Mount Warning Mineral Water is a family-owned business continuing the legacy of our forefather who settled on the property in 1904. They had moved up the river from Byangum/Murwillumbah where the family had originally settled in the mid 1800s.
Our water story also dates back 100 years, when the property was selected for its timber and lush surroundings, and for its naturally occurring, groundwater-fed water holes.
Traditionally our family were cattle and dairy farmers. Like many other farmers, however, in order to survive and ensure the farm was viable, we had to diversify, and in 2000, with our traditional cattle and dairy farm under threat, we looked at ways to keep the family farm going. With the help of a renowned water diviner we then embarked on a new venture – drilling a well into a fractured sandstone aquifer – and Mount Warning Mineral Water was born.
Several years on we launched our social enterprise, Yaru Water, built from our close relationship with local indigenous entrepreneurs. Yaru is now our leading brand, with profits fed back into projects across Australia that support initiatives that help close the health gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.