The drive into Murwillumbah is spectacular. Mount Warning stands prominently in the distance with rolling green countryside falling away from hills punctuated with crops of sugar cane and banana plantations. The area looks fertile and the crops are obviously prospering.
The town itself also looks to be doing well. I park next to the RSL Club, for a wander round the town. Despite many setbacks including a number of major floods, a devastating fire in 1907 and Australia’s largest, and still unsolved, bank robbery of $1,763,000 in 1978 everything looks to be well. The townsfolk, which includes a number of seachangee’s continue to prosper.