Big Volcano® Visitor Guide

Holiday accomadation, day tours, attractions and activities linked in operator order by category, in the Byron Bay,
Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain region of New South Wales, NSW and Queensland, QLD, Australia.

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Featured Business is Crystal Creek Rainforest Lodge
Crystal Creek logo
Photos © Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

13 luxurious totally secluded, self-contained, private cabins, bungalows and lodges hide among the trees. Each bungalow has a king-sized bed, fully equipped kitchen, TV/stereo, and double spa bath overlooking the rainforest.

Self-cater, cook a barbecue on the balcony or enjoy fine cuisine provided by your hosts, served by candlelight in the privacy of your bungalow.  >> Visit Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

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Mostly holiday accomodation, day tours, activities and attractions, and retail and services links, in Byron Bay, Murwillumbah, Ballina, Kingscliff, Tweed Heads - Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, NSW, and Gold Coast hinterland, Tamborine Mountain area of South East Queensland, QLD Australia.


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Crystal Creek lodge exterior
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

This couples only, national and international award winning rainforest retreat is set in old growth rainforest with World Heritage National Park on three sides.

Just thirteen architect designed, luxury self contained individual, bungalows, cabins and lodges all with fireplaces, double spa baths and rainforest views, are discreetly located for privacy and views.

Crystal Creek, NSW

(02) 6679 1591
animal petting
Hosanna Farm Stay

Hosanna offers a range of affordable accommodation options including comfortable cabins, "safari huts" to suit families, couples and singles, and a primitive camping ground.  Facilities include communal lounge, kitchen and dining area, laundry, internet access, and a wood fired sauna next to our swimming and kayaking dam.  And we're dog friendly! Day visitors welcome - $.

Stokers Siding via Murwillumbah

(02) 6677 9023

Activities, Tours, Attractions, Things to See & Do

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Crystal Castle
Crystal Castle & Shambala Gardens

Open 7 days* from 10am-5pm, and home of the biggest and most beautiful crystals in the world.

Explore the Shambhala Gardens and rainforest.  Find yourself in an ancient labyrinth, and visit the only Kalachakra World Peace Stupa in the southern hemisphere.

Join in free daily workshops and experiences.   Enjoy views, local coffee and delicious food at the Lotus Cafe, and discover your own special crystal in our showroom and gallery.  Day, Month & Annual Passes from $22, direct online.  Entry includes your own 128 page Crystal Castle Guidebook.
*Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.


(02) 6684 3111
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.

Ballina, NSW

(02) 6681 1002
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

Murwillumbah South, NSW

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

After a multi millions dollar upgrade and expansion, the former Tweed River Historical Society Museum is now open to visitors. Displays showcase the patterns of settlement, industry and agriculture that have shaped the Valley, and provide insights into contemporary life in the Shire.

Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10am - 4pm 1st Saturday of the month Free Admission

Murwillumbah, NSW

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

A NSW NPWS Historic Site, the Centre has a museum, and a shop offering aboriginal art, crafts and souvenirs. A mangrove boardwalk and walking track winds through the site, to an amphi-theatre.  The shop and museum are open Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm.

Tweed Heads South, NSW

(07) 5524 2109
Murwillumbah Show
Murwillumbah Tweed River Show

Established in 1890, the Murwillumbah Show is an annual agricultural show held on the first weekend in November at the Murwillumbah Showground. Organised by the Tweed River Agricultural Society, the show is a great family day out with gymkhana, competitions, live music, rides, arts and crafts, barrel racing, sideshows, livestock judging, and more.  Entry FREE (gold coin donation welcomed.)



Retails and Services

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Seminars for Eyesight Education Updated

Learn how to maintain and improve your eyesight with Natural VISION Improvement techniques which have proved effective worldwide.

Workplace and Weekend Workshops, Classes and Private Sessions available.

Murwillumbah, NSW

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