Heading out through the western part of the Tweed Valley enroute to Nimbin or the Border Ranges National Park, the remote communities of Mt Burrell and Wadeville are both worth a visit.

At Mt Burrell, the Sphinx Rock Café is a real hidden treasure, set in an oasis of parkland beside a creek with great views of the ranges. A real favourite with the locals, the food here is great any day of the week but on Sundays, the crowds flock to hear local and nationally-acclaimed musicians playing everything from blues and dance beats through to rollicking Tibetan folk and afro-Reggae. In fact the jam sessions are so popular, they’ve put out their own CD titled Live @ Sphinx Rock Café.

A further 16kms out, Wadeville General Store has a picnic area, overnight cabins, camping sites and the Border Ranges Centre where you can learn more about the World Heritage rainforests from local environmentalist, Lee Scarlett.

And if you need to cool off, Hanging Rock Falls down the road is an idyllic spot to swim and feed the turtles.

For more information about Mt Burrell and Wadeville please contact the team at Destination Tweed.