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The skies are clear, and the weather is a top of 20°. The water is just that little bit too cold for a swim and you’ve seen your fair share of the gold sandy beaches. Why not change things up and go for a scenic drive? Winter is perfect weather for a drive through the hinterland.

Make your way down to Currumbin and head out west to take Tomewin Road to Murwillumbah.  This route will take about 40 minutes and will wind you through the beautiful hinterland in Queensland and New South Wales. Take your time and pull over at the look out points along the road to see the mountains. You should be able to see the famous Mount Warning (recommend hiking if you’re in town, will post a blog separately!) along your travels to Murwillumbah. As you get closer to town, you’ll go pass the local produce sugar cane farms and the Condong sugar mill.

 

Finally, you hit town and might be feeling a bit peckish. Drive up a little further to the neighbouring town and go to a local favourite spot, the Tumbulgum Tavern. An old school pub sitting on the Tweed River with indoor and outdoor dining. Grab a table outside and take in the views as you eat a classic pub style meal. The meals are reasonably priced and are big servings.

 

If you’re feeling up to it go for a stroll along the Tweed River or check out the local shops in Murwillumbah. You can head back to the Gold Coast via the Pacific Motorway.

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