Adventures in Nature. Adventures in Excellence

Mount Warning Tours offers an amazing assortment of river tours & cruises, outdoor adventures and sightseeing & foodie tours in Australia’s Green Coast. Operating on the Tweed Coast and in the beautiful Tweed Valley  we specialise in providing cruises on the Tweed River, day tours and overnight tours around the iconic Mount Warning, the World Heritage listed Border Ranges and the picturesque Tweed Valley. Our clients can choose from river cruises, guided kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and sightseeing tours. We offer cruises for small groups and larger groups up to 50 people per cruise, sightseeing bus tours for up to 42 people, and we also offer a diverse collection of tailored small group sightseeing experiences from 4 to 10 people per tour. Our fantastic range of outdoor adventures and tours, will take you to extraordinary places to discover fabulous scenery, which many visitors to the region never get to witness. Located in  Kingscliff (Booking Office) and Tumbulgum (Activities Base), only 20 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport, Mount Warning Tours is your local sightseeing and adventure tour specialist in the Tweed Valley and Australia’s Green Coast.  We provide a diverse range of river cruises, half day and full day sightseeing tours, overnight adventures, and week day and weekend packages.

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Mount Warning Tours signature Seafood Rainforest Cruise recently featured on the Sydney Weekender program as part of a campaign sponsored by Destination NSW and Tweed Experiences Network.

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Sydney Weekender Gourmet Resort Package

Two Day/One Night Gourmet Resort Package
To truly experience the Tweed you need more than a day here and our overnight Gourmet Eco-Resort Package is the perfect way to experience everything the Tweed has to offer. Located in the crater of an ancient volcano, the Tweed Valley is full of fertile lands, that product some of the best produce that Australia has to offer. This tour ties the Tastes and Flavors of the Tweed Valley in with the majestic scenery that cannot be seen anywhere else.

Day One

0900     Pick up and transfers.
1030      Rainforest river cruise with local seafood platter
1600      Check-in at ecOasis resort
1800      Gourmet dinner with local produce.

Day Two

0900      Local breakfast hamper.
1100       Check-out
1030       Historical Tweed villages sightseeing tour
1230       Lunch at Courthouse Hotel, Murwillumbah.
1330       Tweed Regional Gallery & sightseeing tour
1630       Return transfers to accommodation in Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Tweed.

This all inclusive Two Day One Night package includes transfers, accommodation, all meals and drinks, driver/guides and equipment.

A minimum of 2 people are needed to operate this tour.

RRP             $550.00 per person – twin share  (mid-week)

                     $650.00 per person – twin share   (weekend)

Small group bookings and enquiries welcome at 0439 554 525

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Explore, Experience, Enjoy.

Explore the Waterways – Tweed Valley Cruises.

Two Hour Rainforest Cruise

Two Hour Rainforest Cruise 
Experience the natural beauty of the Tweed Valley with Mount Warning Tours, on the Spirit of Wollumbin, a traditional Huon Pine River ferry. You will glide slowly upstream on the majestic Tweed River and/or the scenic Rous River whilst taking in the scenic river and mountain views.

Beautiful Wollumbin Mount Warning, the heart of an ancient volcano, is best seen from the vantage point of the Tweed Valley waterways. The Tweed River that runs through the heart of the valley, links Murwillumbah’s Heritage Trail, galleries, museum, studios, cafes and coffee shops with the Tumbulgum Heritage Trail at the historical meeting place of the waters.

Whether you’re local or visiting, there is no better way to experience the Tweed than on a Tweed River cruise with Mount Warning Tours.

Departure times: 10.30 every Wednesday and Saturday, (other days on demand) and as scheduled via website booking engine. Other times for group bookings on request.

$45.00 per person (Includes cruise and drinks on board)

Experience is 2 hours duration. Minimum numbers required for cruise to go ahead.

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Seafood Rainforest Cruise

Two Hour Seafood Rainforest Lunch or Dinner Cruise 
Experience the natural beauty of the Tweed Valley with Mount Warning Tours, on the Spirit of Wollumbin, a traditional Huon Pine River ferry. You will glide slowly upstream on the majestic Tweed River and/or the scenic Rous River whilst taking in the scenic river and mountain views.

