About Kingscliff, NSW, 2487

Just south of Tweed Heads, Kingscliff, with a population of just over 9000, is a beach community offering a wide variety of holiday accommodation and water based activities for visitors and locals alike.


Aerial view of Kingscliff looking north, 2010.

Together with the villages of Chinderah and Fingal Head, it is a popular family destination which provides beach and estuary access for swimming, surfing (of course!), fishing and water sports.

Cudgen Creek is a major attraction.  Riverside reserves offer excellent BBQ and picnic facilities, and sandy shorelines suitable for paddling.

During the warmer months, swimming and snorkeling in estuary is a fun family activity.  Fishing, canoeing and kayaking along the upper reaches of the creek are also popular activities.


Kingscliff Beach with Cook Island in the distance, 2008

The area is is short drive to Tweed Heads and its sporting clubs, just 10 minutes drive from the southern Gold Coast, and about 45 minutes drive to Wollumbin (Mt Warning) National Park.

Great day trips await south to Byron Bay and hinterland villages, or chasing waterfalls and scenic views further afield, in the Border Ranges and Nightcap National Parks.

Read more about Kingscliff, Chindrah, Fingal Head and Cook Island in the Big Volcano Visitor Guide.

Check out the Big Volcano Visitor Guide – Kingscliff for more information, accommodation options, local tours & attractions, and how to get there.