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On the hunt for endless family fun? Whether school’s in or you’ve got holidays to burn, you’ll discover your next seaside vacay, country getaway or family day out when you hop just across the border.

Activities, attractions and experiences abound in the Tweed, from exploring the many villages, to getting up close with local wildlife, touring farms and galleries and getting out on the water. Whether your tribe is big or small, there are endless ways to fill your Tweed family break with fun, adventure, learning and laughs.

Take a cruise
Swap screen time for green time on Tweed Eco Cruises’ ‘Two-hour Bush Tucker and Mangrove Explorer Cruise’. A hands-on, fun and informative experience, you’ll get to jump overboard and explore the mangroves and sand islands with an expert nature guide. Learn about mud crabs, pump for yabbies, get up close with pelicans and explore the shallows with ‘water telescopes,’ all while sampling the region’s tasty bush tucker. Refreshments – including tea or coffee – are also provided.
www.tweedecocruises.com

Catch a crab
It’s the original Tweed Gold Coast crabbing adventure tour, promising fun, food & adventure for the whole family. Enjoy a multi-award winning tour and score an unforgettable Australian outdoor lifestyle experience, complete with pelican feeding, yabbie pumping & trapping for live crabs. Witness the entertaining, educational crab show and sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery on this two-hour boat cruise. Keen to stay a little longer? You can also enjoy a one hour lunch!
www.catchacrab.com.au

Pack a picnic
Blue Ginger Picnics specialise in creating cherished family memories. Hosting beautifully-styled picnics – made with 100% local produce – in stunning Northern Rivers locations, Blue Ginger Picnics are Australia’s only gold-award winning, plastic-free and zero-waste alfresco picnic dining experience. Switch off and connect with great food, great company and the great outdoors, and let Blue Ginger Picnics handle the rest. They’ll show you the Tweed, in all its glory, through unique experiences that celebrate the region’s rich indigenous and historical culture, local businesses and abundant fresh produce. They’ll meet and greet you at your selected location, share stories about the food you’re eating and point out natural wonders like whale migration and volcanic rock formations. There’s no better way to relax, linger and connect.
www.bluegingerpicnics.com

Fruitful family fun
Climb aboard Tropical Fruit World’s tractor train, which takes you behind-the-scenes of this award-winning farm. A unique experience for lovers of fun, food, nature, health and wellbeing, there’s no better way to see (and taste!) Tropical Fruit World with the fam. Discover the more than 500 species of fruit that are grown on the plantation, and find out how they operate in harmony with the countryside. Ride through the orchards as the guides give you a window into life on a fruit farm, allowing you to see, taste and learn about the wide world of fruit grown right from the Tweed. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy a wildlife boat cruise to the farm’s fauna park, meeting kangaroos, emus and farm animals. Try out the flying fox and putt putt course at ‘The Island’ playground, then indulge your taste buds with exotic fruit ice creams and mouth-watering tropical treats in the Plantation Cafe. Their fruit and produce markets, nursery and café are open every day from 10am to 4pm (QLD time).
www.tropicalfruitworld.com.au

www.visitthetweed.com.au

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