Numinbah was named after the Aboriginal word ‘Nyummin’ meaning hold tight country, its narrow valley was thought to hold the two mountains together.
Head from the township of Numinbah north through the Numinbah Valley and enjoy a beautiful scenic drive. Numinbah is home to Numinbah Forest Reserve and is close to Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park. Explore dry open eucalypts and orange flowering silky oaks, bushwalks, horse riding and cycling. Visit Natural Arch and its cave of glow worms that radiate at night.
Numinbah Valley played host to an aircrew school in World War Two. Airmen training for New Guinea combat were taught jungle survival skills in the rainforest near Egg Rock and The Pocket. Around this area, look for Australian native plants such as kangaroo paw grown for export.