Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

Tourist attractions, things to see and do in the Byron Bay, Ballina, Tweed Valley and Gold Coast hinterland region of NSW and QLD, Australia

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Tourist Attractions

Come to the home of the arts and crafts galore, historic buildings, museums, environmental centres and more fruit than Carmen Miranda's head-dress!

Tourist attractions abound in the region; from museums and historic houses to wildlife parks, lighthouses, art galleries, retail outlets, and our magnificient beaches and World Heritage listed National Parks and reserves.

Tariff is indicative only (per person).

Find out about the World Heritage of the region.  When visiting our natural and scenic attractions please observe the Guidelines for Ecotourists.

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Exterior Ballina Navel and Maritime Museum
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

The museum is open daily from 9am to 4pm, EAST, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday, with a large collection of naval and maritime memorabilia: a full size La Balsas raft which succesfully completed a trans Pacific voyage from South America, and many other interesting displays.  Admission by donation

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(02) 6681 1002
Cape Byron SCA J Palmer
Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Cape Byron Headland Reserve stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, with a spectacular cliff top walking track offering panoramic views of the ocean and north coast hinterland.  Visitor centre, shop and lighthouse tours.

Vehicle parking fees apply, pedestrian access is free.

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Byron Bay

(02) 6620 9300
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

Visit a wildlife park with a difference!

Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast, come and view animals in surroundings similar to their natural habitat and enjoy daily ranger-guided wildlife shows.  Cafe (10am-2pm daily), and shop.

Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - $53.05

Open 9.00am - 5.00pm seven days a week.

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West Burleigh Heads

(07) 5576 2411
Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah
Tweed Regional Gallery

Home to the Margaret Olley Art Centre, touring exhibitions from capital city galleries, and public programs showcasing local talent, the TRG also displays previous Doug Moran Potrait Prize winners, along with other donated and purchased works.

Daily guided tours, and art classes, craft workshops and school holiday programs are also offered.

The galley has cafe and a gift and souvenir shop. 

Open 10am - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday.  Free Admission

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Murwillumbah South, NSW

(02) 6670 2790
Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah
Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah

Displays showcase the patterns of settlement, industry and agriculture that have shaped the Valley, and provide insights into contemporary life in the Shire.  School groups and special interst groups welcome by arrangement.

Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Free Admission

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Murwillumbah, NSW

(02) 6670 2272
Minjungbal Aboriginal Centre
Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

A NSW NPWS Historic Site open daily, features a mangrove boardwalk and walking track winding through the site and free use of picnic facilities with electric barbecues.

The Cultural Centre has a fine museum, and a shop offering aboriginal art, crafts and souvenirs.

Private tours, small groups, school groups and special interest groups of 20+, are welcome.  Indigenous guides are available by arrangment, to provide guided interpretive tours through the museum and site with its relics, flora and fauna. $p.o.a.

Shop and museum open Monday to Thursday, 10am-3pm.   $15 per adult, $7.50 concession and children

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Tweed Heads South

(07) 5524 2275 online reservationsBook* selected tours and activities below or search for more options.

Coastal Island Safaris
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Day Admission New listing

North Stradbroke Island is one of the largest subtropical sand islands in Australia, with an incredible array of marine life, flora and fauna including eucalyptus and banksia trees, kangaroos, koalas, dugons and more.


7 Day combo pass
7-Day Combo Pass: Film World, Sea World & Wet'n'Wild Water World New listing

All the fun, adventure, and excitement of the Gold Coast's family-friendly theme parks is at your fingertips with this 7-day combo pass. Meet your favourite Warner Bros. characters at Film World, discover the wonders of the ocean at Sea World, and splash into a world of extreme water slides at Wet'n'Wild Water World.


7 Day Ticket
Dreamworld, WhiteWater World & SkyPoint 7-Day Ticket New listing

Enjoy double the excitement and thrills at Dreamworld and WhiteWater World theme parks with unlimited entry for 7 days. Conveniently located next to each other, you can easily walk from one park to the other and discover all of the attractions at your own pace. Plus, get amazing views from SkyPoint.


