MOUNT WARNING AREA IN NEW SOUTH WALES
Mount Warning (Aboriginal: Wollumbin) is a volcanic plug of the now-gone Tweed Volcano located in Australia, 14 kilometres (9 mi) west-south-west of Murwillumbah, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, near the border with Queensland. Due to Mount Warning's proximity to Cape Byron, the Australian continent's easternmost point, it is the first place on mainland Australia to receive the sun's rays each day.Over 60,000 people a year make the 4.4 km, five-hour round-trip trek to the top from Breakfast Creek.
It was on 17 May 1770 (16th. am. Ships time) that Lieutenant James Cook, seeing the mountain from the sea, used it and a point he named Point Danger Fingal Head to warn others that came after him; named it Mount Warning.