Beautiful Wollumbin Mount Warning, the heart of an ancient volcano, is best seen from the vantage point of the Tweed Valley waterways. The Tweed River that runs through the heart of the valley, links Murwillumbah’s Heritage Trail, galleries, museum, studios, cafes and coffee shops with the Tumbulgum Heritage Trail at the historical meeting place of the waters.

Whether you’re local or visiting, there is no better way to experience the Tweed than on a Tweed River cruise with Mount Warning Tours.

PLUS Enjoy a one hour lunch or dinner, with a local seafood platter at a riverside cafe or tavern after the tour.

Departure times: 10.30 every Wednesday and Saturday, (other days on demand) and as scheduled via website booking engine. Other times for group bookings on request.

$89.00 per person (Includes seafood platter and drinks on board)

Experience including lunch is 3 hours duration. Minimum numbers required for cruise to go ahead.

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Mount Warning Tours is a founding member of Tweed Experiences Network. Tweed Experiences Network is an independent collective of Tweed Visitor Experience  &  Tourism Operators, facilitating collaborative connections, marketing, product development & networking

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Pontoon Boat Sightseeing and Eco Cruise

Birdwatching Eco-Rainforest Cruise
Experience a relaxing two hour river and rainforest cruise including bird watching and feeding, on the scenic Tweed and Rous River’s. The tour departs opposite the Historic House of Gabriel at the meeting place of the waters.

Enjoy drinks and local snacks on board during the cruise.

A minimum 6 people are required on any tour. Maximum numbers are 10.

Departure times:       As scheduled via website booking engine.

RRP          $65.00 per person    (Includes onboard snacks and drinks)

Experience is 3 hours duration.

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BYO Boat Hire and Charters
Weddings, Corporate Events, Functions, Parties and More!!!

BYO Party Cruise 3 hours
There’s no better way to celebrate any event than a unique sunset or evening cruise on the Tweed River! Parties are our specialty, and we have a variety of corporate and private packages available for groups up to 50 persons. Experience the natural beauty of the Tweed Valley with Mount Warning Tours, on the Spirit of Wollumbin, a traditional Huon Pine River ferry. Enjoy the fantastic scenery and the party atmosphere on the majestic Tweed River whilst taking in the mountain views and enjoying a glass of bubbles or a local craft beer.

BYO Three Hour Party Cruise. (From $1000 for 50 people)
We provide the venue and you do the rest. BYO Catering, Drinks and Entertainment. This is a fantastic way to have a special personalized cruise for your group at a budget cost.

Private Charter Cruises ($350 per hour – minimum three hours)
You and your guests can have exclusive use of the Spirit of Wollumbin for your own private charter. Let’s create a tailored or themed event for your Private Party with amazing food options, your BYO beverage choices, personalized service and entertainment options.

Shared Cruises (Catered packages from $69 per person)
If you have a smaller team, or on a budget, our group cruise packages are a perfect choice! You can have as little as 10 guests or as many as 20 guests. Get in the Party Spirit on the Tweed River with our all-inclusive cruise package to include catering, plus your BYO beverages and entertainment options as well. (DJ’s or Live Music)

Standard Party Cruise Departure times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 5.00 pm. Other times on request

Inclusions: River Cruise,  Basic Snacks, Unlimited Local Bottled Water & Soft Drinks, Sound System

RRP             $350 per hour      (All alcoholic drinks on board are BYO)

Call 0422 405 011 for more details.

Catering Options

Mount Warning Tours offers both Lunch & Dinner Catering for groups of 20 or more.

Catering options can include sit down meals (off the boat), Texas BBQ, Seafood & Finger Food Options (on board),  or individual tailored menus to suit your requests. All menus can be altered and special dietary needs/vegetarian can be catered for.

Sit down meal options can be chosen at the House of Gabriel, Tumbulgum Tavern, Chinderah Tavern or the Riverview Hotel Murwillumbah, before or after the cruise.

Mount Warning Tours also provide the option to add fresh prawns & oysters, fruit and cheese platters, and other finger food choices on board.

Image courtesy Good Food Gold Coast

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Self-Guided Pontoon Boat Adventures

Enjoy a Mount Warning Tours self-guided hire and drive pontoon boat adventure.

