Welcome to the Tweed Valley / Coast
Your Day Dream is just a Day Trip
Spend time driving through the Tweed Valley and the numerous water ways that connect to the stunning Tweed River.
The great outdoors is the way of life in the Tweed and with the Tweed River connecting the villages an abundance of nature based activities are on offer for visitors and locals alike.
Take a river cruise, hire a house-boat or simply picnic by the river by one of our many parks and playgrounds.
The Tweed’s passion for artistic ventures can be felt through its vibrant creative community. Celebrating cultural festivals, village gatherings and the spectacular Tweed Regional Gallery. A sense of place is found in the numerous valley & coastal towns-where you will find boutique, vintage and unique treasures.
A sustainable lifestyle is fed by the rich volcanic soils, crystal clear abundant water and sub-tropical climatic conditions that provide a perfect environment for growing fresh produce and Australian native foods.
The many and varied restaurants, markets and food events are brimming with local produce and flavours that reflect the abundant food production of the region.
Coming from the Gold Coast …
You can take the freeway, but we recommend you head inland from Currumbin (QLD) and make your way over Tomewin Road. A scenic route that leads you into Chillingham where you can visit the award-winning Buck’s Farm. Wander through the extensive range of Australian native trees, citrus and exotic Asian food plants or browse through a range of locally-made products in the farm shop.
From Chillingham, head further west to the historic village of Tyalgum where you can stop in for a taste of local produce at the gorgeous Flutterbies café.
Driving 25 minutes east from Tyalgum, you will arrive in Murwillumbah, a thriving town set alongside the majestic Tweed River. Home to the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre as well as the many modern cafés, children’s playgrounds and riverside hotels and clubs.
Leaving Murwillumbah and heading further east, you’ll make your way to Salt Village and Kingscliff.
Home to gourmet eateries, ice cream and coffee shops, take a stroll along the sandy beaches or relax in one of the beachside hotels as you watch the end-of-day waves.
Coming from Byron ….
Heading north from Byron Bay, take the Tweed Valley Way exit towards Murwillumbah. Approximately 10 minutes drive you’ll find the delightful town of Burringbar. Turn left down the main street and head to the quaint Fallen Leaf cafe, a delightful place for a relaxing coffee, tea and locally-made treats. Home to lush farm and grazing land, Burringbar will soon host the region’s first cheese cellar door, Tweed Valley Whey, tipped to open early 2018.
From Burringbar, head to Murwillumbah where you’ll arrive on the southern-end of town at the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre, perched high on the hill with stunning views west towards Wollumbin (Mt Warning).
Spend some time exploring the exquisite works.
Heading out of Murwillumbah, continue past the Gallery and meander through farmland towards the village of Uki. Take in views of Wollumbin along the way as you enjoy lunch at one of the eclectic cafés, the recently rebuilt hotel or, if you happen to be there on the third Sunday of each month, stop in at the local market at the Buttery Bazaar.
From Uki, you can make your way back towards Murwillumbah, stopping first at the base of Wollumbin. A visit to this world-heritage national park is a must-do and see attraction.
A strong sense of place with great cultural significance to the local Bundjalung people, we recommend doing the Lyrebird walking trail at the base of the mountain.
This 0.6km return walk takes you rock-hopping across Breakfast Creek set in the subtropical rainforest.
After your walk, take a drive back towards Murwillumbah, stopping to wander the streets inspired by the Art Deco history.
Heading north out of Murwillumbah for about 10 minutes you will reach Tumbulgum. This delightful historical town adorns the Tweed River and offers a choice of fantastic dining options from cafés to the historic Tumbulgum Hotel-featuring an outdoor beer garden, children’s playground and restaurant.
Watch the sun set over the Tweed River, then make your way to the main freeway for an easy drive back down the highway, past the cane fields, taking in the last crowning views of Wollumbin as you return to your destination.
For further inspiration & ideas to create an itinerary to stay & play longer in The Tweed, visit one of our friendly staff at the visitor information centres located in Kingscliff, Murwillumbah or Tweed – call 1800 674 414 or www.destinationtweed.com