With its sparkling seaside villages, verdant hinterland valleys, and World Heritage-listed rainforest, the Tweed is a terrific place to explore. And while this magic Northern Rivers region is an easy day trip from the Gold Coast, it’s worth sticking around to savour its fantastic galleries, restaurants, and views.
We’re covering the six best places to stay in the Tweed so you can plan the perfect weekend (or mid-week) escape.
A landmark boutique on Cabarita Beach, Halcyon House is all about sipping cocktails by the pool with an epic ocean view. Esteemed interior designer Anna Spiro custom-created each sleek room and suite in her signature style. Antique furnishings, breezy pool front balconies, and fabric upholstered walls evoke a carefree vintage vibe, cementing it’s position as one of the most luxurious places to stay in the Tweed.
Don’t miss the soothing Halcyon Spa or its two-hatted in-house restaurant, Paper Daisy.
Midginbil Eco Resort
Set in a 400-acre farm, Midginbil Eco Resort boasts magnificent rainforest and mountain views. The sprawling nature retreat offers a broad range of lodging options, from scenic campsites to glamping safari tents and self-contained cottages.
Guests get plenty of space to spread out on its luscious lawns, plus easy access to Nightcap and Wollumbin National Park. We also think it’s one of the best budget-friendly places to stay in the Tweed.
Tamarind Lake House
This beautiful four-bedroom B&B makes for a brilliant base in Bogangar. Just minutes from Cabarita Beach and Cudgen Lake, the gorgeous Tamarind wood home offers ample opportunity to surf, frolic, paddle, and swim.
The pièce de résistance is its stunning riverfront deck with a glistening pool—the perfect spot to soak. Soothing oriental-inspired décor and the ever-present sound of birdsong make this a super relaxing place to stay.
The Triangle House Cabarita
Another fabulous Bogangar B&B, this awesome A-frame abode boasts the vintage charm of a bygone era. Built back in the 70s, the charming three-bedroom house has been recently renovated to incorporate all the essential mod-cons—A/C, Netflix, a fully-equipped kitchen, lux linen, and more.
The highlight, however, is its uber-tranquil backyard. Black swans regularly waddle across the lawn, and it’s always cool under the big old fig tree. Start a fire right by the river to cap off the perfect day.
The Hideaway Cabarita
Keen to glamp mere metres from the beach in Tweed’s top coastal town? Then check out (or check into) The Hideaway. This stylish resort offers a slew of cool accommodation options that cater to families, couples, and friends. Its signature bell-shaped tents bring the glamour of glamping to the beach, complete with comfy Koala Mattress beds, chic furnishings, a fridge, and ice-cold AC.
Funky communal spaces reside in renovated shipping containers, and there’s a lively pop-up bar to bolster the social scene.
Blue Water Motel
Nestled in the quiet streets of North Kingscliff just a short stroll from the beach, the newly renovated Blue Water Motel by designer Jason Grant – is a modern beach chic take on the cool and relaxed coastal vibe of Kingscliff with a hint of retro.
The motel is a testament to Grant’s refined and well-known aesthetic – and here it’s resulted in a chic boutique 17-room offering which is ideal for the perfect weekend getaway. Upon arriving you’ll notice why outlets such as Escape Magazine, Qantas Travel Insider and other notable letterheads are all talking about a little motel on the Tweed Coast.
Keep an eye out for the hotel’s two decorative welcoming pelicans Captain Skipper and Sandy, and enjoy a very aesthetically pleasing stay. You’ll want to get these shots on the ‘gram!
Explore Tweed Top Gastronomic Experiences with Kiff & Culture
Nestled deep in the fertile food-producing valleys of the Green Cauldron, the Tweed pumps out some of Australia’s best produce.
Our Tweed Hinterland Food & Drink Tour explores the region’s finest farm-to-table venues. Door-to-door transfers, a friendly local guide, top-notch nosh, and newfound friends make for a memorable day out.