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    Nunderi is east of Murwillumbah. There is a series of roads that run along the ridges which are fun to ride and have nice views over the cane fields and off to the border ranges than to the ocean further north. You can actually ride from Mooball all the way to Tumbulgum on back roads that criss cross above the highway, take a look at my map to see how.


    You can locate this road on the map, expand it to see the full list.

    These ‘good road’ posts were published 2006-2008. At some point the original images and descriptions became out of date and I moved overseas. I archived them here to update when I ride Australia again. This collection is just my own personal riding records, not a definitive list.


    1. Thought I’d just say thanks for your site – my wife and I use it to plan many of our weekends.

      BTW the rock in the pic you titled “Below: Interesting views to be had” used to be called Loders Rock which is my middle name. The loders owned just about the entire valley that you see in the pic and then some. The Tweed shire council changed it’s name some time ago (not sure why)


    2. Thanks very much Mike for that info and your comments. I think I might try surprise my ride partner next time with it. He’s from Alstonville so my new found local knowledge may surprise him.

      Actually I believe I have a family connection to the area some way back on my mother’s side. I see the surname Murnane about the area in places, even rode over a bridge called same.

    3. I’m also from the CBD and agree with you about the northern NSW roads. They are fantastic. Thanks to this blog there are a few more than I thought.
      Was out myself on Sunday but kept close to home by doing the MtG and Fernvale circuit (yeah, I know, I know). Anyway it appears most of the showers were in your part of the world that day.
      If only one could “transport” oneself and his bike from Brissie to the coast to avoid the horrendous M1.

    4. I have gotten used the the M1 section now to a certain degree.

      I always ride from the City to Mudgeeraba (or return) non stop and get it over and done in one go. AM in cool air seems to go easier than return.

      A tip that might assist:

      I always ensure I have enough fuel in bike to not have to stop in route in the morning and avoid the overly popular BP at Yatala. Meeting there wastes alot of time and makes the trip to the south go from 50 mins at speed limit to 1hr 30min. Then you (or someone in your group) may still stop at the Gold Coast servos again anyway thus the ride seems to take ages to hit the hills. Ride direct to the Robina exit and then one stop for fuel and rest and meet and then within minutes up on Springbrook or heading into Currumbin valley.

      On way back I seem to get a bit tired coming home from either direction, each one I have a point that seems to trigger it. When I get to about Dayboro from the north, Springwood from the south or Browns Plains if from Beaudesert. However end of a good days riding it is only natural.

    5. M1?? No need to go near it if you don’t want. Beaudesert Rd/Mt Lindsay Hwy down to Jimboomba, across to Canungra and all the way down the beautiful Numinbah to the border. Might take a bit longer, but much more enjoyable.

    6. Thats a good point Beaker.

      The M1 works for me as gets me there fast and I generally don’t mind to cruise for the first 45 mins or thereabouts in the cool morning air then re-fuel bike and re-coffee myself 🙂

      However couple of other options might include turning off at Beenleigh and riding via Cedar Crk over Tamborine down via Clagiraba and your at back of Nerang or via Logan Village as this road is resurfaced with nice new sweepers now.

      Actually we ride the back roads north instead of Bruce h-way so not sure why the same isn’t done more often south…

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