Supporting our local treasures is more important now than ever before! The Tweed Coast is rich in soil and spirit and what better way to celebrate this than through our local producers and farmers. With the spotlight on fresh local produce and amazing products, you can explore the flavours of the Tweed through farm, food and beverage tours.
Now that you can FINALLY visit the Tweed region, check out our top picks on what the Tweed has to offer.
This organic family farm has grown from a roadside veggie shack to a paddock to plate cafe and farm stall. You can wander around the farm, feed Hank the pig and get that perfect insta pic in the sunflower field. Farm and Co is located on Cudgen Road, only 15 minutes from the Resort. Check out more information here.
This well-known tea company has been making the most of all the Tweed has to offer since 1978. Tea enthusiasts can visit Australia’s only sub-tropical tea estate and experience the tea production process. Tours run during harvest season, October to May. Click here for more information.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more of a kick than tea, head down to Husk distillery at Tumbulgum. Set on 150 acres, you’ll find this family-run and unique distillery. The cellar door and bar showcase Husk spirits paired with locally grown native botanicals and ingredients. Book a table, enjoy a tasting paddle or find the perfect spot on the lawn. You won’t be disappointed. Check out more details here.
Just down the road from Farm and Co is the newest kid on the block. Red Earth Brewery is located on an avocado farm with a view to die for. Sustainability is key for these brewers with home-grown ingredients making an exceptional addition to their seasonal range of beers. You can test out the goods Friday to Sunday, 11 am – 8 pm with live music and pop up food stalls every weekend. Check out their Facebook page for what’s on.
Before you settle in for an afternoon at Red Earth, why not take the kids to check out the biggest range of tropical fruit they’ve ever seen! Set in a prime growing environment, the kids will love the farm tour with a tractor train Plantation Safari, Wildlife Boat Cruise, Fauna Park and Fruit Tasting. Book now online.
If native produce and bush tucker is your thing, you can’t go past Buck’s Farm. For over 40 years Gerard ‘Buck’ Buchanan’s passion for agriculture and healthy eating has been the driving force behind this farm. You can wander through over 20 different bush tuckers and Asian fruit species, check out the range of natural products and some of the exotic home-grown produce. Learn more about the farm here.
If cheese is the glue that holds your life together you won’t want to miss this family-owned and operated artisan cheese farm. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 9am – 4pm you can visit the farm and pick your favourite from their handmade cheese range. Grab a coffee and share a cheese platter at the café. Best of all you can take your favourite home with you! Take a peek at their cheese range here.
Why not take a break from driving altogether and join Mt Warning Tours on their Discover the Treasures of the Tweed on a Food and Farm Tour? You’ll visit some of the places we’ve just mentioned and a few more spectacular local treasures. The tour includes a driver/guide, cheese tasting, lunch and rum or gin tasting. Book your tour today!
The best part? All these experiences are within 30 minutes’ drive of North Star Holiday Resort. We are your perfect base to discover all the Tweed has to offer.
With so many exciting places to visit, your next trip to the Tweed Coast will be filled with food, farms and FUN!
*Please note operating times may have been impacted by COVID-19. We recommend calling ahead to avoid disappointment.