At Fingal Head is a rocky outcrop known as Giant’s Causeway, so named after the similar UNESCO Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site in Ireland, was formed by lava flows halted by the cool ocean, resulting in rock pillars that rise like steps to a peak with views clear out to the horizon. For the local indigenous people, Fingal Head is known as Booninybah, said to mean ‘home of the giant echidna’, with the volcanic columns resembling an echidna’s spiny covering. In tranquil Fingal, you’ll also find fun surf breaks, laid-back fishing spots, chilled eateries and caravan and camping options close by.
Nearby Chinderah is a restful riverside getaway, just a stone’s throw from the beach and ideal for a bit of R&R for those who like to take it easy on holiday. Set on the banks of the Tweed River, your Chinderah holiday to-do list could include relaxed boating with a fishing rod, SUP or kayak paddling, slow walks along the winding river, 18 holes at the local course, browsing and buying antiques with a marine theme, lazy picnics in the park, fish and chips in the sun and good cheer at the local tavern overlooking the water.