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Tumbulgum has always been a laid back little village on the banks of the Tweed River except on the weekends – it comes alive with boat enthusiasts, water skiing and picnickers.

I remember when the old car ferry was the only way to cross from Terranora to Tumbulgum before the bridge was built in the 90’s, and when the ferry broke down it was a long drive to get to the other side! The public boat ramp is where the car ferry crossed over to North Tumbulgum.

Here’s a photo gallery of some images of Tumbulgum.
Click on the images to enlarge.

I have often taken a detour through the village as it’s so beautiful to see the river and the view of the surrounding countryside with Mt Warning as a backdrop.

Mt Warning in Background

Mt Warning in Background

You often see houseboats taking a slow cruise down the river and can be hired at Tweed River Houseboat Hire at Tumbulgum. A great way to cruise the river for a day and learn about the history, is with Tweed Endeavour Cruises that stop at  Tumbulgum.

Tumbulgum Village

Tumbulgum Village General Store

It’s a lovely stroll along the riverside and interesting to peruse the quaint village shops and the famous historic Tumbulgum Tavern. There is also picnic facilities, boat hire, a public wharf and boat ramp.

The Poinsiana Trees on the riverside are in full bloom at the moment and look magnificent.

Tumbulgum was one of the first settlements in the Tweed Valley. To learn more of Tumbulgum’s history, click here

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My children have always enjoyed the annual Tweed River Festival where the river comes alive with activity. The festival started last weekend with the Tweed River Classic Boat Regatta, where a flotilla of restored or re-created classic boats converge on the Tweed River and cruise it’s tranquil waters.

Tranquil waters of the Tweed River at Byangum

Tranquil waters of the Tweed River at Byangum

The Tweed River Festival highlights the importance of the river and our need to care for it and the environment. The festival is co-ordinated by the Tweed Shire Council. To visit their website click here

Overlooking Duranbah Beach to Tweed River Entrance

Overlooking Duranbah Beach to Tweed River Entrance

Many educational and fun activities are on offer in the week leading up to the main festival day at the Tweed Heads Jack Evans Boat Harbour on the 24th October. The morning starts with the Tweed River Festival Paddle Challenge and as the sun goes down the lantern parade will light up the harbour, followed by the fireworks spectacular.

For the full program click here

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In the early hours while most people are still sleeping, members of the Murwillumbah Rowing Club are getting out their flotilla of rowing boats and hitting the calm waters of the Tweed River. As the mist rises, they never know what may appear as this photo shows, what looks like a hot air balloon floating around Mt Warning.

Early morning start

Early morning start

Surrounded by sugar cane and fairly protected from wind, with fantastic views of the scenic rim and Mt Warning, it’s one of the best venues for rowing.

Teamwork

Teamwork

It’s not every day that people get to experience the exhilaration of rowing down a magnificent river unencumbered by other watercraft. There are many that regularly take advantage of the facilities that are offered by the Rowing Club which is perfectly situated on the banks of the olympian quality course, with almost 2 kms of straight river.

Community

Community

For more information about the Murwillumbah Rowing Club Click here

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Sunrises at this time of the year can be spectacular in this area. These photos were taken by me in the last week in the Tweed Valley.

Mist collects and is illuminated by the low set sun, and the landscape looks totally different.

Misty Morning

Misty Morning

Even overcast dawns have their own beauty.

Stormy Sunrise

Stormy Sunrise

This photo shows the moon setting at sunrise towards the right of the photo

Moonsetting at Dawn

Moonset at Dawn

Now here’s the sunrise taken from the Tweed River minutes later.

Sunrise over the Tweed River

Sunrise over the Tweed River

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