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  Mt Warning, near Murwillumbah
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  • Mt Warning, near Murwillumbah - Gold Coast
      Mt Warning, near Murwillumbah
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  • Old store at Chillingham - Gold Coast
      Old store at Chillingham
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  • Natural Bridge, Numinbah Valley - Gold Coast
      Natural Bridge, Numinbah Valley
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If you have developed a taste for the scenic ranges behind the Coast by now, you probably will enjoy this somewhat longer trip. I’d allow a day for it. Head down to Murwillumbah in NSW (probably the shortest and fastest route is on the main road, the most scenic would be via Springbrook).

Murwillumbah is an old agricultural centre for the dairying and sugar industries, alongside the Tweed River. Unlike the coastal communities, life here moves at a more relaxed pace. I have a VT page on it and on the subsequent drive I’d suggest you take through Chillingham and back into the ranges to visit Numinbah Valley. From there you can continue on to the main roads and Brisbane or Southport, or alternatively head back via Springbrook on the scenic route to the Coast. Either way, I’m sure you’ll have a great day’s outing.

Of course, if you’re feeling suitably fit at Murwillumbah, you could climb Mt Warning which is National Park and which more or less dominates the area.

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  • Written Mar 19, 2009
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