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Cudgen lies on the northeast Coast of New South Wales. It is close to the lovely beach of Kingscliff. For the golf enthusiast there is a Golf Course. There is a choice of other beaches including Pottsville, Cabarita and there are lovely coastal drives or beautiful mountain trips within a reasonable driving distance. Cudgen is also a short drive to Tweed Heads and Coolangatta. Over one hundred years ago, the now sleepy village of Cudgen was the busiest place on the Tweed River. Set amidst the rich red volcanic soils, Cudgen is now famous for its valuable farming land. Once over 500 men were employed at a sugar mill built in the 1880's and the Tweed's first church, St Marks, was built in 1882. Now as you drive through Cudgen take the time to stroll down the Memorial Lane. This is an avenue of pines and fig trees, each one named in memory of soldiers who did not return from war. Anzac services are held here each year at the cenotaph made from the bricks of the original school and dedicated to the Cudgen veterans.

Cudgen: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Tweed City Shopping Centre


Tweed City is the shopping centre of choice for locals and visitors to the Tweed and Southern Gold Coast region. Everything you need is right here under one roof. Shopping for groceries is easy with Coles and Woolworths along with two fresh food precincts to choose from. Plus there are over 40 fashion and accessories stores, homewares and gifts stores, services, as well as Kmart, Big W, Best and Less, JB Hi-Fi and Hoyts cinemas, which means Tweed City truly is your one-stop shopping destination.

Tweed City is located five minutes south of Coolangatta Airport, on Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads. Tweed City can be easily accessed from the Pacific Highway at the South Tweed Heads exit, or make use of the frequent connection by Surfside Buses that stop at the centre.




54 Minjungbal Drive
Tweed Heads South, NSW, 2486

Located 7.0K from Cudgen

Fingal Head Lighthouse


Fingal Head Lighthouse was erected in 1872 of stone and painted white, the tower had a fixed white light of 1,000 candelas.

Although the light tower is not high it is built on a low headland. The light is effective as it is built on one of the most easterly points of Australia with plenty of deep water offshore.

The original kerosene wick burner was converted to automatic acetylene operation in 1920 with an output of 1,500 candelas and altered to group flashing. The one keeper was withdrawn at this time.

There is no record of the opening of this light considered so insignificant that apparently the first keeper did not think the matter of sufficient importance to take a record of the official opening.

The lighthouse can be reached with a short walk through remnant coastal rainforest to the headland but the tower itself is closed to the public.




Lighthouse Parade
Fingal Head, NSW, 2487

Located 7.1K from Cudgen

Epic Skate Rink


Epic Skate is located in Tweed Heads and is a fun indoor complex for all ages.

The general sessions are run by friendly staff who play games and hand out prizes at every session. Games include Red Rover (bullrush), Speed Skate, Dice game, Musical Carpet Squares, Frisbee Game, Race for the Witches Hats, Ghostusters, Pursuit, JailBreak, Statues, Ship to Shore and Limbo There is also an indoor skate park and a half pipe for the skating daredevils.

Join Epic Skate for the Friday Night Teen Disco, the Saturday Family Disco or the Saturday Night Retro Disco.

Please always skate carefully and to your ability.




23 Enterprise Avenue
South Tweed Heads, NSW, 2486

Located 7.1K from Cudgen

Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre


The Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre at South Tweed Heads is located within the Tweed Heads historic site, which adjoins the Ukerebagh Nature Reserve. Their aim is to preserve and protect the significant cultural heritage of the area and to provide a facility for all people to explore and enjoy the beauty of the native coastal bushland environment.

Learn from the detailed exhibits and videos in the centre's museum, how the Aboriginals lived in what was virtually a paradise. Explore the natural surroundings and see an authentic bora ring - a sacred ceremonial site.

Have a picnic or barbecue lunch and relax in the tranquil and beautiful bush setting. Cooking facilities and light refreshments are available.

Authentic Australian Aboriginal artefacts such as boomerangs, didgeridoos and bark paintings are on sale.





Corner Kirkwood Road and Duffy Street
South Tweed Heads, NSW, 2486

Located 7.2K from Cudgen

Cudgen: Events

Kingscliff Markets


Kingscliff Markets are held in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade Kingscliff the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 7am to 1pm, with the picturesque backdrop of Kingscliff Beach. There is plentiful parking with public toilets.

With a beautiful beachfront location and an array of local produce, Kingscliff Markets in Northern NSW Australia are truly enjoyable for all ages. Spend a relaxing Saturday morning strolling through the vast array of gourmet food, produce, craft, artwork, fashion, jewellery, flowers, gifts and food stalls.

Why not pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables and have an afternoon feast or swim after browsing through the stalls?




Event Dates
2016
      11th Jun
      25th Jun
      9th Jul
      23rd Jul
      13th Aug
      27th Aug
      10th Sep
      24th Sep
      8th Oct
      22nd Oct
      12th Nov
      26th Nov
      10th Dec
      24th Dec
2017
      14th Jan
      28th Jan
      11th Feb
      25th Feb
      11th Mar
      25th Mar


Marine Parade
Kingscliff, NSW, 2487

Located 2.0K from Cudgen

Taste of Kingscliff and Tweed Coast


The Taste of Kingscliff and Tweed Coast is a 10 day food festival showcasing a series of unique food experiences along the amazing Tweed coast and hinterland.

With a fresh approach to destination promotion, the event aims to highlight the stunning locations by providing a journey of wonder through cuisine, fresh produce and industry awareness.

Enjoy food tours and talks, local and visiting Chef demonstrations and signature dishes. The fabulous program of foodie events are suited to families, couples or the astute individual. Take time out to enjoy this destination haven all year round.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Jul
      9th Jul
      10th Jul
      11th Jul
      12th Jul
      13th Jul
      14th Jul
      15th Jul
      16th Jul
      17th Jul


East Coast of Tweed Shire
Kingscliff, NSW, 2487

Located 2.2K from Cudgen

Battle On the Border Cycling Festival


Now in its eighth year, the Battle on the Border has grown to hundreds of recreational and seasoned competitive cyclists. The festival courses range from 200 kilometres to 400 kilometres, crossing challenging terrain and highlighting the beautifully unique volcanic caldera environment.

The Battle is a wonderful event for the cycling elite to bring their friends and families to support them over the four day festival and explore all that the region has to offer.

The 2016 Battle on the Border Cycling Festival is a combination of a competitive racing tour and social riding (Fondo) events.


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Jun
      4th Jun
      5th Jun


Gunnamatta Avenue,
Gunamatta Avenue
Kingscliff, NSW, 2487

Located 2.5K from Cudgen

ARIA's Long Table Dinner


Join an evening of fabulous food under an umbrella of stars as you dine as one on ARIA's Long Table in the heart of Salt Village Kingscliff. Celebrate Chinese New Year - Year of the Monkey - and be tantalised by traditional Chinese and Asian foods and festivities.




Bells Blvd,
Salt Village
South Kingscliff, NSW, 2487

Located 2.6K from Cudgen

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