The Mt Warning Rainforest Park was founded in 1974 by retired commercial farmer and land developer Doug Davison.  Doug being a keen Bird and Wildlife enthusiast along with wife Joan fell captive to the quiet beauty of the surrounding National Park and the vast number of Bird and Flora species unique to this area also, recognising the potential need for a landmark destination that was inspired by the iconic Wollumbin Mountain and by the growing development of the Murwillumbah Township and surrounding Villages. And so, the site was surveyed and cleared as the Davison’s endeavoured to embark on a new vocation together also filling a need to house a large number of misplaced Australian Native Wildlife such as Emu; Pretty Faced Wallabies and Eastern Grey Kangaroos that were free to roam from within the Park known at the time as the Wollumbin Caravan Park and Wildlife Refuge.