What's Old in the Big Volcano?
December 21, 2020Updated A New Rainforest Tree Species for New South Wales. Updated photos, removed outdated links, and added a new ABC North Coast story link.
December 8, 2020 New web site for Midginbil Eco Resort. The Tweed Hinterland group specialists, with facilities suitable for groups from 10 to 122 people. Ideal for 3 day weekend weddings, weekday school camps, and midweek group retreats, accommodation includes a motel style lodge, glamping tents, bunkhouse, and a camp ground. Two full commercial kitchens, dining areas and under cover spaces suitable for indoor and wet weather activities.
November 25, 2020 Updated Farmers Markets & Weekend Markets directory, Casino locality guide, Bonalbo, Mallanganee and Tabulam places guide updated, Antiques, Old Wares, Collectibles and Vintage, various dining pages,and some Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas details checked and updated,
November 19, 2020 Updated The Big Climb - Mt Warning Summit Walk. Description of Mt Warning hike. Details at a glance and links to reviews, weather, and accommodation near Wollumbin National Park. External links checked and updated where needed, and new links added.
November 18, 2020 Updated Artists, Designers & Studios - "Sunrise Coast n Country Art Shop" updated with all new featured links to original photography and art work available for sale, on a variety of products via Redbuuble product on demand services.
November 17, 2020 Updated Camping Grounds directory Glamping, Tipis and Yurts Booking.com link for Cabarita Hideaway included.
The World Heritage Nomination of the Tweed Volcano, Focal Peak and Main Range Groups External links checked and updated, with a new link included, and booking.com area accommodation links included for some national parks.
Hospitality and Tourism Services Hospitality and tourism services and supplies. Corporate and professional management services listings Updated
Wedding and Function Hire Services Updated Wedding planners, Hair and make-up artists, photography, equipment hire, marquees, catering, entertainment, transport etc.
November 6, 2020 Updated National Parks Campgrounds NSW NPWS campground details updated to include number of sites, camping type suitability and new booking phone number. COVID-19 and other Advisory details moved to a clickable popup window.
November 1, 2020 Updated COVID-19 Advisories, booking and general updates for National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Parks and reserves. Updated The Big Climb - Mount Warning Summit Walk
Updated Various accommodation categories updated, with some "no longer in business" accommodations removed, and new entries included in; Bed and Breakfast- B&B, Boutique Accommodation, Camping Grounds, Couples Only Accommodation, Farmstays, Host Farms and Ranches, Farm Holidays, Guest Houses, B&B Inns and Lodges, Hotels (Pubs) & Hotel/Motels, Motels, and Motor Inns.
Updated Farmers Markets & Weekend Markets directory,
Cabins, Chalets, Villas and Lodges, Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest accommodation , and Camping Grounds accommodation directories also updated with Binna Burra Lodge details.
Updated. Ecotourism Resource Centre : Sustainable Design & Management. "Whether it's your dream home, a tourist operation or developing a regional or national development strategy that's sustainable, this guide provides resources for individuals, businesses, communities and governments at all levels."
27 July, 2020 New Midginbil Eco Resort is now offering over-night and short stay camping, glamping and group accommodation options. A couples only Glamping package, and custom group accommodation packages are available, and the rainforest campground has been reopened to the general public.
July 10, 2020 Updated COVID-19 Advisories for National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Parks and reserves. Descriptions updated for Springbrook NP Plateau and Numinbah sections.
The Big Climb updated. "Webmaster note updated Friday 10th July. NPWS Alert: Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Mon 3 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 12.58pm. Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all parks where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings. "
July 3, 2020 Updated Pet Friendly Accommodation directory updated, with new listings for Ballina, Kingscliff, Tweed Heads and Tamborine.
July 1, 2020 Updated Midweek Specials, Weekend Specials, Short Breaks and Getaways, Value Places to Stay ~ $80 - $150 per night, Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Romantic Holidays, Studio Apartments, Self Catering Units, and Boutique and Heritage Accommodation. Various listings descriptions updated.
June 30, 2020 Updated Cottages, Holiday Houses & Bungalows, Couples Only Accommodation, Ecolodges, Rainforest Retreats and Nature Retreats, Pet Friendly Accommodation, Camping Grounds, and Pet Motels and Pet Resorts. Various listings updated, some new listings added, and old listings no longer in business, removed.
June 24, 2020 Updated Kingscliff visitor guide attractions, things to see and do, and a new video playlist included, which captures the various moods of this popular seaside village.
June 2, 2020 Updated COVID-19 Advisories for National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Parks and reserves, Farmers and Weekend Markets, and Activites and Attractions.
Updated External links for European Discovery checked and updated where needed, plus new links added, including Indigenous perspective on Cook's arrival, to commemorate 250th anniversay of Cook's landing on Australian shores.
April 8, 2020 Updated Advisories for National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Parks and reserves, Farmers and Weekend Markets, and Activites and Attractions closures due to COVID-19 measures.
April 2, 2020 NEW Fig Tree Retro Studio. Surrounded by nature on 6 private acres of lush greenery, Fig Tree Studio is ideal for a couple or solo adventurer, looking for a secluded location, but still just 5 minutes drive to Pottsville Beach. Featuring recycled timbers and comfy retro style furnishings, it's fully self-contained with a kitchenette and queen bed, with ceiling fans, electric heater, an outdoor deck, and a garden area. Bed and bath linen is provided, along with a complimentary "Welcome Hamper" filled with breakfast goodies. From $95 pn.
