Tweed Coast Tours and Activities
Beach and Watersports
Thirty – Five kilometres of beaches, golden sands, rolling surf and warm sunny days all year round!
When you think of a holiday on the Tweed, you’ve got to be thinking about morning walks along uncrowded beaches, lazy days in the sun and splashing around in the surf. Adding to the Tweed’s endless summer appeal are all the waterways that offer safe swimming, especially for young children in crystal clear shallow waters. As with anywhere in Australia, beach-goers are advised to swim only at patrolled areas between the red and yellow flags. Professional lifeguards patrol our most popular beaches along the Tweed coastline 7 days a week during the spring, summer and Easter school holidays, while our volunteer lifesavers patrol at selected beaches on weekends from October to April.
The Tweed’s beaches and waterways are not only beautiful to look at, they actually host an array of fun filled water activities, which include snorkelling, kayaking & canoeing, stand-up paddleboard, deep-sea & beach fishing, surfing and whale watching.
In2Surf Surf School
In2surf Surf School operates mobile within the Tweed Shire.
Lessons are held at a variety of beaches which enables us to schedule your lesson on the best beach on any given day!
In2surf Surf School is about getting in the water and learning to surf in a fun, safe and educating environment. We love teaching people to surf, that’s our passion. But as well, we feel that it is our duty to educate people about the ocean, environment and water safety. When you take a lesson with us you will learn about the proper technique using your equipment safely and efficiently, how to catch and ride waves, water safety, and importantly how to do all this in a user friendly, low impact, low anxiety entry level lesson. Whatever your age or experience level, we will teach you to surf with some of the best instructors in the business. We make sure your lesson is a memorable one and have a great time getting out there with our clients.
For more information please visit www.in2surf.com.au
Let us take you and “Discover the fun”…
We have taken thousands of our guests on a wonderful journey to discover the fun and splendour of our oceans. Weather it be snorkelling with the turtles at Cook Island, whale watching on the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding at Kingscliff, learning to surf, or showing people the beauty of the underwater world through scuba diving… It will be an unforgettable experience.
We will share our knowledge and craft to teach you about the wonderful marine playground that surrounds us. With each guest we have given them memories to last a lifetime.
For more information please visit www.watersportsguru.com.au/
Aqua Shack Kayak Tours include the choice of Kayaking the Tweed River or Ocean.
Experience the scenic and beautiful Tweed River from the unique perspective of a kayak. Have the opportunity to paddle on the meandering Tweed River passing secluded sandy beaches and hidden mangrove forests. Mangroves are essential habitats where fish live, feed and breed. Dolphins also travel up the river to feed. Tweed Bird Observer members have identified 74 species of birds in just one day around Ukerebagh Island Nature Reserve. Enjoy stunning coastal and world heritage hinterland views. Encounter dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, whales (during June-Nov) and other diverse marine life including temperate coral reefs. Paddle past the iconic surf breaks of Snapper Rocks and Kirra. Or for those who are really adventurous, paddle and snorkel from Fingal Heads to Cook Island.
For more information please visit www.aquashack.com.au
Surfing Australia – High Performance Centre
The Hurley, Surfing Australia High Performance Centre is the world’s first facility dedicated to helping all surfers reach a higher performance level.
The two level centre of excellence features state of the art education facilities, surf specific gym,specific gym, auditorium, offices, testing and treatment room, accommodation for 22 and has been designed in consultation with the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). The Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre is at the forefront of sports science and coaching development for surfing and ensure Australia maintains its place as a world leader in the sport. The HPC is not just for elite surfers – it is for any surfer who wants to dramatically boost their ability level. Surf camps are held year round at the HPC and cater for all levels of surfing.
For more information please visit www.surfingaustralia.com.au
Cooly Dive and Whale Watch
Cooly Dive on the Gold Coast caters for both inexperienced swimmers and the more experienced diver.
