Uki Local History

Wayelani - Local History

Luxury Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in the Heart of the Caldera


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Local History.

Wayelani Bed & Breakfast is right in the heart of all that Tweed Valley has to offer.  The management of Wayelani love to share the history of this wonderful area with our  guests.  

Historically, this area of the Tweed Valley that Wayelani is situated in was supported by a huge timber milling industry, initially in Red Cedar and subsequently the many other soft and hard woods that grow here in the forests of Kunghur, Mt Warning, Mt Burrell & surrounds.

This timber was transported around Australia & to the UK and it is believed by many that the quaint name of “Uki” came from this era & refers to the quality of timber & it's destination. Hence Grade 1 timber going to England became UK 1 & then later the no. 1 beacame an "i" and the name Uki came into being.

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Only a short drive away from the Wayelani Bed & Breakfast is  Nimbim.  Nimbin cemented its name in Australian history as the sister town of Woodstock in the 70s hosting the infamous Aquarius Festival. Walking through Nimbin is like walking into history. It is cosmopolitan & multicultural & home to world leaders in alternative power & medicine, sustainable living & much more.   Murwillumbah is also only a short drive away - and is a fascinating town filled with Art Deco buildings taking you back to the cane cutting hay-day of the area.