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Tweed Heads

New South Wales, Australia

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Tweed Heads
Population: 51,788 [1]
Postcode: 2485
Coordinates: 28°11′S 153°33′E / -28.183, 153.55Coordinates: 28°11′S 153°33′E / -28.183, 153.55
Elevation: 1 m (3 ft)
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)

AEST (UTC+10)

AEDT (UTC+11)

Location:
LGA: Tweed Shire
State District: Tweed
Federal Division: Richmond
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
25.8 °C
78 °F
14.4 °C
58 °F
1,581.5 mm
62.3 in
Gold Coast 3

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Tweed Heads is a town located on the Tweed River in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia, in Tweed Shire. Tweed Heads is located next to the border with Queensland, adjacent to the "Twin Town" of Coolangatta, a suburb of the Gold Coast. It is often referred to as a town where you can change time zones – even celebrate New Year twice within an hour – simply by crossing the street, due to its close proximity to the Queensland border, and the fact that New South Wales observes daylight saving whereas Queensland does not.

Tweed Heads was once connected to the Queensland Railways system, with the South Coast line providing a direct connection to Brisbane.[2] The railway opened in 1903 and closed in 1961. The site of the station has been converted to parklands and commercial development.[3]

HistoryEdit

Timber cutters originally moved to the Tweed Valley in 1844. After the timber had been cleared, farmers moved in and bananas, cane and dairy farming became prominent as well as a fishing industry developing also.

TourismEdit

Given its closeness to the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads has a shared economy with Coolangatta based heavily on tourism.

Tweed Heads' most popular tourist destinations include Mount Warning, one of the largest shield volcanoes in the Southern Hemisphere, and the nearby Nightcap, Border Ranges, Springbrook and Lamington National Parks, which abound with sub-tropical fauna and flora.

Notable residents or persons born in Tweed Heads Edit

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL134000&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 25 March 2008. 
  2. ^ Rails to the Tweed – A QR Station in NSW Milne, Rod Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, October, 2001 pp363-377
  3. ^ Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Revisited Newland, John R. Australian Railway History, August, 2005 pp304-307

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