Tweed Heads

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where to stay in Tweed Heads

Mantra on Salt Beach
Mantra on Salt Beach
4.5 out of 5
Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487
The price is AU$165 per night from 10 Aug. to 11 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Clean,comfortable bed,Breafast was great."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2022

Mantra on Salt Beach
Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
4.5 out of 5
9 Dianella Drive, Casuarina, NSW, 2487
The price is AU$271 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the spacious ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (555 reviews)
Great for families, singles & couples.
"Staff where friendly. Rooms was clean and comfortable. Restaurant was quick service & food was outstanding. Walking distance to small shopping plaza & beach access is right at the end of the street. Definitely would stay again."

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2022

Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Bells Boulevard, Salt Village, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487
The price is AU$175 per night from 10 Aug. to 11 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (995 reviews)
"We had an electric car but couldn’t charge it there. The closest place was a 10 min drive or 1/2 hr walk. There was no other place so if it didn’t work we would have had problems. Other then this the beach was great, the dinning was great, the facilities were great."

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2022

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
4.5 out of 5
9 Dianella Drive, Casuarina, NSW, 2487
The price is AU$271 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the spacious ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (555 reviews)
Great for families, singles & couples.
"Staff where friendly. Rooms was clean and comfortable. Restaurant was quick service & food was outstanding. Walking distance to small shopping plaza & beach access is right at the end of the street. Definitely would stay again."

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2022

Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
4 out of 5
78-80 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487
The price is AU$372 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star beach apartment in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (487 reviews)
"Spacious 3 bedroom apartment. But - not communication booklet anywhere with any info on who to contact/what’s in the area etc. The shower drains were blocked with hair from previous tenants. Not a lot of natural light. Water everywhere outside all the time from the water features - that don’t really ..."

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2022

Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
28 Moss Street, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487
The price is AU$456 per night from 25 Aug. to 26 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the overall value in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (198 reviews)
Fabulous!
"Fabulous location with great facilities"

Reviewed on 27 May 2022

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

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