The Ultimate Guide to Your Next Tweed Escape

More than just Tweed Heads, The Tweed in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales stretches from the border town of Tweed Heads in the north to Moobal in the south near Byron Bay. The Tweed is a stunning part of the North Coast blessed with beautiful beaches, picturesque river system and hinterland with Wollumbin/Mount Warning at its heart.

Here’s the lowdown on things to do in The Tweed to make the most of your next getaway.

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Things to Do in The Tweed

Top Beaches

With 40km of pristine beaches dotted with charming towns, The Tweed is the perfect spot for beach getaway. In fact, Cabarita Beach was named the #1 beach in Australia for 2020 by Tourism Australia’s beach expert Brad Farmer.

National Parks & Mount Warning

Known as Wollumbin or ‘cloud catcher’ by the Bundjalung people, it was named Mount Warning by Captain James Cook to warn mariners of the treacherous coastline between Fingal Head and Point Danger. The summit track is popular with hikers, however is a considered a sacred place to the Bundjalung people and visitors are asked to respect their wishes and choose not to climb the mountain.

Whale Watching

Every year humpback whales make their migration through warmer waters from June to November and grace us with their presence off the coast as they jump, splash and frolic in the ocean. You can view them from many land based vantage spots or you can get up close and personal with a whale watching cruise such as Coolangatta Whale Watch.

River Cruises & Crab Catching

The mighty Tweed River is a stunning expansive waterway inviting exploration and discovery. Join Mount Warning Tours for an informative river cruise or Catch-a-Crab or Tweed Eco Cruises for trapping of live crabs and other adventures.

Must See Sights

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

One of the most spectacular regional art galleries in Australia, Tweed Regional Gallery features a recreation of renowned artist Margaret Olley’s home studio. The interiors have been meticulously recreated with over 20,000 items collected from Olley’s home as subject matter for her extraordinary paintings. The gallery has an exciting calendar of events and touring exhibitions as well as onsite café with panoramic views of the hinterland.

Visit Husk Distillers

Family owned Husk Distillers is home to the world’s first colour changing gin, Ink Gin and makers of Australia’s only agricole rum from paddock to bottle in Tumbulgum. Tour of the distillery start with a gin and tonic on arrival before a behind the scenes tour where you’ll learn how they make their unique spirits.

Tropical Fruit World

The award-winning farm has grown and nurtured over 500 species of fruit from all over the world. Tour the farm that also includes a wildlife boat cruise to the fauna park where you’ll meet kangaroos, emus and farm animals. Visit Plantation Café for the best avo toast in town and browse the Plantation Markets for fresh local produce and natural products.

Where to Stay in The Tweed

Luxury Accommodation in The Tweed

The Tweed offers luxury accommodation from the beaches to the hinterland. The award-winning Halcyon House offers absolute beachfront 5 star luxury at Cabarita Beach with onsite dining at Paper Daisy and Halcyon Spa. If you prefer to surround yourself with nature, try La Rocher Eco Retreat featuring 4 luxurious villas with stunning views of Wollumbin/Mount Warning.

Self-contained Accommodation in The Tweed

If you plan to linger longer or you’re travelling with family and friends, then The Tweed self-contained accommodation is the way to go! Choose a holiday house with room to move and all the mod cons or a beachside apartment like Caba Break or hinterland favourite ecOasis.

Hotels in The Tweed

The Tweed has a range of holiday accommodation with most hotels located on the coast such as Santai Resort at Casuarina. The Balinese inspired resort offers studio, one and two bedroom apartments surrounding a lush pool and close to beaches and cafes. If you’re looking for Kingscliff accommodation, contact us directly for recommendations.

Top Foodie Experiences

If you’re looking for foodie experiences you can’t go past award-winning Pipit Restaurant, recently voted the best regional restaurant in Australia. The Tweed has its fair share of excellent bakeries, with Cubby Bakehouse a popular choice for locals and visitors. Check out our Hinterland eat-inerary to The Tweed for a choice of eats in hinterland villages or our ultimate guide where to eat, drink and stay in The Tweed.

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