The Tweed Area

The Tweed is a beautiful destination on the far NSW North Coast, with uncrowded beaches, world-class surf breaks, the splendid Tweed River, UNESCO World Heritage rainforest and more. You’ll discover memorable outdoor adventures, vibrant cultural experiences and delicious places to eat.

There are charming seaside towns and picturesque hinterland villages in a green caldera, the vast crater of the extinct Tweed Volcano now covered in rainforest and farmland. A volcanic peak called Wollumbin by Aboriginal people and Mount Warning by Captain James Cook is a striking feature.

 View of Wollumbin peak from base of mountain, Wollumbin National Park

Tweed Heads is the main seaside town, nicknamed the Twin City because of neighbouring Coolangatta. You’ll find a fun range of things to do, from rainforest river cruises and houseboat holidays to deep-sea fishing charters and whale watching or simply relax on gorgeous beaches.

You can go snorkelling or diving in the Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, a haven for green sea turtles, giant gropers and grey nurse sharks. Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, a popular beach holiday town a short drive south of Tweed Heads, will take you to the marine sanctuary on a snorkelling tour.

Kingscliff is blessed with great beaches and consistent waves. Tasty cafes and restaurants dot Marine Parade and Bells Boulevard, such as the award-winning Fins Restaurant. A short drive inland is Tropical Fruit World, a scrumptious attraction where you can also get up close to kangaroos.

Family on a tour of Tropical Fruit World in Duranbah, Tweed Coast

Murwillumbah, a riverside hinterland town, is home to the Tweed Regional Art Gallery where the Margaret Olley Arts Centre honours its namesake, one of Australia’s most celebrated painters. The town and the nearby villages of Uki and Tyalgum are all on the doorstep of Wollumbin National Park.

The Lyrebird track is an exhilarating way to experience the natural beauty of Wollumbin National Park, which is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. You can explore the Aboriginal cultural connections with the region at the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Accommodation options in The Tweed suit a range of budgets, from camping and caravanning to motels, retreats and beachside resorts. Check out the events calendar for festivals, markets and sports, such as the Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music and the Australian Longboard Surfing Open.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Tyalgum Village Market

    Saturday 24 November 2018 to Saturday 26 January 2019 , The Tweed Area

    Come out and enjoy all your favourite handmade stalls in a unique and delightful garden setting, with live music and good old fashioned country hospitality that Tyalgum is famous for. Stalls are spread out throughout the village, starting…

    24 Nov - 26 Jan
  2. Kingscliff Markets

    Saturday 24 November 2018 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Kingscliff

    Kingscliff Markets are held in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade Kingscliff the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 7am to 1pm, with the picturesque backdrop of Kingscliff Beach. There is plentiful parking with public toilets. …

    24 Nov - 27 Apr
  3. Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop

    Saturday 01 December 2018 to Saturday 02 February 2019 , The Tweed Area

    Learn the basics of silversmithing in a relaxed, country setting here in Tyalgum, northern NSW. During the course of the day you will become familiar with the fundamental tools of the trade, learn how to cut, saw, anneal, solder, texture…

    01 Dec - 02 Feb
  4. Tweed Foodie Fest

    Saturday 01 December 2018 to Saturday 18 May 2019 , Murwillumbah

    Tweed Foodie Fest is a celebration of local food and the vibrant culture that has grown around it. You’ll find them popping up in all kinds of events showcasing local Tweed producers and restaurants at their popular market-stall street…

    01 Dec - 18 May
  5. The Italian Tenors Tweed Heads

    Saturday 15 December 2018 , Tweed Heads

    Direct from Italy, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Fabio La Mattina, Sabino Gaita and Evans Tonon toured Australia in 2016 on their inaugural tour…

    15 Dec