On a recent day trip from the Gold Coast we headed south-west past Murwillumbah to an area very close to the edge of Lamington National Park. Tyalgum is nestled between Mount Warning National Park and the Border ranges. Its population is approximately 500 people.
I think originally it was settled for the purpose of tree felling the red cedars at the time and the two creeks surrounding Tyalgum were used to transport the giant cedars downstream. There is little evidence of this today.
The Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music was instigated in 1991 and there is an annual classical festival held every September. Its a trendy little town with old world character.
There is a lovely little eatery here called Flutterbies Cottage café which I highly recommend for a stop off for lunch, Devonshire teas, High tea or afternoon tea. They have a nice range of meals plus some tempting desserts as well. They also have a few wines to choose from as well as some delectable French champagne!
During the spring months Flutterbies and Garden of Light Tours have collaborated to provide a lovely day out visiting a nearby garden as well as having lunch at Flutterbies.
It is such a picturesque drive on a Sunday afternoon.