Point Danger is a point and lookout located on the NSW/QLD border at Tweed Heads. The point was named by Captain James Cook in 1770, as a warning to fellow mariners about dangerous coral reefs off the coast here.
You can drive and park right on the point, so there is no issues with access or cliffs to climb. It is well worth a look as there are fabulous views up and down the coast, from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast. The views north up to Surfers Paradise are particularly good - when we were there the grey, misty weather made Surfers look like some sort of lost city rising out of the ocean!
There is a walkway along the point which is a 'Walk of Remembrance' to all of the ships that were sunk off the Australian coast between 1939-1945. The walk honours the ships and the brave people who gave up their lives for Australia.
Also located at Point Danger is the Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. This structure is located right on the state border and you can take a silly photo with both of your feet in different states.
The memorial is 18 metres high, and is modelled on a part of the Endeavour (Captain Cooks ship) which was recovered in the 1960's. There are four supports on the structure which each sit exactly on the compass points.
The adjoining lighthouse was apparently the first in the world to experiment with laser technology to create its beam (in 1971), which unfortunately failed, so it reverted back to the traditional method.
This Memorial is located on Point Danger Lookout, the headland denoting the border of New South Wales and Queensland.
This Lighthouse claims to be the first in the world to experiment with laser technology but the experiment - carried out in 1971 - proved unsuccessful and it returned to the more conventional mirrors, magnifying glass and powerful electric lamps.
The18-metre memorial to Captain Cook which takes the form of a capstan moulded from cast-iron ballast jettisoned from the Endeavour and recovered in the 1960s.
There are four supports that lie exactly on the compass points.
There are picnic spots and a walk along the cliff-edge and sometimes, Dolphins can be seen out to sea.
Excellent views of the coastline from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay, and you can also watch the Surfers at Duranbah beach, its a favorite spot for them.
It is located right on the New South Wales and Queensland border, so you can have one leg in each state!
Point Danger is where the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse is located.
Along the edge of the high peak, is a good walking trail with excellent views of Duranbah Beach and the Surfers. On a good clear day, you can see Surfers Paradise in the distance.
Check out the Walk of Remembrance, which honours the ships and the brave men and women who gave up their lives for Australia.
There are excellent views in all directions, and this is a pleasant place for a stroll, taking in the beauty of the area, and also where you should see plenty of Easter Water Dragons sunning themselves.
Rainbow Bay is a controlled Beach, which means that there are Lifesavers there incase anybody gets into difficulties when swimming. You swim between the flags, and all is well. It is a nice spot, and when the tide goes out, as in my photo, there is some shallow water for the children to play in. Photo was taken during school holidays on a HOT day.
I don't know the name of this look-out. It is located in Coolangatta at the end of Marine parade. Take the steep drive up the hill ( Garrick street), this will take you to it. At the top is a sculpture of an Eagle, there is also a picnic shelter, and hot water is available. You get excellent views over Greenmount and Coolangatta Beaches.
This is another lovely beach that is patrolled by the Surf Life Savers. Its about the most southerly beach in Queensland, being 102kms from Brisbane, and at the far end of the Gold Coast.
Markets are held along the foreshore, every second Sunday of the month.
Next to the Bridge that goes over the Tweed River, you will find the Tweed River boat hire. You can hire all types of boats from here, including a bbq boat that will take 8-10 people.
Prices for "Tinnies" start from $60 for the 1st 2hours. You can also hire half cabins for the same price.
It gives you a chance to get up close and personal with Dolphins, and also have a browse around the Tweed on the water, or just relax, and enjoy some time fishing, or you can go snorkelling.
We caught a lot of fish, but all have a size limit, and they were all too small and had to be thrown back.
Loved having the Dolphins swimming nearby.
This is an excellent lookout giving 360deg. views. You can see Mt. Warning, the Beaches, the Airport and the homes on the Canals. There is a lovely garden, with seating.
If you are wheelchair bound, all you need is somebody with the strength to push you up to the top.
This is a lookout that shouldn't be missed when in Tweed Heads.
Around the Tweed, you will be sure to spot some Birdlife.
Seagulls just love to join you for lunch and Pelicans are always eager to see what fish you have caught. Sometimes, they even try to take it when it is still hooked on your line.
Out in the Boat you got to see the Shearwaters diving into the water and catching fish this way. Too quick for me to take photos.
December, January, (school holidays and its summer) at the end of Greenmount Beach on Marine Parade you will find a Carnival full of rides. Ride those DODGEM CARS!!! This is a popular area for New Years Eve.