Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

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What's New in Wollumbin?

2017


24 November, 2017 Updated Midweek and Weekend Specials.  Mango Tree Cottage; Enjoy 10% discount for longer stays 7 nights or more.

Fig Tree Retro Studio Updated Web site updated.  Newly renovated stables are adorned in a retro theme complete with classic furnishings and heaps of vintage cookware and trinkets.  Private location ideal for a couple or solo adventurer wanting a peaceful retreat for some downtime. (No Pets or Kids Allowed.) Just 5 minutes drive to Pottsville Beach.

Updated Weekend Markets & Farmers Markets Alstonville Farmers Market Saturday, and The Plateau Market, 2nd Sunday, both removed.  No longer operating.

16 November, 2017 Updated Wedding Venues.  Looking for the perfect place for your special day?  Check out Wedding venues in the Northern Rivers of NSW and Gold Coast hinterland region, QLD.

15 November, 2017 Updated Dining: Restaurants, Cafes & Teahouses, and Fast Food and Take Aways updated with Kingscliff eateries.

3 November, 2017Updated  

The Properties the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Updated informaton for the Barrington Group, Gibraltar Range Group, Hastings - Macleay Group, and Main Range Group, with a Youtube video also added for the Main Range Group.  Related Links - External also checked and updated.

National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, various park descriptions updated including Springbrook NP updated with Numbinbah section and Lamington National Park updated with Youtube video.  Related Links - External also checked and updated.

Natural Attractions - Guidelines for Ecotourists Related Links - External checked and updated.

National Parks - Introduction and General Information Updated descriptions for "Types of parks & reserves in NSW" to include Marine parks and Green List.  Related Links - External also checked and updated.

The Nature Reserves of the Tweed Volcano lists only local nature reserves with visitor facilities like walking tracks, interpretive signage, picnic tables and toilets, or permitted visitor activities.  Boatharbour Nature Reserve has been deleted from this list as the visitor facilities and public access were removed a few years ago.

Billinudgel Nature Reserve, Whian Whian State Conservation Area and Cook Island Aquatic Reserve have been added, and Cape Byron State Conservation Area (SCA) has been transferred from the National Parks page.  Six other reserves have had their details updated.  Related Links - External were also checked and updated where needed.

Gondwana Rainforests Types of Australia Researched and did minor updates to descriptions where needed.  Related Links - External also checked and updated extensively including General Resources, Additional Resources and School Projects.

1985 Application Summary Document The Tweed Volcano Group, Related Links - External checked and updated where needed.

Whale Facts Related Links - External checked and updated extensively including General Resources and Additional Resources suitable for academic study and school projects.

Introduction to Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (WHIN) Related Links - External checked and updated extensively including General Resources and Additional Resources..

The World Heritage Nomination of the Tweed Volcano, Focal Peak and Main Range Groups  Related Links - External also checked and updated where needed.

The Caldera of the Tweed Volcano Related Links - External checked and updated extensively including Year 7-12 for school projects, General Resources, Academic / Tertiary Resources suitable for academic study and other tourism sites where volcanoes are a primary attraction.

The Lost World - Records in the Rocks Related Links - External checked and updated where needed.

16 October, 2017Updated Midweek and Weekend Specials.  Mango Tree Cottage; Enjoy $20 off per night*, for all stays from 22 October to 5 November 2017 only.

28 September, 2017Updated Couples Only Accommodation and Studio Apartments and Self Catering Units Fig Tree Retro Studio Newly renovated stables are adorned in a retro theme complete with classic furnishings and heaps of vintage cookware and trinkets.  Private location ideal for a couple or solo adventurer wanting a peaceful retreat for some downtime. (No Pets Allowed, Kids allowed, but restrictions apply.) Just 5 minutes drive to Pottsville Beach.

17 September, 2017Updated Campgrounds, Caravan and Holiday Parks, and Pet Friendly Accommodation directories with Greenhills Caravan Park.  Family owned caravan park with spacious sites suitable for tents, caravans, campers, small RVs and 5th wheelers only.