Hire a MWT pontoon boat from:

$200 for three hours (Three hours – Half Day Rate)

$300 for five hours (Five Hours – Day Rate)

$400 (Seven Hours – All Day Rate).

Whether you are a Tweed Valley or  Tweed Coast local, or a visitor, a day on the Tweed and Rous Rivers on our self drive pontoon boat is a day that you will never forget.

Self-Guided Pontoon Boat Hire Features:

Self Drive – no license required
Stable 4 meter by 6 metre pontoon boat offering incredible stability
Licensed to carry up to 12 people
The ultimate Tweed River fishing platform.

Call now on 0422 405 011 to book your next adventure.

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NEW!!! BYO Friday Night Happy Hour Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing BYO Sunset Cruise on the Tweed River on Friday afternoons from 4.00 pm with Mount Warning Tours new Pizza +  BYO Beer + Wine,

Our Friday Night Happy Hour Cruise includes delicious wood fired pizza from the House of Gabriel Cafe and amazing pastries from the Bearded Baker.

BYO drinks only $49 per person.

Free transfers from Murwillumbah Showground and Murwillumbah Hotel’s and return available.

Call 0422 405 011 to book.

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Kayaking or SUP half day tour

Morning or Afternoon Tour  3 hours
Enjoy a local food tasting plate with seafood at the House of Gabriel, after a Kayak/Stand Up Paddle Board experience (lesson included) on the Rous and Tweed Rivers. Explore the local waterways and enjoy nature photography and bird watching. Tours depart from the historic Tumbulgum Hotel. A minimum 4 people are required on any tour.

Departure times:  9.00 am Thursday and Saturday with other times on request.

Inclusions:  Local tasting plate with seafood, Kayak/Stand Up Paddle Board Experience, Local Bottled Water

RRP             $49.00 per person

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Love, love, loved this tour so much!!! Definitely the highlight of our holiday ☺ Michael, you did an amazing job. Your knowledge and stories of the land and its surrounds was captivating. Jakes seafood lunch...nom, nom...THOSE PRAWNS WERE MASSIVE!!! And wine to wash it all down woohoo. Feli, thanks for your skilled driving and beautiful smile. Scenery was breathtaking. We all had a wicked time. Thanks guys. We'll be back. Xx- Manuela Schaub
We had a great time-thank you to all the staff at Mount Warning Tours.Everything about our two days was fabulous. We are spreading the word with enthusiasm.- Merle Overton
What a great day we had cruising up the river with the guys from Mt Warning Tours, it was truely lovely. Lots of fun & laughter was had by all whilst seeing some of our beautiful rivers & lunch was delicious. The crew were amazing, so friendly & funny. I would definitely recommend this trip.- Denise Ball
Huge thanks to Mike our commentator and Chris our skipper for a fabulous day on the water around Tumbulgum in the shadow of Mt Warning. The day was run professionally, but with lots of fun and great information. We really enjoyed a different perspective of the Tweed River, and appreciated the great local knowledge. Lunch after the cruise was a perfect conclusion. We highly recommend this tour, we live locally - and both we and our interstate guests enjoyed it immensely. Big thanks !- Denise Ball
We had a fantastic day yesterday on the river, 23 of our family all thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are very obliging, knowledgeable and friendly and the boat has loads of space and good coverage from the sun. Lunch was lovely at House of Gabriel, equally obliging and friendly! All in all a fabulous day! Thank you Mount Warning Tours!- Jo Harmel
Cruising up Tweed River last night with Mount Warning Tours wood fire pizza's from House of Gabriel melodic singing and a beautiful sunset over the border ranges if you are after a majestic evening these guys are the way to go.- Leanne McPherson

Explore the Land – Experience the Tastes of the Tweed.

Tweed/Byron Scenic Tour & Tweed Valley Art Trail

Full day tour
Have coffee at Byron’s latest award-winning organic farm and eatery complex “The Farm”.  See the Byron Bay Lighthouse, world famous Byron beaches, and the picturesque villages of Bangalow and Brunswick Heads. Visit Murwillumbah and enjoy lunch on Main Street at the Murwillumbah Courthouse Hotel (lunch additional). After lunch take in the Murwillumbah Art Trail sites (Tweed Regional Gallery, Caldera Art Gallery) or the Tweed Regional Museum.

