Murwillumbah, NSW 2484

3.8(13 reviews)

Ranked 16th best suburb by locals in Richmond-Tweed Region, NSW

Great for

  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Safe and sound
  • Schools
  • Parks and recreation
  • Eating out

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Parking

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews of Murwillumbah, NSW

jodieminett
jodieminett
26th September 2021

"Home"

All of my children have been born and raised in this wonderful town. Like many other places it has had it share of negatives, but I have never felt safer in any place than I do here. 19 years of living in this part of the world and I everyday feel blessed.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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petere21
petere21
18th July 2021

"Top 10 places to live in Australia"

When l moved here 4 years ago for work l was skeptical as l was coming from a much larger city. The people here are very welcoming, the area breathtaking in scenery, only 35mins to the international airport with beaches, mountains & rivers galore l quickly began to see what others were saying about this quaint little town. Since 2017 there has been quite an influx of people moving here from the city’s and busier areas. 2 families in our street are from Sydney this past year, with our friends st on the west side having 6 new interstate families move in within the last 12 months. This increase in diversity & population in the community has kicked off some new bars, eateries and now fine dining, with some great coffee venues now also present. As the population here has now surpassed Byron Bay, the low cost of living, affordable housing and excellent facilities and the natural beauty of Murwillumbah is creating a very unique and interesting vibe within the town and its surrounds. My family and l leave to Brisbane for work in 6 months time and will leave behind a wonderful experience that we won’t soon forget. Thank you Murwillumbah, we will be back.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
jodieminett
jodieminett

Yes and do also Mae sure a lot of locals an no longer afford to live here. So, yeah, thanks.

jodieminett
jodieminett

And, I didnt mean you. I meant as all the people moving up in general have made it impossible, for people who have lived here most of their lives or all of their lives , to afford it. The rental (4x1) next to where I used to live has just rented out for $840 a week! I loved that 5 years ago murbs was an undiscovered paradise. My children whom are all born and raised in murwillumbah will most likely never be able to afford to buy their own homes here, that iiheartbreaking

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"Moved here 10 years ago, never want to leave!"

Nestled within the caldera of Mt Warning is the picturesque little town of Murwillumbah. Take a walk around this hilly little neighbourhood and you will find breath taking vistas of Mt Warning, Springbrook, the Cougals and the Tweed River. The centre of town is blossoming into a hub of art galleries, cafes and boutique gift stores with a nightlife starting to develop at some recently opened cocktail and wine bars.
There is a wonderful choice of top quality schools to choose from. I cannot say enough good things about Sathya Sai College, if you get the opportunity, check it out. And Murwillumbah High School is constantly turning out wonderfully creative, talented, amazing young adults thanks to the strong music and performing arts focus of the school, definitely a stand out of the region.
The Murwillumbah community has proven itself to be one which 'looks out for its own', constantly rallying to lend a hand during difficult times. We moved to this town 10 years ago, not knowing a soul, and have chosen to raise our 3 children here with no plans of leaving.
The climate is beautiful, there is no shortage of surrounding villages to be explored on bike or by car, national parks and waterholes to exllore on foot. Every day I wake up and and feel blessed to live in this town.

Positives:
Schools
Hospital/ED is second to none
Proximity to Gold Coast Airport
Council swimming pool
RedBox gym
Location/natural environment
Safety, peaceful neighbourhoods
Plenty of doctors surgeries

Negatives:
Parking
House prices
Flooding
Homelessness
Smokers
Knox park attracts the wrong types

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Relaxed town but frustrating (and bone jarring) on the road"

I'm not going to repeat what others have already said. I've lived in the town for two and a half years and whilst I'm happy enough living in this country town, driving can be painful. I'm always keen to do at least the speed limit but there are many in the area who can't help but dawdle at 20-30km/h under the limit, especially where overtaking is difficult or impossible. So if you're a bit of a lead foot, take my advice. Don't live in or around Murwillumbah. It will only cause aggravation. And don't get me started on the atrocious quality of the roads.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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"A Great Community to raise a family and enjoy life"

Get the best of both worlds with beautiful Murwillumbah, small country town (or as some same a City!!) with one traffic light and 6 Pubs!

Not too far from the beach with great swimming spots and just a car trip away from the famous Gold Coast.

