Destination Tweed

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Destination Tweed

The Region

Extending across the vast bowl of the Wollumbin Mt Warning Caldera, the Tweed Region is characterised by its network of local communities.

Outside the main centres of Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah and Kingscliff, the quirky charm of the region is revealed in quiet country hamlets, historic river ports and seaside villages.

This is where you can pull up a barstool at a local pub and share a story or two with the locals; or chat with artists at a weekend market; or stroll around an orchard as the farmer plucks native finger limes and Buddha’s hands fruit straight from the tree for you to taste and find out what they are!!

Along the Tweed Coast, our seaside fishing villages have held onto the magic of a traditional Aussie beach holiday where you can swim at safe patrolled beaches, paddle a kayak up the creek, take the kids (or just yourself!) to a quiet fishing spot and enjoy a leisurely ride along the oceanfront cycle paths.

Whether you’re staying in the bustling heart of Tweed Heads, at a luxury beach resort in Salt Village or a rainforest hideaway in the Valley, we encourage you to discover the Tweed by exploring more of our community.

Towns & Villages

Extending across the vast bowl of the Wollumbin Mt Warning Caldera, the Tweed is characterised by a network of towns & villages.

village shoppingThe region covers a total area of 1303 square kilometres and offers a unique combination of World Heritage rainforests, dramatic mountain ranges, fertile green fields, uncrowded beaches and world-famous surf breaks – all nestled in the eroded caldera of the largest shield volcano in the Southern Hemisphere.

Mt Warning (Wollumbin) in the heart of the Tweed Valley is the backdrop for rambling bushwalks and country drives. Visitors will find cosy B&Bs and retreats nestled amidst tea plantations and market gardens. The Tweed Valley boasts the highest number of artists per capita than any other shire in Australia. Local galleries showcase the work of artists inspired by the landscape, wildlife, history, community and spirituality of the region.

Salt VillageThe Tweed Coast offers a choice of quiet seaside towns and sophisticated resorts. Safe, patrolled swimming beaches are lined with first class resort hotels and accommodation is available to suit all tastes and budgets. Vibrant seaside esplanades offer boutique shopping, sun-drenched cafés and award winning restaurants that serve produce grown in the rich fertile soils our region is famous for.

Each town and village in the Tweed has its own sense of community, pride, and spirit; each unique in its own special way. For more information, click the right sidebar links to discover the towns and villages of the Tweed.

Wollumbin Mt Warning

Wollumbin Mt Warning dramatically rises from the World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park.

Wollumbin Mt Warning stands at an impressive height of 1157m above sea level and is a remnant central vent of an ancient volcano. It can be seen from a range of vantage points in and around the Caldera that makes up the Tweed Valley.

The World Heritage Park is recognised as part of the Gondwana Rainforest of Australia. Rich in flora and fauna, it is a must see for any visit to the Tweed. Take a short walk along the Lyrebird Track, where you get a chance to experience the sounds and smells of the rainforest and explore under the canopy of the trees. Listen out for the calls of Whipbirds, Noisy Pitta and, of course, Lyrebirds.

For the more adventurous there is always the option of climbing to the summit. Make it to the top by sunrise and you will be the first people in Australia to see the sun! The walk takes you through stunning scenery and offers magnificent views of the Tweed Caldera and beyond. Allow at least 2 hours to reach the summit and another 2 hours for the return journey. Be prepared for all weather conditions. The climb is a steep 8.8km return trip with a challenging final rock scramble. In winter it is not advisable to start the walk after noon because the area becomes extremely dark and dangerous in winter after this time.

Whether you are walking to the summit, or exploring this spectacular landscape from below, extend your day with a picnic lunch at Korrumbyn picnic area or beside Breakfast Creek.

For more information contact the team at Destination Tweed.