Murwillumbah, Northern Rivers. NSW
When the sun rises over Australia, the first place it lights up is Mount Warning in the Tweed Valley region in far north-eastern New South Wales. The subtropical rainforests that reach out from the valley to the Queensland coast, and west towards the Great Dividing Range, offer a window to Australia’s prehistoric past.
About 20 million years ago, the volcanoes that lie along what is now the border between Queensland and New South Wales erupted, leaving behind a rippling landscape of high peaks and valleys, which have evolved into a rich biological wonderland of 14 national parks with World Heritage listing. The plants and animals in this park have a history that stretches back to the super continent Gondwana.