In the caldera of the world’s largest shield volcano, below majestic Mt Warning, the Tweed is the most bio-diverse region in Australia, with five World Heritage-Listed National Parks, over 37 kilometres of unspoiled beaches and a broad, magical river...A network of country roads makes it easy to experience the delights of the Tweed: lush rainforests; historic villages; riverbanks for picnics and fishing and idyllic rural hideaways.
Along the coast, you’ll find deserted beaches, safe swimming and legendary surf. From Pottsville to Kingscliff, seaside villages rub shoulders with dynamic new communities and sophisticated eat streets, while the border gateway of Tweed Heads offers international entertainment, fine dining and the latest in gaming at world-class clubs.
Bushwalking in the National Parks
Lamington, Nightcap, Springbrook and the Border Ranges National Parks offer easy hikes or challenging treks, spectacular waterfalls and breathtaking lookouts. In the lush rainforests, ancient trees date back more than 2000 years and are home to many rare and unique species.
A visit to Mt Warning offers fascinating insights into this ancient landscape. Keen walkers head out early to see the first rays of sunlight strike the Australian mainland.
Where to Go?
The Tweed is renowned for its abundant food, from bush tucker to gourmet cuisine. Shop at roadside stalls or try one of the many restaurants and cafés.
The Tweed boasts some of the best sporting clubs in NSW. See international acts in the glittering showrooms, enjoy free live bands in a cosy lounge, try your luck in the gaming rooms, play a round of golf or treat yourself to a great value meal.
Throughout the Tweed there are scores of fascinating things to see and do. Keep an eye out for Chillingham’s general store, Stokers Siding’s fine pottery and Tumbulgum’s historic pub. In Murwillumbah, you can shop till you drop, play a round of golf, browse the Tweed River Art Gallery or discover the valley’s history at the World Heritage Rainforest Centre.
The Tweed Coast lifestyle means long walks on white sands, leisurely lunches in award-winning cafes, fresh seafood and lazy days swimming, reading and basking in the warm, subtropical sun. Take your pick of Kingscliff, Cabarita, Hastings Point, Pottsville or the deserted sands of Wooyung for a picnic by the sea.
The heart of the Tweed is, of course, the Tweed River, and you can explore its spectacular waterways on a river cruise, feast on your day’s catch of crab or seafood or hire a luxury houseboat or humble ‘tinny’ and embark on your own voyage of discovery.
Where to Stay?
With a choice of rainforest cabins, luxury retreats, health spas, B&Bs, farmstays, beachside apartments, resorts, motels, backpackers, caravan parks and campsites, there’s a Tweed holiday to suit any taste, style and budget.