North Star’s top 10 reasons to visit the Tweed Coast. Whether this is your first time on the Tweed Coast or you are a regular visitor, there are plenty of entertaining activities for the entire family. The team at North Star has put together 10 of their favourites:
1. Visit Hastings Point Headland
Known as ‘The jewel of the Tweed’ this picturesque spot has star quality! The headland featured in two recent blockbusters – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Aquaman. It’s also a great spot to picnic and to see the whales during their annual migration from late May to November.
2. Swim in the ocean
The Tweed Coast is well known for its pristine beaches. Keen surfers can catch a wave at Snapper Rocks or Duranbah, while families will enjoy the calmer waters of Hasting Point or Kingscliff estuary. Whichever beach you choose, always remember to Swim Between the Flags.
3. Try a new water sport
Stand up paddle boarding in Hastings Point Estuary, waterskiing on the Tweed River or surfing lessons at Cabarita Beach are just a few of the entertaining, water-fuelled options around the Tweed and Tweed Coast.
4. Climb Mount Warning
The 8.8 km walking track in Wollumbin National Park will take around 6 – 8 hours for the return journey. Set out early and catch the sunrise or go later and enjoy magnificent views of the entire Tweed area.
5. Catch a Fish
No need to venture far from North Star with your fishing rod and why not grab a few handlines for the kids from the tackle shop. They’re easy for kids to use and chances are they’ll catch the first fish! You’ll require a fishing licence in NSW, but it’s worth the small charge. Head across to the beach or estuary, just a few minutes’ walk from North Star, or try the banks of the Tweed River, known for good catches of bream, flathead and whiting.
6. Spend a day at Kingy
The coastal township of Kingscliff is home to some of the best coffee shops in the region. And with the recently opened Kingscliff Central Park boasting a huge new play area, the kids will have a ball as well.
7. Market in the diary
Purchase amazing local produce from one of the many community and farmer’s markets such as the Kingscliff Lantern Markets, Murwillumbah Farmers Markets and The Social Markets at Jack Evans Boat Harbour. You can find a full list at www.bigvolcano.com.au/active/markets
8. Stay active
Play golf at the beautiful Ocean Shores course, take the kids bowling at Tweed Tenpin or try barefoot bowls at Tweed Heads Bowls Club (FREE from 12 to 5pm Sundays).
9. Be a culture vulture
Set in scenic rural location and home to a stunning collection of artworks, the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah is a ‘must-see’. Best of all, admission is free.
10.Tropical Fruit World
A farm tour at Tropical Fruit World is great family fun. Taste exotic fruits from around the world, challenge the kids to a round of mini golf, meet a collection of farmyard friends at the fauna park or board the MV Waterdragon for an informative wildlife cruise.