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Where to Eat, Drink & Stay in The Tweed

Blessed with natural beauty from the coast, to the river and the hinterland, The Tweed is the under-the-radar region in Northern New South Wales that is destined to be the next big thing. Here’s where to eat, drink, see and stay in The Tweed.

Pipit Restaurant
Everyone is flocking to dining destination Pipit, recently awarded the Good Food Guide 2020 Best Regional Restaurant of the year. Chef/Owner Ben Devlin is forging his own path turning out an inventive no hoofed animals menu, meaning the menu focuses on sustainably sourced seafood and local plant based produce to showcase in his acclaimed Pottsville restaurant.

Mavis’ Kitchen
This popular hinterland restaurant is housed within a grand Queenslander and surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and abundant kitchen garden. Keep an eye out for special events on the picturesque grounds including long table lunches, markets and pop up events throughout the year.

Taverna is located on the beachfront in Kingscliff, serving up modern Greek fare in a dreamy turquoise Taverna. The pretty beach shack is a hot spot for Instagrammers with bougainvillea creeping along the exterior creating an inviting coastal dining hot spot.

Cubby Bakehouse 
Cubby holds cult like status for its epic baked goods, baguettes and sweet treats all cooked on the premises, in small batches throughout the day to exacting French standards to guarantee quality and freshness. Located on the banks of the Tweed River at Chinderah, make a detour to the region’s best bakehouse.

Husk Distillers 
One of the most exciting new bars and tourism experiences to hit the north coast is Husk Distillers. Spend a leisurely afternoon sipping ink gin cocktails topped with seasonal garnishes, taste local grazing platters and tour the working distillery. It’s a must-do in The Tweed!

Paper Daisy 
Sip cocktails by the pool at beachside bar Paper Daisy, within the lust-have Halcyon House. Taste summer with an Paper Daisy Spritz and as one cocktail becomes two, settle in to one-hatted restaurant Paper Daisy to taste Executive Chef Jason Barratt’s contemporary fare.

See & Do
Beachside Picnics
Award-winning Blue Ginger Picnics can create a memorable occasion for your Tweed getaway be creating a picturesque picnic highlighting the best artisan cheeses, rustic bread and sweet treats the region has to offer. We love the focus on sustainability and attention to detail that Tania creates down to the ceramic plates and linen serviettes.

Arts & Culture
Do check out one of the best regional galleries in Australia at the Tweed Regional Gallery including the impressive Margaret Olley Art Centre which includes a recreation of Olley’s famous home studio, perfectly preserved and providing a glimpse into the life of one of our greatest artists.

Seaside Pampering
Enjoy next level relaxation and pampering at Halcyon Spa. The dedicated day spa continues Halycon House’s dreamy interiors by Anna Spiro into its tranquil oasis as you melt into a state of total relaxation.

Vintage foraging
Head to the charming hinterland village of Burringbar and spend a while browsing for antiques and foraging for vintage treasures at Heath’s Old Wares. With an impressive collection of eclectic treasures from industrial antiques, kitchenalia to movie set props, you’re bound to find something unique.

Taste the Tweed
Around the corner from Heath’s Old Wares you’ll find Tweed Valley Whey a handcrafted artisan farmhouse cheesery and café. The working dairy farm offers free cheese tastings and sells local accompaniments such as The Chilli Chick’s divine Treacle, Chilli & Onion Relish so you can create an epic cheese platter at home.


Wake surrounded by nature with views of the magnificent Wollumbin-Mt Warning at ecOasis Resort. Located just moments to Uki village, the 6 self-contained villas are nestled amongst the trees for accommodation that makes you slow your pace, breathe and become one with nature. Sit back and relax on the deck or explore the hinterland from your base at ecOasis.

For luxurious coastal holiday hangs, you can’t go past Halcyon House. The boutique hotel boasts direct access to Cabarita Beach and offers superior service by the dedicated team. With just 21 rooms and suites you’re amongst the fortunate few to languish by the pool, dine at Paper Daisy or be pampered in the day spa. You won’t want to leave.

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The writer was a guest of The Tweed.
Image credit: Cabarita Beach by Kara Rosenlund, IG @_sally_scott_ and @alluxia
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