9 September, 2017Updated Feature Stories.  Checked and updated external links, checked and updated embedded videos, and added local accommodation links where suitable, to the following stories; Wedge-tailed eagles, Murwillumbah: Place of Many Possums and Great Lunches!, Caldera Track Proposal gains impetus, Bicycle Rides and Bushwalks of the Tweed Valley, Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, The Lions Road Scenic Link, and The Cedar Cutter.

31 August, 2017Updated Privacy, Third Party Services, Amazon Associates Program description updated per Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement.

14 August, 2017Updated information and video on "The Big Climb - Mount Warning Summit Walk".

Updated listings and links on Community Groups, Associations and Government Services, including Ballina 4WD Club, and NSW State Government representatives.

12 August, 2017Updated Weekend Markets & Farmers Markets Kingscliff Farmers Market details updated.

11 August, 2017NEW "ReWild You" added to Ecolodges & Nature Retreats, School Camps and Outdoor Education, and Ecotours & Nature Tours categories.

4 August, 2017Updated Updated Tweed Bird Observers pages links to Birdlife Australia, Northern NSW- Northern Rivers branch.

29 July, 2017Updated Weekend Markets & Farmers Markets Piggabean Valley Market details updated, and newsletter subscription added for people to be informed about Weekend Markets updates.

Updated Dining: Restaurants & Bistro's, licensed and BYO with new listings.

25 July, 2017NEW Glamping, Tipis and Yurts sub section now available in Camping Grounds directory. Public Reserves, Showgrounds and State Forests description also updated.

17 July, 2017Updated Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows  Agricultural Shows and Field Days updated for 2018 show dates.

NEW! Pet Motels and Pet Resorts, dog boarding and cat boarding, dog boarding kennels, catteries, and pet sitting services in the Northern Rivers NSW, and Gold Coast Hinterland QLD region.

Updated Pet Friendly Accommodation.  Choose from dog friendly camping grounds, resorts, cabins, cottages, farmstays, and holiday accommodation where pets are allowed to stay.

Update Looking for somewhere to stretch your pooch's legs?  Check out Dog exercise areas in Byron Shire, Gold Coast City Council and Tweed Shire.

Updated details for Mount Warning Climb, including a link to "The dispute over climbing Wollumbin-Mount Warning", and "Mt Warning Rescue Tales."

07 July, 2017 Updated Accommodation Directory Index and Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest accommodation with Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat videos.  "Nestled in rainforest at the base of the World Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park on the NSW/Qld border, our limited number of guests will share our 250-acre private rainforest only with green tree frogs and abundant bird-life."

Updated Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Romantic Holidays, Accommodation Packages, and Wilderness Retreats.

Updated Health Resorts, Relaxation & Pampering Retreats,  Now split into > Relaxation & Pampering Retreats, > Health Retreats, Health Resorts, Health & Wellness Retreats, and > Hotel Spas, Spa Resorts and Day Spas.  Go to customer web sites and book direct, or choose from selected booking.com options.

05 July, 2017Updated Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows with on page links to > Events, Festivals and Shows, > Agricultural Shows and Field Days, > Arts, Cultural Events and Music Festivals, > Outdoor, Sport & Recreation and > Special Interest Events. Murwillumbah Tweed River Show details updated.

29 June, 2017 Updated Byron Bay Rainforest Resort.9 spacious and comfortable self-contained dog and pet friendly, wheelchair friendly cottages, are set in the seclusion of 16 hectares of remnant coastal rainforest, dry heath and ti tree wetlands, at Suffolk Park.

21 June, 2017 NEW listing. Couples Only Accommodation and Studio Apartments and Self Catering Units Fig Tree Retro Studio Newly renovated stables are adorned in a retro theme complete with classic furnishings and heaps of vintage cookware and trinkets.  Private location ideal for a couple or solo adventurer wanting a peaceful retreat for some downtime. (No Pets or Kids Allowed.) Just 5 minutes drive to Pottsville Beach.

