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Tweed Heads

Located on the New South Wales / Queensland border, Tweed Heads is in actual fact the last town on the north-eastern New South Wales boarder. Built upon the banks of the   Tweed River , the population of around 80,000 unashamedly enjoys the best of both states. Resident’s and tourists alike take great pleasure in the unspoiled paradise of Northern New South Wales as well as the bustling shopping and night life of the Gold Coast.

Take a walk down the main street of Tweed, turn the corner and you’ll be in Coolangatta, the southern reaches of the   Gold Coast.  It is here at the confluence of it all where shopping malls, the lively entertainment complex Twin Towns, the Tweed Mall and the Harbourside Food Court all meet up in a melee of smells, sights and bargains. Every Sunday the local market offers good deals, souvenirs and local crafts.

Tweed Heads boasts over thirty-seven kilometers of beaches, and is a short drive from local icons such as Mount Warning, one of the largest   shield volcanoes   in the   Southern Hemisphere and the Nightcap, Border Rangers, Springbrook and   Lamington National Parks . The Tweed River itself is a hive of activity, hire a boat or kayak, fish or even stay on a houseboat. The 60 or so kilometres of water provides riverside pubs, eateries, stores and art galleries to enjoy. If the river leaves you dry, take a scenic drive down to the tourist resort of Byron Bay or the surf beaches of Lennox Head.

Affectionately known as the ‘twin towns’, the combination of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta offer a powerful combination of activities and adventure for everyone.


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