NSW NPWS campgrounds: Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and staff is the highest priority for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). We are following the directives and advice of the Australian and NSW Government health officials.
We have decided to close the following from 26 March 2020 until further notice in response to the COVID-19 emergency.
All campgrounds, in line with the Government Public Health Order. Most visitor centres, cafes, and high-visitation areas.
Visitors are advised to check current status before arrival. Please check alerts for NSW national parks closures before planning your visit.
QLD Parks Service (QPWS) Camping and visitor centres closures. Applies until 30 June 2020. ALL camping areas within QLD National parks CLOSED from 26/3/2020. As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to help keep Queenslanders safe, a decision has been made to close ALL camping areas within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas as of 26 March 2020 until further notice.
Most four-wheel drive trails, mountain bike trails, walking tracks and trails, bushwalks and national park coastal walks, remain open. People who are visiting these areas and taking part in recreation activities in national parks and other areas, should continue to follow the Queensland Health advice about not travelling outside of their local area and for public gatherings and social distancing.
March 18, 2020 Updated Camping Grounds, Caravan Parks and Holiday Parks, Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest accommodation, Family and Small Group Accommodation, Farmstays, Host Farms and Ranches, Farm Holidays, Pet Friendly Accommodation - Pets Welcome, School Camps and Outdoor Education Centres, and Tourist Attractions, listings.
Hosanna Farm Stay Updated Hosanna is a 100-acre family and dog friendly farmstay offering a range of affordable accommodation options, including rustic timber cabins, A frame glamping tents, and a campground. Facilities include communal amenities, a wood fired sauna next to our swimming and kayaking dam, playing spaces and equipment, BBQ and picnic area, Hosanna Cafe & Store, optional paid farm adventures, and more. From AUD $12 pp pn camping to $118 pn for cabins Day visitors welcome - $.
Greenhills Caravan Park, Updated Family owned caravan park with spacious sites suitable for tents, caravans, campers, small RVs and 5th wheelers only. Large rigs by arrangement. Choose from powered and unpowered sites, grass or double concrete slab. Some also drive through. Amenities block with plenty of hot water available, and coin operated launday. $25 pn unpowered, $30 pn powered sites for 2 people.
Midginbil Eco Resort Updated Midginbil Eco Resort is the Tweed Hinterland group specialist, suitable for group gatherings of 40 to 122 people. Facilities include a guest lodge, bunkhouse, barn - with full commercial kitchen, a rainforest camp ground, swimming pool and tennis court. Ideal for 3 day weekend weddings, weekday school camps, and group retreats. From AUD $90 pp (min numbers) + Personalised Quotes.
February 24, 2020NEW Greenhills Caravan Park for sale. Located in the growth corridor between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, this business is offered as a FHGC, with 100 surveyed caravan and tent sites in park-like surrounds.
Currently a family owned caravan park with spacious sites suitable for tents, caravans, campers, small RVs and 5th wheelers only, Greenhills offers growth potential for an energetic couple or family looking for an established business in a thriving holiday region.
February 15, 2020 Updated Checked external links, dates and phone numbers, in various categories in the Activities & Attractions Directory, including Adventure, Outdoors and Thrillseekers, Golf Clubs and Courses, Play & Stay Golf Packages, Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows, Day Tours and Cruises, Museums, Historic Places and Heritage Buildings, and more.
February 15, 2020 Updated Farmers Markets and Weekend Markets; Update Byron Summer Artisan Market now called Byron Twilight Market, held every Saturday 5pm - 9pm, (October - April/Easter).
February 14, 2020 Updated Checked links and listings for Community Groups & Associations and Government Services: Updated NSW and QLD state government electorate listings and links, and checked Federal Government electorate listings and links.
February 12, 2020 Updated Couples Only accommodation, B&B Bed and Breakfasts, Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest Accommodation, Cabins, Chalets and Lodges, Deluxe Accommodation, and Honeymoons, Anniversaries & Romantic Holidays updated with a new listing for La Rochér Eco Retreat at Smiths Creek via Uki.
January 22, 2020NEW Ecotourism Resource Centre - Activism, with Journalism links. “I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” Richard Nixon, 37th POTUS.
January 18, 2020Updated Mid Range Accom: $150 - $250 per night, Camping grounds, Cabins, Chalets and Lodges Pet Motels and Pet Resorts, Cottages, Holiday Houses and Bungalows, and Health Resorts, Relaxation & Pampering Retreats accommodaiton directories, Pottsville Beach, Kingscliff - Fingal, and Brunswick Heads localities guides.
January 8, 2020 Updated Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows: Agricultural Shows and Field Days 2020 event dates. "Regional town shows usually occur on Friday and Saturday with two show days for livestock judging and breeding animals displays, agricultural and produce displays, showjumping, and other competitive events. Smaller villages will hold shows for a full day on a Saturday or Sunday only." Other events and festivals also checked and updated where needed.
January 7, 2020 Updated About this Region - Getting Here to include information about items you can bring into Australia, and what you do or don't need to declare. A guide to what you can and can't bring in to the country Also added External links to categories: Australian Border Declarations, and Incoming Passenger Card (IPC) with samples available in different languages.
January 5, 2020 Updated Cabarita Beach has just been voted the top beach in Australia. Check out our locality guide to this, and other family friendly seaside villages on the Tweed Coast.
For prior updates, see What's Old in the Big Volcano? - 2019