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Guidebook for Kingscliff

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Guidebook for Kingscliff

Drinks & Nightlife
With free music entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at our local upmarket beach pub with a mix of DJ's, bands and acoustic artists. It also has a gated indoor playground area for the children, so it is as much fun for the children as it is for the adults. This is located at the end of the strip of restaurants and shops at Salt Village on the north side of the Mantra building.
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Salt Bar & Bistro
1 Bells Blvd
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With free music entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at our local upmarket beach pub with a mix of DJ's, bands and acoustic artists. It also has a gated indoor playground area for the children, so it is as much fun for the children as it is for the adults. This is located at the end of the strip of restaurants and shops at Salt Village on the north side of the Mantra building.
Parks & Nature
You will see Mount Warning from everywhere from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast. My Grandmother always said it was my Grandfather lying down and it was the profile of his face. It is so majestic though. Be the first in Australia to see the sunrise from the top of Mt Warning. The 8.8 km, five hour return walk through the rainforest, culminates in breathtaking 360 degree views around the ancient caldera with coastal views stretching from The Gold Coast to Byron Bay. It is a moderate to difficult walk and please exercise caution and education to the trip as there are many rescues due to accidents on the trails. If you are up to it though it will be an experience to treasure your whole life.
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Mount Warning
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You will see Mount Warning from everywhere from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast. My Grandmother always said it was my Grandfather lying down and it was the profile of his face. It is so majestic though. Be the first in Australia to see the sunrise from the top of Mt Warning. The 8.8 km, five hour return walk through the rainforest, culminates in breathtaking 360 degree views around the ancient caldera with coastal views stretching from The Gold Coast to Byron Bay. It is a moderate to difficult walk and please exercise caution and education to the trip as there are many rescues due to accidents on the trails. If you are up to it though it will be an experience to treasure your whole life.
Both Currumbin Rock Pools and Cougal Cascades is a must see if you love nature and getting away from the hype of the Gold Coast. Cougal Cascades is only another 5 minutes drive on from the Currumbin Rock Pools and well worth it! It is an easy walk, very informative and beautiful with it not being a popular tourist attraction and I have no idea why it isn't - as I rate it as a must do! Probably a 45 minute drive. It does still get quite busy on weekends and holidays. Again it is totally free! Take a picnic lunch or there are little cafes you can stop at along the way. No phone or data reception.
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Currumbin Rock Pools
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Both Currumbin Rock Pools and Cougal Cascades is a must see if you love nature and getting away from the hype of the Gold Coast. Cougal Cascades is only another 5 minutes drive on from the Currumbin Rock Pools and well worth it! It is an easy walk, very informative and beautiful with it not being a popular tourist attraction and I have no idea why it isn't - as I rate it as a must do! Probably a 45 minute drive. It does still get quite busy on weekends and holidays. Again it is totally free! Take a picnic lunch or there are little cafes you can stop at along the way. No phone or data reception.
Arts & Culture
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns and offering panoramic views of the Tweed River, the Tweed Regional Gallery is the perfect place to visit to view first-rate exhibitions. The Gallery's six exhibition spaces host a vibrant program of historical and contemporary touring exhibitions of national significance, alongside curated exhibitions of established national and regional artists. The architecture of the building, the exhibits that are always changing, the scenery, coffee shop and vibe is second to none... And it's free entry!
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Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Rd
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Surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns and offering panoramic views of the Tweed River, the Tweed Regional Gallery is the perfect place to visit to view first-rate exhibitions. The Gallery's six exhibition spaces host a vibrant program of historical and contemporary touring exhibitions of national significance, alongside curated exhibitions of established national and regional artists. The architecture of the building, the exhibits that are always changing, the scenery, coffee shop and vibe is second to none... And it's free entry!
Food Scene
The town of Kingscliff is a quaint little town fronting the ocean with a lovely park, surf club and entrance to Cudgen Creek. It has quirky little boutique shops and is a food lovers paradise, where you will be spoilt for choice. Everything from the Surf Club and bowling club, both being on the beach and the Kingscliff Beach Hotel is a modern hotel opposite the beach and has great food and live entertainment. It also has an indoor play room for the children.
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Kingscliff
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The town of Kingscliff is a quaint little town fronting the ocean with a lovely park, surf club and entrance to Cudgen Creek. It has quirky little boutique shops and is a food lovers paradise, where you will be spoilt for choice. Everything from the Surf Club and bowling club, both being on the beach and the Kingscliff Beach Hotel is a modern hotel opposite the beach and has great food and live entertainment. It also has an indoor play room for the children.
With so many dining options at Salt, you will have way too many choices. http://www.saltvillage.com.au/tenant_cat/dine
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Salt Village
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With so many dining options at Salt, you will have way too many choices. http://www.saltvillage.com.au/tenant_cat/dine
The atmosphere is awesome, great healthy options, lovely vibe and staff. Great for breakfast, coffees at any time, lunch and dinner. Play equipment for the kids and great for the adults. They grow some of their herbs and food on site. Also beautiful wedding function area behind.
