Tweed Heads

Travel Guide
Tweed Heads showing 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 Twin Towns
Mantra Twin Towns
4 out of 5
Corner Griffith & Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, NSW, 4225
The price is $128 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$128
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 4-star luxury hotel in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free parking, 5 restaurants, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"The top floor of the Mantra is worth a visit to Coolangatta in itself. The beautiful bathrooms, art work and overall comfort are a fantastic experience for staying at The Mantra."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Mantra Twin Towns
Mantra on Salt Beach
Mantra on Salt Beach
4.5 out of 5
Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487
Fully refundable
The price is $152 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
$152
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
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)
R and R
"Good value Close to everything Gold Coast etc etc but not crowded . Cleaning staff let them down in some areas like vacuming too of fridge"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Mantra on Salt Beach
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Bells Boulevard, Salt Village, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487
Fully refundable
The price is $186 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
$186
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
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 our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Superb! Our family of five had a great time, we’ll be back."

Reviewed on Oct 9, 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
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! (566 reviews)
"A beautiful property. Unfortunatly undergoing lift maintenance when we were there. But the staff were very accomodating"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
4 out of 5
78-80 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487
Stay at this 4-star beach apartment in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (498 reviews)
"I liked the whole property, everyone was friendly. Maybe could have a bath tub."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Paradiso Resort Kingscliff
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
Sunrise Cove Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
28 Moss Street, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Tweed Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (201 reviews)
Fabulous!
"Fabulous location with great facilities"

Reviewed on May 27, 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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