This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tweed Heads. To help you make friends with Tweed Heads before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tweed Heads is a town on the Australian east coast, in New South Wales. It's the last town on the east coast that belongs to New South Wales, which means that the neighbour town of Coolangatta is already in Queensland; the funny thing about this is that these two towns are separated by a street, so this means that each side of the street is in a different state and have different time zones. Neighbours that live front-to-front in the same street live with one hour of difference, leading to a lot of jokes for those who live in one place and work in other. And here you'll be able to celebrate new year twice in the same night!
This town is in the beginning of the Gold Coast, so you'll find here a perfect place to enjoy lovely beaches without the usual crowds. You have also three great spots for surfing -- Snapers Rocks, Point Danger, and Greenmouth -- and you can find surf champions enjoying the waves here very easily. While you are here, don't miss the coastal walk that will take you from Greenmouth to Durumbah Beach. The views are really nice and on the way, on a good day, you can see the entire gold coast until Surfers Paradise. Other popular destination is Mount Warning, with a really big volcano. Nearby there also are a few national parks, but you can walk into Currumbin WildLife Santuary, which is only twenty minutes' drive from Tweed Heads -- you'll have the chance to see a lot of the typical animals in Australia -- crocodiles, kangurus, wallabies, parrots, koalas, and a lot of endangered bird species.
Tweed Heads is well served for transportation with bus -- the regional coaches stop in Coolangatta, but it is just a five-minute walk from there. There is also the Gold Coast airport, only twenty minutes' distance. The hostels in Tweed Heads are not cheap, but most of them present you good value for money. The town is not that big, but you should try to find hostels that are near the beach.
Written by local enthusiast for Tweed Heads hostelsCoffeeMarks