Scenic Drives


At every turn you will encounter breathtaking scenery and views, abundant wildlife and clean mountain air. The Tweed region is home to a range of incredible rainforests and quaint country towns, many with great cafes, craft shops, art galleries & country pubs.  EXPLORE PRISTINE BEACHES, ANCIENT RAINFORESTS, RUGGED MOUNTAIN RANGES AND VAST NATIONAL PARKS.  Take the Rainforest Way circuit and experience Australia’s Green Cauldron for yourselves. 

Nominated by Tourism Australia as one of the National Landscapes – Australia’s Green Cauldron – the Tweed offers the best of all worlds, with lush World Heritage rainforests and dramatic mountain ranges just a short drive through fertile green fields from uncrowded, unspoilt beaches and world-famous surfing breaks.  Find out what EcoTourism has to say .

For an itinerary of scenic drives, click here.

For a full day of scenic self drives, take the Mount Warning View Circuit – Drive from the art-deco town of Murwillumbah to Mt Warning National Park, historic village of Uki, Mebbin National Park, Byrill Creek, Tyalgum, Wollumbin Crater in Border Ranges National Park, Chillingham bridge, waterfalls, lush rainforest and spectacular lookouts of Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge, basalt cave and golf worms at night.
For nearby National Parks, click here.

Below is just a small selection of short scenic drives to take and the places you can visit during your stay at Waterfall Hideout.

  • Chillingham – our closest village and home to Chillingham Store and bottle shop, Butchers Shop Pottery and Banana Cabana.
  • Murwillumbah – Sunnyside Mall for all your supermarket shopping, with a range of speciality shops and boutiques in the main area of town.
  • Tyalgum – a quaint village with country pub, shabby chic cafe and gift shop. Tyalgum is home to the Festival of Classical Music and Tyalgum Diggers Rodeo.
  • Stokers Siding Pottery – World renowned potter in residence as well as a range of local arts and crafts.
  • Uki Village (pronounced Yook-eye) – great cafe and selection of galleries.
  • The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre (includes cafe on balcony)