Small group bookings and enquiries welcome at 0439 554 525

This tour can originate from Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Byron Bay. It can also be done as a transfer from Gold Coast to Byron Bay or Byron Bay to Gold Coast.

Optimum Group Size 10 – 12 persons

Inclusions: Entry Fees, Local Organic Snack Pack, Local Bottled Water, Sightseeing Tour, Driver/Guide

RRP             $109.00 per person    

Small group bookings and enquiries welcome at 0439 554 525       

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Caldera Sightseeing Tour

Full day tour
Gather at Tumbulgum in the heart of the Tweed Valley before heading into the heart of the caldera. The morning views of Mount Warning are majestic, and you can see why it is called Wollumbin, or Cloud Catcher. Explore the back roads of the Tweed Valley as you make your way through Crystal Creek and Chillingham before its time to have lunch at the fantastic Flutterbies at Tyalgum.  Enjoy a delicious lunch and a guided walk in Tyalgum before making your way to the base of Mount Warning for a short walk through the rainforest. After your rainforest experience we will take you to Murwillumbah for a visit to the Tweed Regional Gallery and the Margaret Olley Centre.Transfers can be provided from Gold Coast, Tweed Coast or Byron Bay to commence this tour.

Minimum 4 passengers, maximum 10 passengers per vehicle.

Inclusions: Local Bottled Water, Driver/Guide, Lunch

RRP             $99 per person

Small group bookings and enquiries welcome at 0439 554 525

Images courtesy of Flutterbies Cottage Cafe.

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Tweed Valley Food and Farm Tours

Enjoy an authentic Tweed Valley Food and Farm Tour

Enjoy a tailored Tweed Valley Food and Farm Tour with Mount Warning Tours. The Tweed Valley has some of the best and freshest local produce in Australia. We also have some of the finest chefs and a fantastic range of high quality and multi-award winning restaurants, cafes, local producers & providores, and gourmet experiences.

Embark on a local food journey from the Southern Gold Coast to the Tweed Valley and beyond with Mount Warning Tours, and its collaborative partners. Mount Warning Tours is partnering with Tweed Food Fest and Taste Tours to give you an insider’s pass to Tweed “fresh” food and farm trail itineraries on land and water.

On our tours you will have a chance to experience all the “behind the scenes” action along with talented local chefs, craft brewers and distillers, innovative producers and providores, organic farmers, authentic farmers markets and so many more. With the options of private dinners, exciting cooking classes, foodie excursions, proprietor tastings, and luxury Tweed Valley accommodation packages, our packages can be customised for both small and large groups.

Come with Mount Warning Tours, Tweed Food Fest and Taste Tours as we take you on an authentic culinary adventure, from canopy to coast and paddock to plate.

Small group bookings welcome on 0439 554 525.

Half Day Food and Farm Tour 

RRP            $119 per person

Resort Transfers from 8 am

Experience an authentic Caldera Food and Farm Tour with Mount Warning Tours.

Visiting Freeman’s Organic Farm at Tomewin, Tropical Fruit World at Duranbah and Kingscliff Farm and Co at Cudgen.

Finish your day with a spectacular lunch at a selection from one of the Tweed Coast’s best restaurants and cafes at 12.30 pm. (Lunch additional)

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About Us

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Adventure | noun | A very exciting or unusual experience. An unexpected event. A thrilling exploration.

At Mount Warning Tours, we are dedicated to offering remarkable experiences and unsurpassed customer service to individuals and groups seeking adventure and fun in the beautiful Tweed Valley and beyond.  We are your local active travel specialist in the breathtaking Gold Coast and Green Coast regions of Australia. We are here to provide superior guidance, exceptional equipment, and outstanding assistance every step of the way in the planning, preparation, and execution of your thrilling adventure tours or relaxing self-guided exploration.

Mount Warning Tours specializes in a plethora of adventure tours from picturesque kayaking in the Tweed River System to breathtaking 4WD off road excursions. Experience the diverse wildlife, remarkable scenery, and abundant resources of the magnificent and varied landscapes in the Green Coast and beyond, by embarking on a mountain biking tour or spend a leisurely afternoon paddle boarding in the mysterious and placid coves along the Tweed Valley waterways. Cast out a few fishing lines, pack a picnic lunch, or simply walk through the glorious perfection of this stunning natural heritage region.

