For your first destination, follow the Tweed River inland to Murwillumbah. This small town on the outskirts of Mount Warning is a hidden gem with a lot to offer, with its natural beauty and friendly locals. Murwillumbah has a number of art galleries and museums to look at, as well as locally owned specialty shops to wander through. Once you’ve done exploring this small town, check into your accommodation and relax at a day spa nearby.
Windermere Bed & Breakfast
For a place to stay during your road trip, check into the Windermere Bed and Breakfast. Located in the centre of quiet Murwillumbah, this is the best central location for you to enjoy the surrounds and be able to walk to local shops and cafes. They offer a variety of rooms, so whether you’re travelling with a friend or a significant other, you’ll find a comfy bed to stay in and picturesque views from the balconies. Grab yourself a cup of tea and take a breather on your weekend away.
Where: 11 Old Ferry Road, Murwillumbah NSW 2484
As you head back to the coast, don’t miss out on the small town of Mooball. Although the population is not very large, they’ve taken advantage of their name and painted almost everything in cow print. This quirky little town is a must-see experience for your weekend road trip, so be sure to put this on your map and bring your camera to capture the town’s personality.
Moo Moo Roadhouse
For lunch, why not pop into the Moo Moo Roadhouse for a bite to eat. Stop in for some fuel for your car, check out the hot rods and then grab a coffee and some food. Their quirky store is known for it’s vintage and antique items, but they also serve up a mean burger with a side of chips to keep you fuelled as you enjoy the rolling hills of the Tweed Coast. If you’re after something to share, you can build your own pizza from the sauce base to every one of the toppings. Don’t pass by Mooball without stopping into the Moo Moo Roadhouse; the locals are sure to point you in the right direction if you’re looking to spend any longer in the town.
Where: 5886 Tweed Valley Way, Mooball NSW 2483
Now that you’ve experienced a lot of the inland beauty on the Tweed Coast, end your weekend at Brunswick Heads. This small town boasts crystal blue waters and a laid-back vibe for your weekend trip away. Make this your last stop and take a dip in the water before grabbing a bite to eat on your way home.
Park Street Homemade Pasta Bar
A standout local restaurant in Brunswick Heads is the Park Street Homemade Pasta Bar. All pasta is made onsite, and it’s the perfect place to head for a sunset dinner with share plates and rustic meals on offer. Order the spiced beet dip with goats cheese, roasted hazelnuts and home made crostini to start with, and then move onto the chef’s selection mains. One incredible dish is the farm house pappardelle; slow roasted wild rabbit ragu with black olives and thyme. This restaurant is sure to end your incredible road trip on a high note, and if you’re the passenger in the car make sure to choose a smooth red or white to match your meal.
Where: 1/3 Park Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483
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