Numinbah Valley – Tyalgum

Entrance sign

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.

Leaving Tyalgum we took a different way back to the coast through Chillingham past luscious green paddocks with the ranges looming.  main-street-tyalgum

It is such a picturesque drive on a Sunday afternoon.

Categories: Day Trip, Photo Journal


  1. Reblogged this on Covey View and commented:
    Lovely pictures from daysandmonths.


  2. Beautiful shot of the pink flowers. Beautiful.

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  3. More beautiful photographs Karen, well done.

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  4. I love the photo of the clouds over the land. They look very dramatic, almost sic-fi like.

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  5. I love Sunday afternoon drives like this. We have been saying for a while we need to drive past Mt Lindesay again and down the other side. 🙂


  6. Love your wide angle lens and the eye behind it 🙂 Wonderful photos, especially of the beautiful green valley and the great leading lines you shot. Thanks for the relaxing trip (though my mouth is now watering for champagne and a sweet 😉


    • Thanks Stacy as always. Champagne hmmm yum. It certainly was delicious. I’ve decided I should only drink French champagne (life’s too short), so far that hasn’t worked out for me too well but at least I have a goal 🙂 I have a feeling you might agree lol


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