Tweed Heads is on the far New South Wales coast on the Queensland border. Whilst here you should definitely walk out to Point Danger where you will be greeted by a large memorial for Captain Cook. The memorial marks the New South Wales and Queensland border divide, and you can actually stand in both states at the same time.
You can also hire a boat so that you can explore the river on your own for a relaxing day.
Heading north from Tweed Heads you will come to Coolangatta, its twin town situated on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Both Tweed Heads and Coolangatta offer great beaches within easy walking distance of each other. You will also find some great surfing spots, all along this coastal area.
The Tweed Mall features around 85 stores for you to explore as well a Harbourside Food Court which serves delicious meals. Tweed Heads also holds a market every Sunday, where you can pick up some great bargains and souvenirs.
There is a range of accommodation for you to choose from with fairly reasonable prices, and many with great views. Transport is also good. Buses travelling locally leave close to the Tweed Mall, with buses travelling further afield leaving from Bay Street.