Tweed Heads sits at the top of NSW’s Northern Rivers and is a convenient gateway to numerous coastal and hinterland destinations, from national parks to secluded beaches. The city boasts its own holiday highlights, such as white sandy beaches, multiple water-based activities and rich Indigenous Australian heritage.
Things to do in Tweed Heads
With the Tweed River and Coral Sea, it’s no surprise Tweed Heads is renowned for its delicious seafood. Indulge in freshly-caught fish and crustaceans at Get Hooked Seafoods and Scale Seafoods, both of which enjoy waterfront locations. If you’re seeking exotic fare, book a table at Orient or Thai Tanee Cuisine.
Love an active holiday? Organise a river cruise and canoeing up the Tweed River, before heading out into the Coral Sea for deep-sea fishing, whale watching or scuba diving with turtles or surfing. Take your pick of scenic beaches around Fingal Head, Rainbow Bay and North Tweed, where you can swim in calm waters or sunbathe on soft sand.
Don’t miss out on Tweed Head’s unique experiences, including catching mud crabs with Catch a Crab and cruising through the Heritage-listed rainforest. If you want to spot dolphins or migratory whales in the wild, head up to Point Danger, which offers uninterrupted ocean views and exhibits on Australia’s maritime history.
More history and local culture await at the Tweed Heads Historic Site and Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. You can explore informative displays on Aboriginal traditions, listen to Indigenous Australians talk about their history and visit sacred Aboriginal sites on the Walk on Water boardwalk that leads through the area's river mangroves.
Getting around Tweed Heads
If you’re driving to Tweed Heads, take the Pacific Motorway or Legendary Pacific Coast route. Those flying should land at Brisbane Airport or Gold Coast Airport, before using a hire car, taxi or shuttle bus to reach Tweed Heads. Use the Surfside Busline to get around Tweed Heads or walk or cycle around town.