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contents welcome

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the region

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the coast

beaches & waterways

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tweed heads & coolangatta

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fingal & chinderah

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kingscliff

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salt & casuarina beach

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cabarita beach

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hastings point

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pottsville

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the river

murwillumbah 22

tumbulgum

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the valley

morning on the tweed, tumbulgum by Trevor Worden

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the villages

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carool

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tyalgum

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nature 32 national parks

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things to do

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the arts

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dining

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accommodation & services directory

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weddings & conferences

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driving trails

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getting here

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regional map

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getting around

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members directory

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beach safety

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welcome

The natural wonders of the Tweed have been recognised by Tourism Australia as one of the National Landscapes - Australia’s Green Cauldron. With lush World Heritage rainforests and breath-taking mountain ranges just a short drive through from uncrowded beaches and world-famous surf breaks, the Tweed is truly a natural paradise. Take the road less travelled from the bustling hub of Tweed Heads and discover peaceful seaside towns and tranquil waterways among the cane fields. Explore quirky rural village communities and a vibrant culture of music, art, creativity and spirituality. They say the people make the place and that is definitely true of

From the lush mountain rainforests of the ancient volcano through picturesque villages to the pristine beaches and laid-back resorts of our magnificent coast, the Tweed offers visitors an endless variety of holiday fun.

the Tweed. It’s a lifestyle choice that brings people here. The colourful characters that call the Tweed home will welcome you into their community and invite you to share in their celebrations, festivals and concerts; to admire their handiwork at artist studios and galleries and be happy to chat with you at roadside stalls and farmers’ markets. Enjoy their hospitality at cosy rainforest retreats, friendly B&Bs and luxury oceanfront resorts throughout the Tweed. It’s all about the people … and it’s all about you.

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The Tweed really does have something for everyone, from the cool mountain rainforests of the hinterland through its broad and winding water ways to the vast and unspoiled beaches along the coast. Tweed Coast Stretching from Tweed Heads in the north to the tranquil beauty of Wooyung Beach in the south, the Tweed Coast has everything including quiet seaside villages and luxurious beachfront resorts.

Tweed Valley The valleys of the Tweed were sculpted from the ancient shield volcano by the Tweed and Oxley Rivers. They are home to an eclectic mix of characters. Escapees from the urban rat race now share these rolling green hills with the indigenous custodians of the region, descendants of the early European settlers, generations of farmers and a varied palette of artists. It’s a fascinating melting-pot of peoples, cultures and philosophies. You can dine with the Hare Krishna community at a Sunday banquet, be inspired by spiritual workshops at a handbuilt Renaissance-style castle; shop for farm fresh organic produce at a road-side stall or hunt for antique treasures

There are safe, patrolled swimming beaches and holiday

and regional crafts in a riverside village.

parks, hotels and apartments that offer budget or first

The natural wonders of the region provide visitors with

class holiday accommodation. Vibrant shopping precincts feature boutiques and department stores and scores of sun-drenched cafes and restaurants.

endless opportunities for adventure, with rainforest bushwalks, fishing in the rivers and streams, boating, camping, horseriding, cycling and more.

Kingscliff is the heart of the Tweed Coast and a popular dining destination with restaurants and cafes lining the beachfront esplanade. It’s all within easy access of Salt Village and Casuarina Beach where you can enjoy the pampering of luxury oceanfront resorts. For a more low-key approach, there are beachside cottages, holiday parks and motels at Fingal Head, Hastings Point, Cabarita Beach, Pottsville and Wooyung, while the coastal hills offers cosy B&Bs and retreats.

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the beaches & waterways With some of the world’s best surf breaks... unspoiled beaches and sheltered, pandanus-fringed coves.... the Tweed has been a paradise for surfers, sunseekers and fisherfolk for countless generations.

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The Tweed Coast has 37 kilometres of unspoilt beaches and

Snorkelling & Scuba Diving

sparkling waterways that offer safe swimming (and great

Cook Island, 600m offshore from Fingal Head, is the

fishing) in crystal clear water.

permanent home for a colony of green and loggerhead turtles,

There are vast expanses of soft white sand and sheltered bays

and a stunning variety of tropical and sub-tropical marine fish.

where you can lose yourself – and your cares – in the gentle

You can book a snorkelling or diving tour at locations on the

wash of the waves (but remember to swim between the flags at patrolled beaches!)

Tweed River and at Kingscliff or at the Tweed or Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centres. Day trips and overnight adventures

It’s an ideal beach holiday destination that’s perfect for lazy days

to Lady Elliot Island, at the southern end of the Barrier Reef are

under the sun, unforgettable family holidays or exhilarating

also available.

aquatic adventures. Try snorkelling, diving, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, surfing, kite surfing and whale watching (Jun to Nov)... and more. Some beaches have off-leash dog areas while others are in National Parks where, to protect our precious and abundant bird and wildlife, no animals are allowed. Lifeguards patrol some beaches 7 days per week during the spring, summer and Easter school holidays and at select beaches on weekends outside of holiday periods. visitthetweed.com.au

Whale Watching The Tweed is one of the best places on the coast to witness the annual migration of the humpbacks. From June to November around 14,000 whales pass close to the coastline while migrating from the Antarctic to warmer subtropical waters. Whale watching cruises get up close and personal, or you can spot a whale from one of the headlands or beaches along the Tweed Coast including Fingal, Cabarita and Hastings Points.

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Deep Sea Fishing The Tweed Coast has some of the best game fishing grounds along the eastern seaboard, with targeted species including marlin, dolphin fish, yellow-fin tuna, mackerel, wahoo and sharks and a huge variety of reef fish. Charters operate from the Tweed Marina. Stand Up Paddle Boarding Boards are available to hire and there are lessons for beginners in still waterways. For a truly unique experience, the team from Watersports Guru now offer SUP yoga classes. Surfing The Tweed Coast has great surfing beaches and point breaks. Surf schools operate at safe, patrolled beaches. More advanced surfers can carve up the waves at legendary point breaks like Duranbah Beach and Snapper Rocks. Kite Surfing This is one of the most exhilarating and fastest growing water sports in Australia. Sign up for a lesson while you are here.

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the beaches tweed heads & coolangatta

The ‘twin towns’ that straddle the New South Wales/Queensland border are the hub of the region’s shopping, dining and nightlife.

Sitting side-by-side on the QLD/NSW border, Tweed Heads and Coolangatta offer resort style accommodation, shopping and entertainment on a bright and breezy beachfront restaurant strip. At the southern end of Queensland’s Gold Coast, the Twin Towns offer all the attractions of Australia’s number one holiday destination as well as more affordable accommodation, less crowded beaches and a more relaxed laid-back ambiance. White sandy beaches stretch from Kirra to Duranbah, with the Gold Coast’s only north-facing beaches Coolangatta and Greenmount.

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The heart of the Tweed’s entertainment and nightlife is here,

There are major shopping centres with all your favourite

with live music every night, international stars on stage and

retail chains and along Griffith and Wharf Streets are smaller

plenty of dancing and fun.

boutiques, gift shops and homeware stores.

Bay and Stuart Streets in Tweed Heads have a burgeoning

Coffee lovers will appreciate the emerging café culture in

café scene that is a must for coffee, eats and treats.

Stuart and Bay Streets, where talented baristas compete for

In June, Cooly Rocks On rock ‘n’ roll festival fills the streets

you attention.

with music, classic cars, dancing and markets.

Accommodation ranges from hotels and apartments to

On the River you can charter a boat, catch mud crabs and

backpacker hostels and everything in between.

yabbies or hire a pontoon and explore the waterways.

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Tabatinga Tweed Heads No 1 Family Fun Centre.

Choose from a range of international cuisine, seafood and desserts at Star Buffet.

State of art health club, Revolution Health and Fitness.

Settle into the Lakeview Bar, TAB and Sports Bar at seagulls, a courtesy bus is also available.

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the beaches fingal & chinderah Fingal Head This charming Tweed village was named after Fingal, the mythical Celtic giant who reportedly built the famous Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.

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Chinderah On the banks of the Tweed River’s wide lower reaches, Chinderah is one of the Tweed’s hidden treasures. It has expansive views at every turn and is a perfect hideaway for a little peace, relaxation, fishing, picnics in the riverside park

Discover the Tweed’s own Giant’s Causeway and quintessential riverside fishing villages.

or a quiet ale at the riverside pub. There’s a boat ramp and some of the Tweed’s best fishing spots along the foreshore and the fish are abundant. You can also savour some of the freshest local seafood you will ever find at Tweed River Seafood. For history buffs, two historic cemeteries nearby contain the graves of pioneering families and the South Sea Islanders who helped establish the Tweed’s sugarcane industry. You can also visit Chinderah Bay Antiques and Museum of the Sea or pop down the road for a round of golf at the fondly dubbed “The Royal Chinderah Golf Course.” At the historic riverside hotel, the Chinderah Tavern, it is very easy to relax on the riverside deck and watch the sunset over the water while the kids enjoy the secure, covered playground.

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the beaches kingscliff

Unlike many traditional seaside communities, Kingscliff has evolved into a vibrant beach holiday destination without losing its wonderful local identity.

