HEART OF THE TWEED COAST

DestTweed_Family_MedUnlike so many traditional seaside communities, Kingscliff has blossomed into a vibrant beach holiday destination without losing its wonderful local identity.

Along the esplanade eat street, you can take a virtual culinary world tour as you choose from award-winning cafés and restaurants offering a taste of Japan, Thailand, Spain, Italy, Nepal, Tibet, Mexico and India. Australia’s favourite flavours are also well represented with great seafood, nutritious health food, lunch-time salads and exotic breakfasts all prepared from locally grown produce.

Dotted between the sidewalk cafés and restaurants are unique boutiques, gift shops, galleries, homeware stores and a great bookshop that make this one of the Tweed’s favourite shopping destinations.

Couple Dining_resizeIf you’re looking for entertainment the local pub, surf lifesaving club and sports clubs offer plenty of options while the local cinema features a regular program of mainstream and art-house movies.

Kingscliff is also the place to go when you want to get active. Hire a bike and explore the cycleway that runs north to Fingal Head and south to Pottsville through a string of coastal villages. Paddle a kayak or canoe through the Cudgen Creek wetlands past osprey nests and wading birds. If you’re really feeling pumped you can paddle all the way to Cudgen Lake at Cabarita Beach. Learn the new craze of stand-up paddleboarding in the calm creek waters or learn to surf the ocean waves – home break to world-surfing champion Steph Gilmore.

DSC8656-MFrom Kingscliff you can arrange snorkelling and scuba trips to Cook Island – a protected nature reserve and underwater playground only 600m from the shore. Cook Island plays home to a permanent population of green and loggerhead turtles. From June – November book yourself on a whale watching tour and get up close and personal with visiting humpbacks as they migrate along the east coast.

With safe swimming available at the wide expanse of uncrowded beach or in the crystal clear creek waters, Kingscliff is the perfect place to base yourself for day trips around the region. The beauty of the Tweed Valley and Wollumbin Mt Warning, the street culture of Byron Bay and the buzz of Surfers Paradise are all less than 40 minutes’ drive away and the famous Gold Coast theme parks – Sea World, Movie World, Dreamworld and Wet ‘n’ Wild – are not that much further.

Family Park - LRThe full range of accommodation available here offers something to suit every holiday style and budget – from beachfront caravan and camping sites through to international luxury resorts and apartments. To search and book accommodation CLICK HERE to view your options on the interactive map.