The Tweed Area

Discover the quiet estuaries, charming villages, gorgeous beaches and World Heritage wilderness of the Tweed region, on the far NSW North Coast. The main town is Tweed Heads, where you’ll find fishing charters, river cruises, houseboats and barbecue boats for hire, and underwater tours.

You can go snorkelling or diving in the Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, a haven for green sea turtles, giant gropers and myriad ocean life. Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, a short drive south of Tweed Heads, offers snorkelling tours to the marine sanctuary, too.

Mount Warning Tours, Tumbulgum, Tweed River

Kingscliff is blessed with great beaches and world-class surf breaks. Excellent cafés and restaurants are along Marine Parade and Bells Boulevard, such as the award-winning Fins Restaurant. A short drive inland is Tropical Fruit World, a popular attraction for lovers of orchards and fresh fruit.

Part of the Tweed region is in a caldera, a crater of a huge extinct volcano now carpeted with a vivid green tapestry of farms and rainforest. The Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre will give you insights into the region’s Aboriginal cultural heritage. You can savour fresh seasonal produce from the rich volcanic soils in cafes and restaurants and at Tweed Foodie Festival and Foodie Friday Food Trail.

Tropical Fruit World - Duranbah - The Tweed Area

Murwillumbah, 35 minutes’ drive inland from Tweed Heads, is home to the Tweed Regional Art Gallery. Both Murwillumbah and the nearby village of Uki are on the banks of the beautiful Tweed River and near Mount Warning in World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park.

Accommodation options in the Tweed region suit a range of budgets. Check out the events calendar for festivals such as the Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music. Gold Coast Airport is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Tweed Heads.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. School Holidays with Circus Rio

    Thursday 26 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Tweed Heads

    A new, never before seen, International spectacular is about to explode in Australia. Brought to you by the team that have produced shows in all corners of the globe from Europe and Japan to the USA and Russia. Circus Rio has landed in Au…

    26 Apr - 29 Apr
  2. Tyalgum Village Market

    Saturday 28 April 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 …

    28 Apr - 26 Jan
  3. Kingscliff Markets

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Saturday 23 June 2018 , 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. …

    28 Apr - 23 Jun
  4. The Lyrebird Trio

    Sunday 29 April 2018 , The Tweed Area

    The Lyrebird Trio is comprised of Australian musicians Glenn Christensen (violin), Simon Cobcroft (cello) and Angela Turner (piano), all distinguished graduates of the Queensland Conservatorium. The Trio was formed in 2013 and they regula…

    29 Apr
  5. Women Like Us

    Friday 04 May 2018 , Kingscliff

    Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls. They've had more than 50 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne …

    04 May
  6. Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop

    Saturday 05 May 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 an…

    05 May - 02 Feb