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Tweed Heads Tourist Information & Travel Guide

Originally, Tweed Heads was a forested valley in the 1840s before timber cutters descended on the valley and cleared all the timber. Farmers moved in and cultivated varied crops including bananas and cane. Dairy farming and fishing eventually developed. As one activity led to another, Tweed Heads town was established. It is located on Tweed River in Northeastern area of New South Wales, Tweed Shire region of Australia.

 

Tweed Head’s economy presently heavily relies on tourism of which Mt. Warning is a major attraction. The mountain is the remains of Tweed Volcano that is thought to have erupted over 20 million years ago. The Border Ranges, Mcpherson Range, Tamborine Mountain and Lamington Plateau are thought to be part of Mt Warning. The mountain has been and remains a sacred place for the local Bundjalung people who hold their ceremonies and other traditional rites on the mountain. Apart from being a protected area under Mt. Warning National Park, Mt. Warning is a United Nations World Heritage Site. Although the locals forbid climbing the mountain and the fact that New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife also advice against climbing, such is not restricted by law.
Lying on the Lamington Plateau of Mcpherson Range, Lamington National Park is another major tourist attraction that Tweed Heads prides itself. The park is approximately 110km south of Brisbane City and 85 km Northwest of Southport. The park is world re-known for its abundant birdlife, waterfalls, rainforest, ancient trees, Wildlife and walk tracks. Like Mt. Warning, Lamington National Park is also a World Heritage Site.
Lamington National Park protects diverse vegetation that can only be found in Australia. The rainforests within the park are the only remaining upland subtropical forests in the world. The trees include Antarctic beech trees over 5,000 years old and the only remaining hoop pine trees. Some of the trees cannot be found anywhere on earth. Such include Pittosporum, Lamington Peach Myrtle and Everlasting Daisy. Apart from rainforests and trees, Lamington National Park is home to some very rare wildlife. Such include Coxen’s fig parrot and Albert’s Lyrebird.
Many tourists visiting Tweed Heads never miss the opportunity to visit the 100 km in length Lamington National Park that also hosts over 500 natural waterfalls, the famous being the Elabana and Running Creek Falls that fall into a box canyon. The Tree Top Walk track raised 15 m above the ground gives visitors a good opportunity to sample wildlife in their natural habitat.
Apart from the various hotels, guesthouses and motels that offer different cuisine, tourists also have the option of camping at designated campgrounds. Bush camping arrangements are also possible, with such arrangements made by the national park officials. Tweed Heads has an elaborate tourist transport system with many tour operators. However, tourists also have the option of hiring their own tour cars. Tourists from all over the world can plan for their Tweed Heads tour online, where they can undertake hotel and tour bookings in advance. Travel and identification documents are necessary and those intending to visit Tweed Heads need to enquire at local Australian Commission for details. Most travel agents also provide the necessary information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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