The Tweed Area

With more than 37km of gorgeous coastline and a subtropical climate, the Tweed Heads area is a wonderful destination with many natural attractions, including World Heritage rainforest. Plenty of accommodation choices are available, too.

The nearest airport is Gold Coast Airport, a short drive. You can also travel from Byron Bay, near Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. From Sydney, the drive along the gorgeous Legendary Pacific Coast touring route is best enjoyed over several days.

Tweed district, Northern Rivers
Mount Warning, Tweed area

About the Tweed region

Discover the quiet estuaries, charming villages and uncrowded beaches of the Tweed Heads area, a leisurely drive north of Byron Bay on the North Coast of NSW. You can also visit orchards and pick your own tropical fruit and catch mud crabs in a river.

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the beautiful Tweed River and view the tranquil waterways of the region. With a Catch a Crab tour, combine a river cruise with a search for mud crabs and yabbies.

Rich in history, visit the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about Tweed Heads’ fascinating past. Explore seaside villages in the area and indulge in the easy-going vibe and beautiful scenery of these beach communities.

The seaside town of Kingscliff serves up fresh seafood and offers fine sandy beaches. Kingscliff Beach is blessed with world-class surf breaks and a reef break on the southern edge. Diving is popular at the Cook Island Marine Sanctuary. You’ll find excellent cafés and restaurants along Marine Parade and Bells Boulevard.

Nearby, and inland, is the Tweed Valley, the crater of a huge extinct volcano now carpeted with a vivid green tapestry of farms and rainforest. In the luscious valley is Tropical Fruit World, a popular attraction for lovers of orchards and fresh fruit.

You’ll find plenty of things to do in the orchards including a rainforest riverboat cruise and charming walks. A short drive farther inland, on the banks of the Tweed River, is the World Heritage Rainforest Centre in Murwillumbah.

The centre documents the extensive wildlife and botanicals of the region’s national parks that are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Nearby is Mount Warning, a volcanic remnant. There is walking trail to the summit.

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