Gold Coast-Tweed Heads
One of the most relaxing locations among many relaxing locations along the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads leads the way with a laid back atmosphere, world class beaches and surfing. It is part of an area called The Tweed which is a magical landscape within Australia’s Green Cauldron, nominated by Tourism Australia as a Natural Landscape.
Here you are able to travel extensively to see all of these wonders, so you can stop by the local Budget Rent a Car location to find the perfect vehicle. You can start by driving to the Tweed Endeavour Cruises who have a myriad of cruises to choose from but they are the only Rainforest Cruise on the Gold Coast. They go up the Tweed River and into the Terranora Lakes, offering spectacular nature and wildlife views. They have huge comfortable ships and offer wonderful lunches during your time on the water.
For some sun and relaxation take your Budget care hire to Duranbah Beach, the northern most beach in New South Wales. It is eastern facing so it receives good swells almost all the time for those who enjoy some surfing. Just a short walk up the beach takes you into Coolangatta, Queensland and a different time zone. Tweeds Head and Coolangatta are considered Twin Towns as they sit side by side but in different states.
Right on the border between the states is the Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse situated on Point Danger Lookout. This Point was named as Captain Cook sailed down the Gold Coast in the 1700’s to warn other mariners of its dangerous waters.
If you wish to head out to sea and see some wildlife drive your Budget rental car to Coolangatta Whale Watch which is actually in Tweed Heads. This is the only whale watching boat in the area, they have 100% sighting success and your trip will be narrated by zoologists, not just some person they hired to read a script. It is an experienced crew with a solid boat to make your trip out to sea comfortable.