Mermaid Beach to Tweed Heads

Beautiful Beaches, Verdant Valleys

The laid-back southern Gold Coast area, stretching from Mermaid Beach to Tweed Heads on the New South Wales border, has been enticing family holidaymakers for generations with its collection of stunning surf beaches and oceanfront accommodation. Here, impressive new resorts, apartments and hotels are interspersed with holiday homes from another era.

Use Mermaid Beach as a base to explore the neighbouring golf courses at Robina and Palm Meadows, or watch surfers carve their magic through the waves off beautiful Burleigh Heads. Burleigh Heads National Park features walking trails around the rocky headland.

Settle in further south around lovely Coolangatta, or on the north-facing beaches of Greenmount and Rainbow Bay, popular for both swimming and surfing. Take a trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can mingle with some native fauna, or take a drive out into the picturesque Currumbin Valley. Pack a picnic basket and a bottle of wine – you may find the perfect picnic spot!

The golden beaches of Tweed Heads are always popular with sun-worshippers, and the Point Danger Lookout offers panoramic views of the region. Hire a boat and explore the Tweed River, or visit the Tweed’s regional art gallery or many historical sites.

Insiders' Tips

  1. The Burleigh Heads National Park: Take a scenic walk along mangroves, tracing a creek, and up through a rainforest to Tugun Lookout.
  2. Head out to Currumbin Valley: Where the Rock Pools are the perfect place for a relaxing picnic, or a refreshing dip in the cool mountain spring water.
  3. Spend a Day Down South: Visit Rainbow Bay or Coolangatta Beach: where you can admire the entire coastline.

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