs including cage traps, folding traps, accessories, animal control and animal rescue products.
10 February, 2014 New! Antiques, Old Wares, Collectibles and Vintage looking for the unusal, odd, quirky, old or rare item? Then check out these Vintage and Collectible shops, dotted through-out the region.
Spypoint Cameras are ideal outdoor security cameras. This Australian distributor web site has a new range of remote wireless and motion sensor infrared ir cameras which are ideal for wildlife surveys, farm security, livestock monitoring and vandalism. The completely new Tiny W-3 is a 10 megapixel, full covert, black flash camera which takes colour photos by day, black & white by night and 10-90 seconds HD video with sound.
8 February, 2014 Updated! Duo Cabinets & Joinery New web site design and some beautiful portfolios of work. Quality, tailored designs for new kitchens, bathrooms, ensuites and renovation projects, using 3D CAD design and planning with custom-designed colour and materials. Also specialists in school and office fit-outs, in the Brisbane, Gold Coast and hinterland areas.
6 February, 2014 New! Video playlist added to Farmers Markets and Weeeknd Markets. Check it out!
12 January, 2014 Reconyx IR Motion Sensor Cameras. Updated with new models, including Noglow motion sensor cameras, EcoGlow and Infrared Camera traps. Ideal for Wildlife Research and Field Surveys, RECONYX Silent Image Game Cameras have been the choice of Australian universities and wildlife researchers since 2002.
Updated Spypoint Australia. Infrared digital surveillance cameras are ideal for use in remote areas, and where covert monitoring is needed. Businesses, communities, farmers and landholders with assets to protect, use Spypoint ir cameras as a front line deterrent against theft, sabotage, vandalism and anti-social behaviour. Black flash and no glow wireless motion detection ir cameras, are also ideal for conducting wildlfe conservation field research and native animal studies.
2 January, 2014 Some miscellaneous details in General Information about Australia for Visitors section including Commerce and Hazards, double checked and updated where needed. Links also checked and updated.
For prior updates, see What's Old in the Big Volcano? - 2013