Northern NSW has always been known as God/Goddess country, with rolling green valleys, vast pristine oceans and an ideal temperate climate.
Cabarita Beach, central to the Tweed Coast just got a whole lot cooler, with the opening of Hideaway, an Australian first luxe glamping experience-popping up on the former Cabarita beach caravan park.
The Tweed Coast has become a destination of choice, full of world-class experiences and quiet spaces to enjoy your time out.
Top 11 ‘Touring the Tweed’ tips for your next glamping adventure.
Tour a tea plantation at Madura Tea.
Take a tea tour of one of Australia’s owned and operated tea plantation at Madura Tea. Located an ideal10 minutes from Cabarita Beach in the Tweed Valley, there’s a pop-up brew bar and retail outlet for take-home tea gifts.
Tip-toe through the sunflowers at Farm &Co.
Head along Cudgen Road and across the plateau to the sunflower farm and organic produce and café at Farm & Co. Tour the farm, play with the animals and pick sunflowers, all while grabbing the perfect gram shot across the green acres.
Taste exotic fruits and home-made ice-cream at Tropical Fruit World.
Take a tour of the renowned Tropical Fruit World. Only 10 minutes into the valley from Hideaway (formerly avocado land), the working farm has a fresh produce pop up, tasty restaurant and ice-cream bar-peruse the local artisans retail shop and take a tour of the property.
Rejuvenate and Recharge at the Halcyon Day Spa.
Time to relax at the Halcyon Day Spa, adjacent to Halcyon House and 5 minutes from Hideaway. From soulful massages and lush body wraps to traditional beauty services and the calming hammam Steam room, all complemented by natural Sodahi products, in the tranquil surrounds of Cabarita Beach.
Walk Norries headland to watch the whales.
A short 10-minute walk and you can be watching whales pass the headland and surfers on a world-class break. Norries headland is perched high above Cabarita Beach with views stretching along the coast to Kingscliff in the north and Hastings Point in the South.
Take a beer tour and tasting at Stone & Wood
Renowned local beer Stone & Wood, born in Byron and brewed in Murwillumbah has a brand new tasting room to tour and taste the beers. Just 30 minutes south of Hideaway in Byron Bays industrial estate, it’s inspired by nature, organic ingredients and a sustainable future. Stone & Wood are as authentic as they are good.
Feast on Greek tasting plates at Taverna, Kingscliff
Fresh coastal vibes set in a renovated fishing cottage with views across Kingscliff Beach, 10 minutes north of Hideaway. The ideal place for a romantic dinner or a family feast on the outside deck. Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, with a fresh cocktail list to entice.
Sip sunset cocktails on the Paper Daisy deck.
Paper Daisy is classically themed to suit any occasion, a 5-minute walk from Hideaway it’s the place to sip cocktails as the sun goes down. A light bar menu is available on the deck along with a list of selected wines and locally inspired cocktails.
Take a trip down Tweed River with Mount Warning Tours.
A trip along the Tweed River is the perfect way to experience the tranquillity of the Tweed Valley- Mount Warning Tours is based in Tumbulgum 15 minutes drive from Hideaway. Whether you choose a rainforest discovery tour to Stotts Island or a floating seafood degustation cruise- the Tweed River has an abundance of flora and fauna on offer
Tour an Agricole rum distillery & taste the local gin at Husk Distillery
The recently opened Husk Distillery, cellar door and Planters café is a short 15-minute drive from Hideaway and offers Australia’s first Agricole rum tours. Along with the tasty local Ink Gin, that turns purple when you add tonic-it’s the true spirit of the Tweed.
Taste the Tweed produce at Pipit, Pottsville
Award-winning Chef Ben Devlin formerly Paper Daisy has recently opened a seaside gem in the quaint town of Pottsville, 15 minutes drive south of Hideaway. Pipit is best known for its modern décor, open kitchen, extensive beverage menu and fresh local dishes-like its namesake pipis dish infused with bush spices.