Camping & caravan parks
If you’re part of the sun-chasing caravan convoy that hits the highways every summer, you may be in desperate need of a restful stop once you get to the north. But don’t fret. Down by the river mouth, there’s plenty of cushy options for campers and caravaners.
Tweed Holiday Parks has seven locations dotted around Tweed Heads on Terranora Creek, Fingal Head, Pottsville, Kingscliff and more. Each has accessible cabins, set up tents and powered or unpowered sites for camping and caravans.
Move over Wet ‘N Wild: at Big 4 Tweed Billabong, not only are there kid-friendly activities like trampolines, playgrounds and go-karting – there’s also the rather cool Green Cauldron Waterpark.
Hotels & motels
The five-star Peppers Salt Resort & Spa has a family-friendly lagoon pool in which to do your laps, or simply walk down to Kingscliff Beach close by.
Nearby, the four-star Mantra on Salt Beach is also fabulous for kids and is a hop, skip and jump to the sand.
For a romantic getaway look no further than the couples only Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. A luxurious lodge deep in the bush, you and boo can expect a loved up natural stay.
Live your best #instaglamour life at Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach. It’s a seriously chic, fifties-style boutique hotel, with the award-winning and hatted Paper Daisy restaurant attached.
The Hideaway, also in Cabarita on the Tweed Coast, offers a unique glamping experience on the site of the old Cabarita Beach Caravan Park. There are 23 tents to choose from, each offering a touch of opulence to the camping summers you remember from your youth.