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Meet a Local: Eva and Ross Heath

28 July, 2020

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more well-stocked vintage store than Heath’s Old Wares & Collectables in Burringbar where Eva and Ross Heath share their passion for history with fossickers from far and wide in their packed, floor-to-ceiling warehouse.

With over 30 years’ experience in the antiques trade, they’ve also provided props for movies including The Thorn Birds and Pirates of the Caribbean and maintain The Local Trail, a listing of like-minded second-hand stores to guide collectors from one treasure trove to the next.

Read on for their local tips on some must-do Tweed hinterland moments!

We love:

Living and being part of a rural village yet being so close to the coast with major centres just far enough away.

We unwind by:

Sitting on our back verandah watching the cows meander up to the dairy for milking time and exploring other villages in the hinterland.

Eating out:

Flutterbies at Tyalgum for lunch followed by an amazing treat from Tyalgum Gelato and dinner has to be Mavis’s Kitchen!

Must-do day out:

Take a country drive to The Pinnacle Lookout to see the natural landscape of the Caldera, then to Tweed Regional Gallery for lunch and culture and finish at Tweed Valley Whey Farmhouse Cheese factory for a cuppa and some take-home yumminess.

Did you know:

A little piece of history: The construction of the railway brought an influx of people to Burringbar and the village ‘centre’ moved from the old highway, now known as the Tweed Valley Way to the current location Broadway, Burringbar’s main street, to be adjacent to the newly constructed railway facility, which closed in 2004.

Our tip:

Be sure to call in to Heath’s Old Wares & Collectables on your next Tweed hinterland journey for a good fossick and to say hello to Eva and Ross and, while you’re in town, pop in to Elwood Cafe for great coffee and delicious eats!