The Tweed

New South Wales

The Tweed locals are doubly blessed. With a pristine shoreline on one side and ancient rainforests on the other, they are surrounded by spectacular landscapes. A hike through ancient, sub-tropical rainforests feels like exploring a lost world: get ready to marvel at giant ferns, gin-clear creeks, and plunging waterfalls.

The coastline is just as spectacular, with swim and surf beaches aplenty, not to mention plentiful marine life. Head to Cook Island Aquatic Reserve for the opportunity to snorkel with turtles and tropical fish.

There are plenty of other ways to unwind here. Each of the region’s pretty townships offers visitors something different. Head to Murwillumbah to discover the buzzing local arts scene, or to Cabarita to indulge in one of the stellar spa treatments at Halcyon House.

And don’t forget to bring your appetite: the area’s vibrant food scene offers plenty of ways to sate your hunger, from the farm-fresh produce at Farm & Co to the acclaimed cuisine at such restaurants such as Pipit, Potager and Paper Daisy.

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