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Beach at Tweed Heads
Photo by Tweed Heads Carpet Cleaning
Surfing at Duranbah, Tweed Heads
Surfers at Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads
Girls on Beach, Tweed Heads
Girls on Beach in Tweed Heads. Adam Head
Point Danger Memorial Lighthouse
Point Danger Memorial Lighthouse. Photo John
Surfer Riding Wave at Tweed Heads
Surfer Riding Wave at Tweed Heads, NSW
Centro Shopping Centre in Tweed Heads
Centro Shopping Centre in Tweed Heads
Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads
Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads
Whale Watching at Tweed Heads, NSW
Whale Watching at Tweed Heads, NSW

Tweed Heads Information

Tweed Heads is a coastal tourist town situated on the Tweed River on the far north of New South Wales. Located right next to the border of Queensland it is known as the “Twin Town” alongside its friend and neighbour Coolangatta. Although is technically a New South Wales town it is considered part of the Gold Coast especially with its proximity to the Gold Coast airport.

The Tweed River estuary is a major drawcard for tourism in particular for boat cruises, whale watching, sight seeing tours and fishing. Cook Island located 600 metres off the local suburb of Fingal Head is another great attraction and the aquatic reserve is rife with turtles, sea life, birds, wildlife and fauna. The Island is named after James Cook the famous English navigator that discovered Australia.

Surfing in Tweed Heads is fantastic with the beach of Duranbah being one of Tweed’s top surfing beaches among locals and visitors. For the professional surfers Point Danger and Snapper Rocks point break is the place to surf which is home to the annual Quicksilver Pro surfing competition held every year in March.

For those wanting to stay on dry land and discover some history then the Point Danger lighthouse and Captain Cook memorial is the perfect place to start. The lighthouse was built in 1971 and was the first lighthouse to experiment with lasers to increase its beam. The Lighthouse is also the centrepoint between the states of New South Wales and Queensland.

For golfing lovers, the Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club is a must play event. Located right on the border of Queensland and New South Wales, the golf course features two courses being the West Course and the River Course with some of the finest scenery for any golf course in the world.

Also don’t miss a stroll along the Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed’s with its footpaths, cycleways, parks and gardens designed for a perfect picnic spot.

We hope you have a great holiday in Tweed Heads Australia. If you need more information then please also see the Tweed Heads holiday information centre website Tweed Tourism.

Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club
Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club. Photo Taken by the Golf Club
Aerial View over Tweed Heads
Aerial View over Tweed Heads. Photo Tweed Chamber Commerce Industry