Tweed Heads Travel Guide

  • Tweed Heads/ Coolangatta
    Tweed Heads/ Coolangatta
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  • Lovely beach
    Lovely beach
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  • Bridge over the Tweed River
    Bridge over the Tweed River
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Tweed Heads Things to Do


    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...


    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...

  • Birdlife at Tweed & Surrounds

    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...

  • Tweed River Boat Hire

    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...

  • Tom Beatson /Razorback Lookout

    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.

  • Coolangatta Beach

    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.

  • In the Summer Time

    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.

  • Lookout - Coolangatta

    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.


    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.


Tweed Heads Hotels

  • Comfort Inn Tweed River

    203 Kennedy Drive Tweed Heads Ns

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Best Western Twin Towns Motel

    21 Minjungbal Drive (Old Pacific Highway), Tweed Heads, 2486, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Blue Pelican Motel

    115 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, 2485, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Tweed Heads Restaurants

  • Choices of many Restaurants

    This Services club is situated in a nice position near the water. We have enjoyed many a good meal here that were cheap and good. Last time we went, we weren't impressed. The cheap meals and had gone, the club had become more upmarket. You still have the choice of quite a few Restaurants, but not the meals that I used to enjoy!Flame Restaurant and...

  • Latitude 28 - at Point Danger

    Latitude 28 is a modern looking café and bar located at Point Danger, on the border of QLD and NSW (between Coolangatta and Tweed Heads). It sits just across from the cliff top lookout, which offers fabulous views up to Surfers Paradise.The day we visited Point Danger was overcast, and after a little while spent enjoying the view it began to rain....

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Tweed Heads Off The Beaten Path

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    by balhannah Updated Jul 4, 2010

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    A round-trip scenic drive to MOO country, the town of Mooball, where the power poles are painted black & white, there a funny signs, and a cafe with 'Cow' things for sale.

    Start the journey at Tweed Heads and follow the river, calling in at Tumbulgum, there is a good Hotel here. It is a very popular spot for water skiiers.
    Murwillumbah has an info centre on the main road. Continuing onto Mooball, the Cafe has lots of Cow things inside, and does good meals.
    You can cut across to the coast and Pottsville from here, and follow the beautiful coast road back to Tweed Heads. Pull in at the lookouts, often you see pods of Dolphins.
    Any of the backroads afford beautiful views.


    Welcome to Mooball Some of the signs Inside the cafe Inside the Cafe
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