How to Get to the Festival

There will be some road closures within Tumbulgum Village.

From the Pacific Highway M1 take the exit to Tweed Valley Way.  Tumbulgum village is situated just 7 km South towards Murwillumbah.

Please keep in mind Tumbulgum is a small rural village with limited parking.  Road closures will apply, detailed below.  We ask that you respect the village residents and do not park across driveways.

Those travelling along Tweed Valley Way around the Tumbulgum turn-offs need to take care with changing traffic conditions due to Tumbulgum 150 Year Celebration.

From 11:00am on Saturday 12 November, all traffic flow across the village will be via Gray St, Bawden St and Government Rd.

Pool It


A good way to help us out with parking and add to your enjoyment of the celebration is to carpool with friends or relatives.  Start making plans now to form a car pool and enjoy the day.

Arrive in Style

Endeavour Cruises is offering a 150 Years Celebration return trip from Tweed Heads.  We cannot think of a better way to enjoy our celebration then to take the river boat from Tweed Heads.  Tumbulgum based Mount Warning Tours, winner of 2016 BEATS Excellence in Visitor Experience Award, offers a range of adventures in nature by land and waterways.  Contact businesses directly for details.

Or why not give public transport a go.  see going places

Southern Parking Lot

Follow the signs.  Parking marshals will direct visitors arriving from the village southern entrance towards the end of Government Road (near pumping station).  Turn right at the Tumbulgum Hall.

Disability Parking

Disability parking is available at the Tumbulgum Hall cnr Government Road and Riverside Drive.

Street Parking

Street parking is limited.  If you have friends in the village coordinate with them to park on their property.  Please do not block driveways.

Additional street parking is available along Southern entrance to the village.

Bus Access

Buses can drop off and pick up at Tumbulgum Hall, Fawcett and Bawden St or Gray St.  Bus parking is encouraged at the truck stop along Tweed Valley Way just south of the village.


Tweed Shire Council Newsroom Media Release

Road closure at Tumbulgum for Saturday’s Tweed River Festival Boat ramp closed on Saturday as village celebrates 150 years

Tumbulgum residents and visitors are advised that road closures will be in place for Saturday’s (12 November) 150 year celebration and Tweed River Festival.

A day of entertainment, music, displays and food will culminate in the traditional giant lantern parade and a laser light show, as this year’s River Festival incorporates Tumbulgum’s 150 Year celebrations.

From 11am on Saturday, all traffic flow across the village will be via Gray St, Bawden St and Government Rd.

Riverside Drive between Fawcett Street and the Tumbulgum Tavern will be closed to all traffic between 11am and 10pm.

Riverside Drive between Gray Street and Government Road will be restricted to local traffic only.

There will be a partial closure of Fawcett Street at the river end to the House of Gabriel boundary from 11am, then a full closure during the lantern parade until 9.30pm.

Tumbulgum Boat Ramp will be closed all day. Boaters are encouraged to use Condong Boat ramp as an alternative.

Parking is available on Council-owned land at the end of Government Road. There will be six designated disability parking spaces next to the community hall for the event.

Please do not park across driveways.

Visit or for further details about the Tweed River Festival and Tumbulgum 150 Years celebrations.