Along the Kingscliff’s eat street esplanade, you can take a culinary world tour as you choose from award-winning cafes and restaurants offering a taste of Japan, Thailand, Spain, Italy, Mexico, India, Nepal and Tibet. Australia’s favourites are also well represented with great seafood, health food, salads and nutricious breakfasts. Dotted between the sidewalk cafés and restaurants are boutiques and gift shops that make this one of the Tweed’s favourite shopping destinations. Newly opened, Rowan Robinson Park links the café precinct to the the Park and beach and features revamped facilities and a Community Hall. The Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Cudgen Headland SLSC and the Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club offer plenty of entertainment options each week. The local Cinemax Cinema is an intimate movie theatre that features a regular program of mainstream and arthouse movies with food and beverages served during screenings. Hire a bike from Kingscliff Cycle Centre and explore the cycleway that runs north to Tweed Heads and south to Pottsville Beach. Paddle a kayak or canoe along the Cudgen Creek wetlands and see the abundant birdlife. If you’re up for some exercise you can paddle to Cudgen Lake at Cabarita Beach. Try stand up paddle boarding in the calm creek waters or learn to surf the ocean waves. From Kingscliff you can arrange snorkelling and scuba trips to Cook Island and visit the green and loggerhead turtles.

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You can book a whale watching tour during June-

Call in to the Kingscliff Visitor Information Centre on

November. With safe swimming available along the vast

Marine Parade to chat to the friendly local volunteers.

stretches of uncrowded beaches or in the crystal clear

They can help you with maps and things to see and do

creek waters, Kingscliff is the perfect place to base yourself

during your visit.

for day trips around the region.

Kingscliff accommodation has something to suit every

The beauty of the Tweed hinterland and Wollumbin Mt

style and budget, from beachfront caravan and camping to

Warning, and the buzz of Byron Bay and Surfers Paradise

luxury resorts and apartments. For help with booking and

are all less than 40mins drive away and the famous Gold

planning your holiday, contact the Tweed Heads Visitor

Coast theme parks are an easy day trip.

Information Centre 1800 674 414.

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the beaches salt & casuarina The Tweed Coast has seen a 15 year evolution, just south of Kingscliff, the townships of Salt Village and Casuarina are part of the new Tweed Coast developments that have emerged since the mid-2000s.

Stretching over 6kms of beachfront, Salt Village and Casuarina’s streets are lined with contemporary homes that have famously redefined beach architecture. The community comprises young families wanting an active, healthy, outdoor lifestyle or empty nesters enjoying a year-round resort lifestyle. On weekends you can mingle with the locals in Salt Central Park and at cafés in Salt Village and Casuarina, and enjoy the laid-back, friendly community atmosphere. Salt Village’s eclectic mix of bars and dining venues includes some highly awarded restaurants and celebrated chefs. Steven Snow’s seafood restaurant, Fins, has won 22 consecutive Sydney Morning Herald Chefs Hats and, like Seasons Restaurant at Peppers Resort, proudly serves fresh produce sourced from local farms. Sea Salt Ristorante Pizzeria serves the best regional pizza, Bellini Restaurant is owned by one of Sydney’s leading restaurateurs; and Mahsuri Thai consistently receives rave reviews. For more casual dining, the Salt Bar is a favourite with families, Salt Village Fish and Chips offer fantastic takeaway, Saltbean Espresso is the local’s pick for coffee. Ice-cream from Piccolo Gelateria is an absolute winner on a hot summer day or a sweet treat after dinner.

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A little further down the road, the dining delights continue

Cool, contemporary luxury resorts are the specialty at Salt

at the Santai Retreat Casuarina, where you can enjoy

Village and Casuarina. You’ll be spoiled for choice and

Asian inspired cuisine at the Spice Den. In the centre of

service at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Peppers BalĂŠ, Mantra

Casuarina, Osteria serves beautiful fresh food in a relaxed

on Salt Beach Resort, Santai Retreat Casuarina, Casuarina

beachside atmosphere.

and Cotton Beach Resort.

The Coles Casuarina Retail Centre is the retail and

Self-contained holiday homes are also very popular. Drop

commercial heart of the community, with specialty stores

in to the Kingscliff Visitor Centre on Marine Parade,

and more food outlets.

Kingscliff or call 02 6674 8064 for more information.

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the beaches cabarita beach Almost completely encircled by a nature reserve, lake and beautiful beaches, Cabarita Beach is a pocket of paradise on the Tweed Coast.

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Halcyon House Cabarita Beach – Destination NSW

The original name for this charming seaside village is

Relax on the bench and soak up the sunshine, scan the

Bogangar - the Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of many

ocean for whales, check out the birdlife and watch the

pippies’ – a reference to the ancient ceremonial shell

surfers in action. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, it’s

middens in the area. The village is commonly referred to as

always delightful.

‘Caba’ by today’s locals.

The surrounding park has play equipment for the kids,

The beaches here feature some legendary surf breaks and

barbeques, picnic areas under shady trees and those

great family beaches, perfect for boogie boarding and

incredible, uninterrupted views of the ocean.

hours of rock-pool exploration.

Around the village, Cudgen Nature preserves remnants

Throughout the year, Caba hosts surfing carnivals and

of coastal rainforest, wallum heath, woodlands, fernlands

events such as the annual Greenback Tailor Fishing

and mangroves. Some endangered wildlife species make

Competition which attracts hundreds of avid anglers.

their home here including glossy black cockatoos, oyster

In recent years, beachfront apartments have upped the

catchers and ospreys.

ante for holidaymakers who enjoy resort style amenity with

In the heart of this wilderness, Cudgen Lake offers

all of the comforts of home. The Beach Resort is beautifully

endless opportunities for birdwatching, short bushwalks,

appointed and offers amazing views of the ocean from

photography, nature study, kayaking and picnicking.

2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as the penthouse

The team from Watersports Guru offer stand up paddle

suites. Halcyon House is a boutique hotel that offers guests Mediterranean luxury on the beachfront with 6 room types and fabulous dining .

boarding (SUP) at Cabarita Lake. Join them for a full day adventure tour – with a stop at Cabarita – by kayak or SUP. If you’re feeling energetic you can paddle a kayak from

In the centre of the beachside village is a full-service

Cabarita Lake to Kingscliff (9km).

supermarket and a selection of cafes, surf shops and

Watersports Guru can kit you out with kayaks and

retail stores. On the beachfront is Cabarita Beach Hotel , a modern bistro & bar and opposite the Hotel is the local Surf Club and the Pandanus Café.

transport you to the shores of Cabarita Lake. Cruise the quiet waters of the Lake and wind your way along the creek to Kingscliff.

Norries Headland is the jewel of the village. A 400m boardwalk takes you to the top of the Headland.

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the beaches hastings point

As the place where Cudgera Creek winds around to meet the Pacific Ocean, Hastings Point is almost entirely surrounded by water. As such, holiday activities revolve around the estuary and ocean.

From the sandy beaches of the creek bank, children can swim safely in the calm clear water. Anglers can choose beach or river fishing. Mangrove wetlands deliver rewards to the crab pots. Find the team from Caldera Kayak Experience on the banks of the creek and hire a kayak or stand up paddle board. On low tide you can wander along the shore and explore the tidal rock pools. Grab some fish and chips from the local takeaway store and relax in the park by the creek. From the top of the headland at Hastings Point you can watch the whales during June-November, glimpse the lighthouse at Byron Bay and see amazing views along the Tweed Coast. In the park there is plenty of shade, electric barbeques and picnic tables, as well as playground equipment for the little ones. Add to all of this the bike paths and walkways that stretch for kilometres in all directions, and you have all the ingredients for the ultimate family/beach/fishing/nature-based holiday. There is also an aquatic adventure lagoon, outdoor playground and a marine environment centre with an incredible array of fascinating exhibits. Ripples CafĂŠ, located poolside at the North Star, is the perfect place to unwind after a big day. Choose from a great selection of wine and beer, fresh local seafood and an ever changing array of culinary delights. Ripples is open to the public and resort guests 7 days a week.

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the beaches pottsville

Pottsville is a picture-postcard vision of the quintessential

In the centre of town you’ll find a local supermarket,

seaside holiday destination. Caravans and tents line the

hairdresser, bakery and retail stores. In recent years a

banks of the creek where children splash around in the

number of new dining outlets have emerged. The Izakaya

clear, calm waters while anglers cast a line in from the

Japanese is great for a quick bite, Miss Amigos Mexican

nearby banks. It’s an easy stroll to the beach, shops and

is a popular restaurant for families and Pottsville Pantry,

some great cafes and restaurants. The Pottsville Beach

Pottsville Bakehouse and Tong’s Thai offer some fresh and

Sports Club is the hub of community life and a picturesque

enticing cuisine in a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere.

nine-hole golf club is just a short drive away on the outskirts of town. Another favourite Pottsville place is Mooball Creek where you can kayak or canoe upstream for miles, eventually emerging from the tree cover to be greeted with a stunning view of Wollumbin Mt Warning. In terms of accommodation, Tweed Coast Holiday Parks have the best spots by the banks of Cudgera Creek on the north side of town and fronting onto Mooball Creek at Pottsville South. Visit Pottsville on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month for the popular Beach Markets where you can purchase farm fresh produce, plants, homemade treats, art, craft, clothing jewellery and more. It’s fun for all ages with live music and amusements for the kids. Check out the local markets from 7.30am, grab some lunch at one of the local cafes then have a swim at the creek or enjoy a stroll along the beach.

