From uncrowded beaches and famous surf breaks, to a rainforest river and dramatic mountain peaks, the Tweed on the NSW North Coast offers spectacular attractions for your clients. While the region’s coastal villages and lush hinterland make for a relaxing escape into nature, there is another tantalising reason to visit – the Tweed is a foodie paradise. This delicious destination, just a 50 minute drive north of Byron Bay, has top restaurants, incredible produce and award-winning spirits.

1. Taste farm fresh local produce

Situated on 80 hectares of rich volcanic soil from the caldera of Mount Warning, Tropical Fruit World is a working farm that produces over 500 fruits from across the world. Visitors can enjoy a farm tour to see, taste and learn about the seasonal fruits and explore the plantation by tractor.

Farm & Co in Kingscliff is a family and community farm growing organic produce. Their paddock-side farm stall is full of fresh produce harvested daily. Visitors can wander the paddock, visit the onsite café for nutritious meals or take home a box of produce for later.

2. Explore on a foodie tour

Tasting Plate Tours bring their guests to a range of unique farms, providores and eateries hidden throughout the Northern Rivers region. Their Tempted in Tweed tour offers a progressive dining experience with tasting plates at each iconic restaurant visited, while the Tea and Espresso tour includes an espresso making lesson and café hop.

Explore the rainforest and mangrove wetlands, and learn about the indigenous culture and history of the region with Tweed Eco Cruises. Guests on the two-hour Bush Tucker and Mangrove Explorer tour enjoy Billy Tea and a bush tucker tasting while cruising up the Tweed

Mount Warning Tours ’ Blue Ginger Picnic on Water tour allows guests to switch off, relax and reconnect with nature, local food and each other. On a spacious boat, guests can enjoy an alfresco meal, made of 100% local and seasonal produce, for brunch, lunch or at sunset whilst surrounded by the lush Tweed rainforest.

3. Dine at award-winning restaurants

Opened in Pottsville in 2019, Pipit is a contemporary Australian restaurant that features produce from the Northern Rivers. The menu is constantly changing and guests are encouraged to let the kitchen choose for them. Pipit recently introduced a Vietnamese takeaway menu, paying homage to the owner’s family heritage.

Nestled at the base of Mount Warning, Mavis’s Kitchen offers hinterland country dining at its finest. Serving food grown in their own garden, the menu reflects local and seasonal produce of the Tweed Region. Visitors can dine out on the veranda overlooking the garden.

4. Sip local libations

At Husk Distillers, the birthplace of Australian Agricole Rum, visitors can enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery where they produce rum and their world-famous Ink Gin. Using a ‘paddock-to-bottle’ approach, the Husk team grow and harvest their own sugar cane and source local botanicals. In the Cellar Door, guests can indulge in a cocktail and grazing plate.

Red Earth Brewery is located near Kingscliff in an industrial packing shed on a working 10-hectare avocado farm. The brewery partners with local suppliers like Tropical Fruit World to produce unique flavours. Visitors can try a tasting flight at the brewery, while enjoying views of Mount Warning.

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