6 Ways To Find Your Moment In The Tweed Valley
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There are endless moments awaiting in the Tweed with gorgeous places to stay, dine, sip, shop and play. From artistic inspiration and delicious local flavours to surprising stores, on-farm tours and unique places to rest up overnight.
SAVOUR CHEF HATTED MENUS WITH A SIDE OF RIVER VIEW
Located right on the banks of the Tweed River with uninterrupted views out to Wollumbin Mt Warning, resides the Chef Hatted Tweed River House. From cocktails at the Lawn Bar to leisurely dining on the River Verandah or in the exquisite Dining Room, any seat will see you savouring fresh local produce on a seasonal journey of nouvelle cuisine classics from the provinces of France. A magnificently restored, century-old river house, you’ll find a gentler pace of fine dining here at Tweed River House, surrounded by elegant design and refined tastes.
TASTE A LOCAVORE MENU THAT’S TRULY PATCH TO PLATE
Great flavours are guaranteed at Potager, A Kitchen Garden, the most awarded dining destination in the Northern Rivers and a mecca for food-lovers from all over. Set high in the Carool hills with breathtaking views of the surrounding scenic rim and ancient Gondwana rainforest, Potager is a literal taste of the Tweed. Enjoy chef-prepared dishes that feature seasonal produce grown on site or sourced from across the local region. Get inspiration for your own veggie patch at home on a peaceful stroll of Potager’s vast and fertile kitchen garden that flavours the menu all year around.
MEN’S SHOPPING DONE RIGHT
It’s rare to find a beautiful store with shelves upon shelves of alluring things just for the gents – and even more unique to discover such a store in an Art Deco town! Discover exactly this rare combination at Bolt and Buckle in Murwillumbah, a rustic retail store just perfect for the vintage man, down-to-earth bloke or uncomplicated gentleman. All manner of man will find treasure here with cool hats, stylish boots, swinging satchels, leather crafted journals, snappy shirts and all kinds of accessories from wallets and belts to socks, hats and plenty more.
WAKE UP AND SMELL (AND SEE AND SIP) THE COFFEE
Coffee-lovers delight! There is now a place where you can literally wake to the essence of the beloved bean. Origin House Carool, so named for the single origin estate that spreads out before your soothing holiday abode, is set high in the Carool hilltop with stunning views of ancient volcanic rims and out to the Gold Coast. This boutique lodging is ideal for a small family retreat, quiet couples escape or relaxed pals getaway and is the ultimate paddock to cup experience, with ground coffee from the estate’s expansive crop at your service, ready to sip each morning.
VISIT AN ARTISTIC HUB IN AN ART DECO WAREHOUSE
Connect with your creative spirit and meet amazing artists at M|Arts Precinct, a remarkable arts hub in Murwillumbah set entirely within a spacious Art Deco building, once a 1960s mechanic workshop. Filled now with workshops of a different kind, M|Arts combines art, retail and refined eateries along with a vibrant community of artists, working from individual studios that are housed in nifty shipping containers. Buy art, join an art class, taste and take-home artisan cheeses, browse a book store or florist, book a table for dinner and catch a movie or music at a restored heritage cinema.
TAKE A TOUR AT A FARM-TO-BOTTLE GIN (AND RUM) MECCA
Get a true taste of the Tweed’s terroir at Husk Farm Distillery, the home of Ink Gin and Husk Rum and a mecca for all who seek a bucolic getaway from the everyday. Set on 150 acres of beautiful farmland alongside the Tweed River and gazing up to the majestic Wollumbin Mt Warning, Husk is a true farm-to-bottle story. Unwind with a family picnic on the lawn, book a long lunch table, take a distillery tour or plan ahead for a special event with up to 200 of your nearest and dearest. Husk is delightfully open 7 days a week!