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the river murwillumbah TRAC Murwillumbah has everything you need for a fun-filled family day out, including a giant waterslide, diving boards, a shaded children’s play pool and a picnic area. Learn to swim, junior swim squads and aquatic programs operate all year. Address: Web: Phone: Open:

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On the banks of the Tweed River, Murwillumbah is the creative and cultural hub of the Tweed Valley.

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Murwillumbah, the cultural heart of the Tweed, is a vintage country town dotted with art deco shopfronts, where historic federation style buildings house cafés, restaurants, boutiques, homeware stores and gift shops, while a modern shopping centre has a supermarket and chain stores. The best way to explore is on foot. Paved walkways stretch along the Tweed River and you can pick up a brochure for a self-guided heritage walk at the Information Centre. The Information Centre was moved to the historic Murwillumbah Railway Station, on Tweed Valley Way, after the 2017 floods. Drop in and check out the local produce and gifts. Learn about the formation of the Caldera with interactive videos and information. Discover the history of the Railway Station and let our friendly staff and volunteers help you plan your day trip. Cross the bridge into town and visit the Green Cauldron Panorama – a 20m wide painting that depicts the view from the summit of Wollumbin Mt Warning. A short walk down the street takes you to M-Arts Precinct on the corner of Proudfoots Lane and Brisbane Street that showcases the works of artists around the region. visitthetweed.com.au

The art trail continues to the jewel in the cultural crown, the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre where the permanent collection and touring exhibitions vie for attention with the views. The Murwillumbah Art Trail is a week-long event in May that showcases more than 60 established and emerging artists. Visitors are invited to follow the trail through galleries, artists’ studios, pop up galleries and public art. History buffs will enjoy the Tweed Regional Museum. Displays showcase the settlement, industry and agriculture that have shaped the Valley. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am4pm and the 1st Saturday of each month 10am-4pm. The Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre has indoor and outdoor pools, teaching and hydrotherapy pools, kids play pools, diving boards and an amazing giant hill water slide. The dining choices in Murwillumbah are wide and diverse, ranging from quaint country cafés to vegetarian fare, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese and more. Murwillumbah is the gateway to Wollumbin Mt Warning and the National Parks and, with plenty of accommodation to choose from, is a great base from which to explore the astounding natural wonders of the Tweed hinterland.

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the river tumbulgum A classic country pub, friendly locals and an absolutely exquisite riverfront location make a visit to Tumbulgum an absolute must.

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The village of Tumbulgum – one of the first European

The food is excellent - as are the sunsets over the river and

settlements in northern NSW – was established around

the Wollumbin Mt Warning skyline.

1840. The name Tumbulgum means meeting of the waters

Tumbulgum makes for a lovely stop on any day-trip

as the village is at the junction of the Tweed and Rous Rivers.

through the Tweed. It’s a perfect spot to relax by the river bank and throw in a fishing line. If you’d like to explore a

The Tweed’s first public school was built here, along with a

little further you can hire kayaks or stand up paddleboards,

bank and a post and telegraph office. Shops and services

join a guided tour or a beautiful sunset rainforest cruise.

sprang up to cater to the timber trade and cedar cutters.

You can cruise upstream from Tweed Heads to Tumbulgum

In Tumbulgum today, visitors can enjoy the positive

on a Tweed Endeavour Cruise. The ‘River and Rainforest

energy of this small but resilient community, take in the

Cruise’ includes an informative commentary on the history,

picturesque setting, admire the historic buildings and a

flora and fauna of the Tweed Valley and fantastic views of

range of art galleries, gift shops and cafés.

Wollumbin Mt Warning along the way.

There are riverside picnic facilities as well as a public wharf

Mount Warning Tours offer river cruises departing from the

and boat ramp.

Tumbulgum wharf. They provide refreshments and a great

One of the popular reminders of the past is the historic

local commentary.

Tumbulgum Tavern. Established in 1887, it was the region’s

At the north-eastern entrance to Tumbulgum, on the

first unlicensed pub otherwise known as a ‘grog shanty’.

corner of Tweed Valley Way and Riverside Drive, you will

More than 120 years later, the old pub is still going strong.

often find local producers selling their products. It’s a great place to pull-over and pick up fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers.

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relax - unwind - indulge

Seclusion, privacy and an exquisite natural backdrop make Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat the ideal setting for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. The Retreat’s thirteen luxurious private cabins, bungalows and lodges are hidden amongst the trees, capturing the tranquility of the rainforest.

Guests can self-cater, cook a barbecue on their balcony or enjoy our fine cuisine by candlelight in the privacy of their bungalow.

All accommodation features a king-sized bed, fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV/ DVD, stereo and a sumptuous double spa bath or luxurious solid marble bath overlooking the rainforest.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is in the Tweed Valley, nestled at the base of the World Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park on the on the New South Wales / Queensland.

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Take a picnic pack and stroll along a secluded track through our 250 acre rainforest, swim in crystal rock pools - or just relax in a hammock over the mountain stream.

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the valley the villages

Crystal Creek

Burringbar

Crystal Creek is a small community at the foot of the

Burringbar has a general store and roadside fruit stalls.

Caldera Range.

It’s also home to the award-winning Tweed Valley Whey

Unique accommodation can be found at Crystal Creek

Farmhouse Cheeses, the Burringbar Rainforest Nursery and

Rainforest Retreat - a luxurious rainforest escape tucked away at the base of Springbrook Mountain.

Heath’s Old Wares and Collectables. Mooball

Chillingham

Mooball locals have taken their town’s name literally

Chillingham is home to the Tweed’s bush tucker man, Buck

and painted black and white cow patches on just about

Buchanan. In the orchards behind his rustic roadside stall,

everything!

Buck grows a variety of local and exotic citrus fruits and he

Mooball’s historic Victory Hotel managed to escape the

happily takes visitors on a tour of his Bush Tucker Garden.

painters and retains its classic 1930s country pub charm.

The Chillingham Store is a popular stop for road trippers;

The Moo Moo Roadhouse is hard to miss as you drive into

famed for serving good ‘ol Aussie tucker.

town on the Tweed Valley Way.

Uki

Crabbes Creek

The shops in Uki are housed in historical buildings, many of

Crabbes Creek is a very quiet rural village where you can

which date back to the town’s early days as a thriving dairy and timber centre. Today, the village is home to a range of

enjoy rambling gardens, birdlife, picnic and barbecue area. The licensed General Store, opened in 1890, evokes

galleries, art studios, shops, cafés and a bakery.

memories of a bygone era. The old Community Hall was

Stokers Siding

social hub for the village.

the first Macedonian Church in Australia and remains a

This tiny village was put on the map when potters Bob Connery and Laine Langridge set up ‘Stokers Siding Pottery’ in 1978. The General Store & Post Office with a verandah tea room is situated in the old railway station. Many local events centre around the 100 year old historic community hall.

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Tweed’s Dining Destination

Set on a small 10 acre farm in Carool’s picturesque countryside sits Potager – A Kitchen Garden, a culinary destination popular with locals and visitors from afar. While guests may come to taste sumptuous cuisine, they are spoiled with a panorama across a flourishing Northern NSW valley from inside a contemporary interior fit out in the stylish décor of local craftspeople. As much as possible is grown on the farm and sourced from the surrounding region to dish up to delighted diners, with an aim to serve organic produce, locally caught fish and grass-fed meat.

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the valley carool High in the hills overlooking Tweed Heads and Coolangatta, Carool Road takes you to a very different world where the cooler climate supports a coffee plantation and vineyard.

As your scenic drive climbs the foothills of the McPherson

Carool is also the home of Wirui Estate coffee farm.

Ranges, you are rewarded with spectacular views of the

The estate has 4000 coffee trees and produces 2 tonnes

coast and valleys framed by lush vegetation.

of green coffee a year. Wirui Estate’s award-winning

There are two scenic options to get to Carool from

coffee is available from outlets in the Shire and the weekly

Murwillumbah. You can experience a beautiful country

Murwillumbah Farmers’ Market.

drive through subtropical rainforest via Urliup Road (2km

Potagers Kitchen Garden at Carool is a ten acre farm and

unsealed) or take Hogans Road. Both routes offer stunning views, but they are windy and care should be taken. If you are coming from Tweed Heads, the scenic drive through Bilambil is recommended. The Carool area was once a soldier settlement and, for many years, bananas were the main crop. These days,

Restaurant that creates extraordinary gourmet cuisine. Where possible, Potager’s food is grown on the farm or sourced from local producers. The interior fit-out also features the work of local craftsmen.

you can sample the latest wine vintages at ILNAM Estate - a delightful family owned winery and a unique tourist attraction. It’s the only winery in the Tweed and the most easterly in Australia. It, too, has amazing ocean and hinterland views.

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the valley tyalgum Set against a dramatic backdrop formed by the towering western wall of the Wollumbin Mt Warning Caldera, the historic village of Tyalgum oozes country charm.

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The villages’ quaint old buildings that have been lovingly restored and transformed into cottage cafes, art galleries, gift stores, a bookshop, silversmith studio, an eco store, and a country furniture store. What was once a remote timber town is now one of the Valley’s most popular day-trip

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the early 1990s, two classical violinists, travelling through the region, noted the Hall’s incredible acoustics and invited some of their colleagues to join them and perform.

