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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

Top hotels in Tweed Heads

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Bells Boulevard, Salt Village, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is AU$241 per night from 16 Dec. to 17 Dec.

Located in Kingscliff, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of South Kingscliff Beach and Casuarina Beach. Cudgen Nature Reserve and Kingscliff War Memorial ...

4.3/5Excellent! (971 reviews)

"Easy check in, great staff, on-site free parking."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2020

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Mantra on Salt Beach
Mantra on Salt Beach
4.5 out of 5
Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is AU$193 per night from 10 Dec. to 11 Dec.

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

4.2/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"The room was cosy. The style of the room was beautiful. The room was quiet. The staff at reception were very kind and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2020

Mantra on Salt Beach
Bayswater Tweed
Bayswater Tweed
3.5 out of 5
129-131 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, NSW
The price is AU$111 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

Located in the heart of Tweed Heads, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Tweed Hospital and Tweed Mall. Coolangatta Beach and Twin Towns Uniting Church ...

4.1/5Very Good! (422 reviews)

"Highly recommend this Motel, The staff where extremely helpful and went above and beyond several times"…"

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2020

Bayswater Tweed
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.

Holiday Rentals in Tweed Heads

Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
4.5 out of 5
9 Dianella Drive, Casuarina, NSW
The price is AU$246 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.

Located in Casuarina, this luxury aparthotel is 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from Kingscliff War Memorial, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kirra Beach and Coolangatta Beach. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (514 reviews)

"My Wife and I came to casuarina for our Honeymoon and like a lot of people we were meant to go overseas but COVID changed that. But we fell in love with Oaks Santai at Casuarina. Only a short walk to a cafe for breakie and a Coles located across from the Cafe it made food very easy. 40 mins south ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2020

Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
4 out of 5
78-80 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is AU$395 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

Located in Kingscliff, this beach apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Kingscliff War Memorial and within 3 miles (5 km) of South Kingscliff Beach and Casuarina ...

4/5Very Good! (394 reviews)

"The property was right across the road from the beach. Walking distance to restaurants , shops etc. Short walk to supermarket and also close to river and parks. Great area for a pleasant stay. Recommend the Surf club across the road for afternoon downtime."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2020

Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
28 Moss Street, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is AU$390 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.

Located in Kingscliff, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of South Kingscliff Beach and Kingscliff War Memorial. Casuarina Beach is 2.1 mi (3.3 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (166 reviews)
Great location but needs a good clean

"The apartment we were in was next door in the Sails complex, unit 3. Terrific view from dining, kitchen and main bedroom of the river out to the ocean.3 b/r for 6 people but only 4 dining chairs. Cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Appeared dusting had not been done for quite a while, inside kitchen ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2020

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.

Popular places to visit in Tweed Heads

Top activities in Tweed Heads

Reviews of Tweed Heads

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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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