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Tourism

FROM 2013 TO 2017, VISITORS TO THE TWEED INCREASED BY NEARLY THREE TIMES (2.7) THAT OF THE AVERAGE VISITOR GROWTH FOR ALL COASTAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN NSW OUTSIDE OF THE SYDNEY REGION.

Sustainable tourism is a firmly established industry in the Tweed and a pivotal economic driver for the region.

Visitors are attracted to our World Heritage-listed rainforests, more than 35 kilometres of pristine coastline, the marine playground of the Cook Island Aquatic Reserve and our rich Aboriginal culture. They also enjoy the Tweed’s growing food and agritourism movement and exploring our eclectic creative communities.

Domestic and international visitors are welcomed with the full spectrum of accommodation offerings – from camping to luxury, boutique to eco-friendly and adventurous to family-focused.

The natural wonders of the Tweed have been recognised by Tourism Australia as one of the National Landscapes – Australia’s Green Cauldron.

Our connection to the Gold Coast ensures we have well-developed and high-quality tourism infrastructure, earning us a solid reputation as conference and events hosts with a difference.

With lush World Heritage rainforests and breathtaking mountain ranges just a short drive from uncrowded beaches and world-famous surf breaks, the Tweed is truly a natural paradise.

  • In 2015/16, the visitor economy in the Tweed was worth $469.6 million
  • The total number of visitors to the Tweed in the year to 30 September 2017 was 1,880,000
  • With 10 years of consistent growth averaging 6.1% per annum, Domestic overnight visitor numbers are at record highs, with 107,000 more overnight visitors than the same period last year
  • The Tweed’s overnight visitors have grown by 70% over the past decade compared with 22% on average for other coastal NSW Local Government Areas

Source: Tourism Research Australia via the National Visitor Survey (NVS) and the International Visitor Survey (IVS)