Experience the coastal life and the Rural life with diverse entertainment and lifestyle

Being a Murwillumbah Home town girl I definitely understand the love and pull that this strong town has on the people in it, having recently moved away due to family circumstances I definitely miss the people and amazing views of mt warning as you come over the bridge into the heart of Murwillumbah

Great for

  • Heart of Mt Warning with amazing panoramic views of the caldera
  • Delicious restaruants and cafes
  • Beautiful springs and creeks Amazing wildlife

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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"Love it !!!"

A beauitful town with lots of friendly locals. Plenty of good schools, community evens, sporting fields etc. Close to beaches, major shopping centres. A great place to live :-)

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"Visually beautiful, peaceful and handy to the GC"

There are plusses and minuses to every place. We can leave our backdoor open by accident and never have a problem. There are more and more people moving here to get away from choking cities and there’s so many great cafes and restaurants opening all the time. We’ve lived in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, but here we’ve found the serenity. Love it.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Fantastic town!"

Now that most of the red-necks are moving out and the educated artist-types are moving in, M'Bah is fantastic!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"No need to lock your doors at night"

Gangsta violence is located on the coast in Kingcliffe and Tweed Heads this is the latest story - http://www.tweednews.com.au/story/2010/02/15/call-to-curb-violence/

Murwillumbah installed CCTV throughout town and is very safe to get around, day or night.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Cute country town, more sophisticated than most - but would choose to live in surrounding villages"

Murwillumbah itself is a delightful art deco country town - far more attractive and sophisticated (in recent years) than most Australian country towns. As the population of M'bah and surrounding villages has become "gentrified" with an influx of Brisbane, Goldcoast and Sydney "tree changers" in recent years, the town has kept pace with pavement cafes, speciality shops and delis to match any larger town - although on a smaller scale obviously.

Plenty of Doctors surgeries, dentists and Murwillumbah hospital take care of medical needs and there are all kinds of schools from RC to alternative. Nightlife is pretty much in one of the 5 or so pubs and many restaurants - although special dinner dances are a monthly feature of one such eatery and there's an active local drama group who stage regular events.

There's everything you really need for day to day living in M'bah itself, but for a "big shop", South Tweed Heads has a huge shopping centre (20 mins drive), Goldcoast is only 35 mins or so and Brissie less than an hour and a half - so within a day trip for something different.

I wouldn't choose to live in M'bah itself - why move to the country and live in town after all? Visit the surrounding villages and take a look at them - Crystal Creek (and Upper Crystal Creek in particular as it's stunningly beautiful) is only 10mins (12mins for Upper CC) from the town centre and has room to breathe, move and get a family pony. Uki is closer to Mt Warning so has more of a rainforest feel, Stokers is south and flatter but still very pretty. If you want to go further out then Tyalgum is charming, but it's a 25-30 minute drive to M'bah, so be aware you could get fed up with that after a while.

All in all a fantastic place to live - but don't only look at Murwillumbah central if you're thinking of moving here.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Honest country folk"

Such a pretty little town full of good honest working class people. Only 25 mins to the big smoke and 15 mins to the gorgeous beaches of the Tweed Coast. Big thumbs up!!!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"lock your doors at night!"

Honestly, Murwillumbah is a gang filled soon to be ghetto slum town !
- pub brawls almost every night
- want to be gangsta's bashing people in the streets
and i can keep going on but it would fill this page!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
DougN
DougN

Is it still like this in 2014?

MamaM
MamaM

Yes, I would like to hear more. We are considering a move there soon, though are more drawn to surrounding villages at this stage. Have the cameras installed around town made a difference?

pablohorteg
pablohorteg

This is nonsense. It is a very safe place to live. Our family has lived in the area for 50 years and the only thing that has been stolen was a doona cover off the clothes line in 2004, which we left out overnight. Probably some homeless guy who was cold. There are not "pub brawls each night", You clearly don't go to the pubs. You are probably hiding in your home watching A Current Affair and busy being afraid of everything.

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"Murwillimbah - Ideal base for exploring the small quaint towns nearby."

Murwillumbah is on the far north coast of NSW as is only a short 30 min drive to the Gold Coast and is a major centre for many small towns around the area. There are Heritage buildings in the town that have been restored and there are galleries and museums to visit. There are plenty of places to eat and accommodation is plentiful but to be warned that in summer and school holidays it is best to book. Murwillumbah is on the Tweed River so boating and fishing is popular with good catches in some of the estuaries. The hinterland provides some ideal bushwalking and bird watching and visiting some of the small towns in the area which offer arts and crafts as well as fresh local produce is a great day out.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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