Enjoy the Tranquil Waterways of Tweed Valley

At Mount Warning Tours in Tumbulgum, we offer a variety of cruises to those who have a fascination for the Tweed’s waterways. From seafood to happy hour cruises, there is never an uneventful moment whenever you go on one of our tours.

Three-Hour Seafood-Tasting Plate Cruise

Explore the scenic Tweed waterways while savoring Northern Rivers seafood and local produce. Glide slowly through the lush rainforest and view unique landscapes, local producers, distilleries, and organic farms on a delicious cruise that will surely delight the senses.

Get to see the majestic Wollumbin (Mount Warning), the heart of an ancient shield volcano. You can view this amazing sight from the vantage point of the Upper Tweed Valley waterways—the best spot to fully appreciate the beauty of this natural wonder.

Departure
Departure is 10:30 AM every Wednesday and Sunday (other days on demand) and as scheduled via our booking engine. Other times for group bookings are available upon request.

Rate
This RRP for this cruise is $95 per person. This includes tasting plates featuring seafood and local produce, a unique rainforest cruise, and drinks on board.

Duration
The whole experience lasts three hours. Minimum numbers are required for the cruise to push through.

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Two-Hour Rainforest Cruise

Appreciate the awesomeness of Tweed Valley and feel the spirit of Wollumbin right in the comfort of a traditional Huon Pine River ferry. Glide upstream on the Tweed or Rous River while taking in the fantastic scenery around you.

Running right through the heart of the valley, the Tweed River links Murwillumbah’s Heritage Trail, galleries, museums, studios, cafes, and coffee shops with the Tumbulgum Heritage Trail at the historical meeting place of the waters.

Departure
Departure time is 10:30 AM every Saturday (other days on demand) and as scheduled via our website booking engine. Other times for group bookings are available upon request.

Rate
The RRP is $55 per person. This includes the cruise and drinks on board.

Duration
The entire experience lasts for two hours. Minimum numbers are required for the cruise to push through.

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Two-Hour Seafood Rainforest Lunch Cruise

This package is similar to our two-hour rainforest cruise, but includes a sumptuous one-hour lunch at a riverside café or tavern after the tour. The seafood meal includes two courses served simultaneously.

Enjoy seafood chowder soup served with a fresh roll plus a seafood-tasting plate comprised of 1/2 bug, one oyster, two prawns, smoked salmon, tempura whiting, and calamari. The meal also includes delicious sides of gourmet potato salad as well as garden salad.

Departure
Departure time is 10:30 AM every Saturday (other days on demand) and as scheduled via our website booking engine. Other times for group bookings are available upon request.

Rate
The RRP is $75 per person. This includes a seafood meal at a riverside café as well as drinks on board, including tea, coffee, sodas, and bottled water.

Duration
The entire experience lasts for three hours, including lunch. Minimum numbers are required for the cruise to push through.

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Pontoon Boat Sightseeing and Bird-Watching Eco Rainforest Cruise

Nothing beats unwinding during a relaxing two-hour river and rainforest cruise on the scenic Tweed and Rous rivers. This cruise includes bird-watching and feeding and departs opposite the historic House of Gabriel at the meeting place of the waters. Drinks and local snacks are available on board.

Departure
Departure time depends on the schedule you’ve chosen via our booking engine.

Rate
The RRP is $65 per person. This includes onboard drinks and snacks.

Duration
The entire experience lasts for three hours. A minimum of six and a maximum of ten people are required for the cruise to push through.

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

Party Cruise | Three Hours | Self-Catered BYO Drinks

There’s no better way to celebrate an event than going on a sunset or evening cruise on the Tweed River. We specialize in parties, and we offer a variety of private and corporate packages for groups of up to 50. Enjoy the calming scenery and party atmosphere while enjoying a glass of bubbly or local craft beer.

We’ll provide the venue and you decide on the rest—BYO catering, drinks, and entertainment. You’ll get to enjoy a personalized cruise for your group at a budget-friendly rate.

Themed Private Charter Cruises | $450 per Hour, Minimum of Three Hours

Your group will have exclusive access to the spirit of Wollumbin in your own private charter. Create a personalized and themed private party with appetizing food options, your own BYO beverage choices, excellent service, and entertainment options.

Shared Cruises | Catered Packages Starting at $69 per Person

If you have a smaller team or are working on a tight budget, you can’t go wrong with our group cruise packages. From a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 guests, you’ll definitely get into the party spirit on the Tweed River. This cruise package includes catering, entertainment (DJs or live music), and your BYO beverages.

Catering Options

We offer lunch and dinner catering for groups of 20 or more. Catering options include sit-down meals (off the boat), Texas BBQ, seafood, finger food options (onboard), and individually tailored menus to suit your preferences. All menus can be altered for vegetarian or special dietary needs. We also provide you with the option to add fresh prawns and oysters, fruit and cheese platters, and other finger food choices.

Sit-down meal options can be arranged at the House of Gabriel or Chinderah Tavern before or after the cruise. Venues are dependent on availability, opening hours, and minimum headcount. Call us at 0422 405 011 for more details.


Departure
Standard party cruise departure time is at 5:00 PM, Fridays to Sundays. Other times are available upon request.

Inclusions
Every standard package includes a river cruise, unlimited bottled water and sodas, as well as a sound system.


Rate

RRP is $440 per hour. All alcoholic drinks on board are BYO.

BYO Summer Nights Happy Hour Cruise | $55 per Person

Enjoy a BYO sunset party cruise on the Tweed River with a tour of Mount Warning. This cruise includes delicious wood-fired pizza from the House of Gabriel Café.

Group transfers are available from Murwillumbah, Tweed Coast, and Tweed/Coolangatta. The cost is $10 per head with a minimum of 20 persons. Call 0422 405 011 to book a happy hour cruise.

Self-Guided Pontoon Boat Adventures

Whether you’re a Tweed local or visitor, you ought to take a trip on our self-drive pontoon boat. This boat hire package includes:

  • Self-drive—no license required
  • Stable 4x6 metre pontoon boat with incredible stability
  • Licensed to carry up to 12 people
  • The ultimate Tweed River fishing platform

Rates
$250 for three hours (four hours is our half-day rate, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
$400 (all day rate)

Kayaking or SUP Half-Day Tour | Three Hours, Morning or Afternoon

Enjoy a local seafood plate at the House of Gabriel after a kayak or SUP experience (lessons included!) on the Tweed and Rous rivers. Tours depart from the historic Tumbulgum Hotel and include local waterway exploration, bird-watching, and photography.

Departure time is at 9:00 AM, Thursdays and Saturdays. Other time slots are available upon request. A minimum of four people is required.

RRP is $69 per person, and the “tour only” package costs $49 per person. The package includes a local tasting plate with seafood, a kayak/SUP experience, and local bottled water.

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