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The Giant’s Causeway was formed when lava flows from the ancient Tweed volcano rapidly cooled in the ocean currents.

When it comes to odd facts, they don’t come much odder than the fact that this charming Tweed village was named after the mythical Celtic giant Fingal who reportedly built the famous Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.

The connection is that Tweed’s Fingal Head has its own Giant’s Causeway – a crescent-shaped mass of hexagonal columns formed when the lava flows from the ancient Tweed Volcano rapidly cooled in the ocean currents.This unique rock formation sits just below Fingal Lighthouse on the headland, reaching towards Cook Island. The walking tracks around the headland south to Dreamtime Beach or north along Leticia Spit are a real drawcard for this quiet but beautiful corner of the coast.


The Sheoak Shack is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

After your walk kick-back and have lunch or a snack at the Sheoak Shack, the groovy café is located on the banks of the river, under the shade of a Sheoak Tree. It is the perfect place to kick off your shoes, catch some live tunes and relax with a coffee and delicious meal. When you’re feeling relaxed and satisfied take a wander through the excellent art gallery next door.

Like the neighbouring village of Chinderah, Fingal is an angler’s paradise with foreshore parks where you can sit under a tree while you dangle a line in the river. The beaches here also attract surfers from all over the world.

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Snorkel with turtles at Cook Island.

Cook Island is a small volcanic outcrop located 600m offshore from Fingal Head. It provides a permanent home for green and loggerhead turtles, as well as a stunning variety of tropical and sub-tropical marine species such as the (harmless!) leopard sharks, Spotted Eagle Rays, bull rays, cuttlefish and wobbygongs. Snorkelling and scuba diving trips operate from the Tweed River and Kingscliff. Don’t be disappointed – book early as these guided tours can book out early in peak holiday periods.

In addition to the Tweed Shire Council-owned holiday park near the headland, there are beach houses and luxury boutique homes available for holiday rentals in the Fingal area. To search and book accommodation CLICK HERE to view your options on the interactive map.