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Tweed Heads

Travel Guide
Tweed Heads showing a sandy beach

With family-friendly beaches, surf swells, riverside greenery, fascinating Aboriginal heritage and an exciting nightlife, this coastal town is the ideal beach getaway.

Tweed Heads is a popular beach holiday destination known for its pristine beaches, surf breaks, pleasant climate and fantastic leisure activities. Explore Tweed Heads’ collection of golden sandy beaches and estuarine foreshores to find countless spots for fun in the sun. Experience the town’s lively nightlife, explore the surrounding national parks and discover the cultural heritage of the local Aboriginal people.

Get into holiday mode with a lazy day in the sun at Tweed Heads’ magnificent beaches. Many of the area’s best swimming spots are patrolled by lifeguards. Shallow estuaries and lagoons provide additional family-friendly swimming opportunities. Rent a surfboard or join a surf school and check out the rolling swells along the Tweed Heads coast. Kayak or stand-up paddleboard around Terranora Creek and snorkel around the headland. Deep-sea fishing and beach fishing are popular. Charter tours operate regularly from the Tweed Heads wharf.

Escape busier town beaches and check out Letitia Spit and Dreamtime Beach, where you can lay out a towel and take in far-north New South Wales’ seemingly endless sunshine. Watch for dolphins at nearby Point Danger Lookout or spot whales between June and November. For an invigorating coastal walk, try the trail climbing the headland to Fingal Head Lighthouse.

Make a trip to the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which has a museum, gallery and riverside walking track through beautiful eucalypt woodlands and Tweed River mangroves. Fourteen different national parks around Tweed Heads, including the majestic volcano-formed mountain ranges near Mount Warning, offer fantastic hiking opportunities through ancient rainforests and native bushland.

Tweed Heads is located on the north-easternmost tip of New South Wales. It is part of the Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route. Queensland’s Gold Coast Airport is the nearest airport to the town. Southern Queensland, including Tweed Heads’ neighbour Coolangatta, is in easy reach. With the exciting nightlife that Tweed Heads and Coolangatta offer, you might want to jump the border to the Queensland time zone on New Year’s Eve and celebrate midnight twice.

Where to stay in Tweed Heads

Mantra on Salt Beach
Mantra on Salt Beach
4.5 out of 5
Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is ¥9,312 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Nestled on the beach, this Kingscliff resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of South Kingscliff Beach and Casuarina Beach. Kingscliff Beach and Cudgen Nature Reserve ...
4.2/5Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Friendly staff. Beautiful resort and grounds. Very peaceful and relaxing. Very close to beach and restaurants. Only negatives are that the room was quite small (but still ok), but can’t say I was a fan of the louvred on the bathroom window. Even closed they don’t block out the light, so when one ..."

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Mantra on Salt Beach
Mantra Twin Towns
Mantra Twin Towns
4 out of 5
Corner of Griffith St & Wharf St, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is ¥10,632 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
This family-friendly Gold Coast hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Twin Towns Services Club and Coolangatta Beach. Kirra Beach and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (944 reviews)
"Is nice . Close to beach"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Mantra Twin Towns
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Bells Boulevard, Salt Village, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is ¥11,585 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Kingscliff, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of South Kingscliff Beach and Casuarina Beach. Kingscliff Beach and Cudgen Nature Reserve are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (969 reviews)
"the staff were very accommodating, the facilities were amazing. Suitable for families or couples very versatile. Will be going back soon!!"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
4.5 out of 5
9 Dianella Drive, Casuarina, NSW
The price is ¥16,051 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Casuarina, this luxury aparthotel is 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from Kingscliff War Memorial and within 12 mi (20 km) of Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. The ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (529 reviews)
"Amazing resort! Really gave the feel that you could be in Bali. Pool and spa area was so nice to relax in, room size was huge, Thai restaurant on site has great food."

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
4 out of 5
78-80 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is ¥21,924 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Kingscliff, this beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kingscliff Beach and Kingscliff War Memorial. South Kingscliff Beach and Casuarina ...
4/5Very Good! (425 reviews)
"Not bad, bit steep on the parking charge though"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
28 Moss Street, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is ¥27,424 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Kingscliff, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kingscliff Beach and South Kingscliff Beach. Kingscliff War Memorial and Casuarina ...
4.3/5Excellent! (175 reviews)
"Lovely location, unit was very good for what I wanted"

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2021

Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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