Pull up a stool alongside the Marina at The Ivory Waterside or, if clubs are more your scene, check out Twin Towns, Seagulls or the new look Club Tweed which boasts a luxe cocktail lounge with Margaritas and Espresso Martinis on tap.
Play: There are plenty of experiences on offer in Tweed Heads, from outdoor activities and river tours to cultural immersions.
Visit Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre for a Bundjalung welcome to the region and an opportunity to learn more about the area's local Aboriginal culture.
Take to the water and hire a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or paddleboat from Watersports Tweed, located behind the Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre at Jack Evans Boat Harbour.
Bring a sense of adventure on a Catch-a-Crab tour, cruising by spectacular scenery, and enjoy pelican feeding, yabbie pumping and trapping for live crabs.
Choose from a host of tours with Tweed Eco Cruises including thee popular Tweed River and Rainforest lunch cruise. Or grab a group of friends and book a fishing charter with Cushy Fishing Charters. Their experienced crew welcomes beginners up to experienced anglers.
If you’re feeling sporty, don’t forget barefoot bowls at Club Tweed or a round of golf at Coolangatta Tweed Golf Club.
There's also plenty of indoor fun in this top town of the Tweed, especially if you’re searching for what to do on a rainy day.
For old school fun, head to Epic Skate Rink, the only roller-skating rink on the Gold and Tweed Coasts, or check out Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin for a game of tenpin bowling in all its retro glory!
If you have kids in tow, Tabatinga is a rainforest-themed entertainment centre with age-appropriate activities like mini-golf, bumper cars and a toddler play area. Or try Kidz Biz Fun Centre boasting the region’s biggest slides as well as VR and gaming experiences.
Shop: You’ll find big brand department stores in Tweed City and Tweed Mall or, for a more boutique option, try KDTY Décor & Design with handmade artisan products, including local Aboriginal art.
Stock up on fresh local foods and artisan pieces at the Tweed Farmers Market on 1st & 3rd Saturdays and the Tweed Twilight Market every 2nd Friday, both at Jack Evans Boat Harbour.
Play: Tweed Heads has accommodation to suit all needs, with upscale options such as Tweed Ultima or the beautifully renovated Mantra Twin Towns. Quality motels include Cooks Endeavour Motor Inn, Kennedy Drive Airport Motel and Tweed Harbour Motor Inn.
If the camping life is for you, book at Tweed Holiday Parks, Big 4 Tweed Billabong, Pyramid Holiday Park or Colonial Tweed Holiday Park, all offering a range of sites, cabins and facilities.
Or for something different, gather a group and sleep on the Tweed River with a houseboat from Boyds Bay Houseboat Holidays or Berger Houseboat Holidays.