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.

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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.

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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.

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Introduction to Alstonville, New South Wales.

Located on the Bruxner Highway about half way between Lismore and Ballina, many visitors to the Northern Rivers region make a day trip to the Alstonville Plateau to take in the stunning views, and to visit popular local attractions like Amaze ‘n’ Place, Summerland House with No Steps and Teven Golf Course.

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Photo: Big Scrub remnant, Booyung Nature Reserve © Big Volcano Tourism

Atop the rich krasnosem soils which previously supported the “Big Scrub”, Alstonville and Wollongbar are communities serving a thriving agricultural industry and workers who commute to Lismore and Ballina.

In addition to the more conventional dairy and beef farming, macadamia orchards abound in the smaller villages, while bananas, peanuts, pawpaws, pineapples and other exotic and subtropical fruits are being successfully grown.

Motor Inns, B&Bs and farmstays are the primary accommodations available on the plateau, and in the smaller settlements like Tintenbar and Teven, which also boasts an excellent golf course.

A variety of day tours, river cruises and activities are available at Ballina.

Read more here: Alstonville, Wollongbar, NSW 2477