Visitor Information

Tweed Coast

Kingscliff is one section of the larger area of the Tweed Coast which features Coastal Estuarys and Rivers, white sandy beaches, World Heritage National Parks and fantastic local produce and farmland. Tweed Tourism has a great website to check out for more information. DESTINATION TWEED


Kingscliff is the main town located on the Tweed Coast. It is located just 15 minutes south of the Gold Coast Airport and is just over one hours drive from Brisbane. In the early 1900’s the town was known as Cudgen before being renamed Kingscliff. This is why Kingscliff Main Surf Club is named Cudgen Headland SLSC and the main creek is named Cudgen Creek.

Kingscliff is a quiet seaside town and its population is at its peak during holiday periods. The town boasts over 20 sidewalk cafes and restaurants and is a great place for families to get away for a holiday, has quieter beaches than further up the coast and there are sheltered waters in Cudgen Creek should you have little oneswanting a paddle, or for a great physical workout a swim against the current. The sheltered waters of the creek is also popular with locals and can get particularly busy in summer. Kingscliff has no high rise with a 3 storey limit on all buildings and far different to that of the Gold Coast, just 30km away. Holidaymakers come to Kingscliff as it is a quiet place to stay and enjoy with their families yet close to major shopping centres at all the attractions of the Gold Coast just 30km away. Theme parks are 40 minutes drive.

Kingscliff has a boat ramp in Cudgen Creek, however the Creek mouth should only be attempted for experienced skippers. Most boaties launch at Fingal Head and boating is popular on the Tweed River. Visitors should seek advice on the conditions on the bar if going offshore. Beach fishing is popular with the Tailor Classic on in the June Long Weekend as well as beach fishing on South Beach.

Kingscliff offers a popular right hand surf break as well as a reef break both on south beach and also off the mouth of the creek for experienced surfers only.

Kingscliff is famous for its Cafes and Restaurants - sophisticated places to eat but still with that small town feel.


Facilities: Library, emergency services, banks, Supermarket, Liquor shops, Surf Club, Public Pool, Hotel, Public Tennis Courts, Bowls Club, Football (Rugby) Club and Golf Club

Beach Patrolled every weekend from the NSW September School Holidays till the Easter Holidays as well as 7 Day Patrolling over the 6week xmas period. The Anzac Day Public Holiday is the last Patrol Day.

Fingal Head

Fingal Head is the first township south of the Tweed River (on the southern side of the river mouth) and is located on a peninsula which starts at Chinderah. It is a unique area with the beach on one side and river the other. It has a boat ramp and a lagoon bay, recently completed playground and bbq area. Continuing up Letitia Road to the river mouth there are further tidal bays for swimming as well as a sandy beach near the river mouth. The southern rock wall of the river mouth is popular for fisherman as well as beach fishing in gutters along the length of beach between Fingal Head north toward the river mouth.


Facilities: Surf Club, Local Corner Shop and Takeaway , Kiosk at Caravan Park and 1 café

Beach Patrolled every weekend from the NSW September School Holidays till the Easter Holidays as well as 7 Day Patrolling over the 6week xmas period. The Anzac Day Public Holiday is the last Patrol Day.

Dining out: Restaurants in Fingal

There is only really one restaurant/cafe in Fingal (which is part of its appeal of course) The Sheoak Shack Gallery Cafe. Here is their own description from the website - Spot on - On the bank of the river, under the shade of a Sheoak Tree, the Sheoak Shack is the perfect place to relax. If you are looking for delicious food, coffee or romantic sunset cocktail on the riverbank, the Sheoak Shack is the beach shack for you with a funky laid back daytime vibe or a party atmosphere with live music on Saturday 7pm. ( closed 5pm Sat over Winter)

Salt Village

Salt Village is a collection of specialty shops and restaurants based around 3 resorts - Bale, Peppers and Mantra. These resorts opened in about 2004 and have created a more sophisticated tourism experience on the Tweed Coast. The restaurants at Salt Village are some of the best in the area with Fins, Season and Mahuri Thai going strong for years.

Salt Village has a beach which is patrolled 365 days a year by the resident Salt Surf Lifesaving Club and the beach has a bike track running paralell to it all the way to Kingscliff in one direction and Cabarita in the other.


Casuarina was released as a beachside housing estate in 2002 and as well as large beach houses there are holiday and residential resorts here such as Drift ApartmentsSantai, Mainwaring Apartments and Cotton Beach. Guests will drive to Salt or Kingscliff to dine out or for conveniences.

A recent Developement in Casuarina was the opening of the Coles shopping complex which has the supermarket, takeaway food, bottleshop, butcher and surfshop.

Facilities: Gymnasium, Restaurants.