Tweed River Art Gallery
If you are feeling culturally deprived, then you really have to soak up the atmosphere at the stunning Tweed River Art Gallery.
The gallery, built in 2004, is a work of art in itself with it’s sleek and modern architectural design. Perched on a hilltop on the edge of town, the gallery boasts breathtaking views of the Border Ranges, Mt Warning and the Tweed River.
Many nationally renowned exhibitions such as the Archibald Portrait Prize and the Olive Cotton Photographic Portraiture Prize can be admired and followed by a light meal or coffee in the gallery café.
This is only the beginning of your art tour through Murwillumbah with over 18 galleries and artists studios in town and the nearby villages.
Tweed Regional Museum
Located on Queensland Road in the Heart of town, is the historic Tweed Regional Museum. The building itself is a little piece of history as it was the original Tweed Shire Council Chambers built in 1915.
Walk through the front doors and you will step back in time surrounded by a rich and diverse collection showcasing the history of the Tweed Valley.
The museum is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment and expansion and will be closed until mid 2014 when it is expected this work will be completed.
Built in 1902, this grand home is still owned by the original family and is a magnificent piece of Murwillumbah’s history.
The beautiful 2 story Victorian style home with wrought iron railings, still retains it original features. History surrounds you as you walk through the rooms which are filled with furniture, clothing and family photographs from the early 1900,s.
Open for tours on Sundays and located close to town, a visit to Lisnagar Homestead should not be missed.
North Tumbulgum Cemetery
Stairs carved into the hillside lead you to the Tweed Valley’s oldest cemetery, North Tumbulgum Cemetery. Set in a clearing surrounded by rainforest , the earliest recorded burial here was in 1870.
Fallen leaves line the paths which creep through the small graveyard and ferns grow alongside the hand carved headstones.
Peaceful, serene and slightly eerie, North Tumbulgum Cemetery is just a short drive from Tumbulgum Village and is well worth a visit.