We’ve done the research and come up with the Best National Parks in Northern NSW. All of us locals know how our region not only offers the most amazing beach life with patrolled beaches (and unpatrolled, but amazingly beautiful white sandy stretches and incredible surf breaks), but easy access to some of the most beautiful National Parks in Northern NSW.
Brian Johnson, in a recent article Beautiful National Parks on New South Wales’ Northern Rivers gave us a guide by voting the Tweed Heads area the Best for Nature. We however, think that the region has more than just nature and our local National Parks are thriving with natural scenery, splendid walks and boundless opportunities for activities, fun and exploring.
Tweed Heads sits in the compact Tweed area, which has less than 40km of coastline and a little rump of hinterland squeezed up against the Queensland border.
It’s hard to beat the combination of subtropical climate, fantastic beaches, national parks and perhaps the most beautiful scenery anywhere along the NSW coast. From Tweed Heads itself, you can take a cruise on the river, or if you want to go on an adventure, hire a houseboat and set off on your very own Huckleberry Finn exploration.
Coastal towns such as Cabarita Beach and Kingscliff (renowned for its surf breaks) offer an alternative to Tweed Heads, and have increasingly sophisticated shopping, dining and accommodation scenes, without having lost any of their laid-back atmosphere. We’ve asked the locals and here are some great things to do in the area.
But these are just two of the local towns. In Casuarina, you can pop in to Osteria (walking distance from La Maison Pacifique) and have not only a great coffee, but join them on Wednesday nights for their soup kitchen – a rustic alternative and a great chance to meet the locals. Alternatively, there is the local’s favourite Thai restaurant – the Spice Den, with its dark, moody interior the perfect spot not only for a great meal but a cocktail or two…
Don’t miss heading inland, however, to enjoy the Tweed’s stunning scenery of farmland and rainforest, backed by the distinctive cones of ancient volcanoes.
The heritage village of Uki has plenty of eco-friendly hideaways and a lovely river walk where you might spot platypus.
Murwillumbah, surrounded by sugarcane, banana plantations and dairy farms, is a good base for an exploration of Nightcap, Mount Jerusalem and Wollumbin national parks, where lyrebirds gather to dance under towering palms.
..and don’t forget the perennial challenging walk – to the top of Mt Warning – a great day out for families and those who enjoy some adventure.
So when you are planning your next holiday, think about the Best National Parks in Northern NSW and the many fun activities that can be undertaken.
Further information: tweedtourism.com.au
…and once you have done your research and made a (great!) decision to visit …and… you are looking for a resort-style luxury beachfront holiday home for your family holiday, romantic break wedding accommodation, (watch our video here), or a girls getaway contact us at La Maison Pacifique for availability and a quote…. Remember, our rates compare really well with local 5-star resorts – and La Maison Pacifique is private – on the beach – walking distance to cafes at Cabarita Beach – perfect spot for whale watching (June to November each year) – children optional!
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