Fingal Head Beach near Tweed Heads in New South Wales, Australia

Things to do in  Tweed Heads

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Tweed Heads is near some beautiful natural areas in New South Wales, including Mt. Warning, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest shield volcanoes, and several subtropical national parks, including Nightcap, Border Ranges, Springbrook, and Lamington. There are loads of things to do in Tweeds Head—or near it—like hiking up Mt. Warning; camping and chasing waterfalls in the national parks; and taking boat trips and barbecuing along the Tweed River. You can also relax on the coast and explore places like Fingal Head Lighthouse, Point Danger, and the Captain Cook Memorial.

Top 2 attractions in Tweed Heads

Minyon Falls

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From the lookout at Minyon Falls, visitors will hear the roar of cascading, rushing water as it falls over the rock formations and gathers in a natural swimming pool down below. In addition to the waterfall, travelers can also catch coastal views and let the surrounding rain forest engulf their senses. Whether visiting the falls while passing through on a hiking trek or a cycling adventure, stop and enjoy this World-Heritage-listed wonder at Nightcap National Park.Provided picnic tables and barbecue pits make the falls an excellent place to rest and refuel for the journey back out of the park. Take a dip in the freshwater pool beneath the falls before heading off!More

Tropical Fruit World

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With 175 acres (65 hectares) of fruit orchards open to visitors, Tropical Fruit World is one of the Gold Coast’s most unique tourist attractions. The eco-friendly, family-run working farm grows over 500 varieties of tropical fruits, and visitors can go behind the scenes to get a glimpse into farming life.More

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All about Tweed Heads

When to visit

If you want warm, summer weather, head to Tweed Heads in December-February. Your beach days will be warmest, with water temps perfect for swimming and surfing, and the weather will cool off in the evenings, which is great if you’re camping in the nearby national parks. Bring a rain jacket though, because those subtropical plants are that way for a reason. There’s plenty of rain in summer. For drier weather and cooler temps, consider August.

Getting around

Your best bet for accessing Tweed Heads and the surrounding areas is to have your own car, or rent one when you arrive. There are ridesharing facilities and public buses available. But if you’re thinking of heading out to some of the national parks like Nightcap or Border Ranges, or beach hopping and exploring further afield, it’s best to have your own wheels.

Traveler tips

Since Tweed Heads is right near the border of Queensland and New South Wales, you could be in for a bit of time travel. Queensland and New South Wales are an hour apart for daylight savings time in summer. Sometimes cell phones in Tweed Heads pick up Queensland’s signal, and flip the time. It's something to keep an eye on when you're out and about swimming or trekking and anticipating the time the sun should set.

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People Also Ask

What is Tweed Heads most known for?

Tweed Heads is near some beautiful natural areas in New South Wales, including Mt. Warning, a volcano. It offers access to several national parks, like Nightcap, Border Ranges, Springbrook, and Lamington. It’s also well known for the Tweed River, which is great for boat trips and barbecues.

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How should I spend a week in Tweed Heads?

Consider making Tweed Heads a base, or a place to restock, if you’re going to be in the area for a week. Spend time at the river and beach in Tweed Heads, but don’t miss camping at Nightcap, a trip to the Hinterland, and other adventures further afield.

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Is Tweed Heads worth visiting?

Yes. Tweed Heads is worth visiting, for the beautiful river, lovely coastline, and its access to so many national parks. There’s everything you need in Tweed Heads, so stock your car, head to Bunnings for last-minute camping supplies, and then make your way into the natural beauty all around it.

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What are the top attractions to visit in Tweeds Head?

Top attractions in Tweed Heads are Mt. Warning, a large shield volcano that's great for a tough climb; the Minjungbal Aboriginal and Culture Center; and points along the coast, like Point Danger, Fingal Head Lighthouse, and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. The Tweed River is also a popular attraction.

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How many days do you need in Tweed Heads?

You really only need a few days in Tweed Heads to make the most of what’s there, like the river and beaches. You can spend an afternoon having a barbecue while floating down the river, visit different beaches in the area, and get great views from Fingal Head Lighthouse.

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What is the best month to visit Tweed Heads?

The best month to visit Tweed Heads is December, when the water and air temperatures are at their warmest. That said, you’ll also inevitably have rain in summer. You'll avoid the precipitation if you come in August, but know that temperatures will be cooler, and you’ll need a thicker wetsuit.

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