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Tweed Coast / Tweed Heads / Tweed Shire - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Banora Point
• Cabarita
• Chinderah
• Crabbes Creek
• Far North Coast
• Fingal Head
• Kingscliff
• Mount Warning NP
• Murwillumbah
• Northern Rivers
• Pottsville
• Tumbulgum
• Tweed Heads
• Tyalgum
• Uki
 
Other towns, villages and localities in the Tweed Coast region include:
• Burringbar • Carool • Chillingham • Crystal Creek • Cudgen • Hastings Point • Mooball
• Stokers-Siding • Wooyung
Covering a region that includes 35 km of unspoiled beaches, a valley of coastal wetlands and estuarine forest, waterways, mountainous regions, five heritage-listed national parks, abundant birdlife and marine life, as well as rich farm and pastoral lands, there is much to see and do in the Tweed Coast/Tweed Shire region. As a sub-tropical tourist destination, it offers much for the visitor including the famous Mount Warning that towers over the valley.

There are three main centres that include Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and the adjoining Coolangatta. Tweed Heads and Coolangatta are ‘twin towns’, joined on the border of New South Wales and Queensland. South Tweed Heads stretches along the river estuary to the country town of Murwillumbah.

Whale Watching - Far North / Tweed Coast Region, NSW Australia ฉ Dorothy Latimer, July, 2007

Of course there are many more towns in the Tweed Shire including: Burringbar, Cabarita, Carool, Chillingham, Chinderah, Crystal Creek, Cudgen, Fingal Head, Hastings Point, Kingscliff, Mooball, Murwillumbah, Pottsville, Stokers-Siding, Tumbulgum, Tweed Heads, Tyalgum, Uki, and Wooyung. These towns together with the world heritage listed national parks offer a variety and unique taste to suit one and all.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre
Tweed Mall, Wharf St,
TWEED HEADS NSW 2485
Freecall: 1800 674 414
Fax: +61 7 5536 6151
Email

Administration:
PO Box 19, TWEED HEADS NSW 2485 Australia
Ph: +61 7 5536 4244

Tweed & Coolangatta Tourism Inc
PO Box 19, TWEED HEADS NSW 2485
Ph: 07 5536 4244 (Accommodation & Tours)
Fax: 07 5536 4204 (Accommodation & Tours)
Email

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Tweed Coast / Tweed Heads / Tweed Shire Attractions

Mount Warning
• Towering over the Tweed Valley is Mount Warning, also known as Wollumbin, (‘cloud catcher’) by the Aboriginal. IT is a central core of the southern hemisphere’s largest extinct shield volcano. Offering magnificent views, a climb to the summit to watch the dawn is a must for those feeling adventurous.
Minjungbal Cultural Centre • Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre
• Minjungbal Resource Museum and Study Centre
• Cnr Kirkwood Rd and Duffy St, SOUTH TWEED HEADS NSW
• Ph: 07 5524 2109 • Fax: 07 5523 1411 • Email
• Listed as the Tweed Heads Historic Site with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service the Centre houses a cultural display showing all aspects of Aboriginal lifestyle in the north coast of NSW. The Centre comprises an office, shop, refreshment kiosk, museum, art gallery, and amphitheatre for outdoor performances. The Centre conducts various tours, which encompasses a walk along the adjoining mangrove area. The boardwalk and walking track is along the Ukerabagh Passage estuary, overlooking the nearby Ukerabagh Nature Reserve.
National Parks and Reserves
• Include Border Ranges National Park, Cudgen Nature Reserve, Lamington National Park, Mooball National Park, Mount Warning National Park, Mount Cougal section - Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge section - Springbrook National Park and Nightcap National Park.
Tweed Heads & District Historical Society
• Email (General)
• The Tweed Maritime and Heritage Museum is open 11AM to 4PM DST Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (excluding Public Holidays) and 1PM to 4PM DST Sunday. It has an extensive collection of local, Maritime, and photographic artefacts. The museum is located at Pioneer Park, Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads West.
Tweed Heads Historic Site • NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
• Located at Tweed Heads about 1 km south of the NSW/Queensland border, bounded by Ukerebagh Nature Reserve, Ukerebagh Passage, a suburban street and the Tweed-Coolangatta Golf Course. The historic site covers a region of about 8 hectares, includes the Minjungbal Cultural Centre, some areas of significant Aboriginal heritage including the sacred ‘Bora Ring’, and is jointly managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service with the local Aboriginal community.

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Tweed Coast/Tweed Heads Events

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Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music
• Tyalgum Festival Committee Inc • Ph: 02 6679 2244 • Email
• Held on the first weekend of September
• Recognised as one of Australia's premier classical events, the Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music began in 1991 after concert violinists Carmel Kaine and John Willison fell under the acoustic spell of the Tyalgum Literary Institute. Since then numerous artists have ranked the 1908 Hall alongside some of the best concert venues in the world.

Make sure you mark your calendar for this annual event providing superb music, against the backdrop of the magnificent scenery of the Wollumbin caldera in the Tweed Valley.

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Tweed Coast/Tweed Heads Tours

NSW Tours • Outback • Eco • Adventure • National Tours
More tour operators can be found listed on the above listed cities/towns/localities, including:
Far North Coast Tours, Fingal Head Tours, etc.
Tweed Coast Adventures
• The Boat House at Salt, Point Break Circut, KINGSCLIFF SOUTH NSW 2487
• Ph: 02 6674 1039 • Fax: 02 6674 5369 • Email (Bookings)
• Fun, exciting activity hot spot based in Kingscliff (northern New South Wales). Our activities will no doubt leave a lasting impression. Whether your adventure involves kayaking the pristine waters of Cudgen creek with Mt Warning in view or surfing the unspoilt beaches of Fingal to Cabarita, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Tweed Coast. Each activity can be specifically tailored for the novice, beginner or expert adventurer. It's a great team building opportunity for corporate groups and we also have special programs for kids.
Tweed Coast Tours & Charter
• 9 McPhail Ave, KINGSCLIFFE NSW 2487
• Mobile: 0429 988 885 • Fax: +61 2 6674 3536 • Email (online form)
• Locally based business offering tailor-made day and extended tours at competitive prices. When you travel with Tweed Coast Tours & Charter you'll be travelling in air-conditioned comfort with an experienced, courteous driver. Tweed Coast Tours & Charter specialises in tours and charter services for small and large groups in Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland. Let us assist you in planning a trip for your group!

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Tweed Heads Distance

Distance to Tweed Heads
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Tweed Heads:
  Km
• Byron Bay 64
• Burringbar 42
• Crabbes Creek 42
• Kingscliff 11
• Lismore 97
• Mount Warning 44
  Km
• Mullumbimby 55
• Murwillumbah 30
• Pottsville 33
• Sydney 828
• Tyalgum 52
• Uki 43
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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