Murwillumbah sits in the shadow of the incredible Mt Warning, surrounded by swathes of sugarcane fields on the banks of the Tweed River.
Aside from farming, the area is one of the most popular ‘tree-change’ destinations, unsurprising considering its location within a stone’s throw of five World Heritage Listed national parks. Murwillumbah is the cultural and commercial heart of the Tweed Valley which has the highest number of artists per capita in Australia. Be sure to drop in at the magnificent Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olly Arts Centre en-route, then explore this vibrant country town and experience its eclectic mix of art and farming traditions.
But to get there first! Today it’s up and over a range as we point northwards towards the border and Queensland beyond. As a reward for the hills, the route passes through the coolest little town in the region – the hip little Uki. Those so inclined will reach Uki for a bevy at the historic hotel, then wolf down a pie from the best ever bakery and explore the Saturday morning markets with a smoothie or latte in hand. From there it’s a just a short spin through the cane fields to Murwillumbah.
Saturday 9th September 2017
Kyogle to Murwillumbah | 76 km
|'C & Q' Party||7.30-10.30pm|
The great tradition continues with prizes for best dressed! For those new to Cycle Queensland, you need to come dressed as something starting with a ‘C’ or a ‘Q’! The party will be held at the Murwillumbah campsite starting at 7.30pm with tunes courtesy of fabulous and sassy Dezzy D and the Stingrayz to get you up on the dance floor.