Within 30 Minutes of Kingscliff

 

Mt Warning

Another pleasant walk (although a much more difficult climb) is the walk up Mt Warning (follow the signs from Murwillumbah), following the Kyogle road west for 12 kilometres. Turn onto the Mount Warning Road and travel 5 kilometres to the Korrumbyn Creek Picnic Area at the park entrance. Proceed another 1.5 kilometres along the road to the Breakfast Creek parking area at the base of the mountain.
Allow yourself 6 hours for the climb and bring sufficient water and wear suitable walking shoes. The descent track is the same as the ascent track. Things to note: toilets only available at the start of the walk, and temperature drops rapidly as you ascend, and take all litter with you.

Mt Warning is 1156m tall and is the the remaining central volcanic plug which once covered a massive 400 square kilometres and can be found within the Mt Warning National Park. Given its name by Captain Cook, it was used as a warning to sailors of the dangerous Point Danger near Tweed Heads. The 'Tweed Caldera' is one of the largest and best examples of an erosion caldera in the world. The volcano around it suffered a massive explosion forming the caldera. Examples of the volcanic rock can be found all around the tweed region, the best at Fingal Head Lighthouse. 

There are good walking trails through rainforest. Observant walkers may see a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and many threatened plant species. The trails can be steep in parts and take roughly 5 hours; so it may be worth setting aside a day or so. Things to note are: toilets are available only at the start of the walk, suitable footwear should be worn, and temperature drops rapidly as you ascend, carry plenty of water, keep to the track and take all litter with you.

 

Tumbulgum and Other Villages

A river township with a country pub, and ideal way to spend a few hours on the weekend. The Tweed Townships are worth a look. Cabarita Beach has a lovely headland that you can climb, Hastings Point has a lovely inlet and headland able to be driven on with great views, and Pottsville Beach has a nice inlet and river. 40 minutes drive down the coast is Byron Bay which is another day trip worth considering.

 

Near Murwillumbah

The Margaret Olley Art Centre (formely Tweed Regional Art Gallery) celebrates the career, life and legacy of its namesake, Margaret Olley – Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life and interiors. The recreation features original architectural elements such as windows and doors, relocated from Olley’s home studio. The interiors are filled with over 20,000 items Olley collected over many years as subject matter for her paintings.
 


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Here you will see the largest collection of native Australian animals in the world! There are wildlife shows and enclosures featuring native animals. Have your photo taken with a cuddly koala and hand feed the kangaroos. Don't miss the famous wild lorikeet feeding at 8.00am and 4.00pm daily! Phone 1300 886 511 or http://www.currumbin-sanctuary.org.au/

 

Within 50 Minutes of Kingscliff

 

Dreamworld and Whitewater World

Dreamworld is an action packed adventure with the wildest rides and attractions in Australia. Phone 0755 881122 or 1800 073 300 or http://www.themeparksgoldcoast.com

 

Movie World

Visit Warner Bros. As the only Australian movie related theme park, with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all the behind-the-scenes action, comedy stunts and exhilarating rides, shows and attractions! Phone 133 386 or online bookings http://www.theme-parks.com.au/

 

Sea World

Visit Sea World on Australia's Gold Coast! See marine life wonders and experience a world of amazing rides, shows and attractions at a theme park favourite! Phone 0755 882205 or online bookings http://www.theme-parks.com.au/

 

Wet and Wild

Visit Wet'n'Wild Water World, Australia's premier water theme park on the Gold Coast. Enjoy the world's latest slides, pools and attractions at the largest Australian water theme park. Phone 0755 732255 or online bookings http://www.theme-parks.com.au/

 

The Australian Outback Spectacular

The Australian Outback Spectacular, is a unique show capturing Australian Outback and positioned right next to Warner Bros. Movie World - the Gold Coast's premiere theme park. Ph 133386 or online bookings http://www.theme-parks.com.au/