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2018. The initial gathering of musicians became what is now a thriving and diverse three day Music Festival, held in September. Over the years, this series of concerts, has attracted some of the world’s finest musicians, and is now one of the premier classical music events in the country. The Hall also hosts seasonal musical and dance spectaculars presented by Hearts Aflame Productions, featuring some of the country’s finest performance artists. In 2016, an exciting new Festival was launched in Tyalgum. The O’Heart Festival is a three day, conscious living indie folk festival, now held annually throughout the village on the last weekend in August. This festival is deeply rooted in environmental awareness, alternative energy technologies and sustainability solutions. Body Mind and Spiritual healing are a big part of the event, bringing yoga, singing,

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Flutterbies Cottage Cafe is a gorgeous place to stop and experience a slice of old world charm and a feeling of yesteryear, with a menu reminiscent of Grandma’s nourishment yet with a modern edge, which many people feel is like stepping into another world. You’ll discover ‘Double or Nothing’, the award winning in-house coffee micro roaster featuring a state of the art slayer machine, a fabulous Gin Bar and an elegant High Tea Room. Some locals pop down on horseback for a cuppa, and visitors have been known to drop in by the occasional helicopter! Vintage car groups regularly roll out for a Sunday drive, lining up their prized beauties down the main street, while they tuck into a hearty lunch. Every Friday night Flutterbucks hosts a Pizza Night, showcasing great local musical talent in a relaxed and laid back, family environment.

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nature Experience the beauty and diversity of the Tweed first hand as you walk among ancient Antarctic Beech trees or explore the wild coastlines of the Tweed.

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Australia’s Green Cauldron

Go Exploring

Nominated by Tourism Australia as one of the country’s

The Parks of the Tweed let you experience the majesty

16 ‘National Landscapes’, the Tweed lies at the very heart

and tranquility of some of the best World Heritage listed

of Australia’s Green Cauldron and celebrates a unique

national parks in Australia on walking tracks ranging from

volcanic geography.

200m to 32km. Most parks are accessible with a regular

The region has 12 National Parks and offers amazing

2WD vehicle, however it is best to check details before

experiences for the avid traveller. Hike Wollumbin Mt

setting out. Top spots to explore include:

Warning - the remnant of an ancient volcano that is now

• Wollumbin National Park

a living Gondwanan rainforest; or drive the Rainforest Way

• Border Ranges National Park

around the bio-diverse region to discover sacred stories

• Nightcap National Park

with Aboriginal guides.

• Mebbin National Park

World Heritage Listed National Parks The Tweed is home to five World Heritage listed national

• Cudgen Nature Reserve Cook Island

parks. Wollumbin Mt Warning, Nightcap National Park

Some of the best experiences can be found below the

and the Border Ranges National Parks have walking tracks

waves. Cook Island is a small volcanic outcrop 600m

and scenic lookouts. Limpinwood Nature Reserve and

offshore from Fingal Head and is a beautiful marine

Numinbah Nature Reserve are also World Heritage listed

playground. It was declared an Aquatic Reserve in 1998

but do not offer public access. These five parks form part

to protect the biodiversity of the islands reef system. It

of the ‘Gondwana Rainforests of Australia’ and include the

provides a permanent home for green and loggerhead

most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world.

turtles, as well as a stunning variety of tropical and sub-

Flora and Fauna The Tweed is one of the richest and most diverse regions

tropical species of fish, nudibranchs, rays, eels and octopus, clownfish, bullseyes, gropers, leatherjackets, parrotfish, puffer fish, surgeonfish, sweetlips and trevally.

for flora and fauna in Australia. In fact, there are more species of fish, birds, amphibians and mammals in the Tweed than there are in Kakadu. When exploring national parks and driving country roads it is important to be aware of your footprint and to minimise your impact on the environment. Always ensure you take rubbish with you and dispose of it responsibly. Stick to designated walking tracks. Remember “take only memories and leave only footprints”. visitthetweed.com.au

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national parks The region is home to twelve National Parks including five that have been recognised with ‘World Heritage Listed’ classification. To walk among the ancient forest giants is an experience unlike any other.

Wollumbin National Park The rainforests of the World Heritage listed Wollumbin National Park are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Highlights: The Lyrebird track is a 300m walk that leads from Mount Warning Road, across Breakfast Creek to a lookout set in subtropical rainforest. Access: 15km SW of Murwillumbah off Kyogle Road. Follow Kyogle Road until you see the turn off to Mount Warning Road. Limited parking is available at the base of Wollumbin Mt Warning.

Border Ranges National Park This Park is on the western rim of the ancient Tweed volcano and lies within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Explore World Heritage rainforests, Antarctic beech forests dating back 2000 years and bushwalking tracks with incredible lookouts. Highlights: The spectacular Tweed Scenic Drive (unsealed) loops through the eastern half of the Park. The Pinnacle Lookout offers the most amazing views of Wollumbin Mt Warning. It is from here that you can see the vastness of the ancient Caldera as it encircles Mount Warning and stretches towards the ocean. There are 10 walking tracks on offer, ranging from 200m to 10.5km. Access: 38km west of Murwillumbah off Kyogle Road. Follow Kyogle Road west to Lillian Rock. Once you’ve reached Lillian Rock turn right onto Williams Road. From here the route is signposted.

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Nightcap National Park & Whian Whian State

Cudgen Nature Reserve

Conservation Area

Cudgen Nature Reserve is a quiet spot near the coastal

Located on the southern rim of the volcano, Nightcap was

village of Cabarita Beach. It is perfect for bird watching,

declared a National Park over 30 years ago and Whian

sailing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding,

Whian State Conservation Area was created in 2003. In this

swimming and picnics. The beach is only 1.5km from the

World Heritage listed area you’ll find waterfalls and creeks

lake and offers safe swimming, surfing and fishing.

as well as hiking, cycling and horse riding trails.

Highlights: Escape the crowds and head to the picnic area

Highlights: Camp in the forest at Rummery Park, take a

for some peace and tranquility. The lake is shallow and is a

short walk to Minyon Falls, visit Protestors Falls or set out

fantastic spot for bird watching and water sports.

on an adventurous hike. There are 8 walking tracks on offer

Access: 22km from Tweed Heads. Drive south on the

ranging from 1.4km to 32km.

Pacific Highway. Take the Tweed Coast Road exit at

Access: The parks are 30km south-east of Murwillumbah,

Chinderah. Follow the signs to Cabarita Beach/Bogangar.

you can reach them via five separate public roads from the

Turn right at Tamarind Avenue and continue to Willow

south (all are unsealed).

Avenue until you reach the Nature Reserve. Safety First It’s great to escape city life and explore our spectacular

Mebbin National Park

national parks and reserves. However, these are natural

Mebbin lies at the base of the south-western rim of the

environments so you need to take precautions when

Caldera and shares its boundary with the Border Ranges.

planning your adventure.

Highlights: Picnicking and camping are available at Cutters

Some national parks charge a vehicle entry fee.

Camp. From Cutters Camp take a 900m (return) walk to

Access to parks is often via narrow and unsealed roads that

Byrrill Creek. Explore rainforest and strands of ancient figs.

at times can be unsuitable for 2WD. Please use caution

Access: 35km south-west of Murwillumbah. Take Kyogle Road from Murwillumbah, turn right onto Byrrill Creek Road and follow Cutters Camp Road to the campground (narrow and unsealed).

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when navigating to your destination. Sometimes a bit of planning makes all the difference. Before setting out it is important to check the very latest information at nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

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things to do

Destination NSW

So much to do! Whether you are into action and adventure, wet and wild water sports or something a little more relaxing, you’ll find plenty to pass the time in the Tweed.

Golf Tee off from any one of the 7 courses located through the Tweed: Coolangatta & Tweed Heads, Club Banora, Chinderah, Pottsville, Murwillumbah, Rachel Hetherington Golf Range and Foxy’s Golf Club. Parkrun Stay healthy on holidays and join the locals for a 5km Parkrun every Saturday morning. Kingscliff Parkrun starts at Salt Village 8am (NSW time) and Kirra Parkrun starts at 7am (QLD time). It’s free to join. You are timed, but encouraged to have fun and run at your own pace. Bowling Get some friends together for tenpin or enjoy a leisurely game of lawn bowls. There are bowling facilities at: Tweed Heads Bowls Club, South Tweed Sports Club, Twin Towns Club Banora Bowls, Tweed Tenpin, Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club, Cudgen Leagues Club, Condong Bowling Club, Cabarita Beach Sport Club, Pottsville Beach Sport Club and Burringbar Sports Club. Bird Watching The Tweed has some of the best bird watching on the East Coast. Go it alone or join the members of Birdlife Northern Rivers on one of their monthly outings.