Q1 Skypoint Tower
SkyPoint Observation Deck Admission New listing

Spectacular views of the Gold Coast from SkyPoint Observation Deck, Australia's only beach-side observation deck. Travel from the ground to the 77th floor of the iconic Q1 resort building, in just 43 seconds, aboard one of the world's fastest lifts. The 360-degree platform offers sweeping views of the beaches, hinterland and the Gold Coast skyline, from 230 m (754 feet) above sea level.

Gold Coast

Paradise Country kanagaroo feeding
Paradise Country 1-Day Admission New listing

Enjoy an Aussie farm experience, spending a day out in the country living every kid's fantasy. See sheep dogs round up a flock of sheep, learn to use a boomerang, and even feed kangaroos in a natural setting. Includes a delicious Aussie-style barbecue lunch.


Southern Cross Tours
Southern Cross 4wd Tours Wotif.comNew listing

Tamborine Mountain Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. Tamborine Mountain has a little bit of everything – wilderness adventures, rainforest treks, amazing wildlife and plenty of shops and eateries filled with fantastic local wares. On this hop-on hop-off-style tour, hit the park's best destinations and explore the stops of your choosing at your leisure.

Tamborine Mountain

Tweed Heads and District Historical Society Updated
Tweed Heads West
(07) 5536 8625
Summerland House with No Steps
(02) 6628 0610
Thursday Plantation
(02) 6620 5150
Humble Pie Co
(02) 6680 1082
David Fleay Wildlife Park
West Burleigh Heads
(07) 5576 2411
Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Monday to Saturday: 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-2pm,
Jingi Cafe 9am - 2pm daily
Burleigh Heads
(07) 5525 5955
Cape Byron Headland Reserve Lighthouse Tours
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 5955
Colin Heaney Hot Glass Studio
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 7044
The Museum of Australian Miliatry Intelligence
Open: 9.30am-3.30pm Wednesday and 1st Sat. February to end of 2nd week of December.
(07) 5618 6915
Sarabah Estate Vineyard
Sarabah via Canungra
(07) 5543 4746
Ilnam Estate Winery & Cafe
(07) 5590 7703
Casino Mini Railway
(02) 6662 1924
Banana Cabana & Bush Tucker Farm
(02) 6679 1022
Condong Sugar Mill
(02) 6672 2244
Crystal Creek Minatures
Crystal Creek
(02) 6679 1532
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
1300 886 511
Superbee Honey World
(07) 5598 4548
Surf World Gold Coast
OPEN 10am-5pm DAILY
(07) 5525 6380
Tropical Fruit World
(02) 6677 7222
Forest Glen Organic Farm
Bungawalbin via Evans Head
(02) 6683 2832
Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery
M-F: 9am to 4pm, Sat. 10am to 1pm

Fruit Trees and Rainforest Trees for Australian Backyards.

Geneva via Kyogle
Macadamia Castle
(02) 6687 8432
Heritage Park, Children's Playground, Skate park & Miniature Train
(02) 6629 8186
Indoor Rainforest & Indigenous Art Display
(02) 6626 0100
Lismore Regional Art Gallery
(02) 6622 2209
Mount Nathan Winery
Mt. Nathan
(07) 5533 7780
Lisnagar Historic Homestead
(02) 6672 5062
Madura Tea Estates
(020 6670 6000
Tweed Regional Art Gallery
(02) 6670 2790
Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 2400
Crystal Castle
(02) 6684 3111
Nimbin Candle Factory
(02) 6689 1010
Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Centre
(02) 6689 1755
Springbrook Astronomy Research Observatory
Ph. at 6pm for availability
(07) 5533 5055
Minjungbal Aboriginal Centre
Tweed Heads South
(07) 5524 2275
Tweed Heads and District Historical Society
Tweed Heads West
(07) 5536 8625
Permaculture Research Institute
The Channon
(02) 6688 6222
Handmade Uki
0401 152 552
Uki Creative Arts Gallery
(02) 6679 5331

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