Food and Wine

Explore gastronimical delights of local food and wine in the surrounding area of  Waterfall Hideout. There’s quite a selection of  nearby restaurants or take the Gold Coast Hinterland Food and Wine Trail.  

Before you begin your foodie adventure, be sure to grab exotic fruits in CHILLINGHAM only 2 minutes drive down the road at
Chillingham Bush Tucker Home of the Australian native Finger Lime and situated in the quiet village of Chillingham. Stop to relax and stroll around the bush tucker garden or sit at the picnic tables and enjoy the atmosphere. Banana Cabana – your one-stop shop for tropical fruit and exotic local speciality foods
Open seven days.   1292 Numinbah Rd. Chillingham  Ph: (02) 6679 1022.



If you don’t feel like cooking while you are here you can take the short 12 minute drive to Tyalgum to :

Flutterbies CafeFlutterbies evokes the nostalgia and mystery of yesteryear with it’s warm and friendly service and wholesome meals reminiscent of grandma’s baking. The shelves overflowing with exquisite home and gift wares.  Friday nights have live music and woodfire pizzas .23 Coolman Street  Ph: (02) 6679 3221

  Tyalgum General Store  – Incorporating a section specifically designed to feature locally handmade goods including beautiful leather shoes, stunning tea pots and other pottery; gifts are easy to find – the only problem you’ll have is not wanting to give them away!

Old school lolly jars sit on the shelves waiting for their contents to brighten the smiles of local children. With an abundance of pantry and fridge staples as well a gourmet deli section make shopping at the store an enjoyable experience.  Plus a delicious selection of cakes, muffins and slices baked fresh daily. Enjoy with a First Crack coffee while chatting to the locals. We guarantee it wont be your last visit!

A  little further afield you’ll find Murwillumbah with it’s selection of pubs, clubs restaurants and cafes – a few of our favourites are listed below:

Riverside Pizza & Thai Gourmet pizzas & traditional Thai that you can enjoy in a friendly setting with a relaxed dinning atmosphere. They offer customers the alfresco dining experience in the center of Murwillumbah.  6 Commercial Street    Ph: (02) 66721935

The Balcony –  Whether it is a romantic dinner for 2 or a night out for the whole family, let them treat you to an enjoyable eating experience with a wide variety of meals.
68-70 Main St   Ph: (02) 6672 1078

Luffley Cafe open for lunch every day, cocktails and dinner on Friday nights with regular dinner/dance nights.  2 Wharf Street   Ph: (02) 6672 8590

New Leaf Cafe Turn over a new leaf and go completely vegetarian at this friendly and healthy, cafe. Diners here are invited to feast on a selection of meals that draw their inspiration from all parts of the globe.  Open for lunch only. 47 Main St   Ph:  (02) 66724073


Sugar Beat Bakehouse and Cafe – Housed in a funky retro shopfront, this cafe and bakery offers a slew of delicious baked goodies such as mulberry shortcake and a fruit-and-nut loaf. There’s a steak sandwich for patrons who wish to dine on a something that doesn’t dance to the sugar beat, but is just as sweet.  (lunch only)  8 Commercial Rd    Ph: (02) 6672 2330

Nam Yeng Vietnamese & Traditional Thai  Shop 2 / 7 Wharf St Murwillumbah  Ph: (02) 6672 3088


In Tumbulgum:

Tumbulgum Tavern-  Nestled on the banks of the Tweed River in the charming village of Tumbulgum, the historic Tumbulgum Tavern awaits your arrival and provides the perfect location for lunch, a cold beer and catching up with friends. As it’s known to the locals, the “Tumby Pub” is one of the must-see attractions in the Tweed Valley, boasting great tucker and magnificent views of the Tweed River and Mt Warning.  136 Riverside Dr, Tumbulgum (02) 6676 6202

The Bearded Baker inTumbulgum is a Bakehouse and Espresso Bar in the heart of Tumbulgum. They have a huge range of cakes, raw treats and breads. They love working with Allpress coffee Full range of Fresh Breads and Cakes. They serve a light all day menu. Lots of Gluten Free and Vegan options.

 Flamingos Cafe – Hot pink pizza – vegetarian a speciality  91 Main St   Ph: (02) 6672 5492


In Mt Warning is Mavis’s Kitchen Nestled at the base of the majestic Wollumbin-Mt Warning, this 25-acre former dairy farm is home to a relaxed country-style restaurant, a rich organic kitchen garden. Surrounded by World Heritage rainforest and the fertile farmland of the lush Tweed Valley.

Rainforest Cafe – They like simple…locally sourced, great tasting food, naturally beautiful surrounds and fun friendly staff. If you like these things too, go say hi to them at RAINFOREST.

We are also lucky to have a myriad of world class Australian and international restaurants on the coast nearby at Kingscliff and Salt Resort.

After your food and wine delights, you may want to sit and relax at Hinze Dam or ‘work off’ the food by going for a kayak. For those with extra energy, why not head to our local beaches for a run? Or maybe just sungaze at our sandy beaches to help the food and wine settle.