Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

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What's New in Wollumbin?

2020

April 8, 2020 Updated Advisories for National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and  Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Parks and reserves, Farmers and Weekend Markets, and Activites and Attractions closures due to COVID-19 measures.

April 2, 2020Updated  Accommodation directories including > Boutique & Heritage, > Cottages, Chalets, Villas and Lodges, > Couples only, > Pet Friendly, > Studio Apartments, and more.

April 2, 2020 NEW Fig Tree Retro Studio.  Surrounded by nature on 6 private acres of lush greenery, Fig Tree Studio is ideal for a couple or solo adventurer, looking for a secluded location, but still just 5 minutes drive to Pottsville Beach.  Featuring recycled timbers and comfy retro style furnishings, it's fully self-contained with a kitchenette and queen bed, with ceiling fans, electric heater, an outdoor deck, and a garden area. Bed and bath linen is provided, along with a complimentary "Welcome Hamper" filled with breakfast goodies. From $95 pn.

March 27, 2020 Updated National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and  Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Park closures and weather advisories updated.

NSW NPWS campgrounds: Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and staff is the highest priority for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). We are following the directives and advice of the Australian and NSW Government health officials.

We have decided to close the following from 26 March 2020 until further notice in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

All campgrounds, in line with the Government Public Health Order. Most visitor centres, cafes, and high-visitation areas.

Visitors are advised to check current status before arrival.  Please check alerts for NSW national parks closures before planning your visit.

March 25, 2020 Updated National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and  Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Park closures and weather advisories updated.

QLD Parks Service (QPWS) Camping and visitor centres closures. Applies until 30 June 2020.  ALL camping areas within QLD National parks CLOSED from 26/3/2020.  As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to help keep Queenslanders safe, a decision has been made to close ALL camping areas within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas as of 26 March 2020 until further notice.

Most four-wheel drive trails, mountain bike trails, walking tracks and trails, bushwalks and national park coastal walks, remain open. People who are visiting these areas and taking part in recreation activities in national parks and other areas, should continue to follow the Queensland Health advice about not travelling outside of their local area and for public gatherings and social distancing.

See QLD Park alerts or follow Qld park alerts on Twitter for latest details.

March 18, 2020 Updated   Camping Grounds, Caravan Parks and Holiday Parks, Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest accommodation, Family and Small Group Accommodation, Farmstays, Host Farms and Ranches, Farm Holidays, Pets Welcome - Pet Friendly Accommodation, School Camps and Outdoor Education Centres, and Tourist Attractions, listings.

Hosanna Farm Stay Updated Hosanna is a 100-acre family and dog friendly farmstay offering a range of affordable accommodation options, including rustic timber cabins, A frame glamping tents, and a campground.  Facilities include communal amenities, a wood fired sauna next to our swimming and kayaking dam, playing spaces and equipment, BBQ and picnic area, Hosanna Cafe & Store, optional paid farm adventures, and more. From AUD $12 pp pn camping to $118 pn for cabins  Day visitors welcome - $.

Greenhills Caravan Park, Updated  Family owned caravan park with spacious sites suitable for tents, caravans, campers, small RVs and 5th wheelers only. Large rigs by arrangement. Choose from powered and unpowered sites, grass or double concrete slab.  Some also drive through.  Amenities block with plenty of hot water available, and coin operated launday.  $25 pn unpowered, $30 pn powered sites for 2 people.

Midginbil Eco Resort Updated   Midginbil Eco Resort is the Tweed Hinterland group specialist, suitable for group gatherings of 40 to 122 people.  Facilities include a guest lodge, bunkhouse, barn - with full commercial kitchen, a rainforest camp ground, swimming pool and tennis court.  Ideal for 3 day weekend weddings, weekday school camps, and group retreats.    From AUD $90 pp (min numbers) + Personalised Quotes.

February 24, 2020NEW  Greenhills Caravan Park  for sale. Located in the growth corridor between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, this business is offered as a FHGC, with 100 surveyed caravan and tent sites in park-like surrounds.

Currently a family owned caravan park with spacious sites suitable for tents, caravans, campers, small RVs and 5th wheelers only, Greenhills offers growth potential for an energetic couple or family looking for an established business in a thriving holiday region.

February 18, 2020 Updated National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and  Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Park closures and bush fire advisories updated.

February 15, 2020 Updated Checked external links, dates and phone numbers, in various categories in the Activities & Attractions Directory, including Adventure, Outdoors and Thrillseekers, Golf Clubs and Courses, Play & Stay Golf Packages, Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows, Day Tours and Cruises, Museums, Historic Places and Heritage Buildings, and more.

February 15, 2020 Updated Farmers Markets and Weekend Markets; Update Byron Summer Artisan Market now called Byron Twilight Market, held every Saturday 5pm - 9pm, (October - April/Easter).

February 14, 2020 Updated Checked links and listings for Community Groups & Associations and Government Services: Updated NSW and QLD state government electorate listings and links, and checked Federal Government electorate listings and links.

February 12, 2020 Updated Couples Only accommodation, B&B Bed and Breakfasts, Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest Accommodation, Cabins, Chalets and Lodges, Deluxe Accommodation, and Honeymoons, Anniversaries & Romantic Holidays updated with a new listing for La Rochér Eco Retreat at Smiths Creek via Uki.

January 24, 2020Updated Ecotourism Resource Centre - Activism, Australian political parties web sites checked and info updated if needed.

January 24, 2020Updated Ecotourism Resource Centre - Activism, Local and international environmental campaigns and issues, updated.

January 22, 2020NEW Ecotourism Resource Centre - Activism, with Journalism links. “I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”  Richard Nixon, 37th POTUS.

January 18, 2020Updated Mid Range Accom: $150 - $250 per night, Camping grounds,  Cabins, Chalets and Lodges   Pet Motels and Pet Resorts, Cottages, Holiday Houses and Bungalows, and Health Resorts, Relaxation & Pampering Retreats accommodaiton directories, Pottsville Beach, Kingscliff - Fingal, and Brunswick Heads localities guides.

January 8, 2020 Updated  Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows: Agricultural Shows and Field Days 2020 event dates.  "Regional town shows usually occur on Friday and Saturday with two show days for livestock judging and breeding animals displays, agricultural and produce displays, showjumping, and other competitive events.  Smaller villages will hold shows for a full day on a Saturday or Sunday only."  Other events and festivals also checked and updated where needed.

January 7, 2020 Updated  About this Region - Getting Here to include information about items you can bring into Australia, and what you do or don't need to declare. A guide to what you can and can't bring in to the country​​​​​​  Also added External links to categories: Australian Border Declarations, and Incoming Passenger Card (IPC) with samples available in different languages.

January 5, 2020  Updated National Parks Campgrounds, National Parks of the Tweed Volcano Region, and  Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas, Park closures and bush fire advisories updated.

January 5, 2020  Updated  Cabarita Beach has just been voted the top beach in Australia. Check out our locality guide to this, and other family friendly seaside villages on the Tweed Coast.

January 5, 2020  Updated Privacy Policy, updated for California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Google AdSense, Google Analytics (CCPA) provisions.

For prior updates, see What's Old in Wollumbin? - 2019


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