Mt Warning


Located inland from Tweed Heads in northern NSW, Mt Warning is usually the first land sighted by ships approaching Australia’s East Coast and is the first piece of Australian real estate to greet the sun each morning.

Aboriginal people call it “Wollumbin” – meaning “fighting chief of the mountains”.

They believe that the thunder and lightning seen on the mountain were fighting warriors – and the wounds of these fights are represented by the landslides that occurred.

The name Mt Warning was given by Captain Cook in May, 1770, during his trip up the East Coast of Australia.

Mt Warning National Park features a vast range of temperate and subtropical rainforests. Walks are available from the base of Mt Warning to the top. The climb is quite demanding and takes a half-day to complete, but the reward is many breathtaking views from the top.