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Art and History

Suggested Time: 2 nights, 3 Days

Highlights

  • World class galleries
  • Art deco architecture
  • Farmers markets
  • Country drive
  • Indigenous heritage
  • Historic villages

The beauty of the Tweed Valley has inspired and attracted many talented and creative artists. Home to award winning galleries, food and art markets, the region’s rich history is proudly on display in ways that are fun, engaging and interactive for all.

 

Trip planner

Day 1 – Art deco, art and artisans

Start the day right by visiting the country town of Murwillumbah and getting a morning coffee fix at the growing number of welcoming cafes such as the iconic Astral Café, Keith’s or JuJu’s.

Take the self-guided Facade walk to uncover the town’s renowned architecture, with original and restored art deco features – you’ll find a printed guide for the walk at the Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre.

Learn more about the region’s people and history with a visit to the Tweed Regional Museum — check their website ahead of your visit for details on current talks, events and exhibitions.

Be inspired at M|Arts Precinct with this contemporary art space offering changing exhibitions, local art shows and on-site creatives making, showing and selling their work.

The Murwillumbah Farmers Market is a must see every Wednesday with colourful characters and live music.

Continue your art fix by visiting the world class Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, home to the largest display of original art pieces by Margaret Olley, Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life and interiors.

Stop in for a relaxing night’s sleep at Mistere Retreat on the outskirts of Murwillumbah, in a beautifully appointed cabin set in pristine rainforest.

 

Day 2: Cheese-tasting and vintage finds

Wind your way around the Burringbar Ranges stopping in at road side stalls with seasonal produce, fresh flowers and breathtaking views.

Call in to Tweed Valley Whey Cheeses located on a working farm to indulge in cheese tasting and take-home delicacies.

Take time in the gorgeous village of Burringbar for a coffee or bite to eat at Elwood Cafe and step back in time at Heath’s Old Wares to browse a warehouse brimming with vintage finds.

Overnight, immerse yourself in rainforest peace and sleep in nature at Hosanna Farm Stay, EcOasis or La Rocher Eco Retreat.

Returning to Tweed Heads, call in to the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre (open Monday – Thursday, 10am to 3pm) to earn more the region’s indigenous heritage and book in for a relaxing and inspiring river cruise with Tweed Eco Cruises.

Suggested Time: 2 nights, 3 Days

Highlights

  • World class galleries
  • Art deco architecture
  • Farmers markets
  • Country drive
  • Indigenous heritage
  • Historic villages

M|Arts Precinct

Set in an industrial warehouse and classic Art Deco building...

Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns and offering panoramic views...

Mistere Spa and Retreat

From the moment you arrive at Mistere, youll be struck...

Heaths Old Wares and Collectables

Heath's Old Wares, Collectables and Industrial Antiques is known for...

Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

The Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre at South Tweed Heads is...

Tweed Eco Cruises

Come and explore the diverse waterways of the Tweed, where...

La Rochr Eco Retreat

La Rocher Eco Retreat offers spectacular, unhindered views from each...

Hosanna Farmstay

Hosanna Farmstay is a 100-acre family and dog friendly farmstay...

Ecoasis

EcOasis is a private and exclusive eco-retreat on 45 acres...