The quaint riverside town with that unforgettable name, Tumbulgum is as tranquil as it is charming and with dreamy views across the Tweed River to the mountains its the perfect vacay.

A meeting place of the waters, Tumby (as the locals call it) is the ideal place for the wandering day tripper or mid week escapee. The entrance to the Tweed Valley, Tumbulgum is 15 minutes from the Gold Coast and 30 minutes from Byron Bay.

Here’s our top tips to eat, play and vacay in Tumbulgum, Northern NSW



The stately old white house that takes pride of place in the centre of town is the spot to taste Tweed fresh produce and take in picturesque river views

Open for breakfast through to afternoon tea there’s a delicious selection of house made cakes and really good coffee.

Hot tip they crank up the wood fire pizza oven on Fridays nights- enjoy a river sunset with a local Husk rum or Stone and Wood beer.


The Quintessential village hotel, the Tumby Pub has the best seat in the house with views for miles and a wrap around balcony to suit.

There’s a breezy open air beer garden and counter meals on offer from your classic schnitzel to fish of the day.

It’s where the locals meet and is a friendly old fashioned pub with a strong beating heart.


This hidden gem popped up in the old Condong General Store and Post Office and is a short 5 minute drive from Tumbulgum.

Perched underneath the historic (working) sugar mill there’s charm aplenty at this roadside cafe. Choose from an array of house made treats, organic coffee and local artisan wares.

It’s the community post office with a cafe twist, Stamp & Grind is a must see and taste experience when you visit the Tweed Valley.


Theres a new marketplace in Terranora town a 10 minute drive up the hill from Tumbulgum with an array of eateries, shops and hotel.

We choose to take out from the Inky Squid a mix of fresh seafood and tasty salads. Ink Squid is adjacent to the community square with live music on the weekends.

We couldn’t walk past new Wildfire Trattoria a traditional Italian Eatery with house made pasta and delicious desserts.

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Jump aboard a river cruise with Mount Warning Tours, from seafood discovery to rainforest learning the Tweed River is home to an abundance of flora and fauna.

MT Warning Tours pride themselves on local indigenous knowledge and are happy to share historical tales along the way.

Book their intimate pontoon boat and pop up a decadent Blue Ginger Picnic, self drive your way along the river at your own pace.


The Husk Distillery is renowned for the blue hues of Ink Gin but there is more to this little gem- Husk is Australia’s first agricole rum distillery.

Rum is the beating heart of Husk with a plethora of sugar cane fields dotted across the farm. Home of the Pure Cane white rum and Bam Bam spiced rum.

Theres a Tweed fresh menu and smokehouse for tasty burgers, live music plays on sunset Friday and rum tours are daily.


The iconic fruit world with that big avocado has opened its farm to the community for fruit tastings, foraging and fresh cafe delights.

Try the avocado five ways for breakfast and a jackfruit rump burger for lunch or grab a picnic basket and stay awhile amongst the Avocado Orchard and Cactus Garden.



The stunning white Queenslander is perched high on the Tweed River and is a short walk across the historical bridge to Husk Farm Distillery

Belle is the perfect family weekender or friends getaway, sleeps 16 people and comes with a downstairs games room that oozes celebration.

Expansive gardens with views across the Tweed River, Belle is as classic as it is contemporary . Added bonus theres an open fire pit in the front garden to watch the sun go down over the valley.