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Murwillumbah, Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ 2024

Date: 20-21st May 2024

Travelled: 800 kms from Sydney to Murwillumbah

Visited: Murwillumbah NSW

Stayed: Murwillumbah Showgrounds, $35, S28.32360, E153.39363ย ย 

Budget: 4 days @ $XX per day

Winter has taken hold in Sydney so itโ€™s time to head north for warmer and hopefully a dryer climate. Its been several months since our last post was published as we departed the UK for Australia.

The Jayco has been visiting grandchildren and friends around greater Sydney over the summer months. Weโ€™ve needed to restrict our travelling for various health and family reasons, but finally itโ€™s time to go.

We stopped overnight at Bulahdelah Bowling Club and Coffs Leagues Club as we travel north. Weโ€™ve stopped at both venues on a previous trip. After a long drive a safe and inexpensive overnight stop being our priority.

Looking for somewhere we havenโ€™t previously visited we detour off the M1 for Murwillumbah.

Murwillumbah, Tweed Shire Council, New South Wales, 2484, Australia

Ignoring the GPS we turn for Mooball, stop for fuel and take a scenic drive through the National Park to Murwillumbah.

Luckily we booked a site at the showgrounds campsite yesterday as we arrive to find the โ€˜full upโ€™ sign at the gate. The caretaker tells us the recent rain has severely limited the sites available, but we donโ€™t care we have a nice spot.

Once weโ€™ve settled we head off to do a little exploring. Murwillumbah is described as a sleepy village at the head of the Tweed Valley. Itโ€™s not too sleepy in reality, the local businesses seem to be thriving and plenty of traffic. As we wander we find many Queenslander style homes, federation buildings some lovely open spaces.

Sunset in Murwillumbah

Other than its pie shop Murwillumbahโ€™s other claim to fame is the starting point of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail. The trail starts from the old Murwillumbah railway station just over the Tweed River bridge. We ride the trail for an hour before turning back and enjoying it all again.

So thatโ€™s it, Murwillumbah is done for this trip. We continue north tomorrow looking forward to spending a few days with our granddaughter India.

Michael + Pam

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