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City Spotlight – Moving to Tweed Heads, New South Wales

City Spotlight – Moving to Tweed Heads, New South Wales

If you have decided to move to Tweed Heads in New South Wales, you are in for an adventure in a growing metropolitan city that is close to it all. Living in Tweed Heads, you get the best of both worlds, or at least two states. Since Tweed Heads is right on the northern border of New South Wales, it is just a quick drive over to Coolangatta in Queensland. Tweed Heads is right on the coast but is also a metropolitan hub with a busy city centre and laid back beaches. You can also read up about moving to Coolangatta, a suburb of Gold Coast. Remember that each city is in a different time zone because daylight savings is not observed in Queensland. This can sometimes give you more options, but should be kept in mind right off the bat so that it doesn’t get confusing.


Tweed Heads on the Right, Coolangatta on the Left. Photo Credit: Wikipedia


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Tweed Heads Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

All about Living in Tweed Heads


Tweed Heads Photo Credit: Wikipedia


Twin Towns Tweed Heads Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The city of Tweed Heads is on the coast of New South Wales right on the border of Queensland. For this reason, the neighbouring city on the Queensland side, Coolangatta and Tweed Heads are known as the twin cities. Since Queensland does not observe daylight savings time, you can change time zones throughout your daily travels. Tweed Heads and Coolangatta have a shared economy. Tourism is the driving industry in Tweed Heads because of its close proximity to Gold Coast and many other popular holiday or travellers’ destinations. Tweed Heads is situation on the Tweed River. In addition to the draw of the beaches and the ocean, millions of tourists come to visit Mount Warning and the sub-tropical climate, plants in animals in the neighbouring national parks: Nightcap National Park, Border Ranges National Park, Springbrook National Park, and Lamington National Park where you can experience the rainforests, waterfalls, and unique landscapes. It is amazing to have so many great destinations right within driving distance of where you live. Residents of Tweed Heads can enjoy the best of both worlds, living in a metropolitan hub but also being close to the beach and close to the parks that line the Pacific Rim as well as the sub-tropical farmlands of the Tweed Valley. The rim refers to the almost perfect semi-circle of mountain ranges called the Wollumbin Mount Warning Caldera. Mount Warning is one of the largest shield volcanoes in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition to tourism, a large part of industry and jobs come from farming and fishing. Tweed Heads is a great place for families with plenty outdoor activities in all directions, excellent hospitals and medical facilities, and great schools; even Southern Cross University has two campuses nearby. One of the most interesting and dynamic aspects of Tweed Heads and this region is its network of towns and villages. Each town and village is unique and special in its own way and each one has its own sense of community, pride and spirit. Visiting each one is like experiencing something new.

Nearby National Parks


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Murwillumbah countryside featuring Wollumbin in far distance photo credit:


Lamington National Park Photo Credit: Wikipedia


The Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Living in Tweed Heads can really make you feel like you are always on holiday. As you can see from the pictures above, the sights within driving distance of this great coastal city are quite amazing and give you something different to do each time you leave your house. If it is not the beach, it can be the mountains, countryside, farmland, or rainforests. Living in Tweed Heads definitely offers something for everyone.

Tweed Heads Population Growth and Demographics


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The 2011 Census counted 7,525 residents in Tweed Heads. Eighty seven per cent speak English as their first language. The average age of the population is 54 years old. The region is referred to as “The Tweeds” or just “Tweed” and is expected to see a huge amount of population growth. In the next 10 years, it is expected to see almost 1/3 of Australia’s population growth. This is based on a 1.75 per cent growth rate over the last five years. So if you are moving to Tweed Heads, you are definitely not alone.

Tweed Heads Climate


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Tweed Heads has a sub-tropical climate but the ocean breezes keep things cool and temperatures moderate year round. The peak summer season is usually not rainy. The average high temperatures during the summer reach about 24 to 28 degrees Celsius. The average low temperatures in the winter drop to between 10 and 14 degrees Celsius. The breezy coastline keeps the weather very pleasant to live with all year.

Renting a Moving Truck in Tweed Heads


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If you are moving within Tweed Heads, you can hire a moving truck at the Budget Trucks Tweed Heads location. You can also take advantage of many different one way moving truck rental deals we offer throughout other parts of Australia and then return the truck rental in Tweed Heads. There is also a nearby moving truck rental location in Coolangatta at the Coolangatta – Gold Coast Airport location on the other side of the border in Queensland. Look for one way truck rental deals. They will help you save money and time on your move to or from Tweed Heads, New South Wales. Look for one way moving truck rental deals. This will save you both time and money for your move.

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