Whether you wish to learn to dive, snorkel with turtles, watch as a spectator on the fabulous boat, or do an advanced dive course, Cooly Dive has it all for you! Diving off the Gold Coast and Tweed coastlines is spectacular, and just off Point Danger you will find some of the best kept diving secrets on the East coast of Australia. The dives range from scenic dives off Cook Island with a resident turtle population and a large quantity of tropical and sub-tropical fish species. For the more experienced diver we can head out to places like Nine Mile Reef, which is a brilliant drift dive starting in 10m of water and gradually dropping away to 30m. So if you’re thinking of diving on the Gold Coast, book now and join us on one of our great dive trips!
For more information please visit www.coolydive.com.au
Fingal Adventures is based on the northern end of the Tweed Coast.
We provide fun, recreational and educational activities for the individual, visitors, corporate groups, schools and the broader community and promotes the natural attributes and beauty of the Tweed Coast.
Fingal Adventures activities and services include Surf School – Learn to surf, surf survival certificates and advanced surf coaching and body board lessons. SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) lessons and tours. Fitness training and personal training. Outdoor education and teambuilding. Adult learn to swim and stroke correction. Kayak lessons and tours.
Booking centre to promote other recreational activities and services i.e. whale watching, white water rafting, sea kayaking, winery tours and more.
For more information please visit www.fingaladventures.com.au
Gold Coast Sky Dive
Gold Coast Skydive is a wonderful place to enjoy a tandem jump.
Boasting an excellent safety record, fun and professional tandem masters and state of the art equipment.
Jumping at 12,000 feet, passengers will free-fall for approximately 40 seconds before floating under the parachute to take in the amazing Gold Coast views, and landing on the warm sand of Kirra Beach.
You will enjoy one of the best sceneries the world has to offer. Come and see it yourself…It’s truly an unforgettable experience!
For more information please visit www.goldcoastskydive.com.au
Sea Master Fishing Charters
Sea Master fishing charters vessel, (VM Odin) is skippered by Peter Bolic, a professional fisherman for over 25 years.
Peter and his crew have a thorough knowledge of the local reefs and all areas to fish off the Tweed and Gold Coast to ensure your trip is a successful one. We currently hold Charter Fishing Licence # 21305 so no fishing licence is required for any Sea Master Charter Fishing trips.
MV ODIN is a 10 metre Cat, powered by twin 150hp Cummins Diesel motors, very stable fishing platform in 1C Survey, allowing for day and night charters.
The large platform caters for groups to 12 in undercover comfort. The vessel is in survey for 12 passengers and 2 crew. Half day, full day and custom charters available. We also welcome single and group bookings.
For more information please visit www.seamasterfishingcharters.com.au
Down Under Charters
Down Under Charters offer deep sea fishing off Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast.
They also do live baiting, jigging, float lines, games and sports fishing. Your skipper Pete has pro fished off the Tweed since 1983 so if he can’t put you on the fish no one can. Plus he will give you a memorable great fun day.
Beginners are welcome, charters provide experienced crew and there is a toilet on board. Gift vouchers are available. The boat is surveyed for 15 people.
Down Under Charters will share with you news of their latest and best catches. You will also receive tips and tricks on the best ways to fish Australia’s blue waters.
For bookings and answers to all your question please contact Pete at Down Under Charters.
For more information please visit www.fishingdownunder.com.au
Scenic Day Tour
The scenic Day Tour Group incorporating scenic hinterland day tours invites you to over 30 years experience in tourism on the Gold Coast, South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
We are dedicated to giving you the best Gold Coast Tours touring experience at the best prices.
Free pick up from your accommodation is included in each tour adventure. We are the number one, Queensland Tourism Award winning Gold Coast Day Tours Company with experienced guides. Scenic Hinterland Day Tours offers the best selection of Day Tours on the Gold Coast with no hidden extras.
