Activities & Attractions
The Tweed Coast has become a world class recreation and holiday destination, with easy access to seaside activities and watersports, fine dining, gold coast theme parks, colourful markets, and just about every leisure activity imaginable, not to mention the scenic wonder of nearby World Heritage listed national parks.
Treat yourself to Kingscliff's wonderful restaurants and sidewalk cafes, which are so good that some visitors come here only for the food!
A leisurely 5 minute walk will see you able to choose from fantastic seafood, Nepalese/Tibetan, Thai, modern Australian & Italian restaurants - just to name a few.
Our pleasant climate allows for a wide variety of activities all year, with sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, boating, weekend markets, golf, bicycling, picnics, bird watching and exploring the region's many National Parks.
Water sports are big during the warmer months September through April, with safe swimming and snorkelling in Cudgen Creek and Sunrise Cove's large salt water pool.
Kayaks (available for hire from reception for Sunrise Cove guests), small sailboats, surf skis and canoes are great for fun and exploring the waterways.
Bicycle paths abound and the beach is smooth and hard at low tide: go for a walk, ride or jog. Or maybe just do a spot of sunbathing and relax?
Massage, natural therapies, pampering and relaxation options are also readily available.
Fishing is huge. Wet your line in the estuary or check out the nearby beaches and rock walls. (NSW fishing licence can be obtained from the local BP Servo.)
Boat launching facilities with free public parking for cars and trailers is located a few hundred meters away near the mouth of Cudgen Creek.
Take off over the briny for angling, or SCUBA diving the reefs teeming with life at Cook Island Marine Reserve offshore.
And a short drive gets you to Byron Bay to sample its diving, alternative lifestyles and other attractions.
Whale watching from the coastal headlands and the beach is popular June to August as the humpbacks travel north along the coast and again from October through November as they migrate back south. Always a thrill to see the leviathans, especially Migaloo the white whale!
Tour the beautiful Cudgen Creek between 9 – 4 daily (depending on the weather), with local tour guides at Watersports Guru, with whale watching (in season), snorkelling with turtles and learn to surf options available. Tel: 0430 082 890.
The region has a plethora of clubs all offering sporting and gaming activities, plus food and social options. Some clubs also feature entertainment including international artists.
Enjoy easy shopping at Kingscliff and national brands at Tweed Heads and Coolangatta, or discover some of the world's best artists, artisans and crafts people who live and work in our region, on exhibition at local galleries and cafes.
And there are Weekly Farmers and Weekend Markets on within a short drive just about every weekend.
- The Casuarina Farmers' Market is on the 1st and 3rd Saturday from 7.30am -11.30am for early birds
- Tweed Twilight Markets at Jack Evans Boat Harbour from 2pm - 8pm on the 2nd and 4th Friday for night owls
- Kingscliff Lantern Markets from 5.30pm-9.30pm, in Lions Park on Marine Parade Kingscliff next to the Surf Club, on the 1st Friday of each month
- Pottsville Beach Markets is on the 1st Sunday from 7.30am
- Kingscliff Lions Beachside Markets is on 2nd and 4th Saturday from7am -12pm.
Visit the Big Volcano Farmers and Weekend Markets Guide for the complete guide to the area's Weekday and Weekend Markets.
Whether you want to do a lot or very little, this is the place for a great holiday. Just check with reception for more information and bookings.