- A fertile coastal valley in the remnants of an ancient volcano
- Home to the southern hemisphere’s biggest eroded crater
- Ten hours’ drive north of Sydney. Fly from Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne or Adelaide to the Gold Coast Airport. The Tweed is just 15 minutes’ drive south.
Why go there
With more than 37 km of unspoilt coastline and a subtropical climate, The Tweed is a haven for holiday-makers. Discover its quiet estuaries, charming villages and deserted beaches, or explore the Tweed River and Mount Warning National Park.
The seaside towns of Kingscliff and Cabarita rank among The Tweed’s best kept secrets, offering a relaxed vibe and stunning scenery. Accommodation in the area ranges from five-star resorts with spa facilities to self-contained B&Bs with ocean views.
Things to do
- Feast on ocean-fresh seafood at the Tweed River mouth.
- Dive with turtles at Cook Island Marine Reserve.
- Follow the Mt Warning view circuit road, part of the dramatic Rainforest Way drive from Tweed Heads.
- Indulge in retail therapy at Kingscliff and Cabarita.
- Kayak or canoe along scenic Cudgen Creek.
- Cooly Rocks On at Tweed Heads, in June.
- Tweed Valley Banana Festival and Harvest Week in August.