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Cape Byron Headland Reserve, Byron Bay – Australia's easternmost pointBallina, Byron and Surrounds A lush hinterland with sparkling beaches, full of natural wonders.

Views over Barrington Tops Barrington Tops Over 1,200 sq km of unspoilt wilderness, from subtropical rainforest to...

The Entrance. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast Central Coast Feeding the pelicans at The Entrance.

Serenity Bay, Emerald Beach, Coffs Coast (Photo: Coffs Coast Marketing)Coffs Coast and Surrounds The Great Dividing Range meets the sea on the Coffs Coast.

Cruickshanks Vineyards, Callatoota Estate, Wybong, Upper Hunter (Photo: P. Quirk/Wildlight) Hunter Valley World-class wines complemented by superb cuisine and boutique accommodation.

Yachts moored on Lake Macquarie (Paul Foley's Lightmoods P/L)Lake Macquarie and Surrounds A vast aquatic playground four times the size of Sydney Harbour.

Admiring the beauty of Border Ranges National Park, Northern Rivers (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Lismore and Surrounds A hidden jewel between the rainforest and the sea.

Nobbys Lighthouse and Beach, Newcastle (Photo: M. Lauder) Newcastle A vibrant cosmopolitan city perched between a working harbour and beautiful beaches.

Port Macquarie at dusk, Mid-North CoastPort Macquarie, Kempsey, Taree and Surrounds A region of national parks, surf beaches, coastline

Tomaree National Park, Port Stephens, Mid-North Coast (Photo: Hamilton Lund / Tourism NSW).Port Stephens, Forster and Surrounds Golden beaches, a picturesque bay and inlets

Fishing in the Tweed River, The Tweed. The Tweed and Surrounds An unspoilt coastline and a subtropical climate make this...


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Fast facts

  • A fertile coastal valley in the remnants of an ancient volcano
  • Home to the southern hemisphere’s biggest eroded crater
  • Ten hours’ drive north of Sydney. Fly from Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne or Adelaide to the Gold Coast Airport. The Tweed is just 15 minutes’ drive south.

Why go there

With more than 37 km of unspoilt coastline and a subtropical climate, The Tweed is a haven for holiday-makers. Discover its quiet estuaries, charming villages and deserted beaches, or explore the Tweed River and Mount Warning National Park.

The seaside towns of Kingscliff and Cabarita rank among The Tweed’s best kept secrets, offering a relaxed vibe and stunning scenery. Accommodation in the area ranges from five-star resorts with spa facilities to self-contained B&Bs with ocean views.

Things to do

  • Feast on ocean-fresh seafood at the Tweed River mouth.
  • Dive with turtles at Cook Island Marine Reserve.
  • Follow the Mt Warning view circuit road, part of the dramatic Rainforest Way drive from Tweed Heads.
  • Indulge in retail therapy at Kingscliff and Cabarita.
  • Kayak or canoe along scenic Cudgen Creek.

Don’t miss


  • Cooly Rocks On at Tweed Heads, in June.
  • Tweed Valley Banana Festival and Harvest Week in August. 


  • Fishing in the Tweed River, The Tweed.

    Fishing in the Tweed River, The Tweed

North Coast short breaks

North Coast NSW Short Breaks

Enjoy the best of the idyllic North Coast climate right now with some great holiday deals on accommodation and things to do. For travel until 8 April, 2011...

Mount Warning National Park

Mt Warning is a volcanic remnant once used by mariners as a landmark to warn them of reefs...

North CoastPacific Coast Touring Route

While the Pacific Coast Touring Route parallels the Pacific Highway...


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