Situated on the far north coast of New South Wales, Tweed Heads lies on the Queensland border and marks the southern end of Gold Coast proper – the renowned chain of surf beaches that stretches north to Southport. With its sub-tropical climate, relaxing coastal lifestyle and proximity to major metropolitan centres, the Tweed region is a popular destination for tourists and sea-changers. As a result of the tourist influx, the key growth industries in Tweed are primarily service-based, and the retail sector is the area's largest employer. Part of the booming lifestyle and investment region of Northern Rivers, the thriving Tweed economy benefits from the following major contributors:
In addition to thriving industry, the Tweed area boasts 37 kilometres of natural coastline, scenic wetlands, national parks, a flourishing arts community and easy access to a diverse range of attractions.