Tweed Valley: One of NSW's most beautiful secrets
17:30 AEST Sat Sep 29 2012
When she arrived in northern New South Wales' Tweed Valley, Catriona thought she could well be in the hills of Thailand.
The area has the largest, subtropical rainforest remnant and extinct shield volcano in the world. There are five national parks and it all adds up to nature at its best.
With its pristine beaches (and the added advantage of no stinging jellyfish in summer), rivers and creeks meandering through lush green valleys and towering rainforests, the Tweed Shire is truly beautiful.