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things to do

Skating

Boat Hire

Don’t leave your board at home. There are skate parks in

The waterways of the Tweed have beautiful spots to swim,

Murwillumbah, Cabarita Beach and South Tweed. There’s

barbeque or overnight on a houseboat. Hire a houseboat

also an indoor skate rink at Tweed Heads.

from Berger Houseboat Hire at the Tweed Marina in

Cycling

Tweed Heads and take a few days to motor up river via the beaches of the Tweed Estuary past Stotts Island rainforest

The Tweed has flat cycle paths along the coast or

and the lush cane fields. Tweed River Boat Hire have

undulating rides through the hills and valleys. There are

dinghies, cruisers and barbeque boats available.

cycle paths that link the villages of the Tweed Coast. If you’re up for the challenge you can cycle 37km along the beachside from Pottsville to the NSW/QLD border at Tweed Heads. Bike hire is available from Coast Cyclery, Tweed Heads, Watersports Guru, Kingscliff, Kingscliff Cycle Centre and Cabarita Beach Cycles. Public Pools Tweed Council operates three Aquatic Centres. Murwillumbah has indoor and outdoor pools, a teaching pool, hydrotherapy pool, kids interactive play pools, diving boards and giant hill water slide. The Kingscliff centre has an outdoor heated pool and a teaching pool, and Tweed Heads South has an indoor heated pool and teaching pool. River Cruises

Kayaking Experience the Tweed waterways from the unique perspective of a kayak. Head out on the open water with the team from Mount Warning Tours on an ocean kayak adventure. Or explore Cudgen Creek on a guided tour from Kingscliff to Cabarita with Watersports Guru. Beach, River & Dam Fishing There’s plenty of angling action to be had along the 37km of Tweed coastline, cast from the open beaches, headlands or around the river and creek mouths. Northern Rivers Sport Fishing offer guided bass kayak fishing charters on the Tweed River and Clarrie Hall Dam. Drop into Tweed Tackle and Marine in South Tweed for bait, gear and advice.

There are active river cruises where you can catch a feast of mud crabs, go pumping for yabbies, feed wild pelicans and throw in a fishing line as you cruise the Terranora Broadwater. Or you can relax on a rainforest river cruise to the historic riverport of Tumbulgum.

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RAINFOREST CRUISE RAINFOREST CRUISE TO STOTTS ISLAND A RELAXING 2-hour mornA RELAXING 2-hour morning tea cruise ing tea cruise with commentary or stay on board for the 4-5 hour lunch cruise embracing natural with commentary orthestay on serenity of the Tweed with a stopover at either board for the village. Tumbulgum or Chinderah All the while under the 4-5 hour lunch cruise emwatchful gaze of Mt Warning. bracing the natural serenity CRABS &of the Tweed with a stopover YABBIES TOUR at either Tumbulgum or THERE’S no better burst of freshness than this 3-hour nature-driven tour. A fun-filled family favourite where guests ‘go overboard’ in the glorious Terranora Inlet before a back deck mud crab cook-up.

JOONGURRA (PELICAN) CRUISE BE guided on an enlightening look into our past by members of local Aboriginal descendants as they retrace the steps of their elders and ancestors on their traditional country where they once hunted and gathered and lived off the land. As authentic as it gets!

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GREEN CAULDRON PANORAMA & Wildscapes Art Gallery

• • • • • • • • • Be surrounded by a panoramic 20 metre detailed painting of the

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Free admission Magnificent panoramic views The Margaret Olley Art Centre Seven exhibition spaces, a workshop and an education area Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio Gallery Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating Gallery Shop Research library Accessible facilities, including a lift and set-down area Undercover parking

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Free admission Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah

Showcasing the cultural and natural history of the Tweed Shire

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the arts

The stunning Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley

branches of the Tweed River Regional Museum are a

Art Centre house six exhibition spaces, a Gallery Shop, an

unique journey into the history, people and places of the

education facility, the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence

majestic Tweed Valley.

Studio, a research library and café. With magnificent panoramic views of the Valley, a visit to the Gallery is a rich and rewarding experience. The Gallery Café offers fine food, coffee and delicious cakes. The Gallery’s program includes exhibitions, public events and activities for children and adults. It is the home of the

Art & Craft Markets Nowhere is the Tweed’s outstanding pool of artistic talent more evident than at art and craft markets held every weekend throughout the region. Browse the stalls, talk to artists and pick up a lasting, individual memory of your visit.

biennial Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture

Studios & Art Classes

and the Border Art Prize for Tweed resident artists.

If you’d like to explore your own creative talent and

The Margaret Olley Art Centre features a re-creation of her

discover your inner artist, the Tweed has inspiring art

studio, elements of her home and works of art from her

classes for everyone. Artable at Kingscliff run classes and

collection. Margaret Olley spent much of her childhood in

workshops all year round. Andy from Caldera Wildscapes

the Northern Rivers area. She was born in Lismore in 1923

offers regular weekend classes and private tuition and the

and grew up in the Murwillumbah area.

artists of Murwillumbah’s M-Arts Precinct conduct regular

Visitors will find stimulating exhibitions of artwork from

classes and workshops.

the Gallery’s growing collection, and displays of regional, national and international art and craft. Art Galleries

Art Events & Trails The Murwillumbah Art Trail (themurwillumbaharttrail. com) is a week-long event in May that showcases over 60

The Northern Rivers proudly boasts more artists per

established and emerging artists of the Tweed Valley and

capita than any other region in Australia. Art galleries are

surrounds. During Trail week, the town and shops become

dotted throughout the region and showcase the work

the gallery and visitors are invited to follow the exhibition

of local artists inspired by the landscape, wildlife, history,

trail which includes established galleries, artists’ studios,

community and spirituality of our diverse region. Nationally

pop up galleries and public art.

and internationally renowned collections and competitions

The Treasures of the Tweed Mural is a public mural along

are regular events and ever-changing collections ensure that each visit will bring a diverse new cultural experience. Museums The Tweed’s colourful history is preserved by historical

the Murwillumbah flood levee wall that was painted to celebrate the Tweed Shire’s vast biodiversity. On the opposite side of the flood wall (river side) you can see the second longest, legal street-art wall in the world!

societies based at Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah and Uki.

You can visit the Green Cauldron panorama at Wildscapes

Spanning the Shire from the coast to the mountains, the

Art Gallery and studio.

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Explore the Tweed Coast suburb of Casuarina and you may be lucky enough to stumble across Osteria, an Italian inspired meeting place for family & friends. A restaurant focused on sourcing from local suppliers and providing organic food from their garden to your plate. A local’s favourite in the community for coffee & breakfast, lunch with their children as they play on the playground or a cosy dinner to share with friends. More than a restaurant, it is one of the leading wedding venues on the Tweed Coast.

Located on the Kingscliff foreshore, Taverna is the newest jewel in the Tweed Coast’s crown. The Greek inspired menu is designed to share and only uses the freshest produce from the region. With an extensive wine and cocktail menu, Taverna boasts ocean views out over Kingscliff’s pristine beach, Taverna is the perfect place for a long lunch or a dinner with friends.

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Bombay Cricketer’s Club is a modern Indian-fusion restaurant with a strong emphasis placed on delivering a creative, vibrant and fresh menu. All dishes are designed to be shared and are complemented by an innovative cocktail and drinks list. Open for dinner (exc. Tuesday) & lunch on Saturday/Sunday. Shop 3 / 49-61, Salt Village. Bells Boulevard, Kingscliff NSW 2487 02 66 741 033

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dining

Boundless fresh produce, simply stunning fresh seafood and an endless variety of dining options make the Tweed a gourmet traveller’s dream.

The Tweed’s warm, subtropical climate and idyllic lifestyle attract chefs from around the globe and the abundance of quality produce has inspired a diverse and eclectic regional cuisine. Touring the lush hinterland is an absolutely delicious voyage of discovery with roadside stalls filled with an amazing variety of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Picturesque rural villages offer teashops, cafés and classic country pubs where you can chat with the locals over a cold one. With their classic pub architecture and memorabilia, each hotel has a fascinating story. Exploring the beachside villages and resorts from Tweed Heads to Pottsville reveals some of the coast’s most awarded and innovative eateries, from Fins in Kingscliff (winner of 22 consecutive “Chefs’ Hats’) to scores of unique and creative restaurants, cafés and diners. You can start your day with breakfast at a beachfront café on Kingscliff’s ‘eat street’, follow up with a lunch at Cabarita Beach and a enjoy gourmet dinner at Salt Village or Casuarina. The Tweed is also renowned for its colourful sports clubs and Surf Life Saving clubs which offer great value dining and a vibrant entertainment scene. Chill out on a breezy balcony at a local club and dine with absolute ocean front views. Weekly farmers’ markets give you a chance to sample Tweed specialties like native fingerlimes plucked straight from the orchard at Chillingham and you might even get to chat with the farmers who grow them.

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dining

Exotic fruits such as Buddha’s hand fruit, Japanese yuzu, kaffir

spoiled for choice. Quality seafood restaurants and fish ‘n’ chip

lime, dragon fruit and chocolate fruit thrive in the Tweed’s rich

shops abound throughout the Tweed Coast.

soils. At Tropical Fruit World and Buck’s Farm you can tour the

Tweed River oysters are grown in beds around the Terranora

orchards and taste fresh picked fruit.

Inlet and mud-crabs and spanner crabs thrive in the

Tweed Heads is the home of the local fishing fleet and fishing

mangroves.

trawlers head off-shore daily. The endless waterways and

Local seafood is available from outlets along Kennedy Drive

beaches of the Tweed are a fisherman’s paradise but if you prefer your fish from a monger or a menu, you will still be

and you can buy the freshest catch direct from the trawlers at Tweed Marina on River Terrace in Tweed Heads.

