In Murwillumbah, visit the World Heritage Rainforest Interpretation Centre. The dioramas and audio-visual presentations give insights into the great caldera, the creation of Mount Warning and the battle to preserve the rainforests. The route itself follows the base of Mount Warning, giving picturesque views of the valley and rim of the caldera.
This drive takes you around the base of the Tweed volcanic caldera offering stunning views of the iconic Wollumbin (Mt Warning) and the spectacular caldera escarpment.
From Murwillumbah, follow Tourist Drive 32 to Wollumbin (Mt Warning) National Park for a rainforest boardwalk, and then onto the historic village of Uki where you can visit the restored Uki Buttery, now host to a thriving arts and craft community. Leaving Uki, towards Kyogle, turn right onto Byrrill Creek Rd and head towards Tyalgum (there is a 10km section that is unsealed).
The entrance to Mebbin National Park is on the left where you can take the Byrill Creek walk to the stand of fig trees. Continue on the road to Tyalgum, following the signs as you go, and then on to Chillingham where you can wander through the Bushtucker Garden. At the Chillingham Bridge, the option is to turn left to Natural Bridge (16km) and Nerang or turn right to return to Murwillumbah.
THINGS TO DO ALONG THE WAY
- Take a lunch break at Flutterbies Cottage located in the vibrant village of Tylagum
- Stock up on freshly harvested fruit and vegies from a roadside stall or chat with local growers at a weekly Farmers’ Market.
- Visit the Murwillumbah Information Centre and pick up a drive trail brochure
- Wander through the Bush Tucker Farm in the quiet village of Chillingham
- Visit Mebbin National Park and take a 900m (return) walk to Byrrill Creek to explore rainforest and ancient fig trees.
- Do the 1km walk at Natural Bridge Section of Springbrook National Park
- Visit the village of Uki, a thriving arts and craft community