21 June, 2017 NEW listings. Cottages, Holiday Houses and Bungalows, Chauvel Park holiday cottage at Tabulam, and Tourist Attractions: Crystal Castle & Shambala Gardens at Mullumbimby.  Open 7 days* from 10am-5pm, and home of the biggest and most beautiful crystals in the world.  (*Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.)

31 May, 2017 NEW listings.  Updated Holiday Apartments, Hi Rise units, Condos directory into Holiday apartments in a complex walk-up to 3 stories, and Hi Rise apartments being over 4 storeys with lift (elevator) access.  You can go to customer web sites and book direct, or select from booking.com options.

NEW listings.  Updated Boutique Accommodation, Caravan Parks and Holiday Parks, Cottages, Holiday Houses and Bungalows, Farmstays, Dude Ranches and Farm Holidays, Family and Small Group Accommodation, Guest Houses, B&B Inns and Lodges, where you can go to customer web sites and book direct, or choose from selected booking.com links.

NEW listings.  Updated Health Resorts, Relaxation & Pampering Retreats with accommodation options split into > Relaxation & Pampering Retreats, > Health Retreats, Health Resorts, Health & Wellness Retreats, and > Hotel Spas, Spa Resorts and Day Spas.  You can go to customer web sites and book direct, or choose from selected booking.com options.

NEW listings.  Updated Holiday Resorts, Holiday Units, Flats and Townhouses, Hotels (Pubs) & Hotel/Motels, Motels, Motor Inns, Pet Friendly Accommodation with booking.com selections chosen by us.

NEW listings.  Updated Wilderness Retreats. Go to customer web sites and book direct, or check availability and book selected local accommodation via Wotif.com.

28 May, 2017NEW Kallora Escape  Boutique B&B in the Gold Coast hinterland, offering just 4 themed Guest Suites, each with ensuite bathrooms and a private balcony or patio. A cabana with outdoor spa looks out over the Currumbin Valley. Optional 3 course Dinner or Chinese banquet menu also available. Real time online reservations.

28 May, 2017Updated Bed and Breakfast- B&B, Cabins, Chalets and Lodges, Couples Only Accommodation, and Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest accommodation directories.

Also updated Dining: Cafes & Teahouses, Community Groups and Associations and Conference Venues and Corporate Retreats.

11 May, 2017Updated Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows: Agricultural Shows and Field Days, and Murwillumbah Show

9 May, 2017 Updated Marine Boutique Apartments. In the heart of Kingscliff, directly opposite the beach, choose from 2 and 3 bedroom family apartments with quality appointments, gourmet kitchens, and ocean views from the balconies.

9 May, 2017 Updated Byron Bay Rainforest Resort.

4 May, 2017 Wooyung Beach Holiday Park A traditional family owned seaside caravan park, with powered and unpowered caravan sites, unpowered camping sites, and eco friendly 4 star cabin, in pleasant park like grounds opposite the beach and nature reserve. Docile family dogs permitted in the camping and caravan park.

2 May, 2017Updated Adventure, Outdoors and Thrillseekers, Canoeing and Kayaking Safaris, Fishing Charters & Boat Hire, Day Tours and Cruises, 4WD Tours, Adventure Tours and Cruises, and Eco Tours and Nature Tours.  Especially chosen by us, check availability and book selected local tours and activities directly via Wotif.com.

20 April, 2017 Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat  Nestled in rainforest adjoining at the base of the World Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park on the NSW/Qld border, our limited number of guests will share our 250-acre private rainforest only with green tree frogs and abundant bird-life. While the surrounds may be unspoiled, guests are definitely not. Winner of international and Australian tourism awards, seclusion, privacy and an exquisite natural backdrop make Crystal Creek the ideal stop off in your busy schedule to relax and unwind.

