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Tweed Heads offers beautiful golden beaches within easy walking distance from the Tweed Harbour Motor Inn.  An excellent pathway follows the river to Jack Evans Boat Harbour.   The region also boasts some of the world's best surfing beaches which can be found all along the coast.  Coolangatta is a short walk away from the Tweed Harbour Motor Inn.

Within Tweed Heads there are a number of excellent restaurants of all variety serving fresh, local seafood and produce.  Tweed Heads is also a shopper's paradise, with two major shopping centres offering a host of nationwide retail chains.

There are many activities to be enjoyed at Tweed Heads, you can hire a boat and explore the Tweed River, estuary or broadwater with its plentiful wildlife or just enjoy a spot of fishing or crabbing.  River cruises and houseboats are also available, right on the Tweed Harbour Motor Inn's door step.

Take a drive to the Point Danger Lookout, Mt Warning and its rainforests or use one of the many local bus services that will take you to the big theme parks (Sea World, Movie World and Dreamworld) north of the Gold Coast or Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre which has some interesting exhibitions and displays as well as further attractions to the south.


Kirra Dive was started back in 1988 from members of the old Tweed Aquatic Club. The old site was behind kirra Surf at kirra, but as you can tell it was becoming unsafe to stay and it was a good choice to leave when we did, having a high rise build on top of the old Nisan hut may have been the end of us.

I brought the dive shop in a fire sale in 1996/7, the poor old shop had a weak pulse and was not expected to last out the night. The next 3 years we got it vertical again, breathing on it’s own and convincing me we may have something after all, at times I thought that staying at Seaworld would have been allot easier option. Still we soldiered on hocking our goods with a smile, 2nd mortgaged the home, sold our children for scientific experiment’s and made it through to the other end.

My friends on the right have all made some small or great contribution to the survival of our Kirra Dive “on the tweed”


The Tweed Regional Gallery (formally known as the Tweed River Art Gallery), opened during the Bicentennial Year of 1988 in the converted Proudfoot home, which now houses Council’s Coolamon Cultural Centre. The original building was a lovingly restored Federation-style family home, built from timber milled on the site and located on the bank of the Tweed River on Tumbulgum Road

After much fundraising and a generous donation of land by Doug and Margot Anthony, the Gallery moved to its current scenic rural location in 2004. The facility was designed by award-winning Brisbane architect Bud Brannigan. Stage I was officially opened by NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir AO on 1 February 2004. This gala event showcased the region’s vibrant arts community.


The Tweed Regional Museum is a Tweed Shire Council community facility, established in 2004, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Tweed Shire Council and the Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Uki and South Arm Historical Societies.

It is one museum that operates across three branch locations; Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Uki, and in association with these three local Historical Societies. The three locations connect the Tweed Shire from the coast to the mountains, providing a unique journey into the history, people and places of the majestic Tweed Valley.

In August 2015, the Tweed Regional Museum (TRM) Murwillumbah re-opened after major redevelopment. The award winning multi-million dollar upgrade, which has been in progress since late 2011, treasures the old and embraces the new. The historic 1915 building has been restored to its former glory and now flows into a spacious and modern exhibition area, with vibrant displays bringing Tweed's history to life through stories of our past.


Escape and explore this iconic Gold Coast wildlife sanctuary. Immerse yourself into the wonder and natural beauty of 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas along the way. Experience the wild lorikeet feeding, free-flight bird shows and Aboriginal performances. With planned outdoor themed playgrounds such as Wild Island, there is plenty of entertainment for kids to enjoy as they tour the sanctuary on a miniature train. Retreat and become lost in this serine park, and leave with a deep understanding of local heritage, native wildlife and conservation.Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a ‘not-for-profit’ organization and reinvests all proceeds back into Australian native wildlife and conservation programs..


Superbee Honeyworld at Currumbin on Queensland’s Gold Coast draws tourists like bees to honey! Located just 5 minutes north of the Gold Coast airport, Honeyworld is a major tourist destination for thousands of visitors all year round.

