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Fingal Head

Fingal Head is a sleepy coastal village at the mouth of the Tweed River. A popular attraction is the Fingal Lighthouse that can be reached via a short walk through remnant coastal rainforest. Watch dolphins play and whales during their annual migration season.

Cook Island and its marine reserve can be seen offshore, its variety of bird species makes it popular for birdwatchers. The area was name after Fingal in Ireland because the basalt headland was thought to be similar to the Giants Causeway there.

Fingal Head: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 The one keeper was withdrawn at this time.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 0.7K from Fingal Head

Cook Island Dive Site

Cook Island, a short boat trip from the Gold Coast, is an accessible and appealing dive site for all experience levels. Hard and soft corals cover the bottom in some areas, with boulders forming walls and caves descending to the sandy sea floor in others. A colourful and interesting mix of reef and pelagic fish call Cook Island home: pufferfish, gropers, surgeonfish, clown fish, leatherjackets, parrotfish, trevally, bullseyes and sweetlips are some of the most common residents. Photographers will find plenty of photogenic subjects, with nudibranchs, stingrays, turtles, wobbegongs and even leopard sharks over summer.

Gold Coast, QLD, 4217

Located 1.8K from Fingal Head

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 1.8K from Fingal Head

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 2.0K from Fingal Head

Nine Mile Reef Dive Site

Nine Mile Reef, off Tweed Heads, has a reputation among locals as being a "sharky" spot. All year long, wobbegongs, blind sharks, and bronze whalers call the reef home, with leopard sharks in summer, grey nurse sharks in winter, and occasional hammerheads and whale sharks popping by. The top of the reef sits at about 10 metres deep, dropping to 30 metres with the drop-off covered in numerous hard and soft corals. Reef fish are scattered across the shallower parts, with pelagic fish, sharks, turtles, stingrays, eagle rays and the occasional manta ray circling and sometimes crossing the reef.

Nine Mile Reef
Coolangatta, QLD, 4225

Located 2.0K from Fingal Head

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 3.1K from Fingal Head

Tweed Heads Bowls Club

Great fun, free entertainment and fabulous food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club.

Their award winning chefs specialise in locally produced and regionally sourced meat, poultry and produce. The talented catering team even boasts its' own in-house butcher and pastry chefs, ensuring that local "love" is added to every course.

Play on the world class lawn bowls greens or enjoy the free live entertainment on level one stage every day.
Children are well catered for in the free Kidzone with promotions and things to do each day. Open seven days a week for you to enjoy some friendly, local hospitality.

Wharf Street, Corner Florrence Street
Tweed Heads, NSW, 2485

Located 3.9K from Fingal Head

Tweed Historical Society Inc

The Museum complex consists of four buildings. The Old Tweed Heads Court House is the Headquarters of the Tweed Heads Historical Society Inc., custodians of the Tweed Maritime Museum. As well as housing the historical records of the Society (which are available for research), the building contains a fine collection of historical photographs depicting the early Tweed settlements, beach and country scenes, shipping, pioneer families and commerce.

The Society was founded in 1985. Its objects are to promote, conserve and research Tweed Valley and Lower Gold Coast history. Meetings are held once a month and are open to visitors.

With local buses every half hour it is easily accessible on Kennedy Drive.

Pioneer Park,
230 Kennedy Drive
Tweed Heads, NSW, 2485

Located 4.1K from Fingal Head

Duranbah Beach

"Dee-bah", as it's known locally, is the most northerly beach in NSW; walk a few metres up onto the headland here on a summer's day and you'll find yourself in Queensland and in a different time-zone. Less than 200 metres in length, Duranbah is somewhat unheralded, particularly in comparison with Snapper Rocks around the corner, home break of Aussie surfing world champions Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson.

As this beach faces due east, it's exposed to swell from pretty much anywhere so on days when it's flat on both sides of the border there's often a wave here. The Tweed River break-wall at the south end shapes a nice right hander, popular with body boarders.

Tweed Heads has accommodation, restaurants, clubs and casinos aplenty, and the town is serviced by Coolangatta Regional Airport.

Duranbah Beach,
Flagstaff Beach Road
Duranbah, NSW, 2487

Located 4.3K from Fingal Head

Fingal Head: Travel Tips

Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre

Call into the Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre for information on the local area. The friendly staff and volunteers are there to help make your stay a happy one with suggestions on things to do and see in the area and provide you with maps. They can also book accommodation, day tours and cruises that you may like to do while you are visiting the area.

Souvenirs and other merchandise including local produce are available for purchase.

The Tweed is a truly beautiful area full of unique experiences for visitors, with the breathtaking World Heritage listed national parks and lush rainforest areas being within close proximity.

Bay Street,
Corner of Wharf Street
Tweed Heads, NSW, 2485

Located 4.3K from Fingal Head

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