Mount Warning Tours is pleased to provide a range of services from basic equipment needs and hire, to a comprehensive, all-inclusive outdoor experience. Regardless if you prefer to explore this rich area on self-guided tours, or you are seeking the professional experience of knowledgeable and dedicated guides, Mount Warning Tours is excited to be able to exceed your expectations. Our tours and self-guided experiences are suitable for all ages, are family friendly, and can be as relaxing or active as you want them to be. Mount Warning Tours is an accredited Four-Wheel Drive Tourist Service operator. (Accreditation Number 39734) we are also a licensed provider of cruise excursions, adventure tours and sightseeing tours.

Mount Warning Tours can provide courtesy bus transfers, bus charters and bus hire on its range of small and large buses. Contact our office on 0422 405 011  or 0439 554 525 for more information and bookings.

Located in Kingscliff (Booking Office) and Tumbulgum (Activities Base), only 20 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport, Mount Warning Tours is your local sightseeing and adventure tour specialist in the Tweed Valley and Australia’s Green Coast.

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Eco-Experiences with Northern Rivers Eco-Tours

Mount Warning Tours operates specialised eco-experiences with Northern Rivers Eco-Tours such as birdwatching and photography cruises on their custom-designed, open comfortable pontoon boat which enables a quiet intimate exploration of the Tweed and Rous Rivers with close views of wildlife.

Cruises explore the narrow shallow tributaries of Tweed waterways, where the big boats can’t go!!! Two-hour cruises are conducted at dawn and late afternoon when the river is at its most picturesque, sunlight is at its best for photography, and birds are at their most active.

Two and a half hour private cruises, at reasonable rates, are available for small groups, families, and those with special interests such as wildlife photography.

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Image Gallery of Mount Warning Tours Experiences

Experience the natural beauty of the Tweed River aboard The Spirit of Wollumbin with Mount Warning Tours. There are some fantastic opportunitys to capture some great images at sunrise and sunset. Hang out with other photographers while being treated to wine, nibbles, spectacular scenery with expert commentary of the area and features while on board a traditional Huon Pine Original Murray River ferry. Here’s a small sampler of some of the sights and scenes, taken on a camera phone, but nothing can beat actually being there in person!

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Hire and Tours

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Mount Warning Tours Self-Guided Hire Experiences

Michael Simmons and his team at Mount Warning Tours are dedicated to offering remarkable experiences and unsurpassed customer service to individuals and groups seeking adventure and fun in the beautiful Tweed Valley. They provide guidance, equipment, and assistance every step of the way in the planning and preparation and execution of adventure tours or relaxing self-guided exploration.

P1180982They offer a diverse range of half day and full day tours, overnight adventures, week day and weekend packages – family friendly and suitable for all ages.

Mount Warning Tour’s booking office is located in Marine Parade Kingscliff with Taste Tours, but visitors and locals can catch the crew down at the Tumbulgum Jetty (Riverside Drive – opposite House of Gabriel) where they have SUPS and kayaks for hire from 9am-5pm on weekends, school and public holidays. Bookings for midweek kayak and SUP tours at the Jetty can be made through the office on 0422 405 011.

In case you didn’t already know, the Tweed has some of the best kayaking experiences in the Northern Rivers; you can hire equipment from the crew and enjoy the tranquillity and peacefulness of a self-guided paddle on the Tweed River and the still waters of the Rous River. The team also offer SUP Yoga classes!!

P1180897aMount Warning Tours is an accredited Four-Wheel Drive Tourist Service operator and they offer breathtaking 4WD off-road excursions in the Green Cauldron.

The team is comprised of passionate, outdoor enthusiasts that not only have a deep rooted appreciation for nature’s exciting adventure opportunities, but are experienced and thoroughly educated on this region’s terrain and accessibility.

Article by Destination Tweed

Contact Us

Kingscliff
0422 405 011

Mon – Fri:        09:30 AM – 05:30 PM

Tumbulgum
Pontoon opposite 106 Riverside Drive
0439 554 525

Jetty location opposite House of Gabriel 106 Riverside Drive Tumbulgum is staffed 30 minutes prior to all scheduled cruises and tours.

0422 405 011 or 0439 554 525
adventures@mountwarningtours.com.au