Mount Warning is a mountain 14 kilometres from Murwillumbah, near the border of Queensland on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is the first place on Australian mainland to receive the sun's rays each day.
It is also known as 'Wollumbin' meaning 'cloud catcher', by the Bundjalung people who lived in the region before European settlement. It was named Mount Warning by Captain Cook to warn future mariners of the offshore reefs he encountered in May 1770.
Reserved for public recreation in 1928, Mount Warning was dedicated as a national park in 1966. Inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Listings in 1986, along with other NSW rainforest parks, ensures its protection for future generations.
When travelling through the Mt Warning National Park you will pass through the tiny town of Uki. You may be lucky enough to be there for the market, at the Old Buttery on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
Mt Warning can be found within the Mt Warning national park. It was given its name by Captain Cook and was used as a warning to sailors of the dangerous Point Danger near Tweed Heads.
Mt. Warning was also a volcano which covered a massive 400 square kilometres in area. There is a good walking trail through rainforest. It can be steep in parts and takes roughly 5 hours.
There is accommodation nearby, so it may be worth setting aside a day or so.