Touring around the Tweed River
Around one hour south of Brisbane is Australia's favorite holiday destination. The Gold Coast and the Tweed Coast cover approximately 100 kilometres of sun, surf and white sandy beaches. The region has many contrasts the Gold Coast, with it's highrise profile, wild night life and endless shopping to the Tweed with it's winding rivers, lush hinterland and isolated beaches.
After the land boom of the 1950's and 60's the Gold Coast went through major changes the coastline backed by sand dunes, mangrove swamps and wetlands were replaced with highrise apartments, man-made islands and extensive shopping and entertainment complexes. The results are enjoyed by over 2 million people each year.
Getting around the Gold Coast is very easy, boats, cars, mopeds are available for hire and regular bus services run 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Tours can be planned though accomodation houses or Information Kiosks dotted along the tourist strip. The Tweed Coast has restricted building codes but more liberal gambling laws which has seen the establishment of opulent licensed clubs. The jagged skyline of the Gold Coast is a view that can be seen from many vantage points on the Tweed. The ocean swells that gather around Point Danger form what is arguably the best surf on the coast.
Tourism Australia has just named Mt Warning as one of Australia's top 8 National Landscapes. Tweed Endeavour Cruises is a proud National Landscapes opertor. Stretching from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast, the Green Cauldron is the best preserved shield volcano in the Southern Hemisphere. This vast Caldera shelters a huge diversity of rare flora and fauna, sub-tropical rainforests and a breathtaking rim of mount ranges. In and aroung the ancient rim, you will find alternative communties and fishing villanges, organic market gardens and wilderness areas, cascading waterfalls and rambling rivers. Explore Mt Warning- known as Wollumbin to traditional ownersthe Bundjalung people - on one of the many varied walking tracks. Further information can be found at www.australia.com
Why not learn to surf while on holidays, Dennis Riddel of Walkinonwater is the guy who can have you riding waves like the locals.
There are many attractions on the Tweed Coast, Tweed Endeavour Cruises will show you the best sights in a relaxed atmosphere with an interesting commentary, there are numerous cruises the only question is how much time have you got and how much do you want to see?
Sailing, speed-boating, water skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, bungy jumping, and horse riding, are just some of the more adventurous activities that are available on the Coast, take advantage of Fishing Down Unders deep sea fishing day tours, they include pick up and drop off at holiday accommodation houses.
Kirra Dive know the best dive sites in the area and for a real getaway from it all. Gold Coast Houseboats can have you meandering along the beautiful Tweed River at your own pace. Cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs are open all hours up and down the coast. Leisurely wander through the museums, galleries, shops and boutiques perhaps find that special momento of your holiday in the sun.
Lazing on the beach can be strenuous watching the sunworshippers' parade in their beach attire, frollic in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean or play volleyball on the squeaky white sand.
The friendly atmosphere of the Coast makes it the perfect holiday destination, even the locals holiday at home. Enjoy your stay on either end of the coast there will never be a dull moment...
Hastings Cove Holiday Apartments offer family resort style accommodation with direct access and views of a pristine estuary 150 metres from an unspoiled surf beach. Great packgaes available. Located in landscaped grounds with a backdrop of natural beauty that sings with the sounds of white throated needletails and many other species of Australian birds - truly something special on the beautiful Tweed Coast.Check out their website at www.hastingscove.com