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Scales Seafood

dining

Scales Seafood is a multi-award winning seafood market that supplies the freshest seafood on the Tweed Coast, offering a range of 100% local prawns, fish, crabs, mussels, bugs, scallops and oysters. Have one of the professional staff fillet your choice of fish, or choose from the large display of fresh seafood. Have your fresh seafood wrapped to go or enjoy takeaway in the park by the river. Open 9am – 7.30pm (NSW time)

Phone 07 5536 6937 street 47 Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads email scales@scalesseafood.com.au web scalesseafood.com.au

The Temple Door Cooking School 100% hands on classes in a modern Bali style atmosphere 15mins from Gold Coast Airport, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley to Mount Warning. We will guide you step by step to create mouth-watering dishes from around the world using local ingredients. Learn food styling tricks so you can plate up like a professional. Relax - Enjoy! Depart with recipes, certificate and gained confidence in your cooking skills. 0408 636 520 9 Valley View Place, Terranora deb@debramaloney.com.au www.thetempledoor.com.au

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Natural Arch Café Restaurant

dining / accommodation

The Café (AKA Two Pines Café) is a relaxing stopover “Queensland Style” with amazing mountain views 1km from the Natural Bridge section of the Springbrook National Park. It is midway between Nerang and Murwillumbah (35kms either way) on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd at Natural Bridge on National Route 97. The hamburgers, Devonshire Teas, beer/wine, meals and other light refreshment choices are the perfect fare for morning and afternoon tea or lunch. 3175 Nerang Murwillumbah Rd Natural Bridge. Qld 4211 07 55336140 Tues-Sun 10am-4pm

City Lights Motel

City Lights Motel

Quiet and comfortable accommodation opposite Quiet and comfortable accommodation the beautiful Tweed River. Only 5 minutes from opposite the beautiful Tweed River. 5 local beaches and a 15 minute drive fromOnly the Gold minutes from local beaches and a 15 minute Coast Airport. Whether for business or pleasure drive the Lights Gold Coast Airport. Whether you willfrom find City Motel is well located and for business or pleasure you will find City offers friendly service at a reasonable price. Lights is well located and friendly Free WifiMotel and Foxtel. Swimming Pool,offers BBQ area service at a reasonable price. Free WiFi, and coin in the slot guest laundry facilities are all Swimming Pool, BBQ area and coin in the part of the service.

slot guest laundry facilities are all part of the service. 07 5524 3004 Phone 07 5524 Dr 3004 35 Minjungbul Tweed Heads South street 35 Minjungbal Dr Tweed Heads South info@citylightsmotel.com.au email info@citylightsmotel.com.au citylightsmotel.com.au web citylightsmotel.com.au

Hastings Cove Waterfront Holiday Apartments

Tweed Heads Visitor Centre tweed@destinationtweed.com.au Cnr Wharf Street & Bay Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485 1800 674 414

Murwillumbah Visitor Centre murwillumbah@destinationtweed.com.au Murwillumbah Railway Station, Tweed Valley Way Murwillumbah NSW 2484 02 6672 1340

Kingscliff Visitor Centre kingscliffvolunteers@destinationtweed.com.au Marine Parade, Kingscliff NSW 2487 02 6674 8064

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Where the Estuary meets the sea. Hastings Cove holiday apartments enjoy direct access to the estuary and are just across the road from the beach on the beautiful Tweed Coast. So quiet yet so close to all you need. We are 20 minutes from Gold Coast Airport and 25 minutes from Byron Bay Our 2 bedroom apartments are fully self contained with full kitchen and laundry facilities in every apartment and can sleep up to 6. 2 Creek St Hastings Point 02 6676 3999

Mt Warning Rainforest Park Mount Warning Rainforest Park, offers accommodation at the base of the iconic mountain. Self-contained cabins, powered and unpowered sites for caravans and camping in a peaceful rainforest setting. With a burbling creek, abundant bird life and easy access to the National Park and nearby villages, Mt Warning Rainforest Park is a tranquil and unique holiday destination or weekend retreat. 153 Mount Warning Rd Mount Warning 02 6679 5010 mtwarningrainforestpark@bigpond.com mtwarningrainforestpark.com

La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” Casuarina A stunning beachfront property located ½ way between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay and with easy access to the hinterland. With 4 marble bathrooms and 5 bedrooms (sleeping up to 10 people), this stylish beach house has every possible amenity you could wish for – and more. A true, light filled home away from home with designer touches and luxury at every turn. Perfect for getaways with family and friends. 6 Beason Crt, Casuarina NSW 2487 Di Hendy: +61 411 052 759 info@lamaisonpacifique.com www.lamaisonpacifique.com


Carters Car Rental

Pyramid Holiday Park PARK FACILITIES • Swimming Pool • Playground • TV & Games Room • Free Wi-Fi • Camp Kitchen • BBQ Area • Kiosk • Gas Refill and Ice • Public Phone • Laundry & Amenities

Phone 1800 617 323 STREET 145 Kennedy Drive Tweed Heads EMAIL holiday@pyramidpark.com.au WEB pyramidpark.com.au

Epic Skate Epic Skate Rink is the only Roller Skating rink on the Gold Coast/Tweed. The awesome staff can help any new skater get up and going. We have Learn to Skate every Saturday morning & Monday evenings. We have general skating sessions 5 days a week with the most popular skate sessions every Saturday and Sunday. Epic Skate has awesome catered birthday parties for all ages and don’t forget our rollersports. 075523 9660 info@epicskate.com.au 20/23 Enterprise Ave, Sth Tweed Heads www.epicskate.com.au

Coast Cyclery Bicycle Shop We sell, repair and hire bikes. We stock Avanti, Felt, Focus, Pinarello, Malvern Star, Breezer, Haro, and Hoka One One Running Shoes. BIKE HIRE Hybrids, Cruisers & Kids Bikes 4 hours - $20 24 hours- $30 Weekly - $100 Call for road bike availability and prices. Baby seat and kids trailer available. Pop in and say g’day. 51 Wharf St Tweed Heads, NSW 2485 07 5599 3312 info@coastcyclery.com.au coastcyclery.com.au

Bus Concepts Transfers Air Conditioned 13 seat mini bus, local company, local driver. • Airports

• Byron Bay

• Tweed Shire

• Surfers Paradise

• Theme Parks

• Weddings

• Social Events

• Corporate Events

• Festivals

Phone or text to 0456 816 925 numtern@hotmail.com

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A local business established 30 years, providing a friendly and professional service with a great range of budget priced rental vehicles. Travel through the Tweed and Gold Coast areas as well as extended travel between Brisbane and Byron Bay. Prices start from $29.90 per day when hiring 7+ days and include GST, insurance and all fees and charges. Free pick up from Gold Coast airport and local accommodation. Phone 07 5536 2806 / 1800 646 156 street Unit 10/63 Ourimbah Road, Tweed Heads email carterscarrental@yahoo.com.au web carterscarrental.com.au

activities / services

PARK ACCOMMODATION • Ensuite Sites are our specialty • 2 Bedroom Villas • Budget Cabins • Powered Sites • Camping Sites • Storage


weddings & events

Whether you’re planning a conference, business event, wedding, hens, bucks, birthday or the party-to-end-all-parties, the Tweed is the perfect destination.

With Gold Coast Airport serviced by low cost flights from all major cities, regional centres and key international hubs, access to the Tweed venues is easy and affordable. So, if you’re dreaming about a special place to say “I Do” and a romantic honeymoon escape or looking for a new and exciting conference venue, the Tweed is the place for you! The Tweed is renowned for its natural beauty, World Heritage listed national parks and as a place to reinvigorate mind and body. It also has some inspiring locations for corporate events and team-building workshops. Whatever the occasion the team at Destination Tweed can put you in touch with the right person, place or service via our extensive network of contacts. Just call 1800 674 414 for more information. For conference organisers we can provide you with highresolution images and video footage to promote your next event. We can provide you with collateral about the region as well as information on products and services. If you are planning a wedding or honeymoon we can connect you with local wedding services to ease the stress of planning your day and provide recommendations and bookings for accommodation, day tours, transport and more. If you’d like more information, contact the team at Destination Tweed and we’ll do our very best to help. You can also visit our website to download a copy of the Weddings, Conferences & Events brochure from visitthetweed.com.au.

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enrich your spirit

Behold the biggest and most beautiful natural crystals in the world. Walk among gods through stunning botanical gardens and rainforest. Find yourself in an ancient labyrinth. Touch the world peace stupa blessed by the Gyuto Monks of Tibet. Indulge in delicious views, local coffee and food. Ignite the senses and discover the jewel of Byron.

crystalcastle.com.au

Open 7 days 10am-5pm (NSW time) 81 Monet Dr, Mullumbimby NSW, Australia


driving trails

Murwillumbah

Chillingham

Eungella T algum Ty

Crystal Creek Murwillumbah

Condong

Byangum

Mt Burrell Border Ranges National Park

Terragon Kunghur

Clarrie Hall Dam

Uki

Crams Farm

Wollumbin Mt Warning Circuit

Border Ranges Circuit

Explore the Caldera by car and discover the quaint towns

Border Ranges National Park is one of Northern NSW’s

and villages of the Tweed Valley. Start at the Visitor

best kept secrets. An unsealed road takes you along the

Information Centre in Murwillumbah to pick up a map.

western rim of the ancient Caldera. Here you will find

Stop for morning tea in the main street and explore the

World Heritage rainforests, Antarctic beech forests dating

1940s art deco architecture. Head out to Crystal Creek,

back 2000 years and bushwalking tracks with spectacular

Chillingham and Limpinwood where you can experience

lookouts. Start at the Visitor Information Centre in

stunning views of the western rim of the Caldera. On to

Murwillumbah, travel to Uki before a picnic at Clarrie Hall

Tyalgum for lunch then make your way through Eungella.

