Cycle the Coast
One of the best ways to explore the Tweed Coast is on a bicycle – and the 35km cycleway running from Tweed Heads to Pottsville makes it easy and safe to do just that. Try a short spurt from Salt Village up to Kingscliff’s Esplanade ‘eat street’ for lunch or plan a full day cycle through bustling Tweed Heads, the multi-million dollar Salt and Casuarina developments and the sleepy seaside villages of Hastings Point, Cabarita and Pottsville. Hire bikes available from:
Shorti’s Cycle & Tri, Tweed Heads, call 07 5599 3312.
Cabarita Beach Cycles, Cabarita, call 07 6676 1519.
Crocodile Quad Bikes
The family that cycles together stays together. Enjoy some real family fun time together on one of the Tweed Coast’s new Crocodile quad bikes. Singles accommodate up to three people and the doubles will take six – a great option if the kids are too small for their own bike. Croc bikes are available for hire from Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre and Peppers Salt Resort and Spa. Call 1800 674 414.
Horses and trail riding
Saddle up for the adventure horse ride of a lifetime on a three-hour adventure trail ride the spectacular mountain, rainforest and river scenery on a 2500-acre working cattle property. Trail rides include billy tea and damper in a spectacular windblown cave. For more information visit Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails.
Night Vision Wildlife Adventures
Imagine exploring the rainforest at night, observing Australia’s native animals in their natural nocturnal habitat. Arguably one of the best uses for military technology found to date, Vision Walks uses night-vision goggles to explore Nightcap National Park and the David Fleay Wildlife Park. See www.visionwalks.com.au.