Tweed HeadsAustralia

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

Coolangatta showing a high-rise building, a city and general coastal views

Coolangatta

The stunning beaches and popular shops are just a few highlights of Coolangatta. Make a stop by Coolangatta Beach or Kirra Beach while you're exploring the area.

Coolangatta
Kingscliff showing a garden

Kingscliff

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Kingscliff. A stop by Kingscliff War Memorial or South Kingscliff Beach might round out your trip.

Kingscliff
Cabarita Beach showing a beach

Cabarita Beach

Beaches, cafes and shopping are just a few things travellers enjoy about Cabarita Beach. Check out Cabarita Beach or Maggies Beach while you're exploring the area.

Cabarita Beach
Fingal Head showing a sandy beach, rocky coastline and general coastal views

Fingal Head

Travellers like the monuments in Fingal Head, and Fingal Lighthouse is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Fingal Head

Top hotels in Tweed Heads

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
4 out of 5
99 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is AU$178 per night

Located in Coolangatta, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Burleigh Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,677 reviews)

"Good hotel for the price. Great location and spacious rooms. Only issue was we booked this hotel specifically for the water slide, however, was under construction when we arrived. This was not noted on the website or advised upon arrival."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2020

Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
Mantra Twin Towns
Mantra Twin Towns
4 out of 5
Corner of Griffith St & Wharf St, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is AU$157 per night

This family-friendly Coolangatta hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach and Greenmount Beach. Kirra Beach and Snapper ...

4.3/5Excellent! (991 reviews)

"Amazing views, fast and easy check in with professional and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2020

Mantra Twin Towns
Mantra on Salt Beach
Mantra on Salt Beach
4.5 out of 5
Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is AU$127 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Kingscliff resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of South Kingscliff Beach and Casuarina Beach. Kingscliff War Memorial is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Friendly service upon check in. Clean, tidy, modern and most importantly, quiet room. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2020

Mantra on Salt Beach

Popular places to visit in Tweed Heads

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

4.5/5(638 reviews)

Cuddle a koala and handfeed kangaroos at this wildlife sanctuary set in natural rainforest surrounds on Australia’s famous Gold Coast.

Coolangatta Beach
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Coolangatta Beach

4.5/5(1,736 reviews)

This city at the southern tip of the Gold Coast has some of the most pristine beaches, and clear water for swimming, fishing and diving.

Top activities in Tweed Heads

Gold Coast Skydive
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Gold Coast Skydive

AU$375
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Gold Coast Surf Lesson
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Gold Coast Surf Lesson

AU$72
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Beginner Surf Lesson
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Beginner Surf Lesson

AU$50
Per adult
Tempted in the Tweed
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Tempted in the Tweed

AU$299
Per adult
The Distiller
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The Distiller

AU$199
Per adult
Gold Coast Airport Private Transfer to or from Gold Coast CBD Max10
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Gold Coast Airport Private Transfer to or from Gold Coast CBD Max10

AU$95
Per adult

Reviews of Tweed Heads

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 51.59235668789809%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.40127388535032%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.006369426751593%
2 - Disappointing
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

9 Jan. 2020

Too built up for my liking

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Dec. 2019

Nice and affordable I will come again

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Nov. 2019

Loved the Boardwalk to Danger Point and then the climb over to Coolangatta

5/5 - Excellent

Emma-Lee

14 Nov. 2019

Want to move here! Such a vibrant beautiful area with amazing people! Love the Aussie surf culture!

4/5 - Good

Graham&Jenny

11 Nov. 2019

Visited the Tweed Heads Bowling Club, received great service and food. We would return again to this Club and stop elsewhere.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

31 Oct. 2019

Step over the border and escape the Gold Coast.

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