Visitors experience the wonderous world of bees, and witness the amazing process from flower to delicious honey.

Watch as the bees produce honey in the hive, as our professional beekeepers explain the process and demonstrate how honey goes from hive to jar.


Tropical Fruit World is a successful tourist attraction and commercial farming operation distributing quality tropical fruit produce to interstate markets across the country.  Avocados, sapotes, annonas, bananas carambola and pitaya are among these crops.

Three generations of the Brinsmead family are involved in the continued success of Tropical Fruit World.  Founder Bob's eldest child Judith Brinsmead took over the running of the property in 1990. Bob's grandson Tom Hill has also inherited a keen interest in the diverse facets of the agri-tourism business.


Mount Warning Tours offers an amazing assortment of river tours & cruises, outdoor adventures and sightseeing & foodie tours in Australia’s Green Coast. Operating from the beautiful Southern Gold Coast we specialise in providing cruises on the Tweed River, day tours and overnight tours around the iconic Mount Warning, the World Heritage listed Border Ranges and the picturesque Tweed Valley. Our clients can choose from river cruises, guided kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, 4WD and mountain biking tours. We offer cruises for small groups and larger groups up to 50 people per cruise, sightseeing bus tours for up to 42 people, and we also offer a diverse collection of tailored small group 4WD and 6WD experiences from 4 to 10 people per tour. Our fantastic range of outdoor adventures and tours, will take you to extraordinary places to discover fabulous scenery, which many visitors to the region never get to witness. Located in Tweed Heads (Booking Office) and Tumbulgum (Activities Base), only 20 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport, Mount Warning Tours is your local sightseeing and adventure tour specialist in the Tweed Valley and Australia’s Green Coast.  We provide a diverse range of river cruises, half day and full day sightseeing tours, overnight adventures, and week day and weekend packages.                    

 (Mount Warning Tours Operates On NSW Time).


Wander through the stunning Shambhala Gardens and rainforest.
Find yourself in an ancient labyrinth, touch the World Peace Stupa, a project blessed by the Dalai Lama.
Indulge in delicious views, local coffee and food.

A visit to the peaceful Crystal Castle includes walks in the exquisite natural surroundings. You can join the daily workshops and experiences, including the Music of the Plants, Crystal Experience and famous Peace Experience. Be in awe of the Enchanted Cave, the largest amethyst cave in the world, and also the world’s tallest geode pair, The Crystal Guardians. Be at peace with the largest stone Blessing Buddha in Australia, and the only Kalachakra World Peace Stupa in the southern hemisphere. Take home your copy of the Crystal Castle Guidebook.


weed River Tours aboard the luxury vessels "Golden Swan" and "Captain Bill's Explorer".

Tweed Endeavour Cruises is situated on the southern end of the Gold Coast - just 25 minutes from Surfers Paradise.

Experience the spectacular natural beauty of the Tweed River and Terranora Lakes as you relax on one of the many tours Tweed Endeavour has to offer.

Revel in the view of the lush sugar cane fields, fantastic fishing, and the rural farming land which is vast in contrast and size, then meander alongside wild rainforests abundant in bird life.

Our vessels are built specifically for river cruising and day tours to ensure the smoothest of rides. Large windows for maximum viewing, spacious outdoor decks with protection from sun and rain.


Perfect when you're on a weekend getaway or break, and haven't brought your own boat along, or you want to experience scenic views, a safe trip and excellent fishing, you can have a great time on Tweed River.

Explore the most peaceful waterway located just south of the Gold Coast, on the Queensland - New South Wales border.

You'll enjoy a great day out fishing, snorkelling or sightseeing from one of our well maintained and reliable dinghies, cruisers or BBQ boats.

And our boat-shed shop has more than just bait, tackle and ice available.

We also sell cold drinks and loads of other 'nautical necessities' for an enjoyable day on the water; ... sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, fishing equipment and accessories, ... plus many other items you may have forgotten to bring along.

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