WHERE COUNTRY CHARM MEETS CLASSICAL MUSIC

Set against a dramatic backdrop formed by the towering western wall of the Wollumbin Mt Warning Caldera, the historic village of Tyalgum oozes country charm.

What was once a remote timber town is now one of the Valley’s most popular day-trip destinations, thanks to the quaint old buildings that have been lovingly restored and transformed into cottage cafes, art galleries and gift stores.

The main street stroll starts at Tyalgum Hotel – one of our notable historic pubs – where locals gather for top quality fare and overnight visitors can stay in the recently refurbished rooms.

Across the road, the old Norco Butter Factory built in 1913 is now Bartrim’s Garage. Diagonally opposite, the House of Canelli boutique was originally a billiard room. The Tyalgum General Store and village post office celebrated 100 years of trading in 2008. Flutterbies Cottage Café was the town bakery back in 1926 and is now a flourishing hot-spot to enjoy a country meal and awards wining cupcakes. The Little Shop Next Door opened as a butcher shop in 1931. But the town’s most famous historic building is undoubtedly the Tyalgum Hall, built in 1908 as the grandly-named Tyalgum Literary and Mechanics Institute. In the early 1990s, two classical violinists noted the hall’s incredible acoustics and invited some of their colleagues here to perform. That initial gather of musicians turned into the annual Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music which celebrated its 22th anniversary in 2013.

Over the years, this three-day series of concerts held over the first weekend in September has attracted some of Australia’s – and indeed the world’s – finest musicians and is now rated as one of the premier classical music events in the country.

Throughout the year, the Tylalgum Hall also hosts a selection of concerts, plays, dance spectaculars and more, attracting Tweed Valley locals and visitors from far and wide.

On any day of any week, however, Tyalgum is a top spot to end a scenic country drive with a browse through the shops and lunch at Flutterbies Cottage Café.

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