Chillingham ~ A Natural Village
Located just 15 minutes scenic drive from Murwillumbah on the far North coast of NSW, Chillingham village is the gateway to Springbrook National Park and the rock archway known as Natural Bridge. Behind the Bridge the mountain-fed waters of Cave Creek form a waterfall which plunges through the roof of a cave into a sparkling pool below, which then flows into the Nerang River and down the Numinbah Valley. At night the forest and caves are alight with the largest glow-worm colony in Australia ~ a must-see for visitors and locals alike.
The Store is centrally located to horse riding, bushwalking, crystal fossicking, 4WD trails, plant nurseries, rainforest tours, fishing, boating, golf, creeks, swimming holes and accommodation ~ just ask the locals for directions and they'll be only to happy to guide you to the best places to visit.
Next door to Chillingham Store you'll find the
best place in the Tweed to shop for exotic tropical fruits and
bush tucker specialities at
Take a guided tour around the bush tucker orchard, or just relax with a coffee, ice-cream or the speciality of the house ~ chocolate-coated bananas!
Tucked away behind Chillingham Village Hall is a delight for the senses at Crystal Waters Hand-Made Soaps & Gift Shop. Each unique hand-made soap is lovingly crafted from natural organic products with no animal testing or food colouring involved in the process.
Chillingham Crystal Waters Soap Shop is usually open from 11 to 2:30 weekdays and 9 to 5 on weekends, at 1 Satinwood Place. Trading hours can vary so please Phone: (02) 6679 1308 for more information.
Just around the corner from the Store and Banana Cabana is the delightful Old Butchery Pottery Shop.
John, the owner and resident artist, welcomes browsers to peruse his very reasonably priced wares.
All pieces are made by John so stock changes almost daily. To see more of the old Butcher Shop Pottery please click HERE.
Also in Chillingham, but with viewing by appointment only, you'll be amazed at the workmanship in the one off pieces of jewellery made by Ian Buchanan ~ Gold and Silversmith
Phone Ian: 02 6679 1116
Ian doesn't have a store front at the moment so you will need to phone him if you wish to see his range of hand crafted rings, brooches, pendants and ornaments. Commissions by arrangement. Viewing by Appointment Only.
Want to stay in the area a little longer, high on a hill with spectacular views from Springbrook and the Cougal Mountains in one direction with similar stunning views to Mount Warning in the other direction?
Multi Tourism Award winning Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat offers a choice of two bed and breakfast suites in a private guest wing of the main house, or one separate Self Contained Cottage in its own fenced rainforest garden. Pictured above is the view from the gazebo by the solar heated pool at Hillcrest ~ which is only 5 minutes drive from Chillingham Store. A peaceful and romantic spot, it's the perfect place to extend your stay and take time to really explore the area. For more information please visit the Hillcrest website at www.hillcrestbb.com or phone on (02) 6679 1023 from within Australia or +61 066 791 023 from overseas.
Just 15 minutes from Chillingham Village you'll find Tyalgum. Famous for it's annual Classical Music Festival held in the Tyalgum Hall every September. For more information on Tyalgum Please Click HERE
Twenty minutes drive from Chillingham across the border into South East Queensland, and after stopping at the border gate to admire the fantastic view down across the valley, you'll come to Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park.
The rock archway of Natural Bridge spans the mountain-fed waters of Cave Creek. Behind the bridge, the creek forms a waterfall which plunges into a gaping hole, disappearing into the depths of a cavern. From the pool below the bridge emerges a sparkling stream, which flows into the Nerang River and down the Numinbah valley.
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