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Discover the Tweed | Experiences in Nature
Many different kinds of tours and cruises take advantage of the World Heritage national parks, reserves, forests and tourist attractions in the region.
Most accommodation will have local brochures or visitor guides on hand, and can assist with information and bookings for the local attractions and activities you are interested in.
Brochures and visitors guides for each area (Ballina, Byron Bay, Richmond Valley, Destination Tweed, Lismore & Nimbin, Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, and Scenic Rim) are readily available at visitor information centres in the region.
You can also book selected tours below direct on their web site, or via wotif.com
Discover the Tweed with Tweed Escapes! We provide amazing river cruises and road tours to naturally beautiful places in the Tweed and Southern Gold Coast.
Our unique range of bespoke packages, naturally immersive eco-cruises and tours, boutique charters, picnics on water, and local food, farm, and brewery tours by road take you to extraordinary local places.
Discover the fabulous scenery, fantastic local food, and amazing biodiversity of the Tweed Valley with Tweed Escapes. Book your next authentic experience in nature with us today!
Cruises start from $55pp for a 2 hour lunch tour up to $195 pp for a 3 hour "Picnic on Water".
Kayak hire and private boat charters also available.
* As at 24/6/22
Open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm seven days a week. Visit a wildlife park with a difference! Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast, come and view native animals in surroundings similar to their natural habitat and enjoy daily ranger-guided wildlife shows. Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - $54.90, Adults $21.50, Concession $14.25
In 1969, the NSW government rejected the building of a connection road between NSW and QLD north of Kyogle, so the local community, under the auspice of the local Lions Club, decided to do it themeselves. A world class scenic drive is the result.
An initiative of the Kyogle Lions Club, The Lions Road forms a scenic link between Queensland & NSW, passing through the exquisite Border Ranges National Park, and skirting the historic Spiral Loop railway line. Self Drive tour
A NSW NPWS Historic Site open daily, features a mangrove boardwalk and walking track winding through the site and free use of picnic facilities with electric barbecues.
The Cultural Centre has a museum, and a shop offering aboriginal art, crafts and souvenirs.
Private tours, small groups, school groups and special interest groups of 20+, are welcome. Indigenous guides are available by arrangment, to provide guided interpretive tours through the museum and site with its relics, flora and fauna. $p.o.a.
The shop and museum open Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm. Museum entry fee: Kids/Students/Pensioners $5, Adults $10.* The walk is free.
* As at 25/8/21
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"A great day out exploring beautiful scenery and hidden locations of Byron Bay. Our guide, Harry was friendly, knowledgeable and down to earth. Highly recommend this tour especially with a small group." - Michelle_L, Reviewed on Viator, 20 Dec 2021.
Get out amongst the beautiful Byron hinterland and explore the natural wonder of the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park including a 2 hour guided rainforest walk to the base of the spectacular Minyon Falls. Take a swim in the pristine freshwater pools, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax and get in touch with nature.
Set out on a 2.5 hour kayaking adventure in Byron Bay. Receive instruction and equipment from your guide before you take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland and the Byron Bay Lighthouse from the sea.
We'll be cruising the beaches and hidden away spots in our epic Landcruiser Troop Carriers, checking out some iconic local highlights, pumping the tunes and teaching you all about the surfing culture as you get to dip your toe in the surfer lifestyle.
Take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast from Tamborine Mountain, then travel onward to O'Reilly's for the tree top canopy walk, to discover historic logging tracks and hear the epic adventures of early settlers and the heroic rescue stories of the Stinson plane crash.
Time to sample Queensland made wines and fresh local produce!
For 2-50 ppl, school groups, buses and coaches welcome. Learn about our pioneering family dairy farm, and our automated milking technology.