Got 48 hours in the Tweed? Love a proper good feed?
We’ve custom-crafted the perfect food-focused itinerary. From sleek hotels to award-winning restaurants and artisanal booze-makers, this is the ultimate Tweed Valley adventure for foodies like you.
Friday: Dinner with a view
Use some of your hard-earned flex time (or glowing management rapport) to knock off a few hours early on Friday afternoon. With a reservation in hand, make a beeline for Tweed River House, a chefs-hatted destination restaurant in Murwillumbah.
Set in a graceful riverfront home, this award-winning provençal-style bistro offers an exquisite five or nine-course tasting menu. Watch the sunset over Mount Wollumbin from the verandah with a drink in hand. Plat principals span the likes of pan-fried wild-caught fish and Elgin valley free-range chicken.
Once you’re done, it’s time to check in to your hotel. Halcyon House is a beautiful Cabarita Beach boutique with vibrant vintage décor, fabric-covered walls, and cool hues of maritime blue. If it’s booked out (or a tad on the pricey side), opt for the Mantra on Salt in Kingscliff instead.
Saturday: Multi-Course Meals and Terrific Tipples
Kickstart your morning with a hearty breakfast and quick caffeine hit at a cute Tweed café.
Once you’re nourished enough to hit the road, head west towards Tropical Fruit World. The family-friendly fruit-themed attraction has been harvesting the citrusy good stuff for half a century. Embark on a walking tour to see its 500+ sustainably-grown varieties while soaking up those epic hinterland views.
Now you’ve worked up an appetite, treat yourself to a long lazy lunch courtesy of the on-site Fins at Plantation House. An ad-hoc ticketed event sees esteemed chef Steven Snow plate up a divine four-course menu. Expect an ensemble of classic Italian dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
With a well-lined stomach, the afternoon is all about quaffing top-shelf artisanal booze.
Head over to Husk Distillers to savour its world-famous Ink Gin and innovative Sugar Cane Rum (it’s also a top spot to eat when Fins isn’t doing lunch). Craft brew fanatics mustn’t miss Earth Beer Company for a tasting paddle of their flavoursome hoppy wares.
Head to Paper Daisy come supper time for more sensational chefs-hatted nosh. The acclaimed destination restaurant does a delectable three or four-course dinner menu (reserve in advance) from executive chef Jason Barratt.
Sunday: Barnyard Breakfasts, Produce Shopping, & another Long Lunch
Indulge in a delicious paddock-to-plate breakfast at Farm & Co, where you can watch free-roaming livestock while you dine amongst the sunflowers.
Venture inland towards the artistic enclave of Murwillumbah. In the bohemian M Arts Precinct, you’ll find a smorgasbord of artisanal produce shops to stock up on fresh, high-quality wares. Check out Kat Harvey Cheese for delicious dairy products, Ben’s Patisserie for croissants and éclairs, or Spangled Drongo Brewery for takeaway beers.
A quick drive south takes you to Mavis Kitchen, a charming weatherboard B&B with a world-class restaurant and sweeping hinterland views. The Tweed institution does refined mod-Oz cuisine using fresh organic produce from its 10-hectare farm.
Head home via the inland roads to admire breathtaking Currumbin Valley views.
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