On the far North Coast of NSW, Tweed Heads is a popular holiday spot for its beautiful Tweed River, white sandy beaches and sparkling ocean. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options, making the town a great base for exploring the wonderful Tweed region, including World Heritage rainforest.
Take a rainforest river cruise with Tweed Endeavour Cruises and feed birds of prey on an island. You can trap mud crabs with Tweed Endeavour or Catch a Crab, which includes a visit to an oyster farm. Or hire a houseboat from Boyds Bay Houseboat Holidays and enjoy the river at your own pace.
At Point Danger Lookout you can spot dolphins. Between May and November, majestic humpbacks migrate along the coast. For an underwater adventure, Cooly Dive offers diving and snorkelling tours to Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, a haven for green sea turtles, giant gropers and grey nurse sharks.
The ocean beaches offer some of the best surfing in Australia. Tweed Coast Pro surfing competition is held at Cabarita Beach, about 20 minutes’ drive south of the town centre. The recreational fishing is superb too, including deep-sea fishing charters and fishing tours in a kayak.
For insights into the region’s heritage, visit the Tweed Historic Site and the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which includes a souvenir shop. The Tweed region also has an enviable reputation for fresh seasonal produce and locally caught seafood. Some of Australia’s largest licensed clubs are here, such as the Tweed Heads Bowling Club, and offer dining and entertainment.