Dam, or continue down the road for Crams Farm Reserve.

From here you can head back to Murwillumbah or

Visit Mt Burrell and on to the Border Ranges National

journey a little further to the charming village of Uki.

Park’s spectacular lookouts and 10 walking trails. Either head back to Murwillumbah via Tweed Range Road or complete the loop through the Border Ranges and south to Kyogle. On your way home drop into the Guinea’s Farm Stall (just past the Mt Warning turn-off).

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Dungay

Chillingham

Pt Danger

Tumbulgum

Murwillumbah Uki

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Margaret Olley Art Centre

Stokers Siding

Tweed Coast Art & History Trail

Chinderah

Drive the Coastal Art Trail to take Tweed Valley Art & History Trail The beauty of the Tweed Valley has inspired and attracted many artists. On this trail, you can see their work in local galleries, watch them create new pieces in their studios and step back in time at some historic sites. Start at Tumbulgum, the Tweed’s oldest village. Visit the Tumbulgum Gallery, the historic Tavern and at North Tumbulgum you can explore the historic cemetery. Visit Red Rattlers Gallery at Dungay. Journey to Murwillumbah for the Caldera Wildscapes Art Gallery & Studio, M-Arts Precinct, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Tweed Regional Museum.

in beautiful beaches and coastal

Kingscliff

villages that are the inspiration for some of our most iconic local art and photography. Start at the Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre to pick up a map. Visit the

Cabarita

Captain Cook Memorial at Point Danger and Café D’Bar Art Gallery. In Tweed Heads visit the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Tweed Regional Museum. Travel south to Fingal Head and explore the unique rock formation of the Giant’s Causeway and the Sheoak Shack Gallery Café. Get hands-on in Kingscliff and take an art class at Artable. In the creative village of Cabarita Beach you’ll find Coastal

Murwillumbah is also popular for its art deco buildings.

Visions Gallery & Café. Complete your day with sunset

Finish your journey with a visit to The Old Butter Factory at

views from the top of Norries Headland.

Uki which is now an artistic hub. visitthetweed.com.au

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Murwillumbah T algum Ty Mavis’s Wollumbin Kitchen Mt Warning Rainforest Cafe

Byrill Creek

Terragon

Carool Condong

Kingscliff

Madura Tea

Salt Village Casuarina

Tumbulgum

Uki

Cabarita

Tweed Valley Eats & Treats Trail

Tweed Coast Eats & Treats Trail

Murwillumbah is home to a number of providores who use

Begin with breakfast in Kingscliff. See, taste and learn

local produce in their cafes and restaurants. Stroll the main

about exotic and local fruit at Tropical Fruit World in

street to take your pick of cafes and restaurants.

Duranbah. Enjoy a scenic drive to Madura Tea Estates,

On your way to Mount Warning stock up on fresh produce

Australia’s first subtropical tea plantation. Take a break by

at the Guinea Farm Stall and stop for lunch at Mavis’s

the river at Tumbulgum.

Kitchen or the Rainforest Café. Visit the charming shops

The drive to Carool climbs the foothills in the McPherson

and cafes at Uki. Continue around the Caldera for a scenic

Ranges. Take the scenic rainforest route via Hogans

rainforest drive via Byrrill Creek Road (partly unsealed) or

Road or travel along Terranora Road. At Carool visit Ilnam

head back towards Murwillumbah for the alternative turn

Estate Winery and Potager Kitchen Garden. Journey to

off to Tyalgum (sealed) where you can enjoy afternoon tea

Tweed Heads for a seafood feast and hop on board a crab

at Flutterbies Café. Experience a hands-on farm tour at

catching or rainforest river cruise.

Chillingham Bush Tucker before heading to Tumbulgum

Treat yourself to dinner at Salt Village or Casuarina, home

Tavern to watch the sunset over the river.

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getting here

By Car (Direct) – The Pacific Motorway

Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport provides access from

Australia’s main east coast highway - runs through the

domestic and regional centres.

Tweed region, making it a convenient stopover and a highlight of the Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route.

By Bus/Coach Regular bus services operated by Greyhound Australia,

By Car – via the Scenic Route

Premier Motor Service and Trainlink stop throughout the

The Pacific Motorway offers direct access to the Tweed

Tweed region providing transport to/from Sydney, Byron

and there are scenic routes from the Tweed to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Lismore that you may like to explore.

Bay, the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Airtrain Connect Airtrain is the Airport Rail Link at Brisbane Airport which

By Air

offers seamless travel between Brisbane Airport, Brisbane

The Tweed is serviced by both the Gold Coast Airport and

City and the Gold Coast.

Brisbane Airport. Both offer easy access from all major

Regular services depart daily.

Australian and international destinations.


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Green Pigeon Mtn

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The Cape

Wollumbin SCA

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Bar Point

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Breakfast Creek

Blackbutts Lookout

Bar Mountain

Chillingham

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Brays Creek

The Pinnacle Lookout

Border Ranges National Park

Sheep Station Creek

Razorback Mtn

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Thoroughfare (unsealed)

Caravan park

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Cape Byron Marine Park

Ewingsdale

Talofa

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Cape Byron

Byron Bay

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Tallow Beach

Arakwal National Park

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getting around Taxi & Limousine Operators Tweed Heads Coolangatta Taxis

Driving Routes 13 34 22

Not sure where to go, or if you should turn left or right

Tweed Valley Taxi Service

02 6672 6666

at the next intersection? Call into the Visitor Information

Kingscliff Taxi Service

1300 992 487

Centres, located at Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, and

Kingscliff Coast Limousines

02 6674 3974

Kingscliff to collect any of our themed driving routes, that will help you make your way around the region and

Bus Services

ensure that you don’t miss out on anything along the

An extensive public transport network offers more than

way.

480 daily services to shopping centres, pools, hospitals, colleges and other local destinations. Bus timetables are available from all Visitor Information

DISTANCE TO THE TWEED

Centres.

Brisbane City

Escorted Day Tours There are a number of day tours to experience the beautiful Tweed and its surrounding areas. Please contact one of our friendly Visitor Information Centres for more

100km

1hr 10 mins

Brisbane Airport

115km

1hr 20 mins

Surfers Paradise

30km

35 mins

4km

5 mins

Byron Bay

65km

50 mins

Byron/Ballina Airport

87km

1hr

Ballina

90km 1hr

Gold Coast Airport

information and bookings. Car Hire Most major car hire companies operate from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ballina Byron Gateway Airport or you can rent a vehicle in the region from:

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Carter’s Reliable Car Rentals

1800 646 156

Economy Rental Cars

07 5536 8104

Hertz Car Rental

07 5599 4999

Lismore

100km

1hr 15mins

Sydney

800km 9hrs

Melbourne

1700km

17hrs 15mins

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members directory STAY Berger Houseboats Holidays Tweed Heads South bergerhouseboats.com.au

07 5524 3222

BIG 4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park Tweed Heads South 07 5524 2444 tweedbillabong.com.au Blue Pelican Motel Tweed Heads bluepelicanmotel.com.au

07 5536 1777

Colonial Tweed Holiday & Home Park Tweed Heads South 07 5524 2999 colonialtweed.com.au Cooks Endeavour Motor Inn Tweed Heads 07 5536 5399 cooksendeavourmotorinn.com Corporate Boardies Pty Ltd Kingscliff corporateboardies.com

1300 546 472

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat Upper Crystal Creek 02 6679 1591 ccrr.com.au ecOasis Resort Uki ecoasis.com.au

02 6679 5959

EconoLodge Murwillumbah choicehotels.com.au

02 6672 2022

Gallery Motel Murwillumbah poinciana.com.au

02 6672 3666

Halcyon House Cabarita Beach halcyonhouse.com.au

02 6676 1444

Hastings Cove Apartments Hastings Point hastingscove.com

02 6676 3999

Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat Upper Crystal Creek 02 6679 1023 hillcrestbb.com.au Hosanna Farmstay Stokers Siding hosannafarmstay.com.au

02 6677 9023

Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff 1800 552 723 Ingeniaholidays.com.au/Kingscliff La Maison Pacifique Casuarina Lamaisonpaciffique.com

visitthetweed.com.au

0411 052 759

LH Hooker Real estate Kingscliff Tweedcoastholidays.com.au Mantra on Salt Beach Kingscliff mantra.com.au/salt Mantra Twin Towns Tweed Heads mantratwintowns.com.au

02 6671 4100

02 6670 5000

07 5536 2121

Marine Boutique Apartments Kingscliff 02 6674 4037 kingscliffmarine.com.au Mt Warning Rainforest Park Mt Warning 02 6679 5120 mtwarningrainforestpark.com Mt Warning/Murwillumbah Backpackers (YHA) Murwillumbah 02 6672 3763 yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/byron-bay-andsurrounds/murwillumbah-accommodationmt-warning/ Murwillumbah Hotel & Apartments Murwillumbah 02 6672 1139 murwillumbahhotel.com.au North Star Holiday Resort Hastings Point northstar.com.au

