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10+ Eco Friendly Tours in The Tweed

17 April, 2024

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Discover the Tweed’s lush landscapes, pristine waterways and delicious food and drink experiences all while travelling with a light touch on your next holiday away.  

With a range of eco friendly tours on offer, from river cruises and nature trails to ocean adventures and farm visits, the Tweed is a natural choice for travellers seeking sustainable touring options. 

Get some green travel inspiration with these 11 eco friendly tours in The Tweed. 

Tweed Eco Cruises

Jump aboard a Tweed River and Rainforest Cruise with eco-certified Tweed Eco Cruises to relax and unwind while exploring the Tweed River. Learn about the region’s geological features and abundant flora and fauna and gain insights from local Indigenous knowledge. With naturelovers, birdwatchers, foodies, photographers and sustainable travellers in mind, this eco friendly tour also includes a tasty lunch featuring fresh local Tweed flavours. 

couple on tweed eco cruise



Eco-certified Catch-a-Crab invites holiday-makers seeking eco adventure tours to discover another side of the Tweed River where sustainable seafood practices range from wild caught crab to the Birds Bay Oyster Farm. Cruise through the pristine Terranora Inlet in comfort and learn about the waterways, its abundant marine life and the area’s 56 different bird species.

eco friendly tour catch-a-crab


Watersports Guru

For an eco adventure tour connecting you directly with the Tweed’s marine life, join the Watersports Guru crew on a snorkel with turtles eco-tour to Cook Island, home to Green, Hawksbill and Loggerhead turtles as well as coral reefs that shelter clown fish, anemones and wobbegongs. The Gurus also offer educational courses to learn about the Tweed’s marine systems, habitats, flora and fauna. 

Cooly Eco Adventures

With a commitment to reduce environmental impacts and inspire guests with its approach to sustainable touring and marine education, Cooly Eco Adventures offers a range of fun tours connecting travellers with dolphins, turtles and whales with whale watching and swimming with whales eco adventure tours on offer. Led by a Marine Biologist, the team also invests in research, conservation and ecology ventures, with a focus on Humpback whales. 

swimming with whales eco adventure tour

Marine Discovery Centre

Immerse in life below the surface at the Marine Discovery Centre in Hastings Point, an interactive museum that inspires and educates all ages about the Tweed’s precious aquatic environment. With sound and light technology and world-class coastal science displays, visitors learn more about marine eco-systems and how to play a role in protecting them for future generations. 

family at marine discovery centre


Northern Rivers Rail Trail

Get outdoors and create your own eco friendly tour along the Northern Rivers Rail Trail. Starting at Murwillumbah, the 24 km trail invites walkers, cyclists and runners on a low impact exploration of the Tweed Valley and its gorgeous villages. Navigate a flat and smooth trail to discover local history, foods and art along the way.

DIY eco adventure tour on the northern rivers rail trail

Unicorn Falls, Mount Jerusalem National Park

Continue your self-guided eco exploration with a trip out to Unicorn Falls at Mount Jerusalem National Park. This secret spot is just an easy 2.1km walk from the car park through lush greenery. Time your visit for post-rainfall (Feb – May) to see the waterfall in full effect. Don’t forget to bring your togs for a swim!
Please check National Parks website for up-t0-date park details before making your way to Unicorn Falls.

Kiff & Culture

To curate your own sustainable touring itinerary, book a private experience with Kiff & Culture, experts in creating unforgettable experiences inspired by local knowledge. Explore landscapes, taste local flavours, connect with Aboriginal culture and immerse in local Tweed life, from surfing and art to food and drink. 

Earth Beer Company

Take a brewery tour with a team that cares just as much about the environment and local community as they do about creating the perfect beer. At Earth Beer Company, you’ll learn how this working avocado farm evolved into beer production, witness the brewing process and sample refreshing sips along the way. You’ll also learn about their low-impact approach, such as how their spent grain ends up as breakfast for local farm animals. 

Tropical Fruit World

Discover over 500 species of fruit at Tropical Fruit World, a long-running family-owned business that takes its custodianship of land seriously, harnessing a Biological Sustainable Horticulture philosophy in nurturing its orchards. Take a farm tour, taste fresh fruit, pick up local produce, buy avocado skincare products made onsite and even take home young fruit trees to start your own orchard. 

Husk Farm Distillery

Makers of Ink Gin and Husk Rum, Husk Farm Distillery are farmers as well as distillers with a strong eco friendly approach. Book their Farm to Bottle: Husk Rum Experience to learn about the sustainable farming processes behind this delicious Tweed spirit. With a cocktail in one hand and cane knife in the other, go behind the scenes on an immersive farm-to-glass experience. 

husk farm distillery tour

Blue Ginger Picnics

When you book with Blue Ginger Picnics you’re not only guaranteed a gorgeously styled and relaxed time in nature, you’re also supporting a local, eco-friendly tour that is 100% sustainable, using 100% local Tweed food. As a plastic-free business with zero waste, Blue Ginger Picnics also works with Tweed cheesemakers, food producers local farms and distilleries to ensure your picnic time is a true, sustainable taste of the Tweed. 


You can learn more about eco certified experiences here.


We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lores, customs and traditions.