Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads is a vibrant seaside holiday destination by the beautiful Tweed River estuary. You’ll discover fun outdoor activities, including riverboat cruises, whale watching, kayaking, deep-sea fishing and surfing. There are lovely ocean beaches and you’ll relish the delicious places to eat.

Nicknamed the Twin City because of neighbouring Coolangatta, Tweed Heads is on the far NSW North Coast. The Gold Coast Airport is nearby and the drive from Brisbane is 80 minutes and Byron Bay 50 minutes. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park is 45 minutes away.

Surfers catching a morning wave at Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads

You’ll find plenty of accommodation options, making the town a great base for exploring The Tweed region. Mount Warning is an ancient volcanic plug Aboriginal people know as the sacred mountain Wollumbin. The magma chamber of the extinct Tweed Volcano last erupted 20 million years ago.

For insights into the indigenous cultural heritage, visit the Tweed Heads Historic Site and the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where the wheelchair-accessible Walk on Water waking track meanders to a ceremonial Bora Ring. There are Aboriginal guides, a museum and a souvenir shop

Take a rainforest river cruise with Tweed Eco Cruises into the green caldera of the eroded shield volcano, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest. For a tasty cruise, trap mud crabs and then cook them aboard the boat with Tweed Eco Cruises or Catch a Crab, which includes a visit to an oyster farm.

 Waves rolling onto beautiful Cabarita Beach, near Tweed Heads

How about captaining a riverboat? Then hire a houseboat from Berger Houseboat Holidays or Boyds Bay Houseboat Holidays and explore the tranquil waterway at your own pace with your family or friends. You can spot dolphins frolicking in the river and enjoy kayaking, fishing and barbecues.

Point Danger Lookout is a vantage point for spotting migrating whales. A stroll away is Duranbah Beach, a popular surfing spot. For an underwater adventure, scuba diving and snorkelling tours will take you to Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, a haven for sea turtles, giant gropers and grey nurse sharks

The Tweed also has an enviable reputation for fresh produce and locally caught seafood. Some of Australia’s largest licensed clubs are in Tweed Heads, such as the Tweed Heads Bowls Club and Club Banora, and offer dining and entertainment. Golfers will be thrilled, too, with the 18-hole courses.


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  1. Tyalgum Village Market

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Saturday 28 December 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…

    27 Apr - 28 Dec
  2. Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop

    Saturday 04 May 2019 to Saturday 02 November 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…

    04 May - 02 Nov
  3. Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music

    Friday 06 September 2019 to Sunday 08 September 2019 , The Tweed Area

    The Festival began in 1991 when concert violinists Carmel Kaine and John Willison fell under the acoustic spell of the Tyalgum Literary Institute. Since then numerous artists have ranked the 1908 hall alongside some of the best acoustic…

    06 Sep - 08 Sep