02 6676 1234

Paradiso Resort Kingscliff paradisoresort.com.au

02 6674 5744

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Salt Village, Kingscliff peppers.com.au/salt

02 6674 7777

Pyramid Holiday Park Tweed Heads pyramidpark.com.au

07 5536 3666

Rainbow Bay Realty Pty Ltd Rainbow Bay myrbr.com.au

07 5589 8611

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina ramadaballina.com.au

02 6618 1000

Reflections Coolangatta Beach Coolangatta 07 5589 6999 reflectionscoolangattabeach.com.au Santai Retreat Casuarina santairetreat.com.au Sunrise Cove Apartments Kingscliff sunrisecove.com.au

Teretre Cabins - Nimbin Nimbin teretre.com.au The Beach Cabarita Cabarita Beach thebeachcabarita.com.au The Garden Gallery B&B Murwillumbah

02 6689 1908

1800 256 911

0449 719 617

Tropical Coast Retreat Duranbah petfriendlyretreat.com.au

02 6677 7594

Tweed Central Motel Tweed Heads tweedcentralmotel.com.au

07 5536 6620

Tweed Coast Holidays Parks Boyds Bay Tweed Heads South 07 5524 3306 tchp.com.au Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Fingal Fingal Head tchp.com.au Tweed Coast Holidays Parks Hastings Point Hastings Point tchp.com.au Tweed Coast Holiday Park Kingscliff Beach Kingscliff tchp.com.au Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Kingscliff North Kingscliff tchp.com.au Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Pottsville North Pottsville tchp.com.au Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Pottsville South Pottsville tchp.com.au

07 5524 2208

02 6676 1049

02 6674 1311

02 6674 1071

02 6676 1221

02 6676 1050

Tweed Harbour Motor Inn Tweed Heads 07 5536 6066 tweedharbourmotel.com.au 02 6672 3933

02 6670 5500

Tweed River Motel Murwillumbah tweedrivermotel.com.au

07 5599 3500

02 6674 5046

Tweed Ultima Apartments Tweed Heads tweedultima.com.au

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members directory EAT Bucks Farm Chillingham bucksfarm.com.au Café D’Bar Coolangatta cafedbar.co

02 6679 1022

07 5599 2031

Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Supporters Club Inc Coolangatta 07 5536 4648 coolangattasurfclub.com Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club Kingscliff 02 6674 1573 cudgenslsc.org.au Fins Restaurant & Bar Salt Village, Kingscliff fins.com.au

02 6674 4833

Get Hooked Seafood Tweed Heads ghseafoods.com.au

07 5599 2343

Kingscliff Beach Hotel Kingscliff taphousegroup.com.au

02 6674 1406

Mavis’s Kitchens and Cabins Mt Warning 02 6679 5664 maviseskitchen.com.au Murwillumbah Services Club Murwillumbah 02 6672 1388 msmc.org.au Natural Arch Café Restaurant Natural Bridge 07 5533 6140 Osteria Casuarina osteriacasuarina.com.au

02 6674 9962

Potager – A Kitchen Garden Carool 07 5590 7403 potager.com.au Rainforest Café Mt Warning rainforestvenue.com Red Rattlers Gallery/Cafe Dungay Scales Seafoods Tweed Heads scalesseafood.com.au South Tweed Sports Club Tweed Heads South southtweedsports.com.au Star Buffet Seagulls Tweed Heads West starbuffet.com.au

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02 6679 5955

02 6672 7254

Taverna Kingscliff taverna.net.au

02 6674 8762

Macadamia Castle Knockrow macadamiacastle.com.au

Tweed Art Gallery Café Murwillumbah tweedgallerycafe.com.au

02 6672 5088

Madura Tea Estate Clothiers Creek maduratea.com.au

02 6670 6000

M-Arts Precinct Murwillumbah m-arts.com.au

0455 320 920

PLAY

02 6687 8432

0755993445

Mount Warning Tours Tumbulgum 0422 405 011 mountwarningtours.com.au

Caldera Wildscapes Art Gallery & Studio Murwillumbah 0499 009 888 calderawildscapes.org

Murwillumbah Theatre Company Murwillumbah 0498 831 575 murwillumbahtheatrecompany.com.au

Catch a Crab Tweed Heads West catchacrab.com.au

Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails Numinbah Valley 07 5533 4137 numinbahtrails.com

Airways Aviation & Training Bilinga airwaysaviation.com

07 5599 9972

Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club Tweed Heads South 07 5524 4544 cooltweedgolf.com.au

Salt Village Retail Kingscliff saltvillage.com.au

Coolangatta Whale Watch Tweed Heads 0403 920 022 coolangattawhalewatch.com.au

Seagulls Club Tweed Heads West seagullsclub.com.au

Crystal Castle Mullumbimby crystalcastle.com.au

Stone and Wood Brewery Byron Bay stoneandwood.com.au

02 6684 3111

0414 706 714

07 5587 9000

02 6685 5173

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Currumbin 07 5534 1266 cws.org.au

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk Tamborine North 07 5545 2222 rainforestskywalk.com.au

Discover Tyalgum Tyalgum discovertyalgum.com

0499 747 473

The Old Butcher Shop Gallery Chillingham 02 6679 1263

Epic Skate Rink Tweed Heads South epicskate.com.au

07 5523 9660

The Temple Door Cooking School Terranora 0408 636 520 thetempledoor.com.au

Gold Coast Skydive Coolangatta goldcoastskydive.com.au

02 6677 7222

07 5599 1920

Tropical Fruit World Duranbah tropicalfruitworld.com.au Tweed Tackle and Marine Tweed Heads South tackleandmarine.com.au

07 5523 3535

Heaths Old Wares & Collectables Burringbar 02 6677 1181 heathsoldwares.com.au

07 5536 6937

Husk Distillers Tumbulgum huskdistillers.com

07 5524 3655

Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club Kingscliff 02 6674 1404 kbbc.com.au

07 5587 9096

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Coolangatta 1800 072 200 ladyelliot.com.au

0406 063 040

Tweed City Shopping Centre Tweed Heads South 07 5524 4401 tweedcity.com.au Tweed Eco Cruises Tweed Heads tweedecocruises.com

07 5536 8800

Tweed Heads Bowls Club Tweed Heads thbc.com.au

07 5536 3800

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Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Centre Murwillumbah 02 6670 2790 artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah 02 6670 2493 museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au Tweed River Jockey Club Murwillumbah 02 6672 3672 tweedriverjockeyclub.com.au

PRACTICAL Bus Concepts Pty Ltd Coolangatta busconceptsptyltd.com Byron Easy Bus Byron Bay byroneasybus.com.au

0456 816 925

02 6685 7447

Carters Reliable Car Rentals Tweed Heads 07 5536 2806 carterscarrental.com.au

Hello Gold 11 Coast Magazine Isle of Capri 07 5538 3555 hellogoldcoast.com.au P Smith & Son Real Estate Murwillumbah psmithandson.com.au

02 6672 1007

Southern Cross University Bilinga 07 5589 3054 scu.edu.au/business-tourism Tweed Coast Weddings Casuarina casuarinaweddings.com.au

0437 891 512

Tweed Theatre Company Tweed Heads tweedtheatre.com.au

1800 674 414

Economy Rental Cars Bilinga economyrentalcars.com.au

07 5536 8104

Twin Towns Services Club Tweed Heads twintowns.com.au

07 5536 2277

Hertz Car Rental Tweed Heads hertz.com.au

07 5599 4999

Atlas Currency Exchange Coolangatta atlascurrency.com.au

1300 261 098

Tweed Heads – Visitor Centre Cnr of Wharf and Bay Streets 1800 674 414

07 5536 8217

Murwillumbah – Visitor Centre (Old Railway Station) 281 Tweed Valley Way 0266 721 340

Watersports Guru Kingscliff watersportsguru.com

0430 082 890

Crown Currency Exchange Coolangatta crowncurrecncy.com.au

VISITOR CENTRES

Gold Coast Where Magazine Balmain 02 9555 7477 wheretraveler.com

Kingscliff – Visitor centre Marine Parade

0266 748 064

beach safety Tweed Coast beaches and waterways are magnificent but, like all beaches and waterways, they can be dangerous. Knowing how to stay safe at the beach is essential. • Always swim at beaches patrolled by lifeguards. • Always swim between the red and yellow flags. • Always read the Surf Conditions Board, if you are unsure of conditions ask a lifeguard. • Always swim or surf with a friend, never alone. • Supervise children at all times. • Never enter the water if you have been drinking alcohol or are under the influence of drugs. • Never run and dive into the water. Water conditions (and depth) can change. • Slip, slop, slap. Cover up, use sunscreen and wear a hat. • Leave the water immediately when requested by a lifeguard. • If you get in to trouble don’t panic. Raise your arm for help, float and wait for assistance. • If witnessing an in-water emergency dial triple zero (000) - Police. visitthetweed.com.au

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Tweed Visitor Guide 2018  

Everything you need to know about the Tweed. Mountains, surf, art, music, culture, fun, food, markets, events and adventure

Tweed Visitor Guide 2018  

Everything you need to know about the Tweed. Mountains, surf, art, music, culture, fun, food, markets, events and adventure

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