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Tweed Heads, NSW

Located at the mouth of the Tweed River, the Twin Towns – Tweed Heads (New South Wales) and Coolangatta (Queensland) share a main street that straddles the state border. They also share some truly beautiful beaches.

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Just a 30 minute drive from Murwillumbah and the rain forests of Mt Warning and Springbrook National Parks, the area has re-established itself as a family resort destination. There is plenty of accommodation to choose from, ranging from 4 star hotels to pensions, from luxury serviced apartments to backpcker hostels and caravan parks. There are plenty of clubs to visit and offer reasonable meals and even accommodation.

Tweed Heads has so much to offer including some of the best sun bathing, swimming and surfing in Australia. You can rent house-boats, small fishing boats, or take a cruise (serving gourmet seafood meals on board) along the beautiful Tweed River. You can book a fishing charter for a day trip “outside” for ocean fishing.

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There are many lovely drives to be made into the lovely countryside which makes up Northern New South Wales, including rainforests, Mt Warning, the hinterland with its lovely scenery. For those who like the active life there are “theme parks” just a nice drive away, and of course Surfers Paradise.

There is always plenty to do in this part of the beautiful state of New South Wales

The centrepiece of the Tweed is Mount Warning, where the sun first hits the Australian continent. The surrounding McPherson, Tweed, Burringbar and Nightcap ranges form the caldera of the fertile Tweed Valley.

The Tweed is the most bio-diverse region in Australia, with five World Heritage listed national parks, over 37 kilometres of unspolit beaches, wetlands, estuarine forests and a broad, magical river. A network of country roads makes it easy to experience the delights of the lush rainforests, historic villages, riverbanks for picnics and fishing and idyllic rural hideaways.

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Along the coast, you’ll find deserted beaches, safe swimming and legendary surf. From Pottsville to Kingscliff, seaside villages rub shoulders with dynamic new communities and sophisticated ‘eat streets’, while the border gateway of Tweed Heads offers international entertainment, fine dining and the latest in gaming at world class clubs.

Nearest Airport: Coolangatta, QLD

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Homestay
  • Romance
  • City
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Mountain
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • Island

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Cruising
  • Golfing
  • Shopping
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Rainforest
  • Science and Technology
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Outback
  • Beach
  • Diving

About Tweed Heads

  • Locality: Major urban locality
  • Tweed Heads Postcode: 2485
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: North Coast NSW
  • Latitude: -28.17754
  • Longitude: 153.53854
  • Elevation: 7m
  • Population: 8176
  • Median Income: $28132
  • Area (Sq/km): 3.762
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Tours In Tweed Heads

Discover some of the tours options around Tweed Heads

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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