Chinderah is one of the newer villages on the superb NSW Far North Coast, just 8 kms south Tweed Heads.
Driving there will take you past lush green pastures, tropical beaches and the wild foothills of the Great Dividing Range. It is believed that the Bundjalung Aboriginal peoples lived in the area before Eurpoean settlement.
Chinderah is the ideal for a peaceful ocean-side holiday, with 3.5 kms of uncrowded beaches and 26 kms of walkways and cycleways. As yet Chinderah is an undiscovered secret, less busy than its near neighbours while still close to numerous national parks and city excitement.
Close to town is Melaleuca Station, a 250 acre sugar-cane and tea tree plantation with a working distillation plant manufacturing tea tree oil and products.
Further north, the twin towns of
(who each share a main thoroughfare that follows the boundary between NSW and Queensland) offer the excitement, entertainment and restaurants of larger regional towns.
And 30 minutes further north are the Gold Coast Theme Parks including Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild.
Things to do
Tropical Fruit World - a tropical fruit plantation where you can sample hundreds of exotic fruits as well as old favourites summer time fruits. Take a train ride around the plantation or walk through magical gardens, aviary and fish ponds
Cudgen Nature Reserve - for excellent views, picnics and sites of Aboriginal significance
Pioneer Plantation - agri-tourism plantation with focus on bananas. Animal friendship farm enclosures, Banana Garden, restaurant and walking tracks
Minjungbal Aboriginal Centre - with museum and ceremonial bora ring
Visitors Centre - Tweed Mall Shopping Centre, Tweed Heads
More about the
NSW Far North Coast region.