BURRINGBAR – MOOBALL – CRABBES CREEK
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In the southern section of the Valley, Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek form a trio of picturesque communities on the scenic Tweed Valley Way.
Burringbar is a quiet stop-off point with a general store and roadside fruit stalls. From here you can visit the glow worms and microbat colony in the disused railway tunnel approximately 1.5kms walk along the old train tracks. This area is also home to the award-winning Tweed Valley Whey Farmhouse Cheeses, which you can buy in the general store or at farmers’ markets throughout the Tweed and Byron shires.
At Mooball, the locals have taken their town’s name literally by painting black and white cow patches on just about everything that doesn’t move - the telephone poles, the local café and petrol station, the petrol bowsers, the wheelie bins, even a random jeep parked by the side of the road.
Somehow Mooball’s historic Victory Hotel managed to evade the painters to retain its classic 1930s country pub charm.
Tweed Valley Way reconnects with the Pacific Motorway at Crabbes Creek – a picture-postcard corner of the Valley that provides endless inspiration for photographers and nature-lovers.
From here, it’s only a 10-minute drive to the Tweed Coast beaches, making it a perfect spot to stay if you want to combine rural tranquility with a beach holiday.