Tweed Heads is way up north in New South Wales, just about on the Queensland border. In fact, Coolangatta in Queensland and Tweed are twin towns. As Queensland doesn't endorse daylight saving and Tweed does, many people like to celebrate New Year's Eve twice.
Tweed is a great holiday town but isn't the sleepy seaside village it once was. People still pull up and camp on the beach but there is huge development happening, so accommodation choice is wide and varied.
The Casuarina Beach Resort stretches along 3.5km of beachfront. One-third of its 180 hectares is dedicated as conservation and open space and it is surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Central Eastern Rainforests of Australia.
The resort has a mix of permanent rentals, holiday rentals and a hotel. It's like a modern seaside community. It has a relaxed air and offers luxury beach houses and villas or more casual family-style beach huts and apartments.
Casuarina's six main resorts are linked by a bike track and offer beach shacks, five-star Santai, Drift Apartments, Holiday Rental Villas, Mainwaring Apartments, Beach Houses and Drift Apartments.
They have everything you could want and more. Kayaking along the creek and wetlands spotting river dolphins, canoeing, beach fishing, tennis, bicycle hire and surf lessons can all be enjoyed. They will also arrange other activities you fancy.
Healthy activities include yoga, Pilates, meditation, circuit training, tennis, boxercise, full gymnasium and lap pool. For relaxation there is a range of beauty therapies, massage, naturopathy, reflexology and reiki. If you want to do absolutely nothing, grab your book and head to the beach or one of the pools.
There is a restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, gourmet deli and Domain Café.
If you fancy something really relaxed and laid back there are 37 free-standing beach shacks. They come in two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus bunk room arrangements. They come complete with an outdoor shower.
A general store/deli/cafe has all the essential ingredients with lots of local, fresh produce and imported delicacies.
New Tweed Coast Adventures is the only locally-based supplier holding all the permits and insurance to operate on the Tweed Coastal strip. They provide some great recreational activities for individuals and groups.
Tweed Heads on the far north coast of New South Wales.
Domain Casuarina Beach Resort accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment starts at $114 a night. Guests also receive a welcome gift on arrival.
Beach shacks start at $149 a night.
Santai Domain Resort accommodation starts at $215 for a one-bedroom suite. A welcome bottle of sparkling wine is included.
New Tweed Coast Adventures two-hour surfing lessons are $55 for adults and $35 for children. The cost includes transfers and all equipment.
Prices correct at November 20, 2008.
For further information
Casuarina Beach Resort
9 Dianella Drive
Ph: 1800 555 200
New Tweed Coast Adventures
Boat House at Salt
Lot 222 Casuarina Way
Point Break Circuit
Ph: (02) 6674 1039
Fax: (02) 6674 5369
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