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Osteria Casuarina
1 Barclay Dr
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The atmosphere is awesome, great healthy options, lovely vibe and staff. Great for breakfast, coffees at any time, lunch and dinner. Play equipment for the kids and great for the adults. They grow some of their herbs and food on site. Also beautiful wedding function area behind.
Essentials
IGA at Salt is perfect for quick grocery items and is located on the other side of the corridor coming out of an exit from Mantra at Salt Beach. A couple of minutes walk through the Hotel foyer and you are there. Larger grocery stores are located either with a Coles and other shops at Casuarina less than 3km south or Kingscliff Woolworths and shopping centre a few km's North of Mantra.
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IGA X-press Kingscliff
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IGA at Salt is perfect for quick grocery items and is located on the other side of the corridor coming out of an exit from Mantra at Salt Beach. A couple of minutes walk through the Hotel foyer and you are there. Larger grocery stores are located either with a Coles and other shops at Casuarina less than 3km south or Kingscliff Woolworths and shopping centre a few km's North of Mantra.
Getting Around
You can hire a good range of bikes from the Mantra reception area to explore the many kilometres of Bike trails both south through to Casuarina and Cabarita or North to Kingscliff. All the trails are adjacent to the beach, often under trees to offer some protection from the sun.
Mantra on Salt Beach
You can hire a good range of bikes from the Mantra reception area to explore the many kilometres of Bike trails both south through to Casuarina and Cabarita or North to Kingscliff. All the trails are adjacent to the beach, often under trees to offer some protection from the sun.
Entertainment & Activities
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the closest of the parks and is a great day out for the family. It is only 20 minutes away by car. All the other theme parks like Wet and Wild, Dreamworld, Movieworld, Seaworld and Outback spectacular are less than an hour's drive away.
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the closest of the parks and is a great day out for the family. It is only 20 minutes away by car. All the other theme parks like Wet and Wild, Dreamworld, Movieworld, Seaworld and Outback spectacular are less than an hour's drive away.
Billabong Swim School runs a fantastic swimming school out of Casuarina Rec Club. If you or your children need to learn to swim, refine your stroke or technique or have any special needs, Billabong can help you. They are an intimate and private swim school that specialize in everything in swimming and ensuring you are totally comfortable and adjusted in the water before starting formal swimming of strokes. You wont be dissapointed! They are the best!
Billabong Swim School
63 Ourimbah Rd
Billabong Swim School runs a fantastic swimming school out of Casuarina Rec Club. If you or your children need to learn to swim, refine your stroke or technique or have any special needs, Billabong can help you. They are an intimate and private swim school that specialize in everything in swimming and ensuring you are totally comfortable and adjusted in the water before starting formal swimming of strokes. You wont be dissapointed! They are the best!
Madura Tea is only 15km and 15 minutes away and is a lovely drive. Estate Tours Madura is Australia’s only sub-tropical tea estate, where at one location, you can experience the full tea production process, from plant to pack. Nowhere in the world can you so readily observe the skilled art of crafting exceptional teas other than at Madura Tea Estates – a remarkable claim. Madura Tea Estates welcome you to join them on a guided tour. Tours are open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Tours take place at 10:30am. Closed public holidays. Bookings are essential. $8 per person $15 per family (2 adults and two children) Included is an eco bag and a choice of tea samples.
Madura Tea Estates
753 Clothiers Creek Road
Madura Tea is only 15km and 15 minutes away and is a lovely drive. Estate Tours Madura is Australia’s only sub-tropical tea estate, where at one location, you can experience the full tea production process, from plant to pack. Nowhere in the world can you so readily observe the skilled art of crafting exceptional teas other than at Madura Tea Estates – a remarkable claim. Madura Tea Estates welcome you to join them on a guided tour. Tours are open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Tours take place at 10:30am. Closed public holidays. Bookings are essential. $8 per person $15 per family (2 adults and two children) Included is an eco bag and a choice of tea samples.
An award winning farm attraction in the Tweed / Gold Coast border region of Australia. They open the farm gates for guided orchard tours. You'll discover fruits from all around the World that they grow right there on their Australian family-owned farm. Guided tractor tour, fruit tasting, boat and train rides and animal park. Open every day QLD TIME all year round (NOT NSW TIME).' Admission fees are reasonably high, so plan to go for the best part of the day.
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Tropical Fruit World
29 Duranbah Rd
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An award winning farm attraction in the Tweed / Gold Coast border region of Australia. They open the farm gates for guided orchard tours. You'll discover fruits from all around the World that they grow right there on their Australian family-owned farm. Guided tractor tour, fruit tasting, boat and train rides and animal park. Open every day QLD TIME all year round (NOT NSW TIME).' Admission fees are reasonably high, so plan to go for the best part of the day.