Northern Rivers Countryside
Like most rural settlements in the region, Kunghur and Midginbil were established when timber getters harvesting the sub tropical rainforests, cleared the way for dairy and cattle farmers.
Photo © courtesy of Midginbil Hill
Dairy and cattle farming remain the primary industries, with outdoor activities like bushwalking and birdwatching available at budget camping grounds, and affordable retreats dotted around the district.
Attractions include Crams Farm Recreation Area via Midginbil.
The catchment for Clarrie Hall Dam, the primary water supply for the Tweed Valley, Crams Farm is a “local secret”.
The entry gate is open from 7.30am – 5.30pm, and extensive facilities include under-cover free electric B.B.Q.s, picnic tables, amenities block and shelter shed.
An all weather cricket pitch and kiddies playground near the main BBQs, provides family fun in stunning scenery. Or you can enjoy an open air fireplace, dotted around the wide open spaces, under the trees. Even with a large number of people using the facilities, it will seem deserted.
Crams Farm is also becoming popular as a wedding location, with Wollumbin/Mount Warning providing a stunning backdrop across the dam waters.
Nearby Midginbil Hill EcoResort which specializes in 3 day weekend weddings, also offers its own spectacular location for wedding ceremonies, with on-site accommodation and the reception venue included.
The Mt Burrell General Store, with a petrol bowser out front for those low on gas, serves the Mount Burrell and Kunghur communities, and is well stocked with groceries and food basics.
Next door, the Sphinx Rock Cafe offers alfresco dining while you admire the magnificent rural views, or groove out at their very popular Sunday arvo gigs, showcasing local talent.
Three World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest listed properties are within easy drive.
Wollumbin (Mt Warning) National Park is less than 30 minutes drive north, with the road following the meandering path of the Tweed River, while Nightcap and Border Ranges National Parks make for a pleasant full day driving tour to the south and west.
For more information see Big Volcano Visitor Guide – Kunghur and Midginbil.
Disclosure: Midginbil Hill EcoResort is a Big Volcano Tourism customer.