11 April, 2017 Updated Sunrise Cove Waterfront Holiday Apartments.  Sunrise Cove has beautiful family focused, self-contained holiday apartments nestled at the edge of Cudgen Creek in Kingscliff, with 28 luxury AAA 4 star rated 2 and 3 bedroom fully self contained luxury apartments.

11 April, 2017Updated Backpacker and Youth Hostels and Bunkhouses and Dormitories accommodation directories. Check availability and book selected local accommodation via Wotif.com or booking.com, especially chosen by us.

28 March, 2017Updated Cabins, Chalets and Lodges, and Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest Accommodation. Go to customer web sites and book direct, or via Booking.com selections especially chosen by us.

27 March, 2017 Updated Wedding Venues and Function Centres and Reception Venues.

22 March, 2017 Updated Midginbil Hill Weddings. Barn style and homestead weddings with full facilities and wth a variety of venue and accommodation options from 40 up to 120 people. DIY or personalised wedding and function services, for affordable weddings in the Tweed/Byron hinterland, with spectacular views and photo opportunities on your big day!

8 March, 2017 Updated Weekend Markets and Farmers Markets.  Calendar style listings and contact details for weekday and weekend farmers markets, and monthly markets, listed by weekend in the month, covering the Ballina-Byron, Tweed Valley, Upper Clarence and Gold Coast hinterland region of NSW and QLD.

NEW listings; Casino Riverside Markets, McAuliffe Park, 4th Sunday 9am-2:30pm, except December, and Village Farm Markets, North Coast TAFE, Kingscliff, Saturday 7am - 11am.

1 March, 2017 NEW.  Updated Golf Clubs & Courses to include major Northern Rivers and Gold Coast and hinterland Stay & Play accommodation, with closest golf courses listed.

27 February, 2017Activities & Attractions updated with new listings where you can book selected day tours, cruises and activities with Wotif ®.  You can also get tickets for Tourist Attractions like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast theme parks, Paradise Country and Q1 Skypoint Observation deck, plus adventures tours, nature tours, thrillseekers tours, and canoeing safaris and kayaking tours.

26 February, 2017Updated Midginbil Hill EcoResort.  A working cattle farm on 400 acres situated beneath the awesome escarpments of the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park, Midginbil Hill is ideally situated in the sub tropical Northern Rivers hinterland between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. Offering 4 different levels of accommodation for over 150 guests, it is perfect for a 3 day country wedding getaway, family reunion, school camp and other group accommodation uses.

24 February, 2017Updated Boutique & Heritage Accommodation and Couples Only Accommodation.

Surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful sub-tropical landscape, Akoonah Cottages fully self contained pet friendly accommodation offers outdoor living and fantastic views, just 10 minutes to Byron Bay and Bangalow, from AUD $140 per night (min. 2 nights).

Updated Midweek and Weekend Specials

9 February, 2017Updated Camping Grounds and Caravan Parks and Holiday Parks

5 February, 2017Updated Weekend Markets and Farmers Markets. New: Tabulam Community Farmers Market - Tabulam Hall Grounds 2nd Sunday 9am - 2pm.  Calendar style listings and contact details for weekday and weekend farmers markets, and monthly markets, listed by weekend in the month, covering the Ballina-Byron, Tweed Valley, Upper Clarence and Gold Coast hinterland region of NSW and QLD.

3 February, 2017Updated Human History pages: The First Australians, European Discovery, Australian Whaling History, Towns of the Big Volcano and Villages of the Big Volcano.

2 February, 2017Updated Camping & Outdoor Equipment Hire, Bicycle Rentals

13 January, 2017Updated Dining: Cafes & Teahouses, updated Hospitality & Tourism Services updated with NEW The Greener Cleaner Non toxic cleaning supplies.  Updated The Lions Road Scenic Link feature story.

For prior updates, see What's Old in Wollumbin? - 2016


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