Murwillumbah is a town in the Tweed Shire, along the Tweed River, in far northeastern New South Wales. It is located 850 kilometres northeast of Sydney, 13 kilometres south of Queensland and 132 kilometres south of Brisbane. Murwillumbah’s landscape is hilly, owing to its proximity to the McPherson Range in the Tweed Volcano Valley. The town’s name came from an Aboriginal word that means “camping place.” Tourism is the town’s major industry, but the sugarcane growing industry is also flourishing, and some dairy farming is also done in the area. Murwillumbah is home to the yearly Tweed Banana Festival, the second oldest festival in Australia, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005.