Tweed Heads

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.

Taste the Tweed Tour

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.

Surfers catching a morning wave at Cabarita Beach, Tweed Area

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.


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  1. Tyalgum Village Market

    Saturday 25 August 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 …

    25 Aug - 26 Jan
  2. Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop

    Saturday 01 September 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…

    01 Sep - 02 Feb
  3. Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro

    Event dates to be confirmed: January 2019 , The Tweed Area

    Promising professional surfers from all over the world can look forward to four new World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 events, when the NSW Pro Surf Series kicks off on the NSW coastline. Thanks to a successful partnersh…

    31 Jan - 03 Feb