Our Day Tours stretch from, Byron Bay and Crystal Castle in Northern New South Wales to the spectacular Sunshine Coast, Ettamogah Pub, Noosa, Underwater World and Australia Zoo. Our most popular Australian Day Tours also include Springbrook Rainforest, Natural Arch, Tropical Fruit World, O’Reilly’s, Tamborine Mountain, Brisbane City, Southbank, Gold Coast City Touring, Fraser Island, the enchanting Glow Worm Cave, Moreton Island Beach, Tangalooma Resort with the option of Wild Dolphin feeding. So why not, sit back, relax and have a qualified guide show you the places you’d never find!
For more information please visit www.hinterlandtours.com.au
Laugh, smile, the odd tantrum… It’s all about family and being together.
Embark on a unique family holiday and reclaim time for your family, while relaxing in a small community environment. In the Tweed you will discover a holiday destination packed with excitement, adventure, indulgence, surprise and relaxation for all the family to enjoy.
The Tweed boasts 35km of uncrowded and unspoilt coastline which makes for a family-favourite destination. Coastal accommodation offers range from affordable beachfront holiday parks to luxury resorts. It doesn’t get much better than running along the beach chasing seagulls and trying to catch hermit crabs before they disappear down holes to safety. Along the foreshore you’ll find free barbecues for use and ideal picnic spots.
The key to the ideal family holiday is finding that balance between ‘rest’ and ‘play’ which the Tweed certainly offers. Why not ‘rest’ by the pool or at the beach, teach your children the joy of fishing from a quiet riverbank or sneak away for an hour or two of pampering at a day spa. As for ‘recreation’ – that’s where the Tweed really comes into its own. With its network of waterways and its spectacular valley surrounded by rainforest-clad mountains, you can do something totally different every day … without breaking the holiday budget.
The Visitor Information Centres at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah have detailed touring brochures, as well as a wealth of information on all the activities available in the region – including tickets to the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks that are less than an hours’ drive up the Pacific Motorway (M1). The Tweed is a getaway where kids can get back to nature and parents can take a mental break from busy life. Meet other holiday makers, engage with the locals or simply absorb yourselves as a family and enjoy quality time together.
Tropical Fruit World
Tropical Fruit World is an exotic paradise where more than 500 of the world’s rarest tropical fruit thrive. See, touch and taste nature’s wonders just 10 minutes west of Kingscliff.
Indulge yourself in the fruits of the orchard at the Miracle Fruit Show. Climb aboard a tractor train on our Plantation Safari. You’ll discover rare treats such as the Chocolate Pudding Fruit or Chewing Gum Tree. Enjoy a jungle river cruise and hand feed the native and farm animals in our Fauna Park. Our Adventure Island playground includes a flying fox, miniature train ride and putt-putt golf.
Indulge your taste buds with exotic fruit ice creams and mouth watering tropical treats. Delicious fresh lunches and great coffee are available too. Tropical Fruit World is open everyday.
For more information please visit www.tropicalfruitworld.com
GREEN CAULDRON TOURS
Take a journey to a heavenly part of Australia, with a rich and fascinating ancient history and a captivating, bohemian culture.
Small group, scheduled day tours and private tours offer a rare insight into Australia’s Green Cauldron. Get beneath the surface and hear the stories from the storytellers. The Mysterious Melting Pot Day Tour departs from Byron Bay, Tweed or southern Gold Coast and explores the ancient history and modern culture of the magnificent Wollumbin Mt Warning caldera and surrounds. Highlights of the tour include adding your mark to a 360 degree hand painted panorama of the view from the top of Wollumbin Mt Warning; exclusive access to the stunning property where Yaru Water, the first indigenous water brand now exporting to the world is bottled; lunch in magical Mullumbimby; a tour of the very colourful and successful Mullumbimby Community Gardens; planting a rainforest tree or vine; a private tour of the Mullumbimby Museum; the delightful Crystal Castle. Also included is a goody bag with samples of local produce including Brookfarm muesli bar and Nightcap Ranges trail mix and Yaru or Mt Warning Spring Water. Fully customised private tours available, check our website for ideas.
