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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

Mantra on Salt Beach
Mantra on Salt Beach
4.5 out of 5
Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff, NSW
Free Cancellation
The price is $90 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10

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! (988 reviews)

"Great location with the beach and cafes/restaurants right on the doorstep. The one bedroom spa unit was very spacious and clean including all the kitchen utensils which were wrapped up until you had to use them which we haven’t seen anywhere else! I left a couple of items in the drier and housekeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Mantra on Salt Beach
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Bells Boulevard, Salt Village, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is $111 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

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

4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"This place was amazing it had a great poll the staff were attentive the parking was on site and it was close to all the shops I also stayed at the mantra and if u have a choice pepper it is"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Bayswater Tweed
Bayswater Tweed
3.5 out of 5
129-131 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, NSW
The price is $80 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

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! (427 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 27, 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.

Vacation 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 $149 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22

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 The Strand. Coolangatta ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (518 reviews)

"This is our second stay here we love the rooms, the pool & parking. The staff are very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
4 out of 5
78-80 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is $222 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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

4/5Very Good! (405 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 Nov 25, 2020

Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
28 Moss Street, Kingscliff, NSW
The price is $279 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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

4.4/5Excellent! (169 reviews)

"Great apartment - extremely well appointed, large living area, comfortable beds, large enough for 2 families. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 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.

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