Located within a short 5 minute drive away from the Coolangatta (Gold Coast) Airport, Tweed Heads makes the perfect base for those wanting stunning beaches, gourmet restaurants, bargain shops and entertainment, all within an easy reach. Natural wonders like the world-class surf beaches and the glorious Tweed River unite with top entertainment venues, local markets and varied restaurants to make Tweed Heads a great option for holiday-makers and day-trippers.
Tweed Heads is the furthest as you can get in Northern NSW, with the town sitting against the Queensland border, which turns into Coolangatta on the other side, with both of these known as the Twin Towns.
Whilst on the Tweed, you should take a visit to Point Danger, where you will be greeted by a large memorial of Captain Cook. The memorial marks the New South Wales and Queensland border and you can actually stand in both states at the same time and be in 2 different time zones.
From Point Danger, you will also receive incredible panoramic views of the area. You can see the Gold Coast to the North and you can see along the Far North NSW coastline to the south.
Showcasing world heritage-listed national parks and an ancient volcanic crater, the Tweed Valley is blessed with plenty of natural attractions. The best way to explore the area is by taking advantage of our great car hire Gold Coast Airport service and driving along the signed scenic routes, which are designed to show off the charming towns and villages, waterfalls, bushland and rainforests, local produce, farms, food, art and crafts.
Whilst at Tweed Heads, you should definitely make time to discover the pictorial Tweed River, where you can witness an abundance of beautiful wildlife. Popular activities and water sports along the Tweed River include canoeing, fishing and kayaking.
Head north from Tweed Heads and you will arrive in Coolangatta, its twin town located on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Both Tweed Heads and Coolangatta offer great clean beaches within an easy walking distance of each other.
There are a number of fantastic seafood restaurants serving fresh, local seafood in and around Tweed Heads. There are also a number of shopping centres, as well as the lively Twin Towns entertainment complex. The Tweed Mall boasts over 85 stores for you to discover as well a Harbourside Food Court, which serves affordable tasty meals. Tweed Heads is also home to a market every Sunday, where you can find some great bargains and souvenirs.
With a sub-tropical climate and a laid-back lifestyle, Tweed Heads has definitely grown a lot over the last few decades, with the large licensed clubs as the main features. However, the high-rise apartments on the Gold Coast further north are largely absent from Tweed Heads and the residential areas have opted to spread out across new regions rather than skywards.
Sports lovers are well catered for with heaps of sporting fields, brilliant golf courses, plenty of swimming pools and surfing beaches which make the area so famous. Fishing from the river, beach or estuaries is also very popular for locals and tourists alike.
With the help of our Gold Coast Airport car hire service, nearby tourist attractions like Tropical Fruit World, the Melaleuca Tea Tree Plantation, Pioneer Plantation and Condong Sugar Mill are all within easy reach.
The glitz and glam of Surfers Paradise is just only 30 mins drive north, and only a little further are the Gold Coast theme parks, which are very popular with children and families.
Country drives inland offer a totally different experience and the many national parks are perfect for bushwalking. The little towns and villages to the south offer great places for a swim or a coffee and many roadside fruit stalls can be found in the local farming regions.