If it’s 100% fun you’re after, make tracks immediately to the Tweed! You’ll find aquatic adventures for the whole family, gourmand delights from locally distilled gin to hand caught crabs and enriching experiences to expand your mind and delight the senses.
We’ve pulled together some top tips for your next Tweed getaway and, to make it even more fun-filled, be quick to take advantage of some very special Tweed holiday deals, on offer now!
Top tips for splash-filled family fun…
Immerse, marvel, learn and play – there are so many ways to dive into aquatic fun in the Tweed.
Check in with the expert team at Watersports Guru for all manner of marine fun, from year-round snorkelling with turtles out at sea to active water-based adventures in the Tweed’s natural waterways. The Gurus have a special Junior Adventure Guru designed especially for groms, with kayaking, paddle-boarding and snorkelling paired with great learnings and team challenges.
While we’re talking learning, find out how you can play a role in protecting and safeguarding our precious oceans with a visit to the Marine Discovery Centre at Hastings Point, bringing to life the aquatic environment, its inhabitants and vital eco-systems through state-of-the-art light and sound technology and interactive digital displays.
And for a turtley fun time out on the ocean, you can also talk to the team at Cooly Eco Adventures to swim with our favourite watery friend out around Cook Island.
Treat your taste buds out and about in the Tweed
To endlessly delicious flavours add a handful of gorgeous settings plus a generous helping of friendly locals and you’ve got a recipe for gourmet fun for all taste buds! Here’s a few of our favourite Tweed taste starters to get your appetite going.
It’s a beautiful drive to Tyalgum in the Tweed hinterland, resting at the base of Wollumbin Mount Warning and surrounded by green pastures, to indulge in a Devonshire Tea like no other at Flutterbies Cottage Cafe. Select from a rose petal or house chai tea, rose petal homemade jam and of course, freshly baked scones. Jolly good!
Take your picnicking to the next level and let the award-winning Blue Ginger Picnics team style your spread. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, family get together or just wanting to unwind and graze, their 100% local produce platters and choice of stunning outdoor locations will set the bar for all your future al fresco moments.
Immerse in river life for a while with the fun folk at Catch a Crab – learn how to pump for yabbies, trap live crabs, feed friendly pelicans and tour a working oyster farm, all while cruising the stunning Tweed River and waterways. There’s a handy family pass too making it easy to treat your tribe to a fun morning out.
Be guided by the gourmet experts at Tasting Plate Tours through some of the Tweed’s most flavoursome farms, providores and eateries. Their small group tours unearth the culinary heart of the Tweed, themed to showcase our stand-out local food and drink producers from hidden restaurants and local farms to boutique gin distillery tours.
Speaking of gin, you’re invited to Husk Farm Distillery! Book a Distillery + Lunch Tour experience to go behind the scenes to discover how Ink Gin and Husk Rum are made, from paddock to bottle, and share a 3 course BBQ lunch overlooking the lush green fields of the farm. Cheers to that!
Be enriched, enchanted and educated!
Feel the joy of creativity, connect with happy farm-yard friends and learn a thing or two along the way too, with these immersive and educational things to do (that are also 100% fun!).
Experience a slice of farm life at Hosanna Farmstay with a great family day out in the country. Pick up a day pass and roll up the sleeves for fun farm activities, including holding a baby chicken, feeding the farm’s free-ranging goats and sheep and visiting the Bunny House. BYO picnic rug and lunch and togs for a cooling dam swim.
Roll your sleeves up too to get your hands in clay at Stone Studio, Kingscliff’s community pottery studio and cafe. Book in for a beginner class at the wheel and craft your own clay creations to take home.
Next up, discover all the ways that food is grown at the Tweed Regional Museum‘s GROW MAKE EAT exhibition, featuring native foods, case studies on agricultural techniques and a display of almost every food product made in the Tweed, with a special kids program on offer too.
Best bets for a good night’s rest
After all that experiencing, you will have worked up the need for a good overnight rest, before tackling more 100% fun the next day! Book ahead for special offers from now through to 30 June with our friends at Mantra Twin Towns at Tweed Heads, Peppers Salt Resort at Kingscliff, Oaks Santai at Casuarina or North Star Holiday Resort in Hastings Point.