Every now and then you’ll find a city that has the amenities that you love without the crowded urban streets that you don’t. For many people, that city is the coastal town of Tweed Heads in New South Wales. Blessed with temperate weather year-round, the city attracts its share of tourists. Locals, however, reap the most benefits of the town. Here are some of the top reasons why they love their city.
Minutes to coastal play
Duranbah Beach, which is the northernmost beach in New South Wales, lies in Tweeds Heads. It’s a favourite with surfers and bodyboarders because of its robust waves that average 1.3 metres in height and can soar to six metres at peak tides. While great for surfing, Duranbah isn’t the best beach for swimming and snorkeling. The Tweed River acts as a natural border between New South Wales’ Tweed Heads and Queensland beach cities. Rainbow Bay, Kirra Beach, and Greenmount Beach are some of those beaches that are minutes away from the city. These beaches feature calmer waters, stunning white sand, and crystal-clear water. If you need a place to stow your boat, surf boards, or jet skis, consider renting Self Storage in Tweed Heads.
Riverfront shopping and entertainment
Shopping is a competitive sport in laid-back Tweed Heads. With the scenic vistas of the Tweed River and Tweed River Valley in the background, shoppers are ready to search out the best deals on the most distinctive items. For conventional retail therapy, locals descend on the Tweed City Shopping Centre in town and the Strand Shopping Centre, which is less than 2.5 kilometres away in the neighbouring Queensland city of Coolangatta. Hunting for vintage clothing, collectibles, or upcycled furnishings? Visit Our Collective. You’ll find locally hand-crafted jewellery and art, and the rooms of refreshed vintage furniture won’t disappoint. Worried about what to do with your old furniture after you find the perfect sofa set at Our Collective? Rent a Self Storage unit in Tweed Heads to keep your old stuff while you wait for it to sell at online auction.
Abundance of fresh food options
While tourists love the city’s amazing seafood restaurants, locals don’t forget that the soil in and around the Tweed River Valley is rich and fertile due to its high volcanic ash content. Commercial farms, home gardeners, and farmers markets take full advantage of this resource to produce some of the most flavourful fruits and vegetables in New South Wales. Tweed Markets is a weekly farmers market that showcases the fresh produce of local growers. Regular weekly shoppers love the bananas, peppers, pumpkin, and tomatoes. They just recommend that you come early for the best selections. Tropical Fruit World is another of Tweed’s hidden gems. It’s a plantation that grows a variety of tropical fruits and prepares the fruits into amazing café dishes. Tropical Fruit World honours locals by giving them and their guests 50 per cent off the price of park tours at the property.