The town of Tweed Heads is located near the border of New South Wales and Queensland and sits just below Queensland's famous Gold Coast. Situated less than 1.5 hours south of Brisbane, Tweed Heads is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway, romantic interlude or family holiday for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast and Brisbane. With its beautiful beaches and delicious restaurants, travellers will love the peaceful and fun atmosphere of Tweed Heads. The town is ideally located to see the gems of the Australian East Coast, less than an hour north of Byron Bay, and less than half an hour south of Surfers Paradise. Base yourself in Tweed Heads and explore the beautiful beaches along the coast…or you may find yourself so captivated by Tweed Heads, you never decide to leave!
Only 10 minutes drive from Coolangatta Airport, Tweed Heads is easy to access for any traveller within Australia. Despite not possessing the fame of the Gold Coast, the surf in Tweed Head is world class. If you don’t know how to surf, don’t let that stop you and learn from some of the best instructors in the nation. For more adventurous activities, have a go at snorkelling or scuba diving to see the wonders that lie beneath the ocean waters. Tweed Heads offers sublime oceanfront accommodation, for those who just can’t get enough of the water on the holiday. If you don’t mind a minute walk to the beach, there are several world class resorts available to travellers with a larger budget, or else you might enjoy some of the luxury hotels on offer, which will complement your peaceful beach holiday perfectly.
Away from the beach is the beautiful Tweed River. Kayak, fish or try spot some unique bird and wildlife along the river banks. Located within the Tweed Valley there are several World Heritage Listed National Parks, each one stunning in its own way. There are plenty of walking tracks to accommodate walkers of all strength and fitness, and each takes you to a beautiful waterfall or a breathtaking lookout. Alternatively, give your feet a rest and take drive through Tweed Valley, or along the Tweed Coast. Start in Tweed Heads, drive south to Kingscliff then along the coast to Cabarita. Enjoy the friendly seaside communities you stay visit and enjoy the delicious seafood restaurants on offer.
If you have the family with you, Tweed Heads is so close to the Gold Coast, it is definitely worth a short drive to the famous theme parks just outside Surfers Paradise. Then return to Tweed Heads in the evening for dinner, and sample the variety of delicious culinary treats on offer, and stay in some of the wonderful holiday homes or self-contained apartments available. The fantastic range of budget hotels and motels are also great accommodation options, with something for all travellers. For backpackers looking to catch a quick wave before moving on, there is no shortage of hostels to choose from.