Blog by Visit Brisbane
The Tweed Valley, only an hour drive from Brisbane, is home to 5 world heritage listed national parks in the world’s largest extinct shield volcano above water. How often we find all the wonders at the same place? But Tweed valley has it all.
If you are visiting Brisbane, you should also check out this place which is not too far from Brisbane. The region is intertwined with creeks, rivers and over 35 kilometres of beaches with golden sand and rolling surf. You can explore the waterways of the Tweed Coast, enjoy surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and whale watching.
Or, You can take some time-out to explore the wonders of the rainforest in the Tweed valley. Pack a picnic and discover glow worm caves, bushwalking and ancient Gondwanan rainforest.
Our Visit to Tweed
On our first trip to Tweed , we explored Fingal Heads. There is something unique about this place. Once you enter here, you feel the freshness and the beautiful sea side breeze which leaves you fresh and energetic.
We were heading towards the light house on the sea side but we came across this beautiful and laid back cafe called Sheoak Shack Cafe with a small but beautiful gallery next to it.
It is a cool place to chill, beautiful view of sea in the front, unique old style decorations and of course amazing food. If you are here in this region, you must have a coffee here and enjoy the beautiful ambience.
Light house is less than five minutes drive from this cafe and it is a quiet but beautiful corner of the coast.
From light house you get amazing 180 degree view of the sea, a small island and fingal beach on the right.
After exploring the light house were headed to the western part of the valley towards Murwillumbah. The drive is one the best drives we have ever done in Australia. The mountains on the way are one of the tallest in Australia. As locals here say, “it is a place where mountains touch the sky”.
Mt Mt Burrell, the Sphinx Rock Cafe is a real hidden treasure, set in an oasis of parkland beside a creek with great views of the ranges. It is a real favourite with the locals, the food here is great any day of the week but on Sundays, the crowd flock to hear local and nationally acclaimed musicians playing everything from blues and dance beats though to rollicking Tibetan folk and afro-Reggae.
Overall, tweed valley can be called as a hidden treasure which has a lot of to offer for nature lovers.