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Tweed Heads, Australia

Located at the mouth of the Tweed River, the Twin Towns – Tweed Heads (New South Wales) and Coolangatta (Queensland) share a main street that straddles the state border. They also share some truly beautiful beaches.

Just a 30 minute drive from Murwillumbah and the rain forests of Mt Warning and Springbrook National Parks, the area has re-established itself as a family resort destination. There is plenty of accommodation to choose from, ranging from 4 star hotels to pensions, from luxury serviced apartments to backpcker hostels and caravan parks. There are plenty of clubs to visit and offer reasonable meals and even accommodation.

Tweed Heads has so much to offer including some of the best sun bathing, swimming and surfing in Australia. You can rent house-boats, small fishing boats, or take a cruise (serving gourmet seafood meals on board) along the beautiful Tweed River. You can book a fishing charter for a day trip “outside” for ocean fishing.

There are many lovely drives to be made into the lovely countryside which makes up Northern New South Wales, including rainforests, Mt Warning, the hinterland with its lovely scenery. For those who like the active life there are “theme parks” just a nice drive away, and of course Surfers Paradise.

There is always plenty to do in this part of the beautiful state of New South Wales

The centrepiece of the Tweed is Mount Warning, where the sun first hits the Australian continent. The surrounding McPherson, Tweed, Burringbar and Nightcap ranges form the caldera of the fertile Tweed Valley.

The Tweed is the most bio-diverse region in Australia, with five World Heritage listed national parks, over 37 kilometres of unspolit beaches, wetlands, estuarine forests and a broad, magical river. A network of country roads makes it easy to experience the delights of the 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.

Activities and Experiences at Tweed Heads

  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Adventure
  • The Arts
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • City
  • Rural/Country
  • Cruise
  • Cultural
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Homestay
  • Honeymoon
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • Island
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Marine
  • Mountain
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Nightlife
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Rail
  • Rainforest
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Romance
  • Soft Adventure
  • Science and Technology
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • surfing
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

Nearest Airport: Coolangatta, QLD

Tours In Tweed Heads

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Australia's Best Beaches

Australia has miles and miles of shoreline but which beaches are really great? Ultimately it depends on what you're looking for in a beach. Pristine wilderness without a single footprint in sight, the sparkle of cosmopolitan high rise on the waters edge, the adrenalin pumping roar of a powerful surf beach, or quite simply the perfect white squeaky sand that squelches between your toes.

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