For more information please visit www.greencauldrontours.com
Art classes and workshops for all ages.
Choose from weekly water-colour, acrylic, oil or drawing classes or join us for one of our creative weekend escapes to Kingscliff. School holidays sees us draw the regions best artists to teach at our Kids School Holiday Program.
Awarded the 2013 Best Creative Industry Award in the local Tweed Business awards.
For more information please visit www.kingscliffarts.com.au
Discover the Jewel of Byron, Crystal Castle and Shambahala Gardens.
A short scenic journey into Byron’s hinterland lays a faraway magical place.
An enchanted place of giant crystals, sacred statues, stunning rainforest and gardens, unique jewellery, fresh food and plenty for the kids too.
Walk among gods through the famous Buddha Walk, lined with rose quartz, hand carved statues and home to four metre blessing Buddha.
Breathe in the stunning gardens, rainforest and find yourself in the ancient labyrinth.
Behold the southern hemisphere’s only Kalachakra World Peace Stupa, an amazing monumental project blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Every day at 3.10 pm, find peace with ‘The Crystal Castle Peace Experience’, a unique free offering that deepens sense of wellness with enriching sound healing baths, meditations and sacred ‘Kora’ walks.
Marvel at the exquisite jewellery and amazing crystals from all corners of the globe. With an extensive collection of books, CDs, body products and unique gifts ideal to suit any occasion.
Relax at the Lotus Café and drink in the breathtaking views of the Byron hinterland while enjoying amazing healthy food and tempting treats.
Only 20 minutes from Byron Bay and 40 minutes from the Gold Coast airport.
Ignite the senses, enrich your spirit. For more information please visit www.crystalcastle.com.au
EAGLE FLIGHT SIMULATIONS
Eagle flight simulations is a new concept in entertainment for any occasion.
Our simulator is a full-scale, fully functional replica of a B737-800 cockpit and is like stepping onto a real flight-deck.
Our totally mobile B737-800 Simulator is housed in an air-conditioned, fully self-contained 6m trailer. Leave the travel to us. We come to you or your event venue.
From a complete novice to experienced pilots, our Flight Director will ably assist each person through all aspect of their experience. Choose the length of your flight, select an airport from 1000’s in the world, decide on your weather conditions and you’re ready to go. From either “cold and dark”, at the terminal, or a start at the end of the runway, you are in total control and ready for take-off.
And we guarantee the best prices in Queensland so, come on book now and let us help you enjoy the experience.
Arranging a party or any event? Or just want something fun, different, challenging and rewarding? Why not get us for the day.
For further information please visit www.eaglesimulations.com.au
Each week numerous local markets are held throughout the region.
Kingscliff Beachside Farmers & Friends Markets is held on Marine Parade opposite the police station. Other markets include Ballina, Bangalow, Banora Point Farmers Markets, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Pottsville Beach, The Channon, Tweed Heads, Uki Buttery Bazaar and Uki Produce Markets.
First Week of the Month
- Brunswick Heads Markets – 1st Saturday of the month
- Murwillumbah Markets – 1st Saturday of the month
- Byron Bay Markets – 1st Sunday of the month
- Pottsville Markets – 1st Sunday of the month
- Lismore Markets – 1st Sunday of the month
- Lismore Car Boot Market – 1st Sunday of the month
Second Week of the Month
- Kingscliff Markets – 2nd Saturday of the month
- The Channon Markets – 2nd Sunday of the month
- Alstonville Markets – 2nd Sunday of the month
- Lennox Head Markets – 2nd Sunday of the month
Third Week of the Month
- Lismore Car Boot Market – 3rd Sunday of the month
- Mullumbimby Markets – 3rd Saturday of the month
- Nimbin Markets – 3rd Sunday of the month
- Pottsville Markets – 3rd Sunday of the month
- Uki Buttery Bazaar – 3rd Sunday of the month
Fourth Week of the Month
- Kingscliff Markets – 4th Saturday of the month
